Macon Water Authority earns gold

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The Macon Water Authority (MWA) received the 2012 Gold Award for exceptional utility performance from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA). The award was presented at the association’s annual meeting in Portland, Ore.

Award criteria are based on the Ten Attributes of Effectively Managed Water Sector Utilities and the Keys to Management Success, which were developed by a group of water industry professionals from organizations including the U.S. EPA, American Public Works Association and Water Environment Federation.

According to the association website, the awards recognize systems that exhibit high levels of performance in the following areas:

  • Product quality
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Employee and leadership development
  • Operational optimization
  • Financial viability
  • Community sustainability
  • Operational resiliency
  • Infrastructure stability
  • Stakeholder understanding and support
  • Water resource adequacy

The MWA water distribution system provides services for the City of Macon and Bibb County, and includes approximately 1,425 miles of water mains serving 51,000 customers.

In an article posted online by The Telegraph, MWA executive director Tony Rojas gave credit to employees and the late Frank Amerson, who served as chairman of the authority’s board for three decades.

“It’s a great thing,” Rojas said. “It says a lot about the work we’ve done over the last eight or nine years to improve our operations.”

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The water authority can add the Gold Award to its list of accreditations:

  • Collection System of the Year, Georgia Association of Water Professionals, 2011  
  • Best Tasting Water, Georgia Association of Water Professionals, 2010
  • Best Tasting Drinking Water in North American, American Water Works Association, 2009

For more information, visit the AMWA website


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