Treynor notches water quality honor


Treynor, Iowa, a Pottawattamie County town of 950, was honored for its clean water. Credit: Wikimedia CommonsIf you’re ever in search of a clean glass of water in Southwest Iowa, you may want to head to the tiny city of Treynor.

The Iowa Rural Water Association recently named the Pottawattamie County town “Community Water System of the Year.”

The Omaha World-Herald reports:

The Iowa Rural Water Association assists small communities on a variety of issues, said CEO Greg Huff, including leak detection, operator certification issues and treatment processes.

Formed in 1975, the non-profit organization began handing out its “Community Water System of the Year” award in 2003. Treynor is the first city in southwest Iowa to win.

“You really get a sense that Treynor is trying to really look ahead,” Huff said.

He noted that it’s often difficult for small towns to plan for the future while also handling the day-to-day issues of an aging infrastructure.

“It’s a challenge,” Huff said. “Treynor’s doing a great job in meeting that challenge and looking to the future as well.”

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