Jesse Burch (right) of Bella Vista, Operations Supervisor with Beaver Water District (BWD), received the Water Works Outstanding Achievement Award on April 30 in Hot Springs. Blake Weindorf, 2019 Conference Chair of the Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association, presented the Award during the Water Luncheon.
Burch’s career with BWD began in 2003, when he was hired as a Water Operator II. In 2014, he was promoted to Operations Supervisor. Prior to joining BWD, Burch was a Water Quality Technician for the Washington County Conservation District. Burch holds a B.S. degree in Environmental Soil and Water Science from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He also holds Grade IV Water Operators Treatment and Distribution licenses and Professional Operator Water Treatment Class IV Certification.
Founded in 1931, the Arkansas Water Works and Water Environment Association’s goal has been to provide clean water. The organization hosts an annual conference drawing more than 2,000 attendees, most of them water professionals actively engaged in the design, management, operation and control of water works systems.
Beaver Water District’s mission is to serve its customers’ needs by providing high quality drinking water that meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements and is economically priced consistent with our quality standards. The District supplies clean, safe drinking water, sourced from Beaver Lake, to Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville. These cities 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 http://www.bwdh2o.org.