04-30-12 Good Enough For Gold - Again
Good Enough For Gold - Again
“Receiving the Gold Award for no violations at the wastewater plant is what we set our goal for every year. In this business, you never know what might happen, so we just try and stay on top of the operation every day of the year and keep the plant in compliance,” said City of McDonough Wastewater Pollution Control Plant Operations Manager Keith Dickerson. He is referring to the city’s wastewater plant having won its 6th Gold Award, number 4 in–a–row, for another very successful year of operation.
The Gold Award is presented by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals in recognition of a complete and consistent NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit compliance during the calendar year of 2011. The Gold Award is always presented for the completion of the past year.
Mayor Billy Copeland congratulated Dickerson and his staff for an outstanding job in the daily operations of the city’s wastewater plant. When told by Dickerson that he was running out of room on his display wall for more plaques, the Mayor replied, “You just keep on winning Gold Awards, and I’ll find a place to display them.”
Dickerson gave much of the credit to his highly trained staff and to city officials when he said, “We have a good staff of certified operators, and their dedication along with support from the Council and Mayor in maintaining the plant and plant operations, helps us be successful.”
(L-R) McDonough Wastewater Treatment Plant employees David Zoeckler,
Jeremy Newton, Operations Manager Keith Dickerson, Mayor Billy Copeland,
employees Lee Stephens, Dennis Reed, and Michael Dickerson
display the latest Gold Award, number 6, at the city’s Walnut Creek Plant facility.