Mayor Doyle Proudly Announces PWSB with Utility of the Year Award

July 27, 2009

The City of Pawtucket and the Pawtucket Water Supply Board (PWSB) are proud to announce that the PWSB has been selected by the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA) to receive the Utility of the Year Award. This is a prestigious honor given by NEWWA annually to a utility in New England that has made significant improvements to all aspects of the water system. The award is a great honor for the City of Pawtucket and the PWSB and is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of the PWSB employees.

PWSB received notice from Raymond Raposa, Executive Director NEWWA, and the award will be presented at the annual NEWWA Conference in September. In the notification letter, Mr. Raposa states, "The award recognizes Pawtucket Water Supply Board for their significant improvements to the water system infrastructure, customer service, staff training, and operations to further protect public health of the customers it serves". PWSB was selected by NEWWA from utilities of similar size throughout New England.

NEWWA is a section of the American Water Works Association and is a leading authority on water system operations whose mission is "to promote public health, safety, and welfare through the advancement and dissemination of knowledge for improvement of the planning, design, construction, operation, management, and regulation of water works relating to the production and distribution of safe, potable drinking water".