Severn Trent’s Thomaston Plant receives Partnership for Safe Water award

Sept. 26, 2016
The Thomaston plant was presented this award for successfully completing the self-assessment and peer review phase of the Partnership program.
Severn Trent's wastewater business operates the Thomaston, Ga. water treatment plant, which was recently recognized by the Partnership for Safe Water. Photo: Severn Trent.

HORSHAM, PA, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 -- The Thomaston, Georgia Water Treatment Plant, which has been operated by Severn Trent -- North America since 2012, has received the "Directors Award of Recognition" from the Partnership for Safe Water, a program developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and associated Partner organizations to guide water suppliers toward improving water quality by optimizing system operations.

The Thomaston plant was presented this award for successfully completing the self-assessment and peer review phase of the Partnership program, a phase that includes comprehensive evaluation of treatment plant operations and performance, identification of performance limiting factors, and the development of action plans to achieve optimization. The plant will be one of a select group of utilities honored by the Partnership at the upcoming annual conference of the AWWA, the largest and oldest worldwide organization dedicated to safe water.

“We are honored to receive this award,” said Victor Cozart, Severn Trent project manager at the Thomaston Water Treatment Plant. “Our utility’s goal is to continuously strive to optimize operations and improve the quality of water we deliver to our customers. The achievement of the Directors Award demonstrates our ongoing commitment to protecting public health.”

The Partnership for Safe Water is a voluntary self-assessment and optimization program for water treatment plant and distribution system operation. More than 220 utility subscribers, collectively serving more than 85 million people, are committed to the Partnership’s goals of providing safe, high-quality drinking water through achieving operational excellence in water treatment. Partnership members participate in a rigorous four-phase self-assessment and peer review process, developed by industry experts, and are recognized nationally for their commitment to delivering safe water to their communities.

About Severn Trent – North America
Severn Trent – North America ( is a leading operator of water and wastewater assets. With experience spanning over 40 years, and an impressive footprint covering 19 states, our company provides contract management, full billing and customer services, operations support and systems improvements for over 300 municipal, industrial and commercial water and wastewater clients across the U.S. Severn Trent – North America is a member of the Severn Trent plc (London: SVT.L) group of companies.