Awards

Community Outreach | Finance | Resource | Water Treatment | Water Reclamation | Operations

 

Community Outreach

2019 – American Cancer Society / Relay For Life Best Team Activity

2017 – Founder’s Circle Award (for long-standing dedication and service to the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce)

2016 – President’s Volunteer Service Award – Bronze Level

2014 – Recognized by Dawson County Emergency Services for annually donating bottled water for the Junior Fire Academy

2013 – Eagle Club Silver Award from the Northeast Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America

2010 – The American Spirit Award from the Veterans Affairs of Dawson County

2008 – United Way Campaign

2007 – American Cancer Society / Relay for Life Best Team Banner

19982001, 2006 and 2007 – Corporate, Bronze or Platinum Sponsor for American Cancer Society/Relay for Life

20062014 – Certificate of Award & Appreciation – Veterans Affair of Dawson County

Financial

2021 – CAFR – Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (for the comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.)

2020 – CAFR – Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (for the comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.)

2019 – CAFR – Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (for the comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.)

2018 – CAFR – Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (for the comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.)

2017 – CAFR – Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (for the comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.)

2016CAFR – Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (for the comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.)

2015CAFR – Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (for the comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.)

2014CAFR – Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (for the comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.)

2013CAFR – Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (for the comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.)

2012CAFR – Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (for the comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.)

2012CAFR – Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (for the comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2011.)

2011CAFR – Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (for the comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2010.)

2010CAFR – Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (for the comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2009.)

2009CAFR – Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (for the comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2008.)

2008CAFR – Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (for the comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2007.)

2007CAFR – Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2006. This was the first time Financial Manager applied for this award.)

2009Georgia Association of Water Professionals – Customer Service Award was given to Ms. Jessica Mason for providing outstanding customer service to the Authority’s customers and outstanding volunteer service to the community.

Resource

20152016 – Certificate of Appreciation – WaterSense

2014 – Master Plan Spotlight Award given by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals for the development and use of the Authority’s 2050 Water and Wastewater Master Plan

2014– Public Education Award- Georgia Association of Water Professionals Overall Public Education Award

2012 – Consumer Confidence Report Award given by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (Water Quality Report)

2012 – Public Education Award- Georgia Association of Water Professionals Overall Public Education Award

2011– Rivers Alive Award – Outstanding Waterway Cleanup Awards

2010 – Georgia Association of Water Professionals Public Education Award

19992007 – 1st place or Honorable Mentions for the Public Education Award Program of the Year

2000 & 2004 – Rivers Alive Award –Outstanding Waterway Cleanup Awards

2002 – Buddy Hobbs Memorial Award – for valuable contributions and support of a clean and beautiful Etowah River.

Water Treatment

Hightower Water Treatment Facility

2021 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Platinum Award – For complete and consistent Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance and the Certificate of Achievement for the Plant of the Year

2020 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Platinum Award – For complete and consistent Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance and the Best Operated Plant of the Year

2019 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Platinum Award – For complete and consistent Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance and the Certificate of Achievement for the Plant of the Year

2018 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Plant of the Year (for Outstanding Plant Operations in Georgia) and Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Gold Award – For complete and consistent Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance

2017 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Plant of the Year (for Outstanding Plant Operations in Georgia)

2017 – District Achievement Award for Best Tasting Drinking Water

2017 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Gold Award – For complete and consistent Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance

2016 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Gold Award – For complete and consistent Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance

2015 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Gold Award – For complete and consistent Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance

2014 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Gold Award – For complete and consistent Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance

2014 – Certificate of Achievement for treatment facility from Georgia Association of Water Professionals

2014 – Water Fluoridation Quality Award

2013 – Water Fluoridation Quality Award

2012 – Water Fluoridation Quality Award

2011 – Brent Covington, Lead Operator received the Top Operator Award from Georgia Association of Water Professionals

2011 – Water Fluoridation Quality Award

2011 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Gold Award Gold Award –For complete and consistent Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance

2009 – Water Fluoridation Quality Award

2007 – Water Fluoridation Quality Award

2004 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Gold Award Gold Award –For complete and consistent Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance

1999 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Gold Award Gold Award –For complete and consistent Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance

1998 – Gold Award – For complete and consistent Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance

19881994 – Outstanding Operations/Water Treatment Plant -1988, 1991 & 1994

Water Reclamation

Dawson Forest Water Reclamation Facility

2021 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Platinum Award for Wastewater Plant (for consistent NPDES permit compliance) and Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Plant of the Year (for Outstanding Plant Operations in Georgia)

2020 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Platinum Award for Wastewater Plant (for consistent NPDES permit compliance)

2019 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Platinum Award for Wastewater Plant (for consistent NPDES permit compliance) and Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Plant of the Year (for Outstanding Plant Operations in Georgia)

2018 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Platinum Award for Wastewater Plant (for consistent NPDES permit compliance)

2017 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Plant of the Year (for Outstanding Plant Operations in Georgia)

2017 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Platinum Award for Wastewater Plant (for consistent NPDES permit compliance)

2016 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Platinum Award for Wastewater Plant (for consistent NPDES permit compliance)

2015 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Platinum Award for Wastewater Plant (for consistent NPDES permit compliance)

2014 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Plant of the Year (for Outstanding Plant Operations in Georgia)

2014 – Top Collections Operator of the Year – Josh Wilkins – The Top Operator in each district annually that has been a moving force in the operations of their respective facilities and has encourage and spread the knowledge and has increased operations in some way.

2014 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Platinum Award for Wastewater Plant (for consistent NPDES permit compliance)

2013 – Top Ops Award –Jason Nix- for outstanding & innovative performance in field of wastewater plant operations in GAWP (Georgia Association of Water Professionals) District 1

2013 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Platinum Award for Wastewater Plant (for consistent NPDES permit compliance)

2013 – Outstanding Aqua SBR Plant Performance

2012 – Outstanding Aqua SBR Plant Performance

2011 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Platinum Award for Wastewater Plant (for consistent NPDES permit compliance)

2010 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Plant of the Year (for Outstanding Plant Operations in Georgia)

2010 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Gold Award for Wastewater Plant (for consistent NPDES permit compliance)

2012 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Platinum Award for Wastewater Plant (for consistent NPDES permit compliance)

2009 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Gold Award for Wastewater Plant (for consistent NPDES permit compliance)

2009 – Outstanding Aqua SBR Plant Performance

2009 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Plant of the Year – (for Outstanding Plant Operations in Georgia)

2008 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Wastewater Collection System of the Year – Lift Stations

2008 – Top Ops Award –Richard Ray – for outstanding & innovative performance in the field of wastewater plant operations in GAWP (Georgia Association of Water Professionals) District 1

19982008 Outstanding Aqua SBR Plant Performance

19982008 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Gold Award for Wastewater Plant (for consistent NPDES permit compliance)

2003 – Operation & Maintenance Excellence Award Region 4

2003 – National First Place Clean Water Act Recognition Award

2003 – GWPCA Outstanding Operation – Plant of the Year

2003 – Certificate of Appreciation Award by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners

Operations

2008 – Georgia Association of Water Professional’s Wastewater Collection System of the Year – Gravity Sewers and Force Mains

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