Derrick Singleton Named Wastewater Collection Systems Operator of the Year

Anderson County, S.C.

Anderson County, S.C., employee Derrick Singleton named Wastewater Collection System Operator of the Year

Anderson County, S.C., employee Derrick Singleton was named Wastewater Collection System Operator of the Year by the South Carolina Rural Water Association (SCRWA) at its Annual Technical Conference & Exhibit Show. This award was presented to him by SCRWA Board President Glenn Cribb.

“Anderson County is fortunate to have quality employees like Derrick,” said Anderson County Administrator Joey R. Preston. “When county employees are recognized by their peers, Anderson County also reaps the benefits of their accomplishments. We congratulate Derrick for his hard work and thank him for contributing to the reputation we have for being a leader in county government.”

Mr. Singleton has been with the Anderson County Wastewater Management for 21 years and currently serves as the operations and maintenance supervisor. He oversees and coordinates daily operations and equipment, which consist of 50 pump stations, a 0.5 million gal per day treatment plant and over 200 miles of sewer line and 10 employees. He is responsible for maintenance on lift stations and right-of way maintenance and consults with developers and contractors, public and private engineers and a countywide mosquito program.

In 2005, Singleton completed an Associate's degree in industrial technology. He holds the following certifications: “C” water certification, an “A” Wastewater Biological, an “A” Wastewater Collection, certified backflow operator and has a pesticide license for the mosquito spraying.

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