Jackson Wastewater Utilities Receives Safety Award
The City of Jackson Wastewater Utilities received the 2016 Safety Award for Small Wastewater Facilities at the Missouri Water Environment Association (MWEA) conference in March 2017.
Every year the Missouri Water
Environment Association, a state chapter of the international organization,
Water Environment Federation, surveys its members for safety records from the
previous year. The surveys are judged on the Least Lost Time Due to Accidents
compared to Total Man-hours Worked. Jackson was the leader of all Small
Wastewater Treatment Facilities (defined as 10 or less employees) in the State
Director Peetz said, "It is an honor to be recognized
among our peers. To have our Wastewater Operators recognized for their
safe work habits and practices, while doing a dangerous and often dirty job,
365 days of the year in every type of weather, makes this all the more
This achievement was recognized at the 4/17/17 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting. Pictured left to right are: Kent Peetz (Director of Wastewater Utilities), Kenny Gibbar (Wastewater Foreman), Mayor Dwain Hahs, and City Administrator James Roach.