Nearly 700 utility professionals gathered at the Galt House Hotel to join the Association in shining a “Beacon of Light” in service to Kentucky utilities.
On Tuesday, Aug. 24, Barkley Lake Water District was among ten water and wastewater utilities recognized and honored at the Member Appreciation Breakfast for their outstanding service during the past year.
Each year, ten finalists, that have shown exceptional efforts in meeting the needs of their communities, enhancing their operations, and complying with regulatory requirements, are recognized.
The Wooden Bucket Award is presented to a water and/or wastewater utility that has made substantial and lasting improvements in providing high levels of customer service and high quality drinking water and wastewater services in its community.
Other finalists included; Beattyville Waterworks; East Daviess County Water Association; East Logan Water District; Eubank Water System; City of Hardinsburg; Knott County Water & Sewer District; Lake Village Water Association; City of Pikeville; and Western Mason County Water District.
The winner of the 2010 Wooden Bucket Award was the City of Hardinsburg, operated by Veolia Water North America. Accepting the award from Rural Development State Director, Tom Fern, is Terry Goins with Barkley Lake Water District.
The Kentucky Rural Water Association is a statewide, non-profit association that provides training, on-site technical assistance, advocacy, and other services to all utilities, including over 375 member public drinking water and wastewater utilities, in Kentucky. With offices in Bowling Green and Frankfort, KRWA has been fulfilling its mission of helping water and wastewater utilities help themselves since 1979.
This press release was submitted by Pamela Byrd of the Kentucky Rural Water Association.