From Staff Reports
(Hesperia) — The Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) was just named the second best plant of its size in the entire state according to officials from the California Water Environment Association.
After being judged on a slew of criteria including permit compliance, benchmarking, pre-treatment strategy, public relations, energy conservation, operations, maintenance efficiency and safety, VVWRA beat out several other plants for the award.
“The CWEA Plant of the Year (POTY) award is an outstanding accomplishment,” said Dennis McBride, the Wastewater Utility Manager for the City of Redding, who evaluated plants for the award. “The award recognizes the demonstration of a well operated and maintained facility. Additionally, the POTY award is a reflection of the dedication of excellence of staff members as well as the support provided from the City, County, District, or agency that owns and governs it.”
VVWRA, which handles wastewater services for the Victor Valley, also placed in a number of other categories including best laboratory person and best plant manager.
“I can’t say enough about our staff and how passionate they are about ensuring that we are always running our plant efficiently and safely,” said Logan Olds, VVWRA’s general manager. “I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished in the past few years.”
The agency has also been recognized for its financial awards, was named the best plant of its size in the region last year, and identified more than $2.5 million in savings to ratepayers over the last three years.