GREENVILLE, SC – May 21, 2012 – At the 2011 South Carolina Environmental Conference (SCEC), Renewable Water Resources (ReWa)’s Engineering Manager and Technician received top annual awards, and its four-member operations team placed second in a performance competition.
Charles Vasulka, Engineering Manager at ReWa since 2008, received the 2011 Engineer of the Year Award from the Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC). Vasulka was nominated and recognized for his leadership in the management of several extensive capital projects, including the Piedmont Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Piedmont project, set to come online in December 2012, will employ cutting-edge biological nutrient-removal technology – a first for ReWa’s facilities.
Ted Kelly received the Maintenance Person of the Year Award from WEASC. Kelly joined ReWa in 1998 as the Electrical/Electronics Technician, after an extensive career in local industry. Kelly was recognized for his strategic planning and preventive maintenance, being responsible for all nine of ReWa’s treatment plants, as well as the laboratory and administrative building.
ReWa also proudly announces that its Operations Team won second place in WEASC’s 22nd annual Operations Challenge competition. Held at state-level environmental conferences across the nation, the annual Operations Challenge competition allows ops teams vie for top spot in various event categories, testing their operations skills and abilities. The second place win in the instate division overall competition was a cumilnation of placing first in the Laboratory event, and second in the Collection, Maintenance, Process and Safety events. Members of ReWa’s team included Ops Team Coach Larry Camp, Process Control officer; Adam Harvey, Plant Operator 1; Cain Massey, I & I Technician; and Russell Moore, Plant Operations Foreman.
ReWa would like to congratulate Vasulka and Kelly for their statewide awards, as well as the collective performance of the Operations Challenge Team. For more information about ReWa, visit www.rewaonline.org.
About Renewable Water Resources (ReWa)
ReWa’s goal is to promote a cleaner environment, and to protect the public health and water quality of the Upstate waterways, while providing and developing the necessary sewer infrastructure for the growing economy. ReWa serves more than 400,000 industrial, commercial and residential customers in Greenville County and parts of Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens and Laurens Counties.