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MWA Employees among the best of the best water professionals in Georgia

Aug 17, 2011 by Dr. Chris Wood

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Receiving industry awards at the GAWP Annual Conference held recently in Savannah included the MWA’s (left to right): Darryl Macy, as an inductee into the 5-S Society, Terry Forrest, as the recipient of the Nathan Meredith Dejarnette Award, and Kate Kub

During the 2011 Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Annual Conference & Expo, held July 10-13, at the Savannah International Trade & Conference Center, three Macon Water Authority (MWA) employees were recognized as being the best of the best within the state’s water industry.

Terry Forrest, MWA Director of Wastewater, was the 2011 winner of the GAWP Nathan Meredith Dejarnette Award for his role in further encouraging and promoting operational advancements and achievements in the water and water pollution control field.

The GAWP Dejarnette Award reflects Forrest’s outstanding accomplishments in operating a water or water pollution control facility, and/or providing outstanding service in instruction and training for other operators, as well as enhancing field operations or operational devices, techniques, or programs.

Kate Kubesheski, Wastewater Plant Operator for the MWA, was honored at the conference with the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) William D. Hatfield Award. The Hatfield Award is presented annually to a member of the Georgia section of WEF for outstanding performance and professionalism in the operation of wastewater treatment plants. The Hatfield Award is the equivalent of selecting Kubesheski as the Top Wastewater Plant Operator in the state of Georgia.

Criteria for winning the Hatfield Award include a successful system of reports from the operator to his or her superiors that fulfill the requirements of the utility and industry, but also provide a forum for feedback in how to improve operations. In addition, the Award recognizes positive public relations efforts on behalf of the operator and utility, along with efforts to share valuable system information with fellow water professionals throughout the district and state.

Finally, the GAWP Annual Conference Awards included recognition for Darryl Macy, MWA Manager of Sewer Conveyance and Water Distribution, who was inducted into the 5-S Society.

Inclusion in this unique society reflected Macy’s continual service to GAWP and advancement of the water and sewer industry in Georgia, as a result of his teaching and training of fellow water professionals all over the state.

Media contact:
Chris Wood, Ph.D.
770-757-1681 (phone)
jcwood@uga.edu (email)

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