HINESVILLE, Ga. (May 21, 2021) – Last night, the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) recognized the City of Hinesville with several awards for its outstanding achievements in water operations. During the regularly scheduled meeting of the Hinesville City Council, GAWP representatives announced that the City’s Peacock Creek Water Reclamation Facility had been selected as the 2021 Water Reclamation Facility of the Year in the 1.1 – 2.9 million gallons per day (MGD) category. Additionally, GAWP representatives recognized James Bruce, Danielle Perry and Carlo Wilson with “Top Operator” awards respectively. “These prestigious awards underscore the commitment of the City and service partner ESG, Inc. in providing high-quality water services to our citizens,” Hinesville City Manager Kenneth Howard said. “I’m very, very proud of our facilities and our operators.” GAWP audits water and wastewater facilities and systems in different size classifications across the state of Georgia, checking each facility for permit compliance, maintenance, record keeping and overall operational excellence. The GAWP awards process, which is conducted by regulatory agency professionals within the state and operators from other systems, is very rigorous and requires year-round preparation. The Water Reclamation Facility of the Year Award is awarded to the facility that maintains perfect compliance and scores highest in the areas of evaluation. GAWP is a not-for-profit association, which was founded in 1932. It has a membership of more than 4,000 water and wastewater treatment plant operators and managers, municipal and industrial officials and environmental managers, civil engineers, environmental engineers, scientists, manufacturers and their representatives, contractors, elected officials and other individuals concerned with Georgia’s water resources. The City of Hinesville partners with ESG, Inc. (ESG) to provide maintenance and management of the City’s water and wastewater treatment facilities. ESG also provides public works services, including streets and drainage, stormwater, parks and grounds, fleet maintenance, sanitation, meter reading and construction maintenance. To view the most recent Water Quality Report, which verifies that Hinesville’s water meets state and federal safety guidelines, visit https://bit.ly/3byyyFc. For more information about the City, visit cityofhinesville.org and follow @HinesvilleGa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.