November 1, 2019 — Beaver Water District “Top Ops” Team Places 1st Regionally; headed to Nationals

(From left) Dustin Mayhew of Springdale, Gabe Frost of Siloam Springs, and Steven Caudle of Lowell, all Beaver Water District (BWD) Plant Operators II, placed first to win the regional Top Ops Challenge competition held Oct. 22 in Branson, Mo., during the 2019 Southwest Section American Water Works Association’s annual convention. Now the team will compete for the 6th consecutive year in the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Top Ops Challenge in Orlando during AWWA’s 2020 Annual Conference & Exposition, which will be held June 14-18. Top Ops is the “College Bowl” or “Jeopardy!” of the water industry. It is designed to promote excellence and professionalism and provide an opportunity for water professionals to showcase their talents in all aspects of water operations.