Utah Department of Environmental Quality's Division of Drinking Water has received an award of excellence and has been recognized as the 2003 Associate Member of the Year by the Rural Water Association of Utah.
"We're honored to receive this award," said Kevin Brown, director of the Division of Drinking Water. "We appreciate working in cooperation with the association to make sure water-system operators in Utah are providing the best drinking water in the nation."
The division works with association members to provide operator certification training and help in preparing consumer confidence and monitoring reports. The division also offers training at the association's winter and summer conferences.
The Division of Drinking Water was honored with the award Feb. 25 at the Rural Water Association of Utah's winter conference, which is the third largest Rural Water Association conference in the nation, behind Kansas and Texas. More than 1,500 water industry professionals attend each year.