AWOP Award 2010

West View Water Authority Honored for Outstanding Efforts toward Optimizing Filter Plant Performance


The Municipal Authority of the Borough of West View Joseph A. Berkley Water Treatment Plant was recognized with the Area Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) Award presented by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (Pa DEP) at the annual Water Works Operators Association of Pennsylvania conference at Penn State University.


This award is presented to the top performing water systems in the state.  AWOP is a national filter plant optimization effort among 22 states, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) and participating water systems.  Out of Pennsylvania’s 355 filter plants, 170 participated in AWOP during 2010 by submitting important turbidity performance data.  Only filter plants that submitted their 2010 turbidity data electronically using DEP’s Web Optimization Assessment Software (WebOAS) were eligible to receive an AWOP award this year.