Columbus City Utilities employee, Chris Murray was awarded the Joe Taylor Spirit Award at this year’s Southern Indiana Operators Association (SIOA) meeting on November 29 in Osgood, Indiana. Chris has worked at CCU for 25 years and was selected as the 2023 recipient due to his commitment to CCU and the wastewater industry.  He has competed in the IWEA Wastewater Challenge eleven times and has had the honor of representing the state of Indiana at WEFTEC three times. He has played a key role in keeping the CCU wastewater plant operating at high standards over the years. It was stated that Chris has the spirit and enthusiasm that all young operators should strive for as they come into the wastewater industry.