ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Eleven public drinking water systems will be honored with the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies' (AMWA) top utility management awards on Oct. 28 at the 2013 Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg, according to a press release.

The Platinum Awards for Utility Excellence will be awarded to six systems and five systems will be presented the Gold Awards for Exceptional Utility Performance, the release reported.

"AMWA awards recognize the extraordinary performance of water agencies where management vision and employee commitment create a sustainable utility producing ample supplies of clean, safe drinking water," said AMWA President Pat Mulroy, general manager of Las Vegas Valley Water District.

According to the release, the City of Columbus Department of Utilities in Ohio, the Louisville Water Company in Kentucky, the Onondaga County Water Authority in New York, the City of Palm Bay Utilities Department in Florida, the San Diego County Water Authority in California and the Western Virginia Water Authority in Virginia won the Platinum Awards while the Beaver Water District in Arkansas, the City of Dayton Water Department in Ohio, the City of Mesa Water Resources Department in Arizona, the City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department in North Carolina and the City of Virginia Beach Department of Public Utilities in Virginia will be presented the gold awards.

Please visit http://www.amwa.net/ for more information.