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