The City of Fredericktown has been nominated for the Missouri Rural Water Association's Water System of the Year Award.
Criteria includes overall operations, financial responsibility, managerial effectiveness, regulatory compliance and participation within the industry.
Each year the Missouri Rural Water Association (MRWA) nominates at least three finalists for this award. Nominees are chosen by the association's staff after reviewing submissions both from withing MRWA and from water utilities.
Finalists are vistited by MRWA staff members and evaluated using a 100-point questionnaire.
The honor alternates between two classes of water systems, with municipalities judged one year and water districts the next.
The final award recipient will be announced at the MRWA Annual Technical Conference and Trade Show during the spring.
"It's an honor to be nominated," MRWA Executive Director John Hoagland said. "Nomination means that the system has already demonstrated excellence in its operations. The award will be give to one system that has that extra edge over the others."
The MRWA is a non-profit organization providing on-site technical assistance, training, and regulatory and legislative representation for rural public drinking water systems.
For more information about the Missouri Rural Water Association visit http://wwwmoruralwater.org