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HWEA Receives 2019 AWWA Wendell R. Ladue Safety Excellence Award

The Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority is pleased to announce that the American Water Works Association has named HWEA the recipient of the 2019 Wendell R. LaDue Safety Award for Excellence, for water utilities with less than 100 employees.  

This award was recently presented to HWEA at AWWA’s 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition in Denver, Colorado.   HWEA President/CEO, Derrick Watson stated, “We are thrilled to be recognized for our safety program and superior safety record.  Our staff have recently surpassed over 8 years without a lost time accident which speaks to the outstanding commitment our employees demonstrate every day toward safety.  We are humbled to receive this prestigious award.”   

hwea award 2019 (l/r, David Rager, AWWA President, Derrick Watson, HWEA President/CEO, Josh Knight, HWEA Safety Officer, David LaFrance, AWWA CEO)

For questions, comments or additional information, please contact Mr. Josh Knight, Safety Officer, at T # 270-887-4139 or