An Award-Winning City Government

Budgeting & Water Treatment Receive Recognitions
Caption: Budgeting award. Renee Morrow, the City of Clinton's finance director, holds award announcement from the Government Finance Officers Association. - Photo provided


Clinton finance department honored for distinguished budget presentation


The Government Finance Officers Association announces that the City of Clinton, South Carolina has received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as:

--a policy document

--a financial plan

--an operations guide

--a communications device.

Budget documents must be rated "proficient" in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted to an entity, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual(s) or department designated as being primarily responsible for having achieved the award. This has been presented to the Finance Department.

There are more than 1,600 participants in the Budget Awards Program. The most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their corresponding budget documents, are posted quarterly on GFOA's website. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.

The Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of more than 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials-and other finance practitioners. It provides top quality publications, training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management. The association is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Washington D.C.


Decade of Excellence




City of Clinton water treatment plant personnel recently were awarded the Area Wide Optimization Award (AWOP) for 2016 and were recognized for 10 years of receiving the award.

The city joins a group of 198 treatment plants in the Southeast that together provided enhanced levels of health protection to 9.8 million people during the year.

The optimization program depends on collaborative relationships and mutual respect between and among regulators and water systems, and it enhances the skills of everyone involved.

“AWOP is about the optimization of the existing Water Plant and the quality of the Operators and ours are to be applauded”, said Interim City Manager, Dale Satterfield.

Achieving AWOP means improved water quality, highly trained and capable staff, improved cooperation between agencies, organizational efficiency, and money and water saved.

The Clinton Water Treatment Plant (WTP) was built in 1958 so that the City of Clinton could provide its citizens with safe and pleasant drinking water. The WTP is capable of processing 6 million gallons of water a day, with an average rate of 2.6 million gallons a day. Our water comes from the Enoree River and the 23 million gallon Duncan Creek Reservoir.

For additional information, questions, or to schedule a tour of the Water Treatment Plant facility, contact the plant at 864-833-7526.


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