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Chester Water Authority Recognizes June 8-12, 2015, as "Utility Imposter Awareness Week"

Chester, PA - The Chester Water Authority (CWA) is pleased to join the Keystone Alliance to Stop Utility Imposters, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), and multiple law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth in promoting consumer awareness of the possibility of imposters posing as utility workers to gain access to personal residences. The Commonwealth's House of Representatives recently adopted House Resolution 341 declaring the week of June 8-12, 2015, as "Utility Imposter Awareness Week". This Resolution recognizes that there are far too many reported cases across the Commonwealth of criminals who prey upon unsuspecting residents by posing as utility workers to gain access to residences and rob homeowners. View the Full Story

RUSSELL C. WILLIAMS,
EXECUTIVE MANAGER & CHIEF ENGINEER OF CHESTER WATER AUTHORITY
RECEIVES SAMUEL S. BAXTER AWARD

Russell C. Williams, Executive Manager and Chief Engineer of the Chester Water Authority (CWA), received the Samuel S. Baxter Award of the Pennsylvania Section of the American Water Works Association at the state conference recently held in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This award is made in recognition of outstanding personal service in the water supply field and in commemoration of leadership in the development of safe public water facilities, the advancement of improved water supply practices, the promotion of a water works industry of high esteem and service to the American Water Works Association. View The Full Story

RUSSELL C. WILLIAMS,
EXECUTIVE MANAGER & CHIEF ENGINEER OF CHESTER WATER AUTHORITY
RECEIVES ENGINEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

DELAWARE COUNTY - Chester Water Authority's Executive Manager & Chief Engineer, Russell C. Williams is the recipient of the 2015 Engineer of the Year Award from the Delaware County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.

Mr. Williams received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania. He has worked for Chester Water Authority since 1978, being named Executive Manager and Chief Engineer in 2007. He has served as the President of the Board of Directors of the Boys' and Girls' Club of Chester from 2007-2013 and on the Institute of Economic Development Board for the City of Chester since 2007. Mr. Williams has received several awards including the Rupert Koontz Memorial Scholarship from Pennsylvania State University and Elton D. Walker Award from the Water Works Operators Association of Pennsylvania. He served as President of Water Works Operators Association of Pennsylvania and Chairman of the Pennsylvania Section of American Water Works Association.

RUSSELL C. WILLIAMS,
EXECUTIVE MANAGER & CHIEF ENGINEER OF CHESTER WATER AUTHORITY
RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED FULLER AWARD FROM AWWA

DELAWARE COUNTY - Chester Water Authority's Executive Manager & Chief Engineer, Russell C. Williams is the recipient of the 2013 American Water Works Association (AWWA) George Warren Fuller Award for Pennsylvania.

George Warren Fuller Awards are presented annually by the American Water Works Association to the sections' respective selected member for their distinguished service to the water supply field in commemoration of sound engineering skill, brilliant diplomatic talent, and the constructive leadership which characterized the life of George Warren Fuller. On May 24, 2013, Mr. Williams was announced as the recipient at the Pennsylvania Sections' Annual Conference in Hershey, PA. The Fuller Award was presented to Mr. Williams at the AWWA National Conference that was held in Denver, Colorado on June 12, 2013. View The Full Story

CHESTER WATER AUTHORITY'S OCTORARO WATER TREATMENT PLANT
RECEIVES PHASE IV "EXCELLENCE IN WATER TREATMENT" DESIGNATION

DELAWARE COUNTY - Chester Water Authority recently completed the fourth and final phase of the Partnership for Safe Water (PfSW) Treatment Program, a voluntary effort to provide safe drinking water. Phase IV is also known as "Excellence in Water Treatment." Presently, the water treatment plant provides drinking water to over 200,000 people in parts of Chester and Delaware Counties.

Chester Water Authority is only the second water treatment plant to complete Phase IV of the PfSW in Pennsylvania. So far, only 12 water treatment plants in the United States have reached phase IV status. Phase IV is the highest phase and includes a rigorous assessment to determine conformance with PfSW performance goals. A third-party team of utility peers reviews the finished water data and determines if optimized performance has been achieved. Chester Water Authority received the "Excellence in Water Treatment Award" from the PfSW at the AWWA National Conference in Denver, Colorado on June 12, 2013. View The Full Story

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EXCELLENCE IN WATER TREATMENT AWARD
PARTNERSHIP FOR SAFE WATER, 2013

The Chester Water Authority recently completed the fourth and final phase of the Partnership for Safe Water (PfSW) Treatment Program, a voluntary effort to provide safe drinking water. Phase IV is also known as "Excellence in Water Treatment." Presently, the water treatment plant provides drinking water to over 200,000 people in parts of Chester and Delaware Counties.

Chester Water Authority is only the second water treatment plant to complete Phase IV of the PfSW in Pennsylvania. So far, only 12 water treatment plants in the United States have reached Phase IV status. Phase IV is the highest phase and includes a rigorous assessment to determine conformance with PfSW performance goals. A third-party team of utility peers reviews the finished water data and determines if optimized performance has been achieved. Chester Water Authority will receive the "Excellence in Water Treatment Award" from the PfSW at the AWWA National Conference in Denver, Colorado on June 12, 2013.

The PfSW is made up of the Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Pennsylvania Section American Water Works Association and several other drinking water organizations. Its goal is to implement preventative measures that are based on optimizing treatment plant performance. There are four phases to the PfSW.

Chester Water Authority was the third municipal authority formed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is a regional authority that provides drinking water to over 200,000 people in parts of Chester and Delaware Counties. The Authority's facilities stretch from the Susquehanna River to the Delaware River. The Octoraro Treatment Plant has the capacity to treat 60 million gallons of finished water per day.

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