May WaterWorks News: Dayton water projects, Navajo gain clean water, Aqua replacing main, new CCTV tool

May 2010 Vol. 65 No. 5

The first phase of Troy’s water project began in 2007 when the city put $3.35 million in grants and loans toward installing water meters, replacing more than 19,000 feet of water mains and installing a second water storage tank.

Texas Water Development Board receives award
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) received the Texas Water Conservation Association (TWCA) President’s Award at the Annual Convention held March 3-5. There to accept the award were TWDB’s Chairman James Herring, Executive Administrator Kevin Ward and Lewis McMahan, board member.

The TWCA President’s Award is presented to an individual, group, entity or organization for recognition of their outstanding dedication, contributions and service to the TWCA and the water resources of the state of Texas. The TWDB is the first organization so honored. The award is so named because the selection is made by the president and the last three immediate past presidents of the TWCA.

The TWCA is a statewide organization composed of individuals, firms, corporations, cities, water districts and authorities, public and private agencies and groups dedicated to the task of conserving, developing, protecting and utilizing the water resources of Texas for all beneficial purposes.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional planning and preparing the State Water Plan for the development of the state’s water resources. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control and agricultural water conservation projects.

Award recognizes commitment of Missouri American Water
Missouri American Water has earned the 2009 Source Water Protection Award from the Missouri Rural Water Association (MRWA). The annual award recognizes Missouri American Water's commitment to protecting sources of drinking water in four of the company's operating districts.

Missouri American Water's operating districts in Brunswick, Mexico, St. Joseph and Warrensburg have implemented successful wellhead protection programs, endorsed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. These voluntary environmental programs protect the land and water near the water wells – the natural sources of drinking water in these communities.

"These source water protection programs are strictly voluntary and are meant to be growing, living programs that sustain environmental education in our communities," said Gary Webber, MRWA groundwater protection specialist.