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PRESS RELEASE--CHRIS COMPTON AWARDED

LOUISA COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY

Douglas Smith, Chairman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 18, 2019

Contact: Louisa County Water Authority

P.O. Box 9, Louisa, Virginia 23093

(540) 967-1122

www.louisacountywaterauthority.org

LOUISA COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY STAFF MEMBER CHRIS COMPTON RECEIVES WATER MAINTENEANCE TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

 LOUISA, VIRGINIA – Louisa County Water Authority (LCWA) is pleased to announce that on April 17, 2019 Christopher J. (Chris) Compton received the Maintenance Technician of the Year Award at the 2019 Virginia Rural Water Association’s 31st Annual Conference and Technical Exposition, in Roanoke Virginia. 

Chris has been employed by Louisa County Water Authority since May 2003.  During his sixteen years of service, he acquired his Class IV Water Operator License and his Class IV Wastewater Operator License and grew in experience and expertise.  He ultimately ended up in the Zion Crossroads area of the County playing a huge role in supervising the construction and installation of the new infrastructure including a wastewater treatment plant, the development of the water supply system and the installation of the collection and distribution systems.  Chris is now consulting for the LCWA to the $50M James River Water Project.  The James River Water Project will provide a sustainable water supply to large sections of Louisa County and is expected to go online in 2021.

Chris is now the Maintenance Manager and poised to become Maintenance Supervisor, the highest position in the Maintenance Department.   He is also a valued member of the LCWA Management Team.

Customers call frequently to express their gratitude for the professional, courteous manner he displays, collecting delinquent accounts, helping to identify a water leak at a residence or responding to a dirty water complaint.  His demeanor is a shining example to the staff and the public of the meaning of a loyal, dedicated, professional, team oriented player. 

Chris responds to problems in a timely manner, no matter the time of day or night.  He is pulled in many different directions, but continues to complete projects and maintenance necessary to keep systems running and operating properly.  Chris often offers alternative solutions to difficult and expensive repairs and maintenance projects. 

Chris continues to evolve and grow with changing and improving technology. He is a valued and respected employee.

Chris is an outstanding leader for Louisa County Water Authority as well as the Louisa Community.  We are proud that the Virginia Rural Water Association has honored Chris with the award for Maintenance Technician of the Year.

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