Lee Messer, Southwest Water Authority (SWA) Water Distribution Manager, was awarded the 2015 ND Water Wheel Award for his contributions to the water industry. The awards ceremony took place at the 52nd Annual Joint North Dakota and Upper Missouri Water Convention and Irrigation Expo banquet held December 10, 2015, in Bismarck, ND. “Lee’s years of dedicated service to SWA the Southwest Pipeline Project (SWPP) can be directly related to the success of the quality water that is been distributed to the people and businesses of southwest North Dakota,” said Mary Massad, Manager/CEO of SWA. Lee has gone above and beyond in order to ensure the tap stays flowing in negative temperatures and blizzards and has weathered nights to ensure generators are in place and working and the water stays flowing. It is with great admiration Lee was awarded the Water Wheel Award