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Amy L. Wilson, Director of Public Affairs
Beaver Water District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-February 15, 2017
On Feb. 13, James McCarty of Fayetteville joined the staff of Beaver Water District (BWD) in Lowell, Ark. McCarty will move into the Manager of Environmental Quality position upon the retirement in April of Dr. Robert Morgan of Springdale.
McCarty earned a M.S. in Biological Engineering (2015) and a B.S. in Biological Engineering (2006), both from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He plans to graduate in spring 2018 with a Ph.D. in Biological Engineering, also from UA-Fayetteville. Since 2011, McCarty has served as a Research Associate and Graduate Student with the UA-Department of Biological Engineering, where he has been responsible for authoring grant proposals, conducting research, report and manuscript writing, presentations, and supervision of graduate research. Noted research projects include development of a watershed management plan and stakeholder engagement group for the Lake Conway Point Remove watershed and a decision support tool to help prioritize watersheds for nutrients. From 2006-2011, McCarty took a hiatus from his university studies to serve as an Intelligence Officer with the U.S. Air Force. McCarty brings many core strengths to his new position with BWD including water science, a strong background in scientific research, and project management. Consistent with BWD’s vision to maintain the quality of Beaver Lake for all generations, McCarty used his position at the University to engage with the public to inform and advocate for healthy lakes and watersheds.
BWD’s mission is to serve our customers’ needs by providing high quality drinking water that meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements and is economically priced consistent with our quality standards. BWD supplies clean, safe drinking water, sourced from Beaver Lake, at the wholesale price of $1.31 per thousand gallons to Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville. These cities in Northwest Arkansas then pump, store, distribute and resell the water to their customers -- more than 320,000 people and industries in their cities and surrounding areas. For more information, visit http://www.bwdh2o.org/service-area.