Lancaster Area Sewer Authority (LASA) Receives Performance Awards
The Lancaster Area Sewer Authority (LASA) recently received several awards for outstanding performance. The awards were presented to the Authority on June 5, 2017 at the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association’s (PWEA) annual technical conference. Below is a brief description of each award:
Collection System Safety:
The Collection System Safety Award was established to recognize and honor employees that have demonstrated outstanding safety practices in their work maintaining wastewater collection systems. LASA has an established safety program to provide a safe and healthy work environment for all employees. Staff conducts thorough safety inspections on a monthly basis and conducts a minimum of 12 safety training events each year. LASA maintains an active Safety Committee that meets monthly and includes members who represent all levels of staffing.
A Laboratory Analyst Excellence award was presented to LASA’s Laboratory Manager, Sarah Yando, recognizing her for outstanding performance, professionalism and contributions to the water quality analysis profession.
A Delegate Service Award was presented to LASA’s Executive Director, Mike Kyle, for his work to support the Water Environment Federation (WEF) through membership on its Board of Delegates.
LASA currently owns, operates, and maintains a sanitary sewer system that serves approximately 37,000 customers representing about 100,000 citizens and 1,300 businesses located in eight Lancaster County municipalities including East Hempfield Township, West Hempfield Township, Lancaster Township, Manor Township, Manheim Township, East Petersburg Borough, Mountville Borough, and Columbia Borough. The LASA system includes approximately 560 miles of pipeline, 38 pumping stations, and a treatment facility designed to treat 15 million gallons of wastewater per day. The guiding principal of the Authority is to provide quality service and apply technology to process wastewater so as to protect and enhance the environment, health and well-being of the community at a reasonable cost.
If you would like more information about the Authority, please visit LASA’s website at www.lasa.org.
The Lancaster Area Sewer Authority (LASA) was recently honored by the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA) for its outstanding safety program. The PWEA, at its annual conference in State College on June 6, 2016, presented LASA with its state-wide safety award to recognize safety excellence at a Pennsylvania wastewater treatment facility that has developed and maintains a comprehensive safety program with the goal of protecting worker health and safety. A review of LASA’s program ranked it highest among Pennsylvania treatment facilities with nine or more employees.