The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) has awarded the City of Ann Arbor a 2018 Go
The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) has awarded the City of Ann Arbor a 2018 Gold award for Exceptional Water Utility Performance, its highest honor. Ann Arbor was recognized for its exceptional service to customers, strategic decision-making and investment in staff.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by our peers for the work we do,” explained Ann Arbor Water Treatment Plant Manager Brian Steglitz. “Drinking water systems are facing substantial challenges. We must continue to innovate to come up with solutions and advocate for continued investment so that we can provide the best possible water to our customers.”
The AMWA Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance recognizes the large public drinking water systems that exhibit high levels of performance in the areas of product quality, customer satisfaction, employee and leadership development, operational optimization, financial viability, community sustainability, enterprise resiliency, infrastructure strategy and performance, stakeholder understanding and support, and water resource sustainability.
The AMWA honored 14 public drinking water systems with utility management awards at its Oct. 15 Executive Management Conference ceremonies in San Francisco. Eight systems received the Sustainable Water Utility Management Award, three received the Platinum Award for Utility Excellence and three others, including Ann Arbor, were presented the Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance.
The Sustainable Water Utility Management Award recognizes water utilities that have made a commitment to management that achieves a balance of innovative and successful efforts in areas of economic, social and environmental endeavors. The Platinum and Gold Awards recognize outstanding achievement in implementing the nationally recognized Attributes of Effective Utility Management.
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