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Excerpt from recent post on the Water Summit in Washington, DC from Global Water Intelligence:
"We have a rock star in the house: George Hawkins, boss of DC Water. He is a Princeton and Harvard educated lawyer who wears his DC Water staff shirt wherever he goes. As a child, he watched Ohio's Cuyahoga river burn, and made water protection his mission. What he didn't sign up for was the parlous state of the capital's water infrastructure: high profile main breaks punctuate his life with alarming regularity. It has made him the most passionate advocate for investment in water infrastructure. If all of America's public water utility leaders could make such an articulate case for spending on water, there would be none of the current pessimism which hangs over the industry."
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Listening to DC Water General Manager George Hawkins talk about Blue Plains is to watch an artist talk about his studio, or to watch a salesman in his showroom. Hawkins loves talking about his work, and his mastery and command at the statistics and knowledge around the subject of water and wastewater pumping is deeply impressive. This isn’t a man doing a functionary job, this is a man who loves what he’s doing.