Mesa Water Wins Gold Award
By: Kimberly Nelson
10/29/13 2:13 PM
October 29, 2013
Water Resources Department
Contact: Kimberly Nelson
Office: 480-644-6553; Cell: 605-661-8350
Mesa Water Wins Gold Award
Mesa, AZ –The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) honored the Mesa Water Resources Department with a Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance on October 28 in ceremonies at the AMWA 2013 Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla. The coveted award recognizes water utilities for outstanding achievement in implementing the nationally recognized Attributes of Effective Utility Management.
The Mesa Water Resources Department was recognized, in part, for developing a strategic plan emphasizing the use of performance measures that lead toward effective utility management, as well as for the focus placed on water quality, superior customer service, asset management, sustainability projects that protect the environment and insistence on operational efficiency. The Department was lauded for reduction of electrical usage in its water treatment facilities and for reduction of O&M costs per capita compared to the national median.
“AMWA awards recognize the extraordinary performance of water agencies where management vision and employee commitment create a sustainable utility producing ample supplies of clean, safe drinking water,” said AMWA President Pat Mulroy, General Manager, Las Vegas Valley Water District. “The communities served by these award winners should be proud of the accomplishments of their forward-thinking, exceptionally well-managed public utilities.”
The Attributes of Effective Utility Management are industry standards and cover utility performance in areas of product quality, customer satisfaction, employee and leadership development, operational optimization, financial viability, infrastructure stability, operational resiliency, community sustainability, water resource adequacy, and stakeholder understanding and support.
Four other water utilities also received the AMWA 2013 Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance, including the Beaver Water District (Arkansas), City of Dayton Water Department (Ohio), City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department (North Carolina), and the City of Virginia Beach Department of Public Utilities (Virginia).
Photo Cutline: Jake West, Water Resources Department Deputy Director, is shown accepting the Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance on October 28 in ceremonies at the AMWA 2013 Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies is an organization of the largest
publicly owned drinking water suppliers in the United States.
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