U.S. Water Operated Plant Receives System of the Year Award

“These winners truly embody the ‘best of the best’ in their domains and their contributions set the standard for what can be achieved…”  — FGUA National Director

During the Florida Rural Water Association (FRWA) annual conference held on August 1st at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Florida, Nassau Amelia Utilities was named Medium Public Water System of the Year.

Since October 2020, U.S. Water Services Corporation has provided operations and maintenance services for the Fernandina Beach dual water and wastewater plant on Amelia Island. The plant feeds a 3,700-connection water network that serves 10,000 residents and a thriving business community consisting of many high-end restaurants, and the oceanfront resorts The Ritz Carlton, and Omni Amelia Island Plantation.

“Our heartfelt congratulations go out to all the winners of the 2023 FRWA Annual Awards,” said Robert Munro, FRWA National Director. “These awards not only highlight the remarkable achievements of individuals and systems, but they also underscore the critical importance of their work in safeguarding our communities’ water resources.”

Chosen from a pool of outstanding entries submitted from across the state, the annual FRWA awards recognize the exceptional accomplishments of individuals and systems that stand as shining examples of excellence in their respective fields. The awards serve as a platform to recognize the dedication, innovation, and unwavering commitment of those who go above and beyond to ensure the reliable delivery of safe and clean water to communities throughout Florida and celebrates those who have set the highest standards in water management and utility services.

”We are excited and very pleased to receive this award from the distinguished FRWA body,” commented Project Manager, Scotty Soares. “Everyone on the Fernandina Beach team strives each day to achieve accolades such as this and it’s fulfilling when our contributions to the water industry are acknowledged.”

The FRWA Annual Awards cover a diverse range of categories, including innovation, sustainability, leadership, and outstanding system performance. Winners were selected based on their remarkable achievements, their impact on local communities, and their demonstration of industry best practices.

“As we continue to face water-related challenges, these winners serve as beacons of inspiration for their peers, encouraging the pursuit of excellence and the exploration of innovative solutions,” added Mr. Munro. “These winners truly embody the “best of the best” in their domains and their contributions set the standard for what can be achieved through dedication, expertise, and a shared commitment to delivering quality water services to all.”