October 1, 2018 – Beaver Water District Hires New Staff

Darryl Fendley, P.E., of Springdale, has joined the staff of Beaver Water District (BWD). Fendley will move into the Plant Engineer position upon the promotion of Plant Engineer Bill HagenBurger to Chief Operating Officer at the end of this year. Cody Hudson, P.E., of Fayetteville, also joined the staff of BWD as Environmental Engineer.

Fendley, a registered Professional Engineer, will be responsible for engineering and construction supervision of District projects. This includes the efficient, effective, and economical implementation and management of construction projects and engineering work. His duties will include preparing and managing the engineering department budget; resolving operations and procedures; reviewing and evaluating programs and project performance; and preparing reports and related data. Fendley has a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and a B.S. in Physics from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.  Most recently, he served as Director of Engineering and Product Manager for BlueInGreen in Fayetteville for six years. Previously, he worked as a Design Engineer for Garver Engineers in Fayetteville. He also did a three-year stint in Central Asia providing direction and oversight and teaching English as a second language for a team of cross-cultural workers facing language and culture barriers. Additionally, Fendley served as a Research Assistant at UA-Fayetteville for three years, where he developed and implemented research and wrote technical papers.

Hudson will write and review proposals, work collaboratively with team members and outside agencies and participate in a broad range of environmental, technical and scientific tests, studies, assessments and monitoring programs. He also will provide technical assistance in the evaluation and implementation of BWD’s Source Water Protection Program such as creation of GIS databases, compilation and analysis of GIS data on land use and related impacts to the water resource. In addition, he will produce monthly informational reports on plant performance, water quality and environmental quality for BWD management, as well as update source water assessment and evaluate the impact of short-term land change scenarios on source water quality. Hudson earned a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. Most recently, Hudson worked as a Water Resources Engineer for FTN Associates in Fayetteville. Prior to that, he spent six years with Intera, Inc., in Austin as a Water Resources Engineer, where he served as Surface Water Group Leader managing four staffers and numerous projects. Prior to that, he was a Research Assistant at the University of Texas for a year. Additionally, he spent three years as a Construction Engineer with the Arkansas Department of Transportation.

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 $1.36 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 330,000 people and industries in their cities and surrounding areas. For more information, visit http://www.bwdh2o.org/service-area.