Awards Presented for Wastewater Collection Employee and System
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
Industry awards recognizing the town’s utility maintenance supervisor and wastewater collection system were presented at the Feb. 13 Hillsborough Board of Commissioners meeting.
Ray Cox, chairman-elect of the N.C. American Water Works Association-Water Environment Association, attended the meeting to present the 2016 Outstanding Wastewater Collection Operator of the Year Award to Utility Maintenance Supervisor Al Robertson and the Small Wastewater Collection System of the Year Award to the Town of Hillsborough.
Robertson was recognized in part for his work in developing and refining Hillsborough’s online asset management system, Utility Cloud. The award also recognizes his work to reduce the quantity and volume of sewer spills and to develop a schedule for deploying portable generators during widespread power outages. The deployment schedule has resulted in significant savings by reducing the number of generators that the town needs.
The collection system award was given for protecting the public health and natural beauty of the environment through pro-active practices of management, operations and maintenance beyond what is required of the town’s collection system permit from the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality.
For additional information about the recipients and awards, see the full news release.