Devin Snyder of Richland has earned the 2016 Don Scott Award for Outstanding Class IV Pollution Control Operator of the Year presented by the Mississippi Water and Pollution Control Operator’s Association. MWPCOA Incoming President Anthony Hall presented the award at the Association’s Annual Conference in Biloxi, MS on April 19. MWPCOA represents more than 2,500 certified water and wastewater operators in the state.
Snyder has been employed by SUEZ for eight (8) years. When presented the award, Snyder said, “This nomination means the world to me. It lets me know that all of the late nights, missed holidays, etc. have made a difference. I enjoy doing my part to help provide a sustainable environment for the future.”
The Don Scott Award is presented each year to a wastewater operator who exemplifies professionalism and dedication to his work. MWPCOA members submit nominations which are reviewed by Association’s Board of Governors. A final selection committee visits the operator’s facility and conducts an interview from which the final recipient is chosen.
Devin Snyder is a Class IV certified wastewater operator, a certification administered through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. Minimum certification requirements include a passing grade on a written examination and at least one year of experience with qualifying wastewater facility.