PORT ORANGE, FL – Port Orange’s Charles B. Garnsey Water Plant has received the “Most Improved Class A Water Treatment Plant” award in the State of Florida from The American Water Works Association. This award was presented at the 2014 Florida Water Resources Conference on April 7, 2014 at the Coronado Springs Convention Center in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
This is the second major award the Garnsey Water Plant has received this year. In March, the plant was recognized by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection with the “Plant Operations Excellence Award” in the large plant category.
“We are 100 percent committed to clean, reliable water for our customers,” said Jason Yarbrough, Public Utilities Director. “This award is recognition of our commitment level to that goal.”
Chief Operator Steven Miller expressed his thanks for the efforts of all the plant operational personnel, along with the maintenance, field operation and lab divisions that made it possible to win these prestigious awards. “Our staff has done the City of Port Orange proud through their professionalism and commitment to excellence.” Mr. Miller stated, “Constant improvements over the years in the plant’s infrastructure, process control, and efficiency of operations has been the key to gaining positive recognition from the State regulatory agency, and standing out among our peers.” “The employees of the Port Orange Public Utilities Department are committed to making this a tradition going forward and setting their sights on winning future awards for the citizens of their community.”