CLEARWATER - The City of Clearwater Utilities Department's Water Division is one of seven public drinking water utilities honored with the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies' (AMWA) Gold Award. The award recognizes accomplishments in applying competitive business strategies to meet the expectations of drinking water consumers and municipal leaders.
Gold Awards are not easily attainable. Utilities must meet competitive goals for efficiency, cost of operations and quality of service, while planning for the future by maintaining infrastructure and ensuring water supply needs can be fulfilled.
Clearwater Public Utilities promotes excellence in its employees by rewarding their efforts and encouraging continuing education. The utility recently built a 3 million gallon per day (mgd) reverse osmosis water treatment plant and rehabilitated numerous groundwater production wells. Public Utilities also continues expansion of its reclaimed water system for alternative irrigation sources and replacement of undersized and old water transmission mains to improve service to its customers.
AMWA is the professional organization representing he nation's largest publicly owned drinking water utilities. Its members provide safe and clean drinking water to more than 120 million Americans.
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