Honors & Awards Received
Recognizing ReWa’s Environmental Achievement
2008 GFOA Excellence in Reporting Award
For the 10th consecutive year, ReWa (then Western Carolina Regional Sewer Authority) received the Popular Annual Financial Report Award (PAFR) for the 2007 Annual Report to the Community. An impartial panel of judges, selected for their experience in financial reporting, analyze the Annual Financial Reports. The panel looks for comprehensive, high-quality reports which are accessible and understandable to the local public.
ReWa’s financial report, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), was also recognized for the fifteenth consecutive year.
2008 WEASC Biosolids & Residuals Management Award
The Blue Ridge Foothills District of the Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC) recognized ReWa (then Western Carolina Regional Sewer Authority) with the Biosolids and Residual Management Award at the South Carolina Environmental Conference (SCEC). This award recognizes ReWa for: significant recycling or reuse of natural resources such as nutrients, organic matter or energy; its sustained project for several years that is full-scale with proven operation; consistent, cost-effective operation; public acceptance; compliant with all federal, state and local regulations; and excellence in project management.
2008 NACWA Peak Performance Awards
Ten of Western Carolina’s Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP) received Peak Performance Awards
ReWa (then Western Carolina Regional Sewer Authority) is proud to announce that all ten of its wastewater plants received Peak Performance Awards from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) during the Association’s 2008 Summer Conference and 38th Annual Meeting. Plant Foreman Perry Ashmore of Greenville, S.C., graciously received the Gold Peak Performance Award on behalf of the Pelham wastewater treatment plant. David Collyer of Greer also received the Silver Peak Performance Award on behalf of the Taylors Wastewater treatment plant. “[ReWa] is an outstanding example of environmental efforts. NACWA is honored to showcase the efforts of [ReWa] and our nation’s public wastewater utilities through the Peak Performance Awards Program,” says Ken Kirk, NACWA’s Executive Director.
NACWA presented the prestigious Gold Peak Performance Award to the Durbin Creek, George’s Creek, Gilder Creek, Lower Reedy, Mauldin Road, Pelham, and Slater-Marietta wastewater treatment plants to recognize their 100% compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements in 2007. NACWA’s Silver Peak Performance Awards were presented to the Grove Creek, Piedmont, and Taylors wastewater treatment plants for their outstanding compliance records in 2007. The Silver Peak Performance Awards recognize the achievement of member agencies for receiving no more than five NPDES permit violations.
2008 WEF Quarter Century Operator Club Inductee
Festus Stroud was inducted into the WEF Quarter Century Operators ClubRenewable Water Resources (ReWa) is proud to announce that Hagan “Festus” Stroud, Line Maintenance Supervisor, was recently inducted into the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Quarter Century Operator club. The Quarter Century Operator Club recognizes operators of wastewater treatment facilities for their service and dedication in a difficult and dangerous profession. ReWa Commission Chair John Boyette (left) presents award to Stroud (right).
2008 Maintenance Person of the Year
Greg Page received the honor of the Maintenance Person of the Year at the Blue Ridge Foothills District Awards from the Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC) Greg Page was named the 2008 Maintenance Person of the Year at the Blue Ridge Foothills District Awards from the Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC). Page currently serves as the Electronic/Electrician Instrumental Technician for ReWa (then Western Carolina Regional Sewer Authority). This award is presented annually for excellent achievement in the maintenance of a water, wastewater, collection or distribution system in South Carolina. Upon receiving this award, Page is eligible for the WEASC award at the state level.
2008 WEASC Wastewater Operator of the Year
John Barry was awarded the Wastewater Operator of the Year Award at the Blue Ridge Foothills District Awards from the Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC)John Barry was named the 2008 Wastewater Operator of the Year at the Blue Ridge Foothills District Awards from the Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC). Barry has served as ReWa’s (f.k.a.WCRSA) Environmental Systems Operator II for the past four years. This award is presented annually to a wastewater plant operator for excellent achievement in the direct operation of a wastewater system. It recognizes Barry’s commitment and dedication to the operation of a wastewater plant as well as the protection of the environment. Upon receiving this award, Barry is eligible for the WEASC award at the state level.