Spartanburg Water construction manager awarded for outstanding service

February 11, 2019

 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.

ABOUT SPARTANBURG WATER: Spartanburg Water, an award-winning utility, is comprised of Spartanburg Water System and Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District. It serves a population of about 200,000 within Spartanburg County, as well as others in parts of Greenville, Union and Cherokee counties. With the help of its dedicated team of more than 260 employees, each day it produces an average of 25 million gallons of drinking water and cleans 12 million gallons of reclaimed water for its customers and community. For more information on Spartanburg Water’s water quality efforts, visit us at

ABOUT THE WATER ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA (WEASC): WEASC serves more than 3,000 members across 10 districts throughout South Carolina. It is affiliated with the Water Environment Federation (WEF), which is composed of affiliates and members throughout the world. Its purpose is to serve those whose vocation is the promotion, protection and preservation of the water environment, and by extension, to serve all those who enjoy the waters of South Carolina for recreation or refreshment.