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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Public Utilities facilities receive numerous awards

Two wastewater treatment plants operated by the Hanover County Department of Public Utilities have been recognized as being among the top performers in the nation or state.

The Ashland and Totopotomoy Wastewater Treatment Plants were recognized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) with Peak Performance Awards for more than five years of 100% permit compliance. 

The Ashland Wastewater Treatment Plant was recognized for 22 years of perfect permit compliance and the Totopotomoy Wastewater Treatment Plant for 16 years of perfect permit compliance.  Both of these plants again earned NACWA’s Platinum Peak Performance Award for their operations and the Doswell Plant won the Silver Award.

“This consistency does not happen by accident but only through the dedication and effort of everyone involved with the operation and maintenance of these plants under the guidance of plant superintendents, Kim Spruth and Jacquie Lawrence,” said Steven P. Herzog, Director of Public Utilities. “Both of these plants have incredible records of permit compliance.”

On the water side, Hanover’s Doswell Water Treatment Plant earned the Virginia Department of Health’s Excellence in Waterworks Operations and Performance, and the CDC’s Water Fluoridation Quality Award.

Another Hanover County Public Utilities project was recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia when it presented Dewberry, the engineer for the Elmont Tank and Pump Station project, with its Engineering Excellence Award.

Hanover’s Department of Public Utilities provides utility service to approximately 22,000 water customers and about 21,500 wastewater customers. 

 

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