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Best Places to Work

Mount Pleasant Waterworks was named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. This program was created by SC Biz News in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group.

This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in the state of South Carolina, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce, and businesses. The list is made up of 60 companies with 36 companies in the small employer category. In its first appearance on the list, Mount Pleasant Waterworks ranked in the Top 25 Employers.

It is important for Mount Pleasant Waterworks’ to provide employees a great place to work. This is done through the guidance of a committed and caring Board of Commissioners and Management Team, affording employees an opportunity to do their best work, and providing rewards and recognition that enhance their work lives. Mount Pleasant Waterworks’ unique culture focuses on providing customers clean safe water while protecting the environment in which they live. Mount Pleasant Waterworks’ employees are a special group who appreciate being able to use their experience and education to serve their customers and community.

MPW goes great lengths to recruit people who are committed to the purpose of making the lives of customers better by providing exceptional water and wastewater service.


Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Mount Pleasant Waterworks was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental account and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment.  This is the 19th year MPW has received this prestigious award.


George Warren Fuller Award

David P. Niesse, P.E., was awarded the George Warren Fuller Award.  Established in memory of George Warren Fuller in 1937, this award is presented annually by the American Water Works Association to the sections' respective selected members for their distinguished service to the water supply field in commemoration of the sound engineering skill...the brilliant diplomatic talent...and the constructive leadership which characterized the life of George Warren Fuller.


L.A. Graham Leadership in Management Award

Mel Bennett, was awarded the L.A. Graham Leadership in Management Award for demonstrating exceptional performance, professional expertise, and tireless dedication to the water industry.


Water Distribution Operator Award

Willie Cummings, Water Distribution Foreman was presented with the Water Distribution Operator Award for his excellent achievement in the area of water distribution operations.


Operator's Meritorious Service Award

Rusty Walker, Water Plant Operator II was presented with the Operator's Meritorious Service Award. This award is presented to a certified water works operator for outstanding performance as a water plant operator based on health department standard for excellence in operation and maintenance.


DHEC Facility Excellence Award

Mount Pleasant Waterworks' Wastewater Operations Department was presented with the DHEC Facility Excellence Award for both the Rifle Range Road Wastewater Treatment Plant and Center Street Wastewater Treatment Plant.

This award is a voluntary program for companies committeed to continuous environmental improvement in order to protect and preserve South Carolina's environment.


Operations Challenge Team, "Controlled Chaos" - 2nd Place Winners

Team members Troy Newton, Seth Duncan, Kevin Ganley, and Wayne Lee placed 2nd Place at the state competition and 5th Place at the National Competition.

What is Ops Challenge?

How do operators and technicians overcome flooding, a sewer collapse, process failure and other emergencies? Do you ever wonder what transpires behind the scenes during the operation of a wastewater treatment facility? Opeations Challenge allows teams to demonstrate what operators face in the real world. 

Each team is sponsored by a WEF Member Association or recognized Operator Association.  Winners are determined by a weighted point system for five events (collection systems, laboratory, process control, maintenance and safety), each designed to test the diverse skills required for the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities, their collection systems and laboratories.


Tapping Team, "Cardiac Kids" - 2nd Place Winners

Team members Sam Aultman, Ross Wattay, Max Velazquez, and Charlie Boykin placed 2nd at the state competition held in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Pipe Tapping is a high-energy contest involving a race against time to drill into a cement-lined, ductile iron pipe and install a tap.



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