40th Annual Conference Recap

2018 Exhibit Hall

This year’s exhibit hall featured 80+ exhibitors, offering a variety of demonstrations and products. The Exhibitor Meet & Greet, held Monday night also featured a raffle. Some exhibitors raffled off products, gift cards, and even a TV! The Meet & Greet also featured a tapping contest. Attendees were able to meet with a variety of vendors and interact with their products and technology.

NMRWA & Bohannan-Huston, Inc. Water Taste Test 2018

The winner of the 2018¬†Water Taste Test is Ranchos de Placitas! Ranchos de Placitas won people’s choice award as well as the grand prize! The system will receive airfare and hotel accommodations, courtesy of Bohannah-Huston, Inc., to travel to Washington DC to represent New Mexico in the National Rural Water Association’s Great American Water Taste Test!

Pena Blanca MDWCA and Cochiti Pueblo were the two runner-ups.

Thanks to all of the systems for participating in the Taste Test, we can’t wait for next year’s!

2018 NMRWA Annual Conference Awards

Every year NMRWA recognizes the hard work of systems and individuals throughout the year. Here is a list of those honored for their hard work and dedication to rural water.

The Village of Hope Water Department – Small System of the Year

Sierra Vista MDWCA – Medium System of the Year

Entranosa Water & Wastewater Association – Large System of the Year

Gallup Wastewater Treatment Plant – Wastewater System of the Year

Jemez Pueblo – Tribal System of the Year

Lonnie Garcia, L&T Services – Water Operator of the Year, Small

Adolfo Torres, Town of Dexter – Water Operator of the Year, Medium

Norberto Garcia, Eldorado Area Water & Sanitation District – Water Operator of the Year, Large

Todd Loretto, Jemez Pueblo – Water Operator of the Year, Tribal

Durwood Billington, City of Clovis – Wastewater Operator of the Year

Larry Yankee, Quemado Mutual Water & Sewage Works Ass. – Board Director of the Year

Rudolph Sales, Village of Hope – System Office Manager of the Year, Small

Stephanie Finch, Village of Magdelena – System Office Manager of the Year, Medium

Michael Alvidrez – Instructor of the Year

Clow Valve – Associate Member of the Year

Representative Greg Nibert – Legislator of the Year

Senator Ron Griggs – Legislator of the Year