Searsport Water District honored by New England Water Works

Oct 04, 2019
Superintendent Herbert Kronholm, staff and trustees of Searsport Water District shown with their award Sept. 24 in Rockport.

Searsport Water District recently received the 2019 Utility of the Year Award from the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA), the region’s largest and oldest not-for-profit organization of water works professionals.

This award recognizes utilities that have made significant improvements to the water system infrastructure, customer service, staff training, and/or operations to further protect public health of the customers they serve. Searsport Water District received this award in the small-sized utility category — the utility serves approximately 1,157 customers.

Searsport Water District is recognized for taking steps toward making infrastructure upgrades as well as achieving greater energy efficiency. In recent years, Searsport Water District committed to making major distribution system improvements along Route 1A and Route 1 in Stockton Springs through Searsport to the Belfast/Searsport town line. These improvements provide an interconnection to the Belfast Water District system, which will enable receiving and sending water to either system, should either have an emergency need for water.

Searsport Water District continues to replace older water meters throughout the system with a new Automatic Meter Reading system, which improves customer service and saves money.

The award was presented to Superintendent Herbert Kronholm, staff, and trustees of Searsport Water District Sept. 24, during the 138th NEWWA annual conference in Rockport.

New England Water Works Association is the oldest and most active regional water works association in the United States. For more than a century, NEWWA has worked to improve and sustain public water supplies, protect public health and safety, and advance the water supply profession. Visit to learn more.



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