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Phoenix Receives Sustainable Water Utility Management AwardPhoenix Receives Sustainable Water Utility Management Award<div class="ExternalClassAEC4B1E8CAF9447BAB0532E29DF9D350"><p>​The City of Phoenix Water Services Department was recently honored by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) with a top utility management award. The announcement came at AMWA's 2019 Executive Management Conference. Phoenix Water was one of the fifteen systems that received the Sustainable Water Utility Management Award for achieving a balance of innovative and successful efforts in areas of economic, social and environmental endeavors.</p><p>“AMWA awards spotlight the exceptional advances of public drinking water utilities that lead the nation toward sustainability through innovative management practices, executive leadership and employee commitment," said AMWA President Steve Schneider, General Manager of Saint Paul Regional Water Services. “Communities that rely on AMWA's 2019 award winning utilities for safe, clean drinking water can also take pride in their outstanding utility management performance." <br></p><p>Some of the successes that separated Phoenix Water from other municipal utilities include the acquisition of water resources to meet demand 100 years into the future; reduced energy consumption through the adoption of electronic processes such as automated meter reading; and 140 million gallons of wastewater recycled, daily.<br></p><p>“Phoenix Water prides itself on providing excellent water services, and we work hard to ensure that will have the resources and ability to continue to provide clean, safe and reliable drinking water for generations to come," said Kathryn Sorensen, Phoenix Water Services Director. “Our work will continue to focus on the importance of sustainability and being an innovative public water utility."<br></p><p>In all, 19 utilities received awards for demonstrating excellence in various areas of utility management.<br></p></div>10/31/2019 7:00:00 PMVielka Atherton 602.261.8681