Birmingham Water Works Board of Directors Congratulates its Western Filter Plant
Employees receive high honor
The Birmingham Water Works Board’s (BWWB’s) Western Filter Plant has been recognized by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) as the 13th water treatment plant in North America to achieve the highly sought after honor of being awarded by the Partnership for Safe Water. Each year the Partnership for Safe Water recognizes an array of treatment and distribution systems for high-quality water delivered throughout their community.
“Personally I think it’s an outstanding award. It’s a great achievement for the BWWB, the Western Plant, and all the crew that worked so hard to attain this level of success,” said Western Filter Plant Superintendent Jonathan Harris, “As a plant we are proud of our accomplishment.”
The AWWA joined the Partnership in developing a quality performance program to help water utilities assess treatment plant performances that reduce the risk of exposure to Cryptosporidium (bacteria that lives in raw water) and achieve superior water quality beyond current regulatory requirements.
This year, the BWWB was honored as a top tier water utility with exceptional employees. A special presentation will be given to the utility at the AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition, which will be held in Boston, Massachusetts this month.