Greenville Water Employee Recognized As 2018 Distribution Operator of the Year

Greenville SC- March 13, 2018-Wayne Benson, Field Operations Manager for Greenville Water was recognized by American Water Works Association South Carolina Section as the 2018 Distribution Operator of the Year.  This award recognizes those in the water industry who have achieved excellence in operation and maintenance. This attainment represents a significant accomplishment for Wayne and Greenville Water.

Wayne began his water career 20 years ago with Greenville Water as a Field Operations Tech I. He learned the basics of the installation and maintenance of water meters, water pipe, fire hydrants and water valves. In 2016, Wayne was promoted to the Manager of the Field Operations Department, which provided an opportunity for him to formalize and grow the Operations and Maintenance Programs. Wayne sets an example for the 58 members of his department by improving himself with hard work and continuing his education. Wayne will receive his Associate’s Degree in Business later this year.

Wayne humbly attributes all his success to the dedicated men in his department. Greenville Water’s Chief Operations Officer, Rebecca West, is excited to see what our future holds with Wayne’s continued leadership and influence throughout the organization. “Wayne’s hard work and dedication to improving himself and Greenville Water is a great example to all of our employees. We congratulate Wayne on this prestigious recognition,” says David Bereskin Chief Executive Officer.


Greenville Water provides service to nearly 500,000 residents of the Upstate region of South Carolina. Recognizing that water service is critical to the health and well-being of its customers and for the growth and economic vitality of the community, Greenville Water ensures the reliable delivery of high-quality water through careful stewardship of its resources. Greenville Water is committed to providing exceptional service and utilizing safe and effective methods for providing water, while adhering to and surpassing health and safety standards. Governed by an elected Commission of Public Works, Greenville Water is the state’s largest water utility.