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Wastewater foreman receives merit award
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT. Wastewater department foreman Kenneth “Butch” Clay received the Latter & Blum Relators Merit Award.
The award recognizes outstanding performance and creative problem solving by public sector employees. Wastewater Director Sammy Accardo nominated Clay, who was one of four recipients chosen from a field of 28.
"Mr. Clay immediately came to mind for this award," Accardo said. "His nomination was sent in the Friday before Hurricane Gustav hit. As usual, he was about his duties preparing for the storm."
Through his expertise and hands-on supervision, Clay has been able to save St. Charles Parish taxpayers thousands of dollars, according to Accardo.
Clay was first hired as an electrician in 1992. When then wastewater department began the construction and start-up of its two major facilities, Clay learned all aspects of their design and oversaw training of the staff on the computer systems that run the plants. His first-hand knowledge of the technical aspects of the department’s facilities has allowed him to solve electrical problems without having to hire outside contractors.
As collection and maintenance foreman, he has established a supervisory control and data acquisition system for the department’s primary sewer lift stations. The system allows employees to detect and prevent potential problems.
Clay said his achievement would not have been possible without the help of dedicated co-workers. “The award focuses on me, but this is in no way a one-person honor,” he said. “The entire wastewater department has made this possible.”
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