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Public Invited to Concert & Family Fun During War Eagle Appreciation Day at Withrow Springs State Park on May 30

It’s spring in the Ozarks and that means it’s time to get outdoors and play! The annual War Eagle Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Keith Ham Pavilion at Withrow Springs State Park, 5 miles north of Huntsville, Ark., off of Hwy. 23. This event is free and open to the public. The canoe and kayak float and cleanup will be from 9-11 a.m. on the War Eagle. For non-floaters, go to the pavilion beginning at 10 a.m. for hands-on education activities, nature walks and lunch. Then from 1-2 p.m., a Once a River Concert will be performed by Donna and Kelly Mulhollan of Still on the Hill. An Ozark instrument show and tell, as well as Q&A, will follow. More information is available on the Beaver Water District Facebook page. Or call Withrow Springs State Park at (479) 559-2593.Still on the Hill Photo for web

Event partners and sponsors include William Rufus Stephens, Jr Memorial Fund, Huntsville Chamber of Commerce, Arvest Bank, Beaver Watershed Alliance, Arkansas State Parks (Withrow Springs State Park & Hobbs State Park), Arkansas Master Naturalists, Lewis & Clark, War Eagle Mill, Arkansas Canoe Club, Huntsville Fire Department, Madison County Solid Waste and Recycling, Madison County Record, Madison Coffee House, Wal-Mart, Ma and Pa’s Bent & Dent, Girl Scouts-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas, Ozarks Water Watch, Ozark Mountain Trading Company, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission and Beaver Water District.

War Eagle is a sub-watershed of Beaver Lake Watershed. A watershed is an area of land that drains water, sediment, and dissolved materials to a common receiving body or outlet, which in this case is Beaver Lake, the primary source of drinking water for most of Northwest Arkansas. The purpose of the event is to draw attention to the rich history of War Eagle and the many benefits that War Eagle Creek brings to Madison County and Northwest Arkansas.

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Board Meeting — May 21, 2015

Beaver Water District’s Board of Directors will meet at noon on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 301 N. Primrose Road, Lowell, AR.

Tentative Agenda

1. Meeting Call to Order
2. Approval of minutes from previous regular meeting
3. Presentation — Western Corridor Highway Crossings Study
4. Presentation — Asset Management Program
5. Presentation — FY 2016 Financial Plan Update
6. Other Business

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Beaver Water District Announces Press Conference

Amy Wilson, Director of Public Affairs for Beaver Water District, today announced a Drinking Water Week Press Conference to be held Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at their offices and Water Education Center, 301 N. Primrose Road, Lowell, Arkansas. National Drinking Water Week is May 3 – 9.  The news conference will also focus on the new District campaign: It’s Easy…Just Turn the Handle, and on the staff at Beaver Water District and their customer cities — Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville — who work diligently around-the-clock to provide Northwest Arkansas with safe, clean drinking water.

The public and media are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served and dignitaries from the customer cities will be in attendance for the Press Conference. For more information, contact Wilson at 479.756.3651 or email awilson@bwdh2o.org.  Additional information on Beaver Water District is available at the website: bwdh2o.org.

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Board Meeting — April 16, 2015

Beaver Water District’s Board of Directors will meet at noon on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 301 N. Primrose Road, Lowell, AR.

Tentative Agenda

1. Meeting Call to Order
2. Approval of minutes from previous regular meeting
3. Presentation — Strategic Plan Metrics Dashboard and Report
4. Presentation — Data Base Management System
5. Presentation — BWD Top Ops Team — AWWA ACE Anaheim Competition
6. Presentation — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Beaver Lake Master Plan Study
7. Presentation — Update on Black & Veatch BWD Master Plan Study and Generators
8. Other Business
*Drinking Water Week — BWD Media Campaign
*AWWA Memberships for Directors

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The Source: Spring 2015

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • The Long Run
  • District Awards Scholarships;
    Cheevers Makes Chancellor’s List
  • Floyd “Scott” Holloway: 1965-2015
  • Hardy W. (Casey) Croxton (1956-2015)
  • NOARK Installs New Directors: District’s
    Pat Bates Serving as 2015 President
  • Employee Profile: Joe Pineda,
    Facilities Maintenance
  • It’s Easy…Just Turn the Handle!
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Board Meeting — March 19, 2015

Beaver Water District’s Board of Directors will meet at noon on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at 301 N. Primrose Road, Lowell, AR.

