Beaver Water District (BWD) promoted Nicole “Nikki” Holloway to Laboratory Supervisor on Oct. 1. Holloway oversees the laboratory staff and works with other departments at BWD to analyze both watershed and treated water quality.
Holloway began her career in the drinking water industry as a college intern for three years in the Water Quality Laboratory at City Utilities of Springfield, Mo. After she graduated from Missouri State University with a B.S. in Chemistry, she joined the team at BWD as a Laboratory Technician in 2013. Later, BWD promoted her to Laboratory Analyst. Holloway is currently working on her thesis on the Use and Feasibility of Polyaluminum Chloride Coagulants to meet requirements for a distance learning M.S. degree in Environmental Science from the University of Idaho. Holloway is an active member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), serving as a past chair for the Southwest Section Young Professional Committee. She serves on the AWWA’s Water Quality Laboratory Committee and Young Professionals Committee.
Holloway spent four years as a valued member of the BWD Top Ops Team (water treatment quiz bowl). During that time, BWD placed first every year at the Southwest Section AWWA competition. She now coaches the BWD Team. In 2014, the Northwest District of the Arkansas Water Works and Water Environment Association (AWW&WEA) named Holloway the Water Laboratory Professional of the year. Holloway holds a Class IV Water Treatment Operator license and Class IV Water Distribution Operator license, both through the Arkansas Department of Health.
About Beaver Water District
The mission of Beaver Water District (BWD) is to sustainably provide our customers with safe, economical drinking water. BWD provides the clean 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. For more information, visit www.bwdh2o.org.