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Nominate Two Colleagues for Recognition

Before you get too wrapped up with the activities of summer, take a moment to review the awards we as a section offer to honor and recognize the members who make a difference to the public water sector.

The Water Industry Service Award (or WISA) recognizes members of the Nebraska Section who, over the years, have untiringly served the waterworks industry.

Longevity awards acknowledge those who have served the industry for many decades. We recognize those who remain current operators well past the normal retirement age (ages 75 and up), who have at least 20 years of service to the industry.

We also recognize the individual cross-connection specialists who show dedication to compliance with existing rules and efforts to improve the state of the art with new ideas, training, and other achievements. A similar award is offered to the program that best demonstrates the same dedication at the utility-wide level.

Safety awards recognize efforts to make workplace safety a priority.

We also support national-level awards like the Operator's Meritorious Service Award and the Wendell R. LaDue Utility Safety Award.

These awards depend upon nominations from people just like you. Please consider nominating at least two people this year for recognition. Nobody knows better than the people actively serving in the industry who is most deserving of recognition. Nomination forms can be found at awwaneb.org/committees/awards.