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Water quality expert recognized with award

p18 Stenzel    Lori Stenzel, senior water quality and environmental compliance specialist for Belleville-based Illinois American Water, was awarded the 2019 Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association Women in Water Outstanding Woman award. The award was presented at the association’s annual conference, WATERCON, in March.
    The award recognizes an individual making significant contribution to the advancement of women in the water industry. Recipients are recognized for leadership; impact in the water industry; advancement of the committee’s mission; inspiring participation of women in the industry; and community outreach programs targeting young girls and women.
    Stenzel is the inaugural awardee for this recognition. She was the ISAWWA chairperson from 2018-2019 and will serve in the past chairperson role through 2020. Stenzel is the president of the Southwest Central Water Plant Operators Association and secretary of the Southern Illinois Water Operators Association.
    She has worked at Illinois American Water for eight years.

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