Community Outreach

North Alamo Water Supply recognized

for excellence in community outreach

The Texas Rural Water Association chose North Alamo Water Supply Corp. as one of the recipients of its newest awards.

The water utility, headquartered in Edinburg, was recognized for excellence in community outreach in the large system division at TRWA’s state conference, held March 30, 2017, in Austin. 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. TRWA is a statewide membership, consisting of approximately 750 nonprofit water supply corporations, water districts, small town water departments and investor-owned utilities.

“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.

 

water activities for kids

North Alamo Water Supply is committed to teaching children about the

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Nora N. Garza leads the water safari.

vital role water plays in our lives, and the importance of protecting and conserving the Valley’s most precious natural resource. North Alamo Water Supply Corp. invites your school or youth group to join us for a water safari as we explore the awesome world of water. Kids will learn about the physical and chemical properties of water as they investigate the Hydrologic Cycle, Water Conservation, Molecular Structure, and How Drinking Water is Processed.

These educational workshops are targeted for fifth-grade science classes, but they can be modified for any grade, with puppets and games for kindergarten through second.

Workshops can be held for a large group or for individual classes for a more hands-on experience.

We bring this exciting FREE workshop to your school. All supplies are furnished.

If you’d prefer a field trip, we invite you to tour one of our water plants. Tours are available for students 10 years or older and are limited to a maximum of 30 students.

For more information and to schedule a workshop, please contact Nora N. Garza, Outreach Coordinator, at 956-383-1618.