Hunter receives top award

The Water Authority Board Chairman, Mr. Brainard Watler, recently presented the New Works Superintendent, Mr. Jack Hunter, with the distinguished Chairman’s Award for 2004. Mr. Hunter was rewarded in recognition of his exemplary service and dedication to the Water Authority throughout 2004.

Mr. Hunter, a past recipient of several awards, including Employee-of-the-Quarter and 10-year service awards, has been a dedicated member of the Water Authority team since 1994, states an Authority press release.

In 2004, Mr. Hunter led his work crew in completing several major projects, these included the first phase of the extension of the Water Authority pipeline into Frank Sound, the Poindexter Rd. extension to the new Prospect Primary School, and all side roads in East End. Additionally, he was recognised as one of the leading forces in the success of the Water Authority’s restoration efforts post-Hurricane Ivan having led his crew in working tirelessly, in the midst of many personal losses, to re-install over 6,000 feet of pipeline.

‘Under Jack Hunter’s direction the New Works crew has become a very efficient working entity, installing mainly large diameter pipelines under sometimes very difficult and trying conditions (e.g., traffic, temperature, dust). Their pipelaying rate has been consistent, resulting in substantial cost savings to the Water Authority. We are pleased to present this award to a most worthy employee for his loyalty and consistent good work, often well beyond the call of duty,’ said Water Authority Board Chairman, Mr. Brainard Watler. ‘This was amply demonstrated in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan when he, even after a full day’s work in the sun, made fuel deliveries to the various hurricane shelters until very late at night. Jack’s attitude is an example for all, carrying out vital and difficult tasks without complaint and always with a smile on his face.’

The Chairman’s Award is presented annually and is the Authority’s initiative to recognise and honour exemplary, consistent service during each calendar year among their staff.

The Water Authority is the statutory authority responsible for the management of water and wastewater in the Cayman Islands. The Administrative Headquarters is located at 13G Red Gate Road, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Please contact 949-6352 for further information.