Two Spartanburg Water Employees Honored with District Awards

Staff Report From Spartanburg CEO

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Spartanburg Water Construction Manager Janet Cann, P.E., was selected for recognition by the Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC) recently. Cann, a longtime employee of the utility, was awarded the Blue Ridge Foothills District Legacy Service Award for calendar year 2018.  

This award is presented to acknowledge sustained extraordinary service, leadership and devotion to the organization, according to WEASC source Brent M. Ward.

“We are extremely proud of Janet Cann for receiving this honor,” said Spartanburg Water Chief Operating Office Bobby Walden. “She has certainly proven her dedication many times over to her profession and to our organization.”

The Blue Ridge Foothills District is one of 10 regional districts of the WEASC. The district includes Spartanburg, Greenville, Pickens, Oconee and Anderson counties. Annually, members are selected for outstanding service in categories as defined by the WEASC. These individuals are now eligible to receive awards from the state organization in March.

A Spartanburg Water laboratory analyst was selected for recognition by the Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC) recently. Ron Gilbert, Quality Assurance Officer for the utility, was awarded the Blue Ridge Foothills District Laboratory Analyst of the Year for calendar year 2018.  

This award is presented annually to one water treatment analyst for excellence achieved in the laboratory of a water and/or wastewater treatment plant in the Blue Ridge Foothills District of WEASC.

“Spartanburg Water is proud of this recognition for Ron’s professional achievement. It underscores the importance of highly skilled staff in order to provide a level of quality and service that meets and exceeds all requirements,” said John Westcott, Regulatory Compliance Manager.

The Blue Ridge Foothills District is one of 10 regional districts of the WEASC. The district includes Spartanburg, Greenville, Pickens, Oconee and Anderson counties. Annually, members are selected for outstanding service in categories as defined by the WEASC. These individuals are now eligible to receive awards from the state organization in March.