Photo: From left: ACWA JPIA Executive Committee Member David Drake, Helix Water District Division 1 Director Dan McMillan, Helix Water District Board President Kathleen Hedberg, Helix Water District Division 5 Director Joel Scalzitti, ACWA JPIA Chief Executive Officer Andy Sells and ACWA JPIA Assistant Executive Officer Adrienne Beatty.

At the April 6 Helix Water District board meeting, the Association of California Water Agencies Joint Powers Insurance Authority recognized the district for having low claims on its insurance policies.

Each year ACWA presents refunds to its members, such as Helix, who have done a good job keeping their losses at a minimum through their policies, procedures and programs aimed at reducing risks. These include construction related losses, administering fair employment practices, preventing workplace injuries, operating vehicles safely and responding to emergencies efficiently.

ACWA JPIA Chief Executive Officer Andy Sells presented Helix with a $177,230 refund check at the meeting.

“Helix’s commitment to safety and commitment to security makes this refund possible,” said Sells. “Helix is a forward-thinking agency; ideas that happen here can be implemented throughout the state.”

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