Agenda

1. Meeting Call to Order
2. Approval of minutes from previous regular meeting
3. Recommendation — Procurement Agreement for Auxiliary Generators
4. Presentation — Clearwells and Treated Water Pumping Station
5. Other Business
*Tour-Clearwells and Treated Water Pumping Stations

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Prairie Grove Water Takes 1st Place

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Prairie Grove Water Department took home the first place award for best tasting drinking water on March 11th in Rogers during the monthly meeting of the Northwest District of the Arkansas Water Works and Water Environment Association (AWW&WEA). Rogers Water Utilities took second place, Beaver Water District took third place, and Bella Vista Water took fourth place. Prairie Grove Water Department will now compete for the statewide award during the 2015 Annual Conference & Exposition of the Arkansas Water Works and Water Environment Association, which will be held April 26-29 in Hot Springs.

Geovanny Sarmiento, VP of Minority Business Development, Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce; Jackie Chestnutt, Minister, Southside Church of Christ in Rogers, and Joe James, Associate and Education Minister, Southside Church of Christ in Rogers served as judges. They evaluated and scored water samples on clarity, color, odor, and taste. Judges said the scores were very close. Roman Rios, Chair of the NW District AWW&WEA (City of Bentonville) emceed the event. Jeff Hickle, Secretary/Treasurer (CH2M Hill/City of Fayetteville) and Jesse Burch, Vice Chair (Beaver Water District) assisted with the event.

The Northwest District of the AWW&WEA was formed in 1950. Its mission is to encourage the education and licensing of its members in the field of water and wastewater systems, and to provide a venue by which the members can share information, obtain training, and improve the overall standing of our profession within the communities. Monthly meetings are held in various cities throughout the 10-county District in Northwest Arkansas. Visit nwd-awwwea.org for more information.

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Board Meeting — Feb. 19, 2015

Beaver Water District’s Board of Directors will meet at noon on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 301 N. Primrose Road, Lowell, AR.

Agenda

1. Meeting Call to Order
2. Approval of minutes from previous regular meeting
3. Recommendation — Banking Resolutions
4. Presentation — Process Improvement Project Results FY 2014
5. Presentation — Beaver Lake Water Quality Report
6. Other Business
*Recommendation — Minimum Wage Adjustment to 2015 Salary Structure
*Legislative Update
*Raw Water Magnetic Flow Meter Replacement-Croxton Basins 5&6
*”Thank you” from Tory Gaddy, College of Engineering

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Three Scholarships Awarded to UA Students

LOWELL, Ark. — During its regularly scheduled board meeting today, the Beaver Water District Board of Directors recognized the recipients of the District’s Steele-Croxton Memorial Scholarships: Julia Allen of Fayetteville, Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science-College of Agriculture; Stephanie Maxwell of Bentonville, Civil Engineering-College of Engineering; and Andrew Stephens of Rogers, Biological Engineering-College of Engineering, all from the University of Arkansas (UA). This year marks the second year in a row for Allen and Maxwell to receive District scholarships. Tory Gaddy, Development Manager with the UA College of Engineering, as well as Thomas Carter, UA Assistant Dean of Student Services and Student Affairs, also attended the meeting.

The scholarship, funded through voluntary contributions by Beaver Water District Board members and other interested individuals and organizations, is named for the late Joe M. Steele and the late Hardy W. Croxton, leaders and past Board members. The Memorial Scholarship Fund provides support to qualified students within the UA’s College of Engineering and College of Agriculture. The scholarship’s aim is to support students studying and exploring careers related to water.

Beaver Water District supplies drinking water from its abundant storage in Beaver Lake to Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville. These cities then resell the water to nearby 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 information, visit www.bwdh2o.org. See photo below. Photo caption: During the Jan. 15th board meeting, Bill Watkins of Rogers (second from left), President of Beaver Water District’s Board of Directors, recognized University of Arkansas students Stephanie Maxwell of Bentonville (from left), Julia Allen of Fayetteville, and Andrew Stephens of Rogers. The three are smiling because each of them received a Beaver Water District Steele-Croxton Memorial Scholarship this year.011515 Winners with Bill Watkins

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Board Meeting — January 15, 2015

Beaver Water District’s Board of Directors will meet at noon on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 301 N. Primrose Road, Lowell, AR.

Agenda

1. Meeting Call to Order
2. Approval of minutes from previous regular meeting
3. Report — FY 2014 Audit
4. Presentation — Nutrient Trading Legislation
5. Presentation — BWD Master Plan Update
6. Report — Steele Croxton Memorial Scholarship Award Recipients
7. Other Business

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