Jessamine County Water District honored for service

Published 2:06 pm Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Jessamine County Water District #1 was honored for their outstanding service for this past year at the Kentucky Rural Water Association’s 37th Annual Conference hosted in Louisville.
“We didn’t know that much about the award,” Carl Waits, who has been on the Water Board since 1990 said. “We appreciate the honorable mention, but when you have a lot of great people working with you it makes it a whole lot easier to get things done.”
Each year ten water and wastewater utilities are announced and honored as Wooden Bucket finalists.
The award is presented to a water and, or, wear utility that has made substantial and lasting improvements in providing high levels of customer service, high quality drinking water and wastewater services in its community, according to the press release.
“I think we got recognized because we are trying to stay ahead of the game in-terms of having a lot if demand in Brannon Crossing and with all of the houses being built,” Waits said.
Water District number 1 was mentioned due to their recent water tank addition.
“(The water district) felt like it was necessary to build this water tank,” Waits said. “A month ago the tank was just starting to be in service. It was a year long process.”
Its been a community effort with our government leaders, Waits said.
“I think it goes to speak loudly for our crew that provides the water to everyone in North Jessamine,” she said. “I have a great crew, great office staff, great engineers at HMB out of Frankfort and it just makes it easier to accomplish great things.”

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