Scottsdale Water scientist named Technician of the Year

Scottsdale Water Principal Scientist Ivo Hrabovsky (submitted photo)

Scottsdale Water Principal Scientist Ivo Hrabovsky (submitted photo)

Scottsdale Water was awarded with four Awards of Honor by the 2016 AZ Water Association for operating over one year without losing a single workday due to injury.

The recognition, which was awarded at the annual AZ Water Conference, was achieved by the teams at the Central Groundwater Treatment Facility, the CAP Water Treatment Plant and the Gainey Ranch Wastewater Treatment Facility as well as the Wastewater Collections team.

The Scottsdale Water distribution team was also presented with the Award of Merit, which is awarded for safe operations with no more than one workday lost due to injury, according to a press release.

Additionally, Scottsdale Water Principal Scientist Ivo Hrabovsky was recognized at the conference as the Arizona Laboratory Technician of the Year, primarily for his outstanding work in addressing emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, endocrine disruptors and personal care products in recycled water and his innovative methods for the detection of various emerging contaminants of interest to the water industry (primarily pharmaceuticals, nitrosamines, perchlorate, 1-4, Dioxane).

“Scottsdale Water emphasizes a culture of safety and innovation in all we do to provide the highest quality of water and wastewater service to our customers,” stated Scottsdale Water Director and Acting City Manager Brian K. Biesemeyer, in the release.  “These awards demonstrate our commitment to exemplifying the Scottsdale Water vision of “Water Sustainability through Stewardship, Innovation and People.”

Scottsdale Water has been providing quality drinking water and advanced reclamation services to Scottsdale businesses and residents for over 40 years.  An industry leader, the utility has been recognized with the prestigious Platinum Award for Utility Excellence by the Association of Municipal Water Agencies.

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