H2GO’s Russ Lane Receives NC AWWA-WEA Raymond E. “Red” Ebert Award

LELAND, NC – In September, the North Carolina American Water Works Association and the North Carolina Water Environment Association (NC AWWA-WEA) awarded H2GO’s Utilities Director Russ Lane with the Raymond E. “Red” Ebert Award for his dedication to the water industry. This award was established by the NC AWWA-WEA Board of Directors in 1988 and is presented to the member who has made a significant contribution to the practice of operating a water distribution or wastewater collection system.

Mr. Lane currently serves as the Utilities Director for Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer, H2GO, where he has been employed for 18 years. Mr. Lane has dedicated his career to the water and wastewater industry and leaves many in awe with his knowledge and tactics to effectively and efficiently solve problems and ensure customers are not without water. He consistently strives to build upon his knowledge and possesses certifications in Distribution, Collections, Cross Connection, and Wastewater Treatment. His goal is to build a sustainable and knowledgeable team for years to come and ensure the community he serves is properly cared for. “Russ is an exceptional leader within our organization,” H2GO’s Executive Director Bob Walker said. “He provides guidance and knowledge to all of those who meet him on the job. He consistently strives to make H2GO a better place for the community and all involved.”

Mr. Lane was recognized for his achievement at H2GO’s Regular Board Meeting on October 15th, 2019. The award will be presented to Mr. Lane at the NC AWWA-WEA 99th Annual Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina November 3rd – 6th, 2019. The NC AWWA-WEA is dedicated to providing water and wastewater education, training, and service in an effort to protect public health and the environment. They have over 2,500 members in North Carolina representing municipal and private utilities, consulting engineering firms, government agencies, companies who provide equipment and supplies to the industry, and representatives of academia who teach and conduct research in water and wastewater-related areas.