National Council for Public-Private Partnerships

The way SouthWest Water Company has collaborated with Shelby County on delivering a reasonably priced and efficient wastewater service has recently been recognized by a prestigious industry award.

“We are very pleased with our public-private partnership with SouthWest Water,” said Shelby County Manager Alex Dudchock. “SouthWest Water has provided Shelby County a level of commitment, competence, and reliability that has met our expectations in all aspects of utility systems operations. SouthWest Water has consistently accepted our challenges to maintain cost-conscious and practical approaches to operating the wastewater system in our county.”

Each year, the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships singles out projects that provide the very best examples of public-private partnerships. In a highly competitive process, nominations are accepted from around the country, and judged by seven experts on the history and current use of such partnerships in the U.S. and throughout the world.

This year, the North Shelby WWTP joined projects in New Orleans, California and elsewhere as one of six partnerships honored with this award for outstanding achievement.

Craig Sorensen, General Manager for SouthWest Water Company’s operations in Alabama said the company is proud to have worked closely with Shelby County to earn this high distinction.

“We are honored to be recognized by the NCPPP expert panel for this partnership. We take pride in delivering superior utility operations and helping our clients realize their visions. Our long-term relationship with Shelby County is founded upon the level of service we strive for in all that we do,” Mr. Sorensen said.

Read all about the NCPPP award in The Birmingham News.