SouthWest Water Company Riverview Water Treatment Facility Receives Prestigious Award for Operational Excellence

Accepting the Plant Excellence Award for SouthWest Water Company (SWWC) from Alabama Water Environment Association President J. Wheeler Crook (right) is Mark Globetti (left), SWWC Grade IV Operator at SWWC’s Riverview Water Resource Recovery Facility.

Accepting the Plant Excellence Award for SouthWest Water Company (SWWC) from Alabama Water Environment Association President J. Wheeler Crook (right) is Mark Globetti (left), SWWC Grade IV Operator at SWWC’s Riverview Water Resource Recovery Facility.

SouthWest Water Company (SWWC) has been named a recipient of the Plant Excellence Award for 2016 by the Alabama Water Environment Association (AWEA).

The AWEA recognized the efforts of SWWC by naming its Riverview water resource recovery facility as the best operated plant in Alabama in the category of Domestic Water Treatment Facilities sized between one and 10 million discharged gallons per day.

“We are honored to receive this very prestigious and meaningful award,” said SWWC Managing Director Craig Sorensen. “It underscores the dedication to excellence our employees demonstrate every day in managing the world’s most precious resource.”

The Riverview facility is located in the highly developed Highway 280 corridor in Shelby County’s Cahaba River basin and must meet stringent effluent discharge requirements.

The AWEA is a non-profit, educational and technical organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and managing Alabama’s water resources.

In Alabama, SouthWest Water Company owns and operates water treatment and reclamation facilities in Shelby County. Its Alabama operations are headquartered in Pelham, Alabama. Nationwide, SWWC utility subsidiaries own and operate regulated water and wastewater treatment systems serving over half a million residential and business customers in six states: Alabama, California, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas.