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South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems Named 2017 State Association of the Year

 

The South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems (SDARWS) received the State Association of the Year award at the annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony, held on Sept. 18 at the National Rural Water Association’s (NRWA) WaterPro Conference in Reno, NV.

 

“The most prestigious and most honored award is the State Association of the Year,” said Ed Savage, chair of the NRWA Awards Committee. “It is presented to the state association that projects a team effort in all areas of professional association operations and membership service. The State Association of the Year has excelled in all categories of the award and this is only accomplished by teamwork, strong leadership and member support.”

 

“For over 40 years, SDARWS has been well-respected for the high-quality training, services, publications and advocacy they provide their members,” Savage said. “With 12 employees and a combined total of 147 years of experience in the industry, this association trains hundreds of individuals in all aspects of water/wastewater management through workshops, training classes, and conferences each year.”

 

The association supports research programs like the Regional Water Research Consortium and the Water & Environmental Engineering Research Center, and are committed to the long-term sustainability of rural water systems. They have also lobbied successfully against sales taxes on water and other pertinent issues while also supporting issues that are important to rural water systems such as the railroad bill, battling the Corps of Engineers over water rights, and supporting continued funding of the Water Omnibus bill.

 

SDARWS also produces the consumer magazine, Quality on Tap! The magazine is a cooperative effort between 17 rural water systems and the Association, and reaches over 38,000 rural water households throughout South Dakota.

 

SDARWS is headquartered in Madison, SD and has a second office located in Spearfish, SD.

 

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