North Alamo Water Supply Corp. honored at the state conference of the Texas Rural Water Association held recently in Austin.

The water utility, headquartered in Edinburg, was recognized for excellence in community outreach in the large system division. NAWSC representatives on hand to receive a plaque and check for $1,000 were Steven P. Sanchez, general manager, and Steve Krenek, board president. Sponsor for the prizes was Master Meter, which is based in Mansfield.

“The TRWA Awards of Excellence program is designed to honor excellence within our membership of rural utilities across Texas,” Alison Kaminsky, communications and IT director for the TRWA, wrote in the March/April issue of the association’s magazine Quench.

Two new awards in community outreach were added this year to recognize systems, which have initiated a program to bring them closer with their public.

“This award is a tribute to every person who works at North Alamo Water Supply Corp.,” said Sanchez. “It takes everyone working together to deliver the kind of courteous and efficient service our customers deserve.”

NAWSC launched its Community Outreach Program four years ago in partial response to the long ongoing drought. Management wanted to develop a communication bridge between the company and its members, and to set up a platform for educating children and adults about water conservation.

“Children taking the message home is an effective way to share water conservation tips with their parents,” Sanchez said.

For more information about the community outreach program, please contact Nora N. Garza, outreach coordinator, at 956-383-1316 or ngarza@nawsc.com.