Aqua America, Inc. President and CEO Christopher Franklin accepted the Green Vision Award from PENJERDEL for the company’s corporate commitment to environmental quality through its long history of superior performance in providing high quality drinking water and wastewater treatment.
The award was presented to Franklin by Cofounder and First Managing Partner of Manko Gold Katcher Fox LLP Bruce Katcher at PENJERDEL’s 60th Annual Awards Luncheon held November 8 in Philadelphia.
“Over the past few years, we’ve invested in compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles and now have 48 such vehicles in service in Pennsylvania and have a CNG fill station at each of our three operations centers in southeastern Pennsylvania”
Franklin cited staples of the company’s environmental efforts in his acceptance speech.
“We are replacing hundreds of miles of old main to reduce the loss of clean water due to leaking pipes. We’re investing in new, more efficient pumping and treatment systems at our plants to reduce the amount of energy required to treat and deliver water, and to treat wastewater. Four of our water treatment plants, two in Pennsylvania and two in New Jersey, have solar farms that complement their traditional energy source.”
“Over the past few years, we’ve invested in compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles and now have 48 such vehicles in service in Pennsylvania and have a CNG fill station at each of our three operations centers in southeastern Pennsylvania,” said Franklin, who credited Aqua’s workforce with the company’s achievements.
“The work of our current employees, as well as that of their predecessors, has allowed us to become one of the fastest-growing water and wastewater utilities in the country. And it is the dedication, skill and professionalism of our employees that has enabled us to achieve and maintain our reputation as a leader in our industry and to become a “go-to” company for water and wastewater companies that face operations challenges.”
PENJERDEL is a business council that supplements and supports issues which affect the entire southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and northern Delaware tri-state region. It provides its members an opportunity to receive and exchange the latest information on current political, economic and cultural developments in the tri-state region.For more information on water and wastewater systems in Pennsylvania, visit the Aqua Pennsylvania webpage.