Thanking Washington’s drinking water heros

Drinking Water Award trophies lined up on the table.

Eastern Region

Lifetime Achievement: Dan Kegley, Director of Water and Hydroelectric Services, City of Spokane

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Dan Kegley, Lifetime Achievement award winner

Friend of Drinking Water: Jon Ness, Environmental Health Director, Colville

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Jon Ness, Friend of Drinking Water award winner


Lifetime Achievement: Mary Howell, Chief Operating Officer, Backflow Management Inc.

Mary Howell, Lifetime Achievement award winner

Northwest Region

Lifetime Achievement: Chuck Clark, Chief Executive Officer, retired, Cascade Water Alliance, Woodinville

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Chuck Clark, Lifetime Achievement award winner

Operator of the Year: Dave Muto, Operations Planning and System Control Manager, Seattle Public Utilities

Dave Muto, Operator of the Year award winner

Commitment to Excellence: Jim Patton, Executive Director, Whidbey Island Water System Association, Coupeville

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Jim Patton, Commitment to Excellence award winner

Southwest Region

Lifetime Achievement: Bob Hunter, General Manager, Kitsap Public Utility District, Poulsbo

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Bob Hunter, Lifetime Achievement award winner

Perseverance Under Adversity: Windolph Water Association, Olympia

Windolph Water Association, Perseverance Under Adversity award winners

Protecting and improving the health of people in Washington State.

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