Cleveland Utilities Water Filter Plant Receives a 2019 Award of Excellence in Water Treatment Plant Operations

The Kentucky/Tennessee Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) recognizes the contributions of utility water professionals and rewards these utility professionals who have excelled in the industry. Each year, the KY/TN Section honors awardees at the Water Professionals Conference and Cleveland Utilities was the recipient of the “2019 Award of Excellence in Water Treatment Plant Operations” in the medium plant size category.

CU was nominated and selected by the KY/TN Section for the award based on criteria such as management, records, appearance, regulatory compliance, and the overall quality of plant operations. The CU Water Plant and Water System has also earned scores of 100 percent for the last three years on the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s onsite review and evaluation of the water source, facilities, equipment, as well as the operation and maintenance of a public water system.

The operational crew at the CU Water Treatment Plant consists of five state licensed water treatment plant operators and two operator trainees. Each operator at the water plant demonstrates a great sense of stewardship not only toward their responsibilities in providing a safe and quality drinking water but also in providing a service to our community. 


Left to Right: Craig Mullinax, Tim Henderson, Lisa Coffey, Pete Sampson, Matt Slifko, Aubrey Ector