Scholarships from AWWA available
For the 2016-17 academic year AWWA headquarters is offering 16 scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Funding ranges from $5,000 to $30,000 annually. The next deadline to apply is January 11, 2016 with recipients identified in late March. New this year is the implementation of an electronic application and judging software which provides the applicants with a safe manner to submit their materials. Additional information can be found at 2016 AWWA Scholarships.
Castle Rock wins the Best Water in the Rocky Mountain region
Loveland, Colorado (September 14, 2015) - Who has the tastiest water in the Rocky Mountain? According to the judges at a taste test at the 2015 Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works (RMSAWWA) annual conference in Loveland, Colorado, Castle Rock Water has the best water in the region. Nine municipalities from a three state region competed for the title of best drinking water based on taste, odor and appearance. The winner of this competition will represent the RMSAWWA at the national “Best of the Best” taste test at the AWWA Conference in Chicago next June.
The winners of today’s competition were Castle Rock Water taking first place, East Cherry Creek Valley Water and Sanitation District in second, with Denver Water and Aurora Water tying for third place.
Judging this event were Cory Reppenhagen, with 7News in Denver, Erin O’Toole, reporter with KUNC Radio in Ft. Collins, Colorado, Pinar Omur-Ozbeck with Colorado State University, David Dani with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and John Donahue from North Park Public Water District in Machesny, Illinois.
The RMSAWWA is the regional section for the AWWA, which is the largest non-profit, science-based organization for drinking water professionals in the world. The RMSAWWA covers Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico and has over 2,400 members, representing water utilities, engineering consultants and water treatment specialty firms.
Check out the story on 7News.
KUNC radio reported on the challenges of being a judge in our water taste test. List to it here.