Witty Adkins Water Treatment Plant Achieves Highest Level of Performance

The Adkins WTP is among an elite group to reach this superior level of performance

Greenville SC – September 18, 2014 – Greenville Water’s Witty Adkins Water Treatment Plant received the prestigious Presidents Award from the Partnership for Safe Water.

The Partnership is a drinking water optimization program sponsored by AWWA, the USEPA and other water organizations, to recognize water suppliers that continuously provide drinking water quality that surpasses regulatory requirements through treatment plant and distribution system optimization. The Partnership’s Presidents Award for Water Treatment recognizes plants that meet the program’s highly stringent optimization goals for individual filter effluent turbidity.

“The Presidents Award is a significant achievement for the staff of the Adkins plant,” said David Bereskin, CEO of Greenville Water. “The Award is an important milestone as we seek to provide quality water and a sustainable future to our customers in Upstate South Carolina.”

The Partnership for Safe Water is a voluntary self-assessment program for water treatment plant and distribution system optimization. More than 250 utility subscribers, collectively serving more than 100 million people, commit to the Partnership’s goals of providing safe, high-quality drinking water by achieving operational excellence in water treatment or distribution. Partnership utility subscribers participate in a rigorous self-assessment and peer review process, developed by industry experts, and achieve recognition for their commitment to the delivery of safe water for their community.


Greenville Water provides service to more than 450,000 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.

The Partnership for Safe Water is an alliance of the American Water Works Association, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Association of Water Companies, and the Water Research Foundation.