PWC Employees Win State Water Operator Awards

January 24, 2024

Three employees from the Fayetteville Public Works Commission (PWC) were recently recognized by the North Carolina Waterworks Operators Association (NCWOA) for their commitment and dedication to water quality. PWC employees serve a vital role in providing drinking water that meets and exceeds state and federal standards for water quality.

This year’s recipients include:

• Del Coffman – 2023 Outstanding Operator of the Year

With more than 28 years of service in the industry, Del Coffman started out as a meter reader before making his way up to a Senior Treatment Facility Operator at the Glenville Water Treatment Facility. He is known for actively seeking out training to improve his knowledge of operations and sharing his expertise with the next-generation of operators. Coffman was also recently recognized with the Thomas C. Flowers Award for his dedication and support of the NCWOA Southeast Section.

• John Cummings – 2023 C-Surface Operator of the Year

John Cummings has served in the industry for 2 years after transitioning from the military through the Army’s Career Bridge Program. Cummings quickly excelled at learning to be an operator and serves as an example of how new operators should strive to be.

• Jason Green – 2023 Educator of the Year

Jason Green has been an NCWOA member for 22 years and currently is the Water Treatment Facility Manager for PWC. Green is a member of the Board of Examiners and has taught classes for Operator Certification and Specialized Training since 2006, teaching nearly every class related to water operation education.

“I cannot be more proud of the accomplishments of PWC’s water resources division,” said PWC CEO, Timothy Bryant. “Their leadership and commitment to serving our customers is the reason PWC is recognized as a leader in the state and nation in providing exceptional services.”

“These achievements spotlight the highly capable PWC employees who operate our water treatment plants in an exemplary manner,” said Mick Noland, Water Resources Chief Operations Officer for PWC. “They also give back to the profession by teaching aspiring operators the fundamentals they need to know in order to serve their communities.”

Please join us in congratulating these employees. We thank them for their hard work and devotion to water quality. Fayetteville PWC operates two water treatment facilities and treats around 10.7 billion gallons of drinking water a year. PWC has been recognized with the Director’s Award 21 years in a row by the Partnership for Safe Water, a voluntary initiative for enhancing water treatment to provide higher quality drinking water.

Commission Chairman Donald Porter, Del Coffman, Jason Green, Chief Water Officer Mick Noland, CEO Timothy Bryant