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Awards
Commemorating Outstanding Environmental Achievements

Honors & Awards Received

Recognizing ReWa’s Environmental Achievement

2006

2006 WEASC Operations Challenge

2006 WEASC Operations Challenge

Western Carolina Regional Sewer Authority’s ‘Virtual Velocity’ earned first place at the 2005 Operations Challenge competition at the Water Environment Association of South Carolina’s Annual Environmental Conference. ReWa’s ‘Virtual Velocity’ earned first place at the 2005 Operations Challenge competition at the Water Environment Association of South Carolina’s Annual Environmental Conference. ReWa’s ‘Virtual Velocity’ earned first place at the 2005 Operations Challenge competition at the Water Environment Association of South Carolina’s Annual Environmental Conference.

ReWa (then Western Carolina Regional Sewer Authority), “Virtual Velocity,” earned first place at the 2006 Operations Challenge competition at the Water Environment Association of South Carolina’s Annual Environmental Conference. The Operations Challenge is an annual competition, which takes place across the country at Water Environment Federation conferences. Team “Virtual Velocity” of ReWa came in first place in the overall competition. As a result of placing first overall, team “Virtual Velocity” is guaranteed the opportunity to compete in the National Competition this fall in Washington, D.C.

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2006 NACWA Public Information and Education Award

2006 NACWA Public Information and Education Award

Executive Director, Ray T. Orvin and former Chairman, John Boyette
ReWa (then Western Carolina Regional Sewer Authority) was recently presented with the Public Information and Education Award by the National Association of Clean Water Agency (NACWA). NACWA annually recognizes individuals and member agencies that have made outstanding contributions to environmental protection and wastewater management. ReWa created the Freshwater Freddie Ultimate Water Guide for Kids. The piece was recognized as being a cost-effective tool that efficiently and effectively educated the community about protecting our environment and learning about the wastewater treatment process.

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2006 WEASC Pretreatment Program Excellence Award

2006 WEASC Pretreatment Program Excellence Award

The Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC) presented their first Pretreatment Program Excellence Award to ReWa (then Western Carolina Regional Sewer Authority) for demonstrating their commitment to protecting and improving the quality of the State’s waters through exceptional implementation and enforcement of their Pretreatment Programs. ReWa Pretreatment Manager William Armes accepted the award on behalf of the organization. The WEASC evaluates eligible organizations based on such criteria as their implementation and enforcement objectives, regulations for Commercial Dischargers and hauled wastes, inspections procedures, recordkeeping practices, enforcement strategies, and program components including staff training, stakeholder involvement and public awareness.

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2006

2006 WEF William D. Hatfield Award

2006 WEF William D. Hatfield Award

Perry Ashmore was presented the Hatfield Laboratory Analyst Award at the state level for his outstanding service.Perry Ashmore was presented the 2006 William D. Hatfield Award from the Water Environment Federation at the state level for his outstanding service. With over 30 years of experience at ReWa (then Western Carolina), Ashmore has completed various tasks ranging from operational duties to managing multiple treatment facilities within the organization. In August 2003, Perry began managing the Pelham WWTP, which is currently the largest municipal upgrade in South Carolina history. His daily management style leads the staff to actively take part in the current upgrade. This will ultimately help them to learn the process and operational modifications for a smooth transition in the upgrading of the plants.

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2006 WEASC Noel M. Hurley Membership Award

2006 WEASC Noel M. Hurley Membership Award

Samantha Bartow was presented the Noel M. Hurley Membership Award for her outstanding service.Samantha Bartow was awarded the Noel M. Hurley Membership Award for outstanding achievements for recruiting new members to WEASC. Samantha is the administrative assistant of ReWa’s Collection Systems Department. Her duties at ReWa include event coordination, budgeting and purchasing, and database administration

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2006 WEASC Crystal Crucible Award

2006 WEASC Crystal Crucible Award

Ann Sims was presented the Crystal Crucible Award for her significant contribution.Ann Sims was presented the 2006 Crystal Crucible Award which recognizes individual for significant contribution for her innovative laboratory operations. Sims, Laboratory Manager at ReWa (then Western Carolina) since 1990, is responsible for organizing and implementing ReWa’s plant, industry, water quality sampling, analysis, QA/QC, NPDES reporting and record-archiving programs.

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