The Macon Water Authority

790 Second Street • Macon, GA 31202-0108 • (478) 464-5600

Awards

The Macon Water Authority has tangible evidence of its excellent operations, facilities, and staff, reflected in the many industry awards garnered through the years.  Some of those accolades include:

 

System Awards

 

The President's Volunteer Service Award

2017 Silver Award

2016 Silver Award

2015 Silver Award

 

AMWA Gold Award

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) honored the MWA with its 2012 Gold Award for utility excellence.  The Macon Water Authority is one of only four utilities in Georgia to receive this distinction to date.

 

America's Best Tasting Drinking Water

2009 Best Tasting Drinking Water in North America

As a result of being the “Best of the Best” Taste Test Winner, voted on by a panel of judges during the annual conference of the American Water Works Association (AWWA).


Additional Taste Test Awards

2016 Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Best Tasting Water in District 5

2015 GAWP People's Choice Award for Best Tasting Drinking Water in Georgia

2015 GAWP Best Tasting Water in District 5

2010 GAWP Best Tasting Water in District 5

2009 GAWP Best Tasting Water in Georgia

2009 GAWP Best Tasting Water in District 5

2005 GAWP Best Tasting Water in District 5 

2004 GAWP Best Tasting Water in District 5


MWA's Sewer Conveyance Department

2016 Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Collection System Platinum Award for system evaluation score of 95% or higher for six consecutive years

2016 GAWP Collection System Platinum Award for system evaulation score of 95% or higher for five consecutive years

2014 GAWP Collection System Gold Award for system evaluation score of 95%

2013 GAWP Collection System Gold Award for system evaluation score of 95%

2012 GAWP Collection System Gold Award for system evaluation score of 95%

2011 GAWP Collection System Gold Award for system evaluation score of 95%

2007 GAWP Collection System of the Year Award

2005 GAWP Collection System of the Year Award


GAWP Public Education Awards

2014 Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Certificate of Merit for Public Education Program of the Year

2014 GAWP Best Innovative Initiative for the MWA Kids Fishing Derby

2013 GAWP Best Industry Event for Ocmulgee Alive!

2011 GAWP Best Innovative Initiative for the MWA Kids Fishing Derby

2011 Certificate of Distinguished Achievement for Ocmulee Alive!


Georgia Rivers Alive

2012 Georgia Rivers Alive Confluence Award

 

MWA's Business Operations and Finance Department

1997-2015 Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (19 consecutive years)

2012-2015 GFOA Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (4 consecutive years)

 

Facility Awards

 

Frank C. Amerson Jr. Water Treatment Plant

2016 Georgia Assocaition of Water Professionals (GAWP) Plant of the Year Award in the state of Georgia, in the category of surface water facilities with capacities greater than 50 million gallons per day (MGD).

2016 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2016 GAWP Laboratory Certificate of Distinguished Merit

2015 GAWP Certificate of Achievement, Surface Water Plant of the Year

2015 GAWP Laboratory Certificate of Distinguished Merit

2015 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2014 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2013 GAWWA Safety Award, Surface Water Plant

2012 GAWP Plant of the Year Award

2012 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2011 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2010 AWWA Safe Plant of the Year Award

2009 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2008 GAWP Plant of the Year Award

2008 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2008 Georgia Chapter of AWWA Water Plant Safety Award for the State of Georgia

2008 GAWP Public Education Distinguished Program Award

2007 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance 

2006 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2005 GAWP Plant of the Year Award in the state of Georgia

2003 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance 

2002 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance 

2002 GAWP Plant of the Year Award in the state of Georgia

2001 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance 

2000 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

 

Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility

2016 Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Platinum Award, for 18 straight years of 100% Permit Compliance

2015 GAWP Platinum Award for 17 straight years of 100% Permit Compliance

2014 GAWP Platinum Award for 16 straight years of 100% Permit Compliance

2014 National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) Gold Award

2013 GAWP Platinum Award for 15 straight years of 100% Permit Compliance

2013 NACWA Silver Award

2012 GAWP Platinum Award for 14 straight years of 100% Permit Compliance

2011 GAWP Platinum Award for 13 straight years of 100% Permit Compliance

2010 GAWP Platinum Award for 12 straight years of 100% Permit Compliance

2009 GAWP Platinum Award for 11 straight years of 100% Permit Compliance

2009 NACWA Silver Award

2009 Georgia Department of Labor “Award of Excellence” for Workplace Safety

2008 GAWP Platinum Award for 10 straight years of 100% Permit Compliance

2008 NACWA Peak Performance Award in recognition of 8 years of complete and consistent NPDES Permit Compliance. 

2008 NACWA Silver Award

2007 GAWP Platinum Award for 9 straight years of 100% Permit Compliance

2007 NACWA Platinum Award

2006 GAWP Platinum Award for 8 straight years of 100% Permit Compliance

2006 NACWA Platinum Award

2005 GAWP Platinum Award for 7 straight years of 100% Permit Compliance

2005 NACWA Platinum Award

2004 GAWP Platinum Award for 6 straight years of 100% Permit Compliance

2004 NACWA Platinum Award

2003 GAWP Platinum Award, for 5 straight years of 100% permit compliance

2003 Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies (AMSA) Gold Award

2002 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2002 AMSA Gold Award

2001 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2000 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

