Utility is one of an Elite Group to Receive Honor
[UPDATE] Beaver Water District received the “Directors Award of Recognition” from the Partnership for Safe Water on June 9th at a ceremony held in Boston during the annual meeting of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). AWWA is the largest and oldest worldwide organization dedicated to safe water. Larry Lloyd, COO of the District, was on hand to receive the award. To his left in the photo above is John Donahue, AWWA President, and to his right is Peter Grevatt, Director of the USEPA Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water.
Denver, Colo. – June 4, 2014 – Beaver Water District has received the “Directors Award of Recognition” from the Partnership for Safe Water, a program developed by AWWA, EPA, and associated Partner organizations, to guide water suppliers towards improving water quality by optimizing system operations. The Beaver Water District was presented this award for successfully completing the Self-Assessment and Peer Review phase of the Partnership program, a phase which includes comprehensive evaluation of treatment plant operations and performance, identification of performance limiting factors, and the development of action plans to achieve optimization. The plant will be one of a select group of utilities honored by the Partnership at the annual conference of the American Water Works Association, the largest and oldest worldwide organization dedicated to safe water.
“We are honored to receive this award,” said Bill Watkins of Rogers, Ark., President of Beaver Water District’s Board of Directors. “The District’s goal is to always strive to optimize operations and improve the quality of water we deliver to our customers. The community in Northwest Arkansas counts on us to ensure the water we take from Beaver Lake and process for drinking is of the highest quality we can produce when it emerges from their taps. The achievement of this award is a great accomplishment and a credit to our dedicated staff. This award demonstrates our ongoing commitment to protecting public health now and for years to come.”
Beaver Water District supplies drinking water, sourced from Beaver Lake, to more than 300,000 people and industries in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville and surrounding areas. These cities then resell the water to surrounding towns and communities. The District’s mission is to serve our customers’ needs by providing high quality drinking water that meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements and is economically priced consistent with our quality standards. For more information, visit www.bwdh2o.org.
The Partnership for Safe Water is a voluntary self-assessment and optimization program for water treatment plant and distribution system operation. More than 250 utility subscribers, collectively serving more than 100 million people, are committed to the Partnership’s goals of providing safe, high-quality drinking water through achieving operational excellence in water treatment. Partnership members participate in a rigorous four-phase self-assessment and peer review process, developed by industry experts, and are recognized industry-wide for their commitment to delivering safe water to their communities.
The Partnership for Safe Water is an alliance of the American Water Works Association, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Association of Water Companies, and the Water Research Foundation.