March 6, 2021

Heard County Water Authority receives ‘Platinum Award’

Bryant Snyder, Heard County Water Treatment Plant Manager and Mike Thomas of GAWP (Photo: HCWA)

(Franklin, GA) — The Heard County Water Authority was recently recognized with a distinguished honor.

The Steve Lipford Water Treatment Plant was recognized with the ‘Platinum Award’ for six consecutive years of 100-percent permit compliance, in accordance with Federal and State Safe Drinking Water Acts.

Mike Thomas, associate of GAWP presented the award at the HCWA board meeting on June 24, 2019.

Heard County Water Authority leadership is very proud in receiving this accolade as they continue to provide quality drinking water and safe treatment of wastewater to the community.

Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) is a not-for-profit Association with current membership of over 4,000 water and wastewater treatment plant operators and managers, municipal and industrial officials, engineers, manufacturers, and others concerned with Georgia’s water resources.

GAWP membership consists largely of the professionals who implement state and federal water supply, water protection, and water resources laws and regulations.

GAWP’s chief purpose is to educate and assist those who have an interest in the proper management and protection of Georgia’s water resources.

Founded in 1932, GAWP started the first license program for water professionals in Georgia.

For 87 years, GAWP has provided the bulk of certified professional training for water and wastewater operators in Georgia.

GAWP is formally affiliated with several other national professional organizations, including the American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation, American Water Resources Association, and the Georgia Water Wise Council.

GAWP is a respected and welcomed authority on water-related issues and is routinely contacted by the media, elected officials, and the public for accurate water-related information and assistance.

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