Springfield - Springfield's City Water Light and Power was presented with top honors for its water system.
CWLP was awarded top honors in the Source Water Protection category for developing and implementing exemplary source water protection programs for Lake Springfield by the American Water Works Association.
A CWLP operators team got third place, in a competition testing the operators' knowledge of water treatment and distribution topics. Jim Duncan, CWLP Superintendent of Water Operations and Distribution, and Mike Pickett, CWLP Water Purification Plant Foreman, were awarded the Quarter Century Service Award by the ISAWWA and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for 25 years or more of service in the water supply industry.
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