Massart Receives Wisconsin Rural Water Association's Operator of The Year Award

In April 2017, the Wisconsin Rural Water Association (WRWA) held its annual Technical Conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Over 1,300 water & wastewater systems and industry personnel met for four days exchanging ideas and technology through technical sessions and exhibits.

At the WRWA conference, Chris Massart with Algoma Utilities received the Association’s prestigious 2017 District Operator of the Year Award. This award is presented each year to individuals that demonstrate excellence in the field of waterworks operation.

Chris Massart, 2017 Operator of the Year

  • Christopher Massart, center,  received the Wisconsin Rural Water Association (WRWA) District 1 Operator of the year award. Thank you to Christopher for all of the extra time, effort and pride he devotes to Algoma Utilities’ water system. Christopher is an outstanding operator and is well deserving of this award. Congratulations Christopher!

The role of a water operations specialist has become increasingly difficult as state and federal governments have imposed tougher standards for water utilities,” said Dave Lawrence, WRWA Executive Director. “Chris has been recognized by his peers as a well trained and dedicated operations specialist, deserving of WRWA’s highest award for a state licensed water operator. Algoma Utilities can be proud of Chris’s accomplishments.”

The Wisconsin Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization representing most of the water and wastewater systems in the state. Its mission: “Assisting, educating and representing our members in the wise use of water resources”.

Massart was in La Crosse for the annual Wisconsin Rural Water Association (WRWA) conference. I am proud to announce that Christopher was nominated and voted “Winner” of the District 1 “Water Operator of The Year” award. This is a pretty BIG deal, District 1 covers the Northeast quarter of the state, which runs from and includes Kewaunee County west to Waupaca County, north to Langlade County (Antigo), west to Lincoln County (Merrill), and north to Vilas County (state line). District 1 consists of about 104 different water systems. Here at Algoma Utilities we are all aware of the extra time, effort and amount of pride Christopher devotes to Algoma’s water system, now his peers throughout the state recognize Christopher as an outstanding operator. This is a well-deserved award.



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