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The Operator of the Year award recognizes outstanding contributions to the operations of wastewater treatment facilities and the application of knowledge to improve plant processes.


1. Download Operator of the Year  application form and complete

2. Upload completed application here

Questions about the application criteria: 

Contact Octavio Navarrete, Operations and Maintenance Training Committee Chaironavarrete@encinajpa.com.   

2016 Winner

Operator of the Year: Steven Chavis, Napa San
Steven says as a public employee, he knows the community counts on him as a certified operator to understand the details of plant operations, including flows, chemical management, and processes, and to keep the facility functioning optimally. Through his combination of knowledge, training, experience and analysis Steven and his co-workers help NapaSan successfully operate their award-winning wastewater treatment and water reuse facilities.

Operations and Maintenance Committee