Lee Marshall wins Victorian Operator of the Year

September 18, 2019 BY

Lee performs a water quality analysis for treated water quality before entering the supply.


Every year, the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia celebrates the best of the industry with its Operator of the Year award.

Winners of this prestigious award demonstrate excellent performance, initiative and all-round attention to detail in their roles as operators of water or wastewater treatment facilities.

Lee with his WIOA Victorian Operator of the Year Award.

Mr Paul O’Donohue, Managing Director of Central Highlands Water (CHW) said, “We are thrilled to congratulate Lee Marshall, one of our Water Treatment Operators, on winning the prestigious WIOA Victorian Operator of the Year award for 2019.

“Lee is a great asset to CHW and is recognised and respected by his team, division and peers in the water industry. Lee often goes above and beyond his assigned duties and is a role model for providing service to our community.

“The need for safe and reliable drinking water and effective wastewater management is critical to the health, safety, welfare, and economic viability throughout the CHW region and Lee is committed to this priority,” Mr O’Donohue said.

The daily work performed by Lee and the CHW team, who are often on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, operating over 2,526km of water mains is no small job and not for everyone.

“I love working in the operations side of the water industry because it changes every day and requires a wide range of skills, and provides essential services to the community,” Mr Marshall said.

“I’m extremely proud to be recognised for this award and the work we do for our customers and community in the region. I wasn’t expecting to win the award, so being recognised for my work has been amazing, and I look forward to furthering my professional career in the industry.”

Lee has been employed at Central Highlands Water for the past 11 years, starting his career as a Field Maintenance Trainee, he’s now a Water Treatment Operator.

At Central Highland Water we love to celebrate our regional talent, well done Lee!