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NPWA’s Executive Director, Tony Bellitto, Receives Samuel S. Baxter Award from PA AWWA

May 5, 2017

Lindsay Hughes
North Penn Water Authority
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Lansdale, Pa- May 5, 2017-  North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) is pleased to announce that Executive Director, Anthony J. Bellitto, Jr., P.E., received the Samuel S. Baxter Award at the Pennsylvania Section of the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) annual conference last week. The Samuel S. Baxter Award was established by the PA section of AWWA to recognize a section member for outstanding personal service in the water supply field and in commemoration of leadership in the development of safe public drinking system practices, the promotion of a water works industry of high esteem and service to the American Water Works Association by Samuel S. Baxter.

Upon receiving this award, Mr. Bellitto commented, “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve our customers with the most vital resource of water for their homes and businesses. I’ve enjoyed working side by side with the finest and most dedicated people in the water supply industry over the past 30 years of my career. So I am very grateful and humbled to receive this award from my peers at AWWA.”

AWWA Award

Tony Bellitto, Jr., executive director of NPWA, left, receives the Samuel S. Baxter Award from Dan Preston, director of Operations and Engineering for NPWA and immediate past chair of AWWA, right.

Anthony J. Bellitto, Jr., P.E. has been executive director of NPWA since 1998 and is responsible for all planning, engineering, operational, and financial aspects of the organization, with a staff of 48 employees. The Authority provides a daily average of 10 million gallons per day of water supply to over 34,000 customers from both surface water and ground water in Montgomery and Bucks Counties.

Mr. Bellitto is active with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and its Water For People program that focuses on international water relief projects in poor communities around the world. The program raises funds and provides technical assistance for water supply and wastewater treatment projects in underdeveloped countries. He is also a Past President of the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association. He has served as PMAA Region 1 Director and Assistant Director, and has been active on several PMAA committees over the years.

Mr. Bellitto is a Licensed Professional Engineer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College in New York City.  He was formerly employed with the New York City Bureau of Water Supply and also with consulting firms specializing in water supply and wastewater engineering before joining the North Penn Water Authority 19 years ago.


About North Penn Water Authority

Established in 1965, North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) is a municipally owned, nonprofit Authority with a dedicated, professional workforce committed to providing the community with a safe, reliable, and economical water supply.  Water supplied to their customers comes from both a surface water supply that is treated at the state of the art Forest Park Water Treatment Plant (FPWTP) and from 17 groundwater wells located throughout the service area.  To provide the highest quality water, the Authority has in place a main replacement program and performs annual flushing of its 575 miles of water main which serves more than 34,000 customers.  NPWA also owns and maintains all fire hydrants in the service area to ensure hydrants are in working order in case of fire emergencies. NPWA employees, many of whom are NPWA customers themselves, take pride in being able to provide this service to the community. For more information, please visit or call 215-855-3617.




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