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Utilities Division - December 22, 2017

The Central Region of the N.C. Professional Wastewater Operators Committee selected the Archie Elledge Wastewater Treatment Plant in Winston Salem for its 2017 Operations & Maintenance Excellence Award.

The award is given annually to a wastewater treatment plant in the central part of North Carolina that exhibits "the most outstanding plant operation and maintenance efforts, according to the best use of the resources available to that facility."

The committee lauded the plant’s operators for demonstrating "a consistent high level of professionalism and dedication to their customers and the environment." It also praised the plant staff for their community outreach and education efforts and their emphasis on professional development, certification and training.

The award was presented last month in Raleigh during the annual conference of the N.C. Section of the American Water Works Association and the N.C. Water Environment Association (NC AWWA-WEA).

Courtney Driver, the city/county utilities director, said that the award brings well-deserved attention to the employees who staff the Utilities Division’s wastewater plants. "Wastewater plants are part of our infrastructure that are often overlooked, but they are critical to our environmental health. The dedicated personnel at both the Elledge plant and the Muddy Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant work hard to keep these plants in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year."

The Professional Wastewater Operators Committee is an outreach committee of the NC AWWA-WEA that promotes professionalism for North Carolina’s 3,000-plus wastewater plant operators and personnel.

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