City of Clinton water treatment plant lauded for quality

Dec 27 Written by  STAFF REPORTS

The City of Clinton water treatment plant personnel recently were awarded the Area Wide Optimization Award (AWOP) for 2016 and were recognized for ten years of receiving the award.

The city joins a group of 198 treatment plants in the Southeast that together provided enhanced levels of health protection to 9.8 million people during the year.

The optimization program depends on collaborative relationships and mutual respect between and among regulators and water systems, and it enhances the skills of everyone involved.

“AWOP is about the optimization of the existing water plant and the quality of the operators and ours are to be applauded,” said Interim City Manager Dale Satterfield.

Achieving AWOP means improved water quality, highly trained and capable staff, improved cooperation between agencies, organizational efficiency, and money and water saved.

The Clinton Water Treatment Plant (WTP) was built in 1958 so that the City of Clinton could provide citizens with safe and pleasant drinking water. The WTP is capable of processing 6 million gallons of water a day, with an average rate of 2.6 million gallons a day. Clinton water comes from the Enoree River and the 23 million gallon Duncan Creek Reservoir.

Pictured: Assistant Division Manager of the Water Treatment Plant, Brison Taylor (center) receiving the AWOP awards on behalf of the City of Clinton Water Treatment Plant.

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