Awards Nomination

Awards Criteria:

  • System or Company must be a current member of NDRWSA in good standing.
  • Supportive of NDRWSA’s vision, mission, members and services.
  • Commitment to providing quality water to North Dakotans through the promotion, development, or enhancement of the state association, a city water/wastewater system, or a rural water system.


Please submit your nomination form to us by January 16, 2024.

If you need additional information, contact Lisa Schatz or 701-258-9249.


Clark Cronquist Waterline Award – Given to someone who through their distinctive leadership and perseverance has gone above and beyond the call of duty in the promotion, development, or enhancement of rural water on a state, community, or national level.  This is our most prestigious award.


Friend of Rural Water Award – Given to someone who provides outstanding service and exceptional contributions to further the goals of rural water in North Dakota. 


Outstanding Water Works Employee – Given to a water operator or rural water system manager with outstanding leadership abilities and extraordinary accomplishments in water operations beyond the normal requirements of their job.


Outstanding Office Employee – This award is given to those unsung heroes working quietly in the background; office managers, secretaries, clerks, city auditors, whatever their title may be – they are the backbone of every organization and we want to recognize those that have gone that extra mile in promoting water issues to their boards, councils, management, and communities.

Visit Rural Water Award Winners for past recipients.

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