Highland Sewer & Water Authority (HSWA) recently received two prestigious awards. In September 2018, HSWA was presented with the 2017 Area Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) award at the Water Works Operators Association of Pennsylvania (WWOAP) conference held in State College. AWOP is a national filter plant optimization effort among multiple states, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) and water treatment plants. AWOP recognizes outstanding efforts toward optimizing filter plant turbidity performance with a prestigious AWOP Award. The top performing filter plants (serving > 10,000 people) who submitted their 2016 WebOAS turbidity data were eligible to receive an AWOP Award. HSWA was recognized for efforts to produce high quality drinking water that exceeds regulatory requirements. This was the 7th time that HSWA has been presented with this award! Also, in 2017, The PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) performed its triennial Filter Plant Performance Evaluation on December 20-21, 2016. As a result of that extensive evaluation, HSWA was presented the highest level of achievement, a “Commendable” rating!
We would like to commend our water treatment workers on achieving these prestigious awards.