District Operator of the Year Award

Steve Kirschner award (3)



PLOVER, WI – The Wisconsin Rural Water Association (WRWA) recently held its annual Technical Conference in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Over 1,200 water & wastewater systems and industry personnel met for four days exchanging ideas and technology through technical sessions and exhibits.


At the WRWA conference, Steve Kirschner of the Village of Hixton received the Association’s prestigious 2015 District Operator of the Year Award.  This award is presented each year to individuals that demonstrate excellence in the field of waterworks operation.


The role of a water operations specialist has become increasingly difficult as state and federal governments have imposed tougher standards for water utilities,” said Dave Lawrence, WRWA Executive Director.  “Steve has been recognized by his peers as a well trained and dedicated operations specialist, deserving of WRWA’s highest award for a state licensed water operator.  Hixton can be proud of Steve’s accomplishments.”


The Wisconsin Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization representing most of the water and wastewater systems in the state. Its mission: “Assisting, educating and representing our members in the wise use of water resources”.