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MRWS Award Winner

December 14, 2017

Vande Haar Named 2016 System Board Member of the Year

The Iowa Rural Water Association is pleased to announce that Rich Vande Haar of Mahaska Rural Water System has been named the 2016 System Board Member of the Year. Mr. Vande Haar was presented with his award during the Iowa Rural Water Association’s 42nd Annual Conference held at the Veteran’s Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center February 20-22, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa.

This award is presented to an outstanding Rural Water System Board Member who has gone above and beyond the normal requirements of their duties. Mr. Vande Haar began his tenure on the Mahaska Rural Water System Board of Directors in March...

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In the Water, but Out of Harm's Way

In the Water, but Out of Harm's Way

August 01, 2018

Swimming pools and beach vacations, waterskiing at the lake and rafting on the river, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, boating, wake boarding, tubing, jet skiing, snorkeling, sailing, surfing, and swimming - when it's summertime and the mercury is on the rise, there is nowhere we'd rather be than in the water! North America’s lakes, rivers, and seas are oases of beauty and respite from the summer sun, so it’s no surprise that swimming is summer’s number one pastime. But as you enjoy the season's final days, please make water safety your first priority. Swimming cools us off and keeps us fit, and it's one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a hot August day. But we cannot forget that it can also be dangerous. Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death among children aged 1-4, and it's the number two cause of unintentional death among those aged 5-24. A moment of distraction can be fatal, so please take great care to keep yourself and your loved ones safe in the water.

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