Plymouth Utilities Recognized by the Wisconsin Section of the American Water Works Association
On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, the Wisconsin Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) presented Plymouth Utilities with an award for excellence for decreasing water utility system water loss. The award was presented at the 2019 Annual Conference.
Brian Yerges, City Administrator/Utilities Manager said “the award recognizes the hard work of our dedicated staff and investments we have made in our water distribution system.” Yerges further stated that the “recently created water/sewer lateral revolving loan fund program will help our customers pay for private lateral replacements in an affordable manner. The program will go a long way in helping stem future water loss when private water laterals have failed or are leaking.” The program will also help those interested in replacing their private lead water lateral. The City of Plymouth is the first in the State of Wisconsin to use a portion of the defederalized CDBG RLF program funds to assist homeowners with water/sewer lateral repairs through a low-interest loan program. Interested property owners are encouraged to contact the City Clerk-Treasurer’s Office for more information.
Accepting the award on behalf of Plymouth Utilities was Cathy Austin, Director of Public Works and Water Forman Steve Nordwig. Austin stated “proactive leak detection, AMI “smart meter” technology, and continued infrastructure investments has helped with decreasing our system water loss.”
Today, Plymouth Utilities has 7 active groundwater wells, 3 reservoirs, 641 hydrants, 1,113 distribution valves, and over 65 miles of water main. Plymouth Utilities serves approximately 3,600 water customers and has provided safe and reliable water service since 1901.