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Posted on: August 14, 2017

City of Brighton senior plant mechanic receives award

Mark Danforth, Hudson resident and the City of Brighton Senior Plant Mechanic at the Brighton Reverse Osmosis and Green Sand Filtration Water Treatment Plant, has been named the 2016-2017 Outstanding Water Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker by the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association.

The annual award recognizes an outstanding water treatment plant maintenance worker within the Rocky Mountain Region (Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico) for exceptional performance, dedication and knowledge.

Danforth was recognized for his commitment to the industry and his dedication to the citizens of Brighton as the Senior Plant Mechanic in charge of maintenance of the Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant and the Green Sand Filtration Water Treatment Facility as well as the numerous well sites and storage facilities, and other mechanized operational facilities of the water system. 

Danforth has been employed by the City of Brighton for 17 years, and holds a water operator’s license, as well as numerous mechanical and electrical training certifications.  For the past few years he has been tasked with more system-wide design responsibilities, in addition to heading the maintenance team, due to his overall experience and ability to focus on the future sustainability of new projects. 

He will be formally recognized at the annual Rocky Mountain Section American Water Works Association and Water Environment Federation Joint Annual Conference in Loveland, CO, Monday, Sept. 11, and by the Brighton City Council Tuesday, Sept. 19.


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