Press Release: MDC’s Ray Baral Recognized By Water Industry

MDC employee honored for contributions to drinking water industry

For Immediate Release
June 13, 2022
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(HARTFORD, CT) The Metropolitan District’s (MDC) Ray Baral was recently named a recipient of the 2022 George Warren Fuller Award by the Connecticut Section of the American Water Works Association (CTAWWA). Baral was honored for his outstanding career in the water industry that has spanned over three decades and was presented with the award at the CT AWWA’s Annual Conference in May.

The Fuller Awards are presented annually by the AWWA to a member of each state’s respective section. Awardees are professionals who have exemplified distinguished service in water supply management and engineering fields and have proven themselves as outstanding and extraordinary leaders. Honorees for this prestigious award, the highest in the industry association, are chosen by their peers.

Baral has worked in the water industry for over 33 years, including over 19 years as an MDC employee. He is currently the MDC’s Assistant Manager of Water Treatment and has served in multiple leadership roles with the AWWA both in Connecticut and nationally and continues to serve on various committees that support public health and safe drinking water.

“Ray has played an instrumental role in ensuring the high quality of the MDC’s water and promoting public health. The acknowledgement of his peers demonstrates why the MDC is fortunate to have a professional like Ray with us and I am confident he will continue to lead us into the future,” stated MDC CEO Scott Jellison.