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GLWA recognized nationally for achieving the highest level of performance in water treatment facility optimization


DETROIT – The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) has received the rarely-achieved Presidents Award from the Partnership for Safe Water (Partnership), a volunteer initiative developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American Water Works Association (AWWA), and associated partner organizations representing water suppliers to guide water systems toward improving water quality by optimizing system operations and surpassing regulatory standards.

The national award recognizes water suppliers that represent a superior level of performance and has been developed by industry experts to showcase their commitment to delivering safe water to their community. The Presidents Award honors those treatment facilities that achieve very stringent individual filter performance goals for turbidity. The Authority is one of only three water treatment facilities in the U.S. that have achieved this level of performance in their facility processes in the Partnership’s 2021 award year.

“Receiving the President's Award in GLWA’s fifth year of operations is a significant milestone and testament to our team’s ongoing commitment to providing water of unquestionable quality to the people of southeast Michigan,” said Cheryl Porter, chief operating officer, water & field services, GLWA. “This award is a tangible example of the Authority’s dedication to maintaining high standards for water quality and exceptional operations. I commend the hard work and dedication of the Water Works Park team for achieving this honor, especially while operating under the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.”