(L) Christy Bynum, Meter Management
(R) Cindy Moon, Water & Sewer
Treating up to 28 million gallons of wastewater a day requires organization and collaboration among several different divisions. For example, Engineering reviews design for our water system. Water & Sewer installs and maintains the collection pipes. Water Reclamation workers treat the wastewater as it arrives at the facilities. Those responsible for cultivating communications both within and among these departments are this month’s unsung heroes, our Administrative Secretaries.
Harmonious relations between the different areas of Public Utilities are essential for keeping our wastewaters flowing. Their keen attention to detail is necessary for coordinating appointments, relaying messages, and preparing correspondence. They must be available to meet the demands from personnel, government officials, administration, and the public. They handle reports of broken water mains or sewer backups, dispatching the appropriate repair teams to quickly restore services.
As highlighted throughout the year in our Unsung Heroes section of the website, the treatment of our wastewater requires many special people, with various talents and interests, working with one another. The ACC Public Utilities Department employees over 190 workers. Our administrative secretaries are responsible for preparing payroll documentation, maintaining financial records, making travel arrangements, and managing personnel records for all of our staff. Completing such tasks helps to build a happy and well-functioning team of workers.
These ladies are the backbone our water reclamation machine depends upon. They quietly handle the minute details that could result in disaster if overlooked. A big thank you to our administrative secretaries, this month's unsung heroes.