During the March 4 meeting of the Mooresville Town Board, Public Utilities Director Allison Kraft reported that for the fourth time in a span of five years, the town’s Public Utilities department has earned the North Carolina Distribution System of the Year award for medium-sized distribution systems (or systems greater than 250 miles and up to 500 miles of pipe).
The North Carolina Section of the American Water Works Association (NC AWWA) and The North Carolina Member Association of the Water Environment Federation (NC WEA) presented the small, medium and large distribution awards in November to recipients who have “demonstrated quality water system maintenance procedures through the efficient use of labor, materials, equipment, and innovative methods to keep its distribution system in good working condition to minimize health hazards.”
Mooresville’s water system provides six million gallons of drinking water daily to approximately 16,000 residential and business accounts, with more than 300 miles of waterlines.
Additionally, the AWWA and WEA stated that the award “honors the system personnel that serve their community with a high level of professionalism and diligent work in the operation and maintenance of their water distribution system facilities.”
The water and sewer maintenance department employs 32 people, with crews working on utility location, meter reading, backflow prevention, and pump and pipeline maintenance.
The Utilities Department’s achievement was also noted in the March 2019 edition of "Municipal Water and Sewer" magazine. More about the department’s accomplishments can be read at https://www.mswmag.com/editorial/2019/03/distribution-system-sets-a-high-standard.