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Phoenix Water Awarded 2016 AMWA Platinum Award for Utility Excellence Phoenix Water Awarded 2016 AMWA Platinum Award for Utility Excellence <div class="ExternalClassFCACA154739D43A2B1D12A5780A02F41"><p style="text-align:center;">​<img src="/waterservicessite/PublishingImages/AMWA%20Platinum%20Award.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:375px;height:263px;" /><br><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>Scott Potter, AMWA President ​and Kathryn Sorensen, Phoenix Water Services Director​</strong></span></p><p>The City of Phoenix Water Services Department was honored for utility excellence this week by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) at its 2016 Executive Management Conference. Phoenix Water was one of ten water utilities in the country to receive the Platinum Award for Utility Excellence.</p><p>The Sustainable Water Utility Management Award recognizes water utilities that have made a commitment to management that achieves a balance of innovative and successful efforts in areas of economic, social and environmental endeavors. The Platinum and Gold Awards recognize outstanding achievement in implementing the nationally recognized Attributes of Effective Utility Management.</p><p>"This distinguished award highlights Phoenix as a leader in sustainability through innovative management practices, executive leadership, and employee engagement," said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. "The entire city should be proud to have such an exceptionally well-managed water utility."</p><p>For more information on the AMWA Awards, visit: <a href="http://www.amwa.net/awards">http://www.amwa.net/awards</a>.​</p><p><strong style="font-size:11px;">About Phoenix Water </strong><br style="font-size:11px;"><strong style="font-size:11px;"> </strong><span style="font-size:11px;">The city of Phoenix Water Services Department is more than 100 years old and treats and distributes tap water to 1.5 million customers daily. Phoenix Water manages the city's sewer system, and handles wastewater treatment operations for 2.5 million residents in five Valley cities. Infrastructure includes 7,000 miles of water lines, 5,000 miles of sewer lines, eight treatment plants, 50,000 fire hydrants and 90,000 manholes. Phoenix's water and sewer rates are among the lowest of comparable-sized cities nationwide. Our tap water supply is in very good shape due to decades of planning and multiple water sources. The city reuses nearly all of its wastewater on crops, wetlands and energy production. Follow us on Twitter: </span><a href="https://twitter.com/PHXWater"><span style="font-size:11px;">@PHXWater</span></a><span style="font-size:11px;"> and Facebook: </span><a href="http://www.facebook.com/PHXWater"><span style="font-size:11px;">Facebook.com/PHXWater</span></a><span style="font-size:11px;">. </span><br></p></div>10/21/2016 6:00:00 PMStephanie Bracken602.534.1209