Kenneth Loflin, OWASA’s Water Supply and Treatment Manager, recently received the NC Waterworks Operators Association’s (NCWOA’s) 2011 award as the top drinking water plant manager in North Carolina.

He received the award at the Association’s annual meeting in Septmber in Raleigh.

John Greene, P.E., OWASA’s General Manager of Operations, said “This award recognizes Ken’s achievements as a leader in drinking water treatment in North Carolina, and the respect which he has earned from his professional peers.”

Mr. Loflin has been with OWASA since March, 2004, when he was hired as the Chief Plant Operator at the Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant; and he has been OWASA’s manager of water supply and treatment since 2006. He has a total of 21 years of experience in the water resources field. Along with several other staff at OWASA, Mr. Loflin holds the highest level of professional certification in surface water treatment that can be achieved in North Carolina.

Mr. Loflin chairs the NCWOA Board of Examiners and he regularly teaches water treatment in State-wide training programs.

In May, 2011, OWASA became the ninth utility in the U.S. and the first in N.C. to receive the Partnership for Safe Water’s award for Excellence in Water Treatment. The partnership is a national organization, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and utilities, which encourages and recognizes water utilities for surpassing the national standards for drinking water quality.

For more information:

John Greene, General Manager of Operations, 537-4218 or

Ken Loflin, Water Supply and Treatment Manager, 537-4232 or