Georgia Association of Water Professionals Recognizes Facility and
During the Nov. 19 Board of
Commissioners meeting, Forsyth County’s Department of Water and Sewer was
recognized by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) for
excellence in multiple areas.
The James Creek Water Reclamation
Facility received the highest score among all of the applicants in its capacity
classification and was selected as Water Reclamation Facility of the Year
in the 1 to 3 million gallons per day category.
In addition to the award for
facility, the department also received two Gold Awards. The first was for the
County’s distribution system, which delivers fresh water to homes, businesses
and schools. This is the fourth year the County’s distribution system has
received the Gold Award in this category. The second Gold Award was for the collection
system, which, brings the water back to a wastewater treatment facility to be reclaimed
and returned to the environment. This is the third year the County has received
a Gold Award for the collection system.
Video of the presentation is below:
“I am very proud of our staff for
the great job they do every day and this recognition is a reflection of their
extra effort,” said Forsyth County Director of Water and Sewer Tim Perkins.
GAWP audits water and wastewater facilities
and systems in different size classifications across the state, checking each facility
for permit compliance, maintenance, record keeping and overall operational
GAWP is a not-for-profit
association founded in 1932 with membership of more than 4,000 water and
wastewater treatment plant operators and managers, municipal and industrial
officials and environmental managers, civil engineers, environmental engineers,
scientists, manufacturers and their representatives, contractors, elected
officials and others concerned with Georgia’s water resources. For more
information, visit www.gawp.org.