Monthly Archives: March 2017

Board Meeting – March 16, 2017

Beaver Water District’s Board of Directors will meet at noon on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 301 N. Primrose Road, Lowell, AR.

Tentative Agenda

1. Meeting Call to Order 2. Approval of minutes of previous regular meeting 3. Report – Status of Surge Tank Project for Fayetteville Transmission Line 4. Report – Annual Beaver Lake Water Quality Report 5. Presentation – Public Outreach Annual Report and New Campaign 6. Other Business • Legislative Update • Recognition of Retirement – Robert Morgan, PhD., P.E.

City of Bentonville Earns Best Tasting Drinking Water Award

The City of Bentonville took first place for best tasting drinking water on March 8th at the Center for Nonprofits 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, in a runoff second round of tasting. Other competitors included Beaver Water District, Holiday Island, and Springdale Water Utilities. The City of Bentonville will now compete for the statewide award during the 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition of AWW&WEA, which will be held April 30-May 3 in Hot Springs. (From left) Derek Hall of Village Writing School, Donna Roche of O.R. Colan Associates, and Sally Jones of The Jones Center served as judges. They evaluated and scored water samples on clarity, color, odor, and taste. Jesse Burch, Chair of the NW District AWW&WEA (Beaver Water District), emceed the event. Brad Stewart, Secretary/Treasurer (Springdale Water Utilities), and Nathan Hooper, Vice Chair (Benton-Washington Regional Public Water Authority) 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 water professions. Monthly meetings are held in various cities throughout the 10-county district in Northwest Arkansas. Visit nwd-awwwea.org for more information. Additional information: Past winners include Rogers (2016), Prairie Grove (2015), Beaver Water District (2014), and Rogers (2013).

Beaver Water District Staff Appointed to Serve on American Water Works Association Division & Council

Bill HagenBurger of Rogers, Plant Engineer for Beaver Water District (BWD), received an at-large appointment to the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Engineering and Construction Division. In other news, Dr. Robert Morgan of Springdale, outgoing Manager of Environmental Quality, was appointed to a three-year term on AWWA’s Technical & Educational Council. BWD supports continuing education for its staff and participation in professional water/wastewater organizations.

HagenBurger joined BWD in 2001. He has a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, Va., and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Villanova University, Pa. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Arkansas and holds a Grade IV Water Operators License. He is a member of AWWA, the Arkansas Water Works and Water Environment Association (AWW&WEA), the Water Environment Federation, and is a Past Chair of the Northwest District of the AWW&WEA. HagenBurger is a member of the Board of the Southwest Section of the AWWA, and previously served as Chair. 

Morgan joined Beaver Water District in 2004 and will be retiring in April of this year. He earned his Doctorate in Engineering (2007), Master of Science in Civil Engineering (2003), and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (1973) from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Arkansas. Morgan also is adjunct faculty in the Biological Engineering Department at the University of Arkansas. He has authored publications on nonpoint source pollution, watershed management and stream restoration and a textbook on ecological engineering design. Morgan holds a Grade IV water treatment license.

BWD’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. BWD supplies clean, safe drinking water, sourced from Beaver Lake, at the wholesale price of $1.31 per thousand gallons to Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville. These cities in Northwest Arkansas then pump, store, distribute and resell the water to their customers — more than 320,000 people and industries in their cities and surrounding areas. For more information, visit https://www.bwdh2o.org/service-area.

AWWA, established in 1881, is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life. Visit http://www.awwa.org for more information.