At Fairborn (Ohio) Utilities, the leadership team is focused on upgrades and plant efficiencies. Take a tour with Superintendent Karen Hawkins as she explains what the facility has done to eliminate vulnerabilities and provide needed redundancies. You'll get a tour of a new Kohler generator system, which allows the plant to run three days without refueling. And, you'll get a glimpse into the planning process as Hawkins and her team decide how to prepare for the city's future growth.

For her leadership qualities and exception work, Hawkins won the 2014 Operator Meritorious Award from the Ohio Section of AWWA.

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