Utilities Director John Paul Castro, Mayor Teri Johnston and OMI’s Michael Martinez, Ralph Estevez, and Rick Cleaver.
Wastewater Plant Receives Prestigious Award
Mayor Teri Johnston, the City Commission, and Utilities Director John Paul Castro took a moment during the recent regular meeting to thank the professionals at OMI, the company that the City contracts to oversee the wastewater plant.
The Florida Water Environmental Association recognized the City of Key West Utilities with the Wastewater Collection System of the Year Award.
“We won this back in April, but I wanted to announce it when these guys could be here in person,” said Castro. “This is a prestigious award and no small feat. These guys maintain 58 miles of pipe, which handles 1.5 billion gallons of wastewater a year.”
Castro also gave a shout out the OMI’s Ralph Estevez for his 31 years of service at the plant, noting that he had a large role in a recent GIS mapping of the pipes.
“These guy fly under the radar,” said Castro, “and I wanted to be sure they are recognized for all of their hard work.”