May 15, 2012
The City of Phoenix Water Services Department’s employees and projects recently won several awards. Val Vista Water Treatment Control Specialist Charlotte Jones won the American Water Works Association's George W. Fuller Award for distinguished service to AWWA. Also, the AZ Water Association recently honored numerous Phoenix employees and projects, including: Deputy Water Services Director Aimee Conroy, Engineer of the Year; Operations and Maintenance Supervisor Mark Henslee, Operations Supervisor of the Year Water Treatment Plant Large System; the Water Infrastructure Improvements Project at 24th Street and Camelback Road, Water System Project of the Year; and the Val Vista Water Treatment Plant’s Granular Activated Carbon Implementation Project, Water Treatment Project of the Year.
Additionally, safety commendations were awarded to members of Phoenix’s Wastewater Collection Bluestake Section, the Wastewater Collection TV Section, the Wastewater Collection Lift Station Section and Building Maintenance for their accident and injury avoidance accomplishments.
About Phoenix Water & Sewer
The City of Phoenix’s Water Services Department is more than 100 years old and treats and distributes tap water to 1.5 million customers over approximately 540 square miles. Water Services also manages Phoenix’s sewer system, and handles wastewater treatment operations for 2.5 million residents in five Valley cities. Water Services infrastructure includes 7,000 miles of water lines, 5,000 miles of sewer lines, eight treatment plants, 50,000 fire hydrants and 90,000 manholes. Phoenix’s water and sewer rates are among the lowest of comparable-sized cities nationwide. Phoenix’s tap water supply is in very good shape due to decades of planning and multiple water sources. The city reuses nearly all of its wastewater on crops, wetlands and energy production and performs more than five million tests and measurements each year to meet or surpass water quality regulations.