Nicole Van Aken DP article

FAIRFIELD — The lab manager at the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District has been recognized with an award of excellence by the Bay Area Clean Water Agencies.

Nicole Van Aken, of Fairfield, has received the Arleen Navarret Award, created in honor of Navarret and her dedication to improving the health of the San Francisco Bay.

“Nicole is incredibly smart, thoughtful, and proactive, and we are very proud to have her on our team,” district General Manager Talyon Sortor said in a statement announcing the award. “Her commitment to the environment and to organizational excellence is truly exceptional, and this award is well-deserved.”

The Bay Area Clean Water Agencies is a joint powers agency formed by wastewater treatment agencies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Members include municipalities and special districts that provide sanitary sewer services to more than 7.1 million people.

The Fairfield-Suisun district, which provides service to the two cities and some isolated areas outside the city boundaries, is a member of BAWCA.

By Daily Republic Staff
Printed in the July 3, 2022 Edition