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City of Carrollton Storm Drainage Crew Receives Field Excellence Award

Post Date:02/07/2014 8:15 AM
PW AwardThe City of Carrollton Public Works crews that maintain and repair the Carrollton stormwater system have received the coveted Field Excellence Award from the Texas Chapter of the American Public Works Association (TPWA) for their strong environmental stewardship, while responsibly balancing sound financial practices and social needs of the community.

The Field Excellence Award recognizes individuals, teams, or organizations for actions in the field having significant impact on services meeting the goals of public works in serving the public and protecting the environment.

Crew members accepting the award included Cody Reed, Richard Dash, Richard Garrett, Richard Grimes, Tim Clift, Kevin Clater, Ed Crutchfield, Jason Maiden, and Armando Duran. This group manages over 235 miles of storm sewer, more than 6,900 storm inlets, 42 miles of drainage channels, and 2 lift stations. Most noteworthy is their Standard Operating Procedure/Best Management Practice (BMP) for a fish relocation and recovery plan during their maintenance of channels.

Richard Dash, Field Supervisor, states, “This BMP is one of the key components for the City’s Stormwater Plan/Permit and goes beyond minimum compliance, leaving a positive impact on the aquatic environment. Our residents get to enjoy and appreciate the results of our efforts as they travel through the park and trail system and see the aquatic life in the streams. ”

The award was presented at the TPWA Field Service Award Luncheon on Tuesday, February 4 during the Public Works Short Course in Lewisville, Texas. For more information, call 972-466-3181.
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