Ken Tuck wins prestigious George Warren Fuller Award

July 8, 2024

Spartanburg Water Director of Drinking Water Services Awarded Honor by the American Water Works Association

Spartanburg Water Director of Drinking Water Services, Ken Tuck, was recently awarded the prestigious George Warren Fuller Award by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) at the organization’s annual ACE conference and exposition that took place in Anaheim, Calif., in June of this year.

The George Warren Fuller Award is awarded to only one individual AWWA member from each state section, Puerto Rico and the Canadian provinces annually. The award serves to honor individuals for their distinguished service to the water supply field in commemoration of the sound engineering skill, the brilliant diplomatic talent and the constructive leadership which characterized the life of George Warren Fuller. Mr. Fuller was an esteemed American sanitary engineer (1868-1934) who had career that spanned more than 40 years and included significant innovations in water and wastewater treatment.

A graduate of Wofford College, Mr. Tuck has had a career in the environmental, regulatory and utility industry for more than 30 years, with his career at Spartanburg Water beginning in 2001. As the Director of Drinking Water Services, he oversees all drinking water treatment processes and watershed protection, which includes the oversight of three, drinking water treatment facilities and three reservoirs.

“Ken is very deserving of this significant honor by one of the preeminent international organizations for the water industry,” said Guy Boyle, Spartanburg Water CEO. “He exemplifies the knowledge, leadership and dedication that this award stands for.”


About AWWA

The American Water Works Association (AWWA), established in 1881, is an international, nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to assuring the effective management of water. To learn more, visit

About Spartanburg Water

Spartanburg Water, an industry leading utility, is comprised of Spartanburg Water System and Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District. It serves a population of more than 200,000 within Spartanburg County, as well as others in parts of Greenville, Union and Cherokee counties. With the help of its dedicated team of about 300 employees, each day it produces an average of 25 million gallons of drinking water and cleans 12 million gallons of reclaimed water for its customers and community. For more information on Spartanburg Water’s water quality efforts, visit us at