Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 04 April 2007 02:24The community of Hillsboro not only enjoys some of the best water in the entire state, thanks to the recent $3.5 million upgrades made thies past year at the local water-treatment plant, but now it officially has the state’s best water-treatment plant operator running the show.
Morgan Marler recently was named Water Plant Supervisor of the Year by the Kansas Rural Water Association (see story Page 5), which has more than 775 municipal and rural members. We don’t know much about the competition she faced, but having observed her in action, we’re not surprised by the honor. She knows the business of making safe water inside and out. Her input in the recent upgrade project was indispensible.
We were already aware that she has become a frequent source of advice and education for water-plant supervisors around the state. Her knowledge is widely respected and sought.
Generally, Morgan prefers to remain behind the scenes, fulfilling the expectations of her job without public attention and fanfare. We gladly embarrass her this time, at least. She deserves the recognition. And our gratitude. —DR