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HIGH PRAISE: Honoring America’s Top Water Systems  

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies recognized 21 public drinking water systems for management excellence during its annual Executive Management Conference, but only one agency took home the Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance. mswmag.com/featured

ALL IN A DAY’S WORK: Puppy Rescued from Drain Pipe 

A nine-person crew from Springdale Water Utilities didn’t know exactly what they were in for when they were called to rescue a puppy that had accidentally fallen into an uncapped cleanout while playing in the yard outside its Arkansas home. Thanks to CCTV operator Jim Marsh, who located the baby Chihuahua in an 8-inch section of the pipe, the crew was able to corral the frightened pup and reunite it with its grateful owners. mswmag.com/featured

VIDEO: New Permeable Pavement Will Wow You

You have to watch this viral video showing a newly developed permeable pavement that can supposedly soak up over 1,000 gallons of water a minute. We couldn’t believe it, but here’s the proof. mswmag.com/featured


Leon (Wilson) showed himself to be a dedicated worker, a caring co-worker, a loving friend, and was an asset to Benton Utilities. Leon epitomized the dedication to the job he performed here.

— Wastewater Facility Dedicated to Longtime Employee mswmag.com/featured


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