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Fredericktown receives Drinking Water System of the Year Award

The City of Fredericktown has received the Missouri Rural Water Association’s Water System of the Year award. Criteria for the award include 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 within MRWA and from water utilities.

Finalists are visited 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.

Nominees for the awards are from all over the Show-Me-State and are nominated by co-workers, colleagues, or MRWA field staff that see a system or operator performing their job duties with excellence.

Water Plant Manager Floyd Shell Jr. accepted the award on behalf of the City of Fredericktown at the Missouri Rural Water Association’s annual technical conference and trade show at the Branson Convention Center February 27.

Shell would like to acknowledge the many people who helped make it possible to achieve this honor.

He said: “Thank you to the mayor, city council, administrator, engineering, the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Health and Senior Services, the contractors and all the city departments and workers for your support and cooperation. Also a special thanks to John R. Bennett, LSFR Project Developer for planning assistance and guidance, and to the citizens of Fredericktown for their vote to support water system upgrades. Thanks, also to The Missouri Rural Water Association for honoring our water system with this award. We are proud to be a member of your association.”

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.

The City of Fredericktown has received the Missouri Rural Water Association’s Water System of the Year award. Water Plant Manager Floyd Shell Jr. accepted the award at the Missouri Rural Water Association’s annual technical conference and trade show at the Branson Convention Center February 27.

The City of Fredericktown has received the Missouri Rural Water Association’s Water System of the Year award. Water Plant Manager Floyd Shell Jr. accepted the award at the Missouri Rural Water Association’s annual technical conference and trade show at the Branson Convention Center February 27.

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