Tacoma Water recognized as a top 10 national utility

Year after year of planning, strategy and excellence helped Tacoma Water win a Platinum Award for Utility Excellence from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA). AMWA, which includes the largest publicly owned drinking water systems in the country, recognized Tacoma and nine other utilities with a platinum award this year.

Tacoma Water received recognition for its:

  • Strategic planning and execution
  • Construction and startup of the Green River Filtration Facility
  • Significant natural resource enhancements and habitat work in the Green River Watershed
  • GIS implementation
  • Asset management program development

The award is a reflection of the utility’s focus on both day-to-day and long-term planning.

“Tacoma Water has made a pronounced shift toward using data and analysis in its decision making,” said Tacoma Public Utilities Director Bill Gaines. “The change positions the utility well to adapt to future conditions and opportunities, ably serving customers in any condition. I’m very pleased that AMWA chose to recognize Tacoma Water with this award.”

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