The Georgia Association of Water Professionals has recognized Forsyth County's Windermere water treatment facility as the "Plant of the Year" in its size classification.
This year was the first time the Windermere facility had applied for the award.
The association audits and conducts inspections of water and wastewater plants.
The Windermere facility was selected for the “less than 1 million gallon, non-discharge” category.
The association inspects each plant for permit compliance, safety, maintenance and all aspects of the treatment process.
“We are very proud of all the hard work that has gone into the facility at Windermere to make this recognition possible,” said Tim Perkins, Forsyth County director of water and sewer.
The Windermere facility is permitted to treat 0.55 million gallons of wastewater daily.
The county has upgraded the plant to improve operations since acquiring it from a private owner in December 2006.
ESG Operations Inc. partnered with the county on Jan. 1, 2010, for the operation, maintenance and management of the county wastewater system, including the Windermere facility.