“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” ~ Bob Marley
Like many of you, I have worked with water for many years and its power never ceases to amaze me. Water is indeed miraculous as a life-giving resource. It’s refreshing and cleansing and a source of adventurous recreation. And, it can be devastating as we’ve seen this past month in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. We’ve all learned a new term: Bomb Cyclone. That quirk of combined weather events caused flood waters that destroyed homes, businesses, thruways, dams and even whole towns. And, we felt it. For when we sign on with communities to manage their water and wastewater, we sign on with their citizens with a deep commitment to keep their water safe and return safe water to the environment. With the floods we hopped into high gear to assure our plants were safely operational and fortunately we suffered little damaging effects. But, there are citizens of the communities we serve whose lives will not be the same for a long time – and that hurts. We are committed to doing what we can to be an active part of rebuilding in the communities we serve. Stay strong and reach out to let us know what you need, neighbor.
Chairman & CEO