June 18, 2019 – 15 Individuals Complete 2nd Beaver Water District Citizens Water Academy

Fifteen area leaders recently received plaques recognizing their completion of Beaver Water District’s 2nd Citizens Water Academy: (back row, left to right) Craig Rivaldo, Arvest Bank Bentonville; Dax Weindorf, Lighthouse Financial; Steve Keith, NWA Regional Airport; Daniel Ellis, Crafton Tull; Tim McFarland, Elevate Performance, LLC; Les Rau, Cargill; (middle row, left to right) Ben Brantmeier, Bancorp South; Kyle Weaver, Office of U. S. Rep. Steve Womack; Jacquelyn Hudson, Rockline Industries; Jay Schneider, Hobbs State Park; and (front row, left to right) Stephanie Neipling, UA Division of Agriculture; Joe Hiryak, Fayetteville Window Washing; Brent Farmer, Flintco, LLC; Terri Lane, Northwest Arkansas Land Trust; and Colt Bailey, City of Lowell. (Photo courtesy of Beaver Water District). To be considered for the next class, send an email to Kayla Mhoon at kmhoon@bwdh2o.org.

The purpose of the Citizens Water Academy is to educate a select group of NWA leaders about the history and organizational makeup of BWD, the process of producing and distributing safe and affordable drinking water from Beaver Lake to our customer cities, and the protection of the Beaver Lake watershed. The goal is to enable the members to serve as ambassadors and to advocate on BWD’s behalf. This is beneficial not only to BWD and the protection of water quality in Beaver Lake, but it also supports community sustainability and regional economic growth.

The mission of BWD is to serve 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 to Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville. These cities in Northwest Arkansas then pump, store, distribute and resell the water to their customers — more than 350,000 people and industries in their cities and surrounding areas. For more information, visit www.bwdh2o.org.