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 will be presented to Mr. Williams at the AWWA National Conference being held in Denver, Colorado on June 12, 2013.
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 & 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.
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.