At its Annual Meeting on August 18, the Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) awarded its Operator of the Year Award to Columbus City Utilities’ own Randy Duckworth. The award was given in recognition of his “long-standing contribution to the success of his Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF), service that goes above-and-beyond the requirements of the position, and a positive attitude”.

Duckworth has worked with Columbus City Utilities since 1979 in various positions, including Meter Reader, Wastewater Treatment Operator, Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic, Wastewater Treatment Residuals Technician, and Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent. He has served in his current position as Manager of Operations since 2017.

Duckworth was recognized by IWEA as their Operator of the Year due to the many qualities he brings to the utility. These include his expertise that results in better plant performance, and his willingness to train, mentor and encourage the next generation of operators.

Columbus City Utilities congratulates Randy on this well-deserved reward and thanks him for his years of excellent service to both the utility and our community.