Pictured (L to R) are two District 6560 proud Rotarians: Dave Carter who is recently retired from Indiana American Water and is the Sheridan Club’s Assistant District 6560 Governor; and Ryan Smith who is the Senior Operations Supervisor for the company and in charge of the Sheridan water utility facility.
Pictured (L to R) are two District 6560 proud Rotarians: Dave Carter who is recently retired from Indiana American Water and is the Sheridan Club’s Assistant District 6560 Governor; and Ryan Smith who is the Senior Operations Supervisor for the company and in charge of the Sheridan water utility facility.
It was late last year when the Sheridan Water Utility was purchased by the Indiana American Water Company, a subsidiary of the larger American Water Company, the nation's largest investor-owned water and wastewater services company. At their Aug. 20 meeting, Sheridan Rotary’s special guest was Ryan Smith, the Senior Operations Superintendent for Indiana American Water Company. Smith is in charge of the Sheridan water utility and as luck would have, he is also a Noblesville Rotarian.
Clean, potable water is a subject dear to the hearts of the world’s Rotarians. Over the years, Rotary has spent millions of dollars drilling water wells in various third world locations so that people can have clean drinking water. Ryan told the group that Indiana American knows just how important water is to daily life. It’s somehow involved in everything thing we do, everything we use. When you need it, you expect it to be there — and you expect it to be clean and safe. That’s what Indiana American’s skilled teams of experts care about most, and focus on every day. Smith emphasized that Indiana American’s customers are our number one priority, and we are proud to deliver clean, safe, reliable and affordable water and wastewater services.
Smith noted that in Indiana the company serves about 1.3 million people through multiple local water utilities, many of them in small communities like Sheridan. The company wants to ensure your water is of the highest quality by strictly following regulations that are set by local authorities as well as federal standards set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Water is an integral part of life, and Indiana American Water takes great pride in taking care of it. His talk also touched on the history of Indiana American and the processes that are involved in providing pure, clean water to their customers which now include Sheridan residents.
As coincidence would have it, the Sheridan Club’s District 6560 Assistant Governor this year is Dave Carter who is retired from Indiana American and a good friend of Smith’s. Ryan and Dave traded entertaining quips during the meeting regarding Indiana American and what a great organization it is to work for. Thanks, fellas, for being our special guests.
The Sheridan Rotary Club meets formally on the first and third Tuesday evenings each month for a meal and a guest speaker or other interesting program. The meetings take place at 6:15 pm and are held in the Community Room of the Sheridan Public Library. If you are interested in learning more about Rotary in general and Sheridan Rotary in particular, please call Steve Martin (765-513-7457) or Fred Sturdevant (317-249-0606) and we will make arrangements for you to attend a meeting. Won’t you join us?