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Long-time City of Lancaster Employee Michael Armstrong Recognized as Collection System Person of the Year by CWEA

Post Date:01/19/2018 11:30 AM

During the January 9 Lancaster City Council meeting, Mayor R. Rex Parris and the City Council acknowledged Michael Armstrong for his recent recognition by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) as Collection System Person of the Year, for the desert and mountain section.

“Michael Armstrong is one of many dedicated members of the Utility Services team,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “The diligent work of staff members like Michael allows our residents and business owners to rest assured that one of the most vital systems of the City’s infrastructure, our sewer system, is well-maintained. Michael is very much deserving of this award.”

Armstrong, who has nearly 20 years of service in the City’s Development Services Department, was recognized for both his leadership in training new employees and excellence in his field.

Michael currently serves as a Utility Maintenance Worker II. He and his team are responsible for cleaning upwards of 429 miles of the City’s sewer lines, as well as maintaining a sewer pump station and nearly 8,000 manhole covers throughout Lancaster.

“It is always an honor to be recognized for the work you do,” said Armstrong. “I truly enjoy my job as a member of the City’s Utility Services team, and am grateful to know that our work positively impacts the community’s residents and business owners.”

The CWEA is a not-for-profit public benefit association of water quality professionals, whom are responsible for the cleaning of California's water as well as its safe return to the environment. The CWEA award program recognizes California water environment professionals for outstanding achievements in their field, and the improvement of the professional status of all personnel.

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