Milestone: Clallam PUD’s Martin receives ‘Grace Under Pressure’ honor

The State Office of Drinking Water and state Department of Health presented the “Grace Under Pressure” award to Water and Wastewater Manager Tom Martin at a meeting of the Clallam County PUD board of commissioners meeting on April 25.

Martin was lauded for for his leadership in restoring water to Sekiu/Clallam Bay after the large landslide ruptured the water main in November 2021.

The Office presents several categories of awards annually in recognition of National Drinking Water Week (May 1-7, 2022) to recognize individual water systems and operators.

“We are proud of Tom and his department for their significant effort in the restoration of service,” PUD general manager Sean Worthington said.

”While this is an award specifically designated for water system operators, we recognize that many across the District were involved in the restoration effort. It was truly an example of how an event can reach across multiple departments.”

The full list of award winners, including Tom Martin, as well as the Governor’s proclamation for Drinking Water Week may be viewed on the Drinking Water Week webpage at

Clallam PUD has 145 employees and serves over 31,000 accounts in Clallam County.