The West Wilson Utility District’s Jackie C. Hays Water Treatment Plant operations staff received recognition for outstanding plant operation on July 10, 2012 from the Kentucky/Tennessee Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) at its annual Water Professionals Conference in Memphis, Tennessee. The Jackie C. Hays Water Treatment Plant was the only plant to receive this award in the greater than 10 million gallons per day treatment capacity (large plant) category.
The Outstanding Water Treatment Plant Operation Awards and the The Outstanding Distribution System Operation Awards are given each year to water treatment plant operation staffs across the AWWA Section’s territory, categorized based on plant treatment capacity. Being selected for this award is an honor considering there are approximately 690 registered public water systems in Tennessee. Nominees are evaluated through a written process and a site visit. The selection committee for KY/TN AWWA endeavors to recognize those plant operations that have demonstrated exceptional performance in meeting all Federal Drinking Water Standards and overall initiative to excel at the business of producing safe water for its customers.
AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the water community. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.