The City of Miramar Commission meeting on March 8, 2017 was a buzz with pride for city water professional employees; when FSAWWA Chair, Dr. Grace Johns honored Miramar with the 2016 FSAWWA Division 6 Outstanding Award in Water Distribution. The annual award puts a spotlight on one deserving Utilities Department in the State of Florida.
The City of Miramar’s Utilities department oversees services to 138,000 residents; provides safe and reliable water distribution to 444 miles at 17 million gallons a day. The FSAWWA determined that the City’s improvement projects that include the East Water Treatment Plant, its Reuse System Expansion and its Historic Miramar Water Main and Fire Hydrants were exemplary examples of planning. FSAWWA Chair, Dr. Grace Johns stated that “… the City of Miramar’s ability to make such improvements speaks of a city that is forward-thinking and wants to be healthy.”
City water professionals and the Utilities Department Director, Jody Kirkman accepted the award. FSAWAA were able to narrow their scope to the City of Miramar as a recipient of the award; because of factors that evidenced staffs’ excellence in professionalism; service delivery; record keeping; safety; emergency management procedures and their practices to eliminate cross connection contaminations between water and sewer systems.
City of Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam, expressed his pride in the employees and the city’s receipt of the award by stating, “ We really have the best Utility Department because they take water very seriously.”