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Kentucky American Water’s Dorothy Rader gets national award for distinguished service to industry

Dorothy Rader, manager of water quality and environmental compliance for Kentucky American Water, has been recognized with the George Warren Fuller Award, one of the highest individual honors bestowed upon water utility professionals by the American Water Works Association.

The award recognizes water industry leaders for their long-time distinguished service and commitment to the advancement of water treatment and delivery. Rader received the award at this summer’s Water Professionals Conference in Nashville, presented by the Kentucky/Tennessee Section of the American Water Works Association and the Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association.

Dorothy Rader

Rader has spent more than 20 years in the water industry, starting as a water plant operator for Hallsdale Powell Utility District in Tennessee.

Before joining Kentucky American Water in August 2017, Rader served for three years as water quality and environmental compliance supervisor with Tennessee American Water in Chattanooga.

She has been active in professional, charitable and civic organizations and is a past chair of the Kentucky/Tennessee Section of the American Water Works Association. She currently serves as a board member for Bluegrass Greensource, a nonprofit environmental education organization.

“We appreciate Dorothy’s commitment to the water industry in her professional capacity as well as through her volunteerism for industry-related organizations,” said Kevin Rogers, vice president of operations for Kentucky American Water. “We congratulate her on receiving this award, which is much deserved.”

Rader holds a degree in chemical and environmental engineering technology as well as water plant operator and distribution operator licenses from the state of Tennessee and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

From Kentucky American Water

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