Burch Receives Professional Operators License; Top Ops Team Ranks 6th

Jesse Burch, Beaver Water District’s Operations Supervisor, received his Professional Operators License at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) annual meeting held in Philadelphia in June. Beaver Water District (BWD) supports continuing training and development of its employees. Safe, clean drinking water for our community depends on our dedicated & knowledgeable staff.

In other news, BWD’s team placed 6th overall in the Top Ops Challenge, which is the “College Bowl” or “Jeopardy!” of the water industry. The team members are Dustin Mayhew of Springdale, BWD Plant Operator; Frank Blowers of Siloam Springs, BWD Maintenance Supervisor; and Nikki Holloway of Lowell, BWD Laboratory Analyst. The competition was held during AWWA’s 2017 ACE convention, which drew more than 13,000 water professionals from around the world. This was BWD’s third time to compete in the International Competition.

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.

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