For Immediate Release

July 27, 2015

Contact: Tammy Sharp

Public Information Director

Leesville Waste Water Treatment Plant Wins North Louisiana Plant of the Year

LEESVILLE, La.-- The City of Leesville Wastewater Treatment Plant, received highest honors this year at Louisiana Rural Water Association's  Annual Awards Banquet when Martin Mayo ,the plant director, and the plant, were named the 2015 Wastewater System of the Year North, for outstanding operation and maintenance.


The awards were presented on July 15, 2015 at LRWA's 30th Annual Training

 and Technical Conference held in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


The LRWA Awards Program was established to recognize the outstanding efforts of Rural Water and Wastewater Systems and their personnel. Of all the systems/operators/office personnel across the state, Mayo and the City of Leesville were selected as this year's winner for their dedication to providing safe drinking water and helping to maintain a cleaner environment through their efforts in the water and wastewater industry in the State of Louisiana.


LRWA is a non-profit organization established in 1978 to aid small water and wastewater systems through training and on-site technical assistance. Their assistance is geared toward the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems and to aid them in understanding the rules and regulations of said operation.

For years, Louisiana Rural Water Association has been the driving force, providing water and wastewater training and technical assistance to the small towns and rural areas in all 64 Louisiana Parishes. 


In short, Louisiana Rural Water Association has a documented record of accomplishment in providing the highest quality training, technical assistance and informational products and services necessary for promoting public health and environmental protection.


Mayo was recognized at the Leesville City Council meeting, July 27, 2015 for his outstanding leadership and service to the City.



The City of Leesville, the best hometown in the world, is a historic yet visionary community. As the parish seat of Vernon Parish, where Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center are located, the City of Leesville is home to military families, retired veterans and a growing and strongly patriotic citizenry that provides the basis of a well-rounded and work-ready workforce.   


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