|Leesburg, VA (May 15, 2012) – The Town of Leesburg Utilities Department has earned the Virginia Department of Health's (VDH) Excellence in Waterworks Performance Award for the eighth consecutive year at the Kenneth B. Rollins Water Filtration Plant.
The VDH Office of Drinking Water Recognition Program rewards water systems that have demonstrated excellence in performance and operations and for the treatment and distribution of drinking water to the public. Excellence in performance and operations is measured by achieving goals well beyond the established regulations and making a commitment to customer satisfaction.
Amy Wyks, Utilities Director, with Russell Chambers, Deputy Utility Plant Manager (left) and Joe Phillips, Assistant Utility Plant Manger (right), at the Kenneth B. Rollins Water Filtration Plant
The awards are given according to three levels of effectiveness and performance — including gold, silver and bronze acknowledgments. Leesburg received the silver award for excellence in filtration and clarification.
The Virginia Department of Health‘s 2011 Excellence Performance Awards were presented in Roanoke, Virginia, at the 43rd Annual Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project “Water is Life” Luncheon on Friday May 4, 2012.
“This award is well-deserved recognition for the hard work and dedication Leesburg staff provide in day-to-day operations,” said Wyks. “Staff takes pride in the plant operation and they go the extra mile to ensure clean, safe and quality drinking water for Leesburg customers.”