1999 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance


Lower Poplar Street Water Reclamation Facility

2016 Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2015 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2014 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2014 National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) Gold Award

2013 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2013 NACWA Gold Award

2010 GAWP Platinum Award for 5 consecutive years of 100% Permit Compliance

2009 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2009 Georgia Department of Labor “Award of Excellence” for Workplace Safety

2009 NACWA Silver Award

2008 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2008 NACWA Gold Award

2007 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2007 NACWA Gold Award

2006 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2006 NACWA Gold Award

2005 NACWA Gold Award

2004 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2004 NACWA Silver Award

2003 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2003 Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies (AMSA) Gold Award for 100% compliance

2002 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2002 Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies (AMSA) Gold Award

2001 GAWP Gold Award for 100% Permit Compliance

2001 AMSA Gold Award


Individual Awards

 

American Water Works Association (AWWA) Director-at-Large

2009 – Gary McCoy, MWA Director of Water Operations, was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), filling one of four Director-at-Large seats.


AWWA Joseph Fuller Award

2009 - Gary McCoy

 

Georgia Section of the American Water Works Assocaition (GAWWA) William J. Greene, Jr. Award

2010 - Gary McCoy

 

GAWWA Operators Meritorious Service Award (Top Plant Operator in Georgia)

2016 - Ronnie Evans

2015 - Dale Moorehead

2012 - Chuck Mixon

2004 - Jocelyn Hunt

1999 - Gary McCoy

 

GAWWA Champion of Diversity Award (established in 2017)

2017 - Gary McCoy

 

Water Environment Federation (WEF) Quarter Century Operators' Club

2007 – Terry Forrest

2007 – Herman Wilburn

2005 - James Tapley

 

WEF Laboratory Analyst Award for the State of Georgia

1997 - Mark Wyzalek

 

WEF Aruthur Sidney Bedell Award

2015 - Darryl Macy

2013 - Tony Rojas

 

Georgia WEF William D. Hatfield Award

2011 - Kate Kubesheski

2008 - Larry Reynolds

2003 - James Tapley

 

Georgia WEF Service Award

2017 - Darryl Macy

 

GAWP Lifetime Membership

2017 - Mark Wyzalek and Javors J. Lucas (MWA Board Member)

2014 - Gary McCoy

2000 – James Tapley

 

GAWP Elizabeth McEntire Award

2003 – Gary McCoy

 

GAWP Nathan Merideth DeJarnette Award

2011 - Terry Forrest

2009 - Gary McCoy

2005 - Chester Stewart

 

GAWP Phillip R. Karr Scholarship

2002 - Jocelyn Hunt

 

GAWP Top Operator Awards

2017 Top Operator, Water Plant, District 5 - Brian McDade

2017 Top Operator, Wastewater Plant, District 5 - Quinton Gibson

2016 Top Operator, Water Plant, District 5 - William Brown

2016 Top Operator, Wastewater Plant, District 5 - Jarvis Fennelle

2015 Top Operator, Water Plant, District 5 - Ronnie Evans

2012 Top Operator, Water Plant, District 5 - Dave Blackwell

2011 Top Operator, Wastewater Plant, District 5 - Dale Johnson

2010 Top Operator, Water Plant, District 5 – Bill Maine

2009 Top Operator, Wastewater Plant, District 5 – Solomon Mims

2008 Top Operator, Water Plant, District 5 – Jarad Zellner

2008 Top Operator, Wastewater Plant, District 5 – Larry Reynolds

2007 Top Operator, Wastewater Plant, District 5 – Kate Kubesheski

2006 Top Operator, Water Plant, District 5 – Dale Moorehead

2005 Top Operator, Water Plant, District 5 – Chuck Mixon

2004 Top Operator, Water Plant, District 5 – Jocelyn Hunt

2003 Top Operator, Wastewater Plant, District 5 – James Tapley

2002 Top Operator, Wastewater Plant, District 5 – Sydney Lattimore

2001 Top Operator, Water Plant, District 1 – Gary McCoy

 

GAWP Top Mechanic Award

2008 - Stan Shear

2006 - Joel Tapley

 

GAWP Golden Manhole Society

2011 - Ray Simmons

2010 - Heather Veal

2009 - Mike Beard 

2006 - Darryl Macy

 

GAWP "Five S" Society - Select Society of Sanitary Sudge Shovelers

2017 - Heather Veal

2015 - Jocelyn Hunt

2014 - Mark Wyzalek

2011 - Darryl Macy

2010 - Tony Rojas

2003 - Gary McCoy

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Address
Macon Water Authority
790 Second St.
P.O. Box 108
Macon, GA 31202-0108
Phone
(478) 464-5600
Fax
(478) 741-9146
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