EVMWD Receives Operator’s Meritorious Service Award by Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Oct 29, 2020 Member Submitted News LAKE ELSINORE – Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) was recently honored with the Operator’s Meritorious Service Award from the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA). The Operator’s Meritorious Service Awards identify individuals who not only exhibit continuous compliance with all public health standards in drinking water, but also demonstrate dedication to the public beyond normal operating responsibilities. In addition, recipients of the award are recognized for special efforts in training other operators, contributions to plant maintenance, and development of more efficient treatment approaches. “We are honored to receive the Operator’s Meritorious Service Award from CA-NV AWWA,” said Greg Thomas, general manager at EVMWD. “Our operators display an exceptional commitment to serving the public through their roles at the District, and the individuals recognized have made outstanding contributions in this area.” William (Bill) Leonard, Lead Water Production Operator, and Charles (Chuck) Pollock, Field Maintenance Worker III, were nominated by fellow EVMWD employees and selected by AWWA from operators in California and Nevada. Bill, whose career at EVMWD has spanned over two decades, was recognized for his outstanding work ethic and dedication to constant learning. While teaching staff how to run the complex SCADA system and other facets of EVMWD’s treatment and distribution system, he also completed his bachelor’s degree, demonstrating commitment to continuous learning and improvement. Bill has been instrumental in researching compliance changes, overseeing plant maintenance, and participating in emergency response efforts. Chuck Pollock has over 35 years in the water industry and continually strives to provide the highest quality of service to customers while optimizing efficiency. He utilizes EVMWD’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technology to help customers detect leaks and reduce unnecessary use. Chuck displays an exceptional understanding of system operations and uses his knowledge to train others, help customers, and oversee installation of new meters. Thanks to the dedication of staff members like Chuck and Bill, EVMWD customers have 24/7 access to clean, reliable water at less than one penny per gallon. ### EVMWD provides service to more than 155,000 water and wastewater customers in a 97-square-mile area in Western Riverside County. The District is a sub-agency of the Western Municipal Water District and a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Visit the EVMWD website at www.evmwd.com for additional information.