PA Municipal Authorities Recognize Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority, Chester Water Authority With Communication Awards

On September 15, the PA Municipal Authorities Association announced the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority and the Chester Water Authority with Communications Awards.

PMAA created the Municipal Authority Communications Award in an effort to recognize and value the integral work done by authorities.

The Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority (CCRRA) provides environmentally sound and economically efficient integrated waste management, reduction, and recycling services; they work cooperatively with the private sector and provide educational services with the intent of enhancing the quality of life in Centre County.

Congratulations to Amy Schirf, Education Coordinator, and the staff at CCRRA.

Chester Water Authority (CWA) provides quality water to over 200,000 customers, when they need it, at a reasonable cost in Delaware & Chester Counties.

CWA, as a regional water authority, sets goals that are dedicated to meeting the needs of the communities they serve. Being totally integrated into the region, CWA transcends county boundaries.

Through capital projects and proactive maintenance, CWA invests in water treatment and distribution infrastructure to deliver quality, service, and value to the community.

Congratulations to Thomas Moore, Director of Business Development/IS Groups, and the staff at CWA.

Also recognized were these Honorable Mention Finalists

-- Central Indiana County Joint Sanitary Authority

-- Lower Paxton Township Authority

-- Northampton Bucks County Municipal Authority

-- North Penn Water Authority

-- Upper Montgomery Joint Authority

-- Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County

Municipal authorities have been providing the citizens of our Commonwealth with a wide array of critical services for over 80 years.

All too often authorities do their work efficiently and quietly, in the background, with their good work taken for granted, a consequence of the safe, reliable, and economical services provided.

Authorities are a success story that needs to be told. They meet the continuing environmental and regulatory challenges of the evolving world. They work in concert with their municipalities to manage and support the growth and vitality of our communities.

In a time when privatization and monetization threaten this model of service, the authority story needs to move to the forefront more than ever before.

This award recognizes member authorities that have established an effective communications strategy for their customers through design, innovation, creativity, comprehensiveness, and effectiveness.

For more information on authorities, visit the PA Municipal Authorities Association website.

PMAA represents more than 700 municipal authorities across the state. The authorities provide drinking water, sewage treatment, waste management, and recreational and community projects valued at billions of dollars to over six million Pennsylvania citizens.

Related Article:

-- Chester Water Authority Petitions DEP Environmental Justice Advisory Board To Hold Hearings On Water Affordability

-- Centre County Commissioners Recognize Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority's 50th Anniversary

[Posted: September 19, 2022]


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