Utility Employee Honored As 'AWWA Hero'
Rick Hancock, AWWU Distribution System Operator, recently received the American Water Works Association’s Heroism/Courageous Service Award. The award recognizes an individual in the water utility profession that takes great personal risk to save another person or persons from loss of life or extreme injury. Hancock received the award for assisting the Anchorage Police Department in putting out a fire at an Eagle River gas station and providing aid to a badly burned victim. AWWA featured Hancock's story in it's Connections series as an "AWWA Hero." Read the story at AWWA.org.