Spartanburg Water lab analyst awarded for outstanding service

February 11, 2019

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.

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. 

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.