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Laurel County Water District #2 Receives KRWA’s Highest Award!

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Laurel County Water District #2 Receives KRWA’s Highest Award!

(August 25 – Bowling Green) Each year since 1990, the Wooden Bucket Award has been presented to one of the water and wastewater utilities in Kentucky that has shown exceptional efforts in meeting the demands of their community, enhancing their operations, and complying with regulatory requirements. Utilities from across Kentucky are nominated and after careful consideration ten finalists are selected. This year as part of Kentucky Rural Water Association’s virtual Business Meeting, Hilda Legg, Director, and J. Anthony Hollinsworth, Community Programs Director, USDA-Rural Development, recognized all the honorees earning plaques of recognition. Utilities honored included: RD Area 1 – Barkley Lake Water District and North Hopkins Water District, RD Area 2 – Grayson Co. Water District and Larue Co. Water District #1, RD Area 3 – Lancaster Water Works and Taylorsville Water & Sewer, Area 4 – Bracken Co. Water District and Rowan Water, Area 5 – Laurel Co. Water District #2 and Western Pulaski Co. Water District. From this list one utility is singled out to receive Rural Water’s highest honor, the prestigious Wooden Bucket Award.

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, Also included in the list of achievements are having shown exceptional efforts in meeting the needs of their communities, enhancing their operations, and complying with regulatory requirements. This year, Laurel Co. Water District #2 was named as the utility most deserving of this award!

Unfortunately, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Laurel Co. Water District was not able to receive their award in person. In a phone conversation Superintendent Kenneth Fisher stated, “The dedicated team at Laurel County Water District #2 has worked very hard to improve our system over the past couple of years. We are very excited and honored to receive this award.”

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 365-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.

Contact Information:

Pamela Byrd
Kentucky Rural Water Association
1151 Old Porter Pike
Bowling Green, KY 42103
Phone: 270-843-2291
Fax: 270-796-8623