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Bonita Springs Utilities Inc. Honored with Excellence Award

Bonita Springs Utilities Inc. (BSU) was honored with a 2016 Domestic Wastewater Plant Operations Excellence Award for the East Water Reclamation Facility from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) for outstanding treatment plant operations, maintenance and compliance.

John R. Jenkins, BSU executive director, says, “This award reflects strong leadership by BSU Operations Director Andy Koebel, Lead Operator Jake Hepokoski and a group of operators who work every day to maintain the facility.”

Each year, the FDEP presents awards to wastewater facilities that demonstrate a special commitment to excellence in management through dedicated professionalism. BSU previously was honored with this award in 2012. BSU is a member-owned, nonprofit water and wastewater utility founded by local citizens in 1971 that provides service in the city of Bonita Springs, the village of Estero and unincorporated south Lee County.

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