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MSU’s Wellhead Protection Program earns top award


Sep. 24, 2015

The Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association recognized Michigan State University’s Wellhead Protection team for its efforts to ensure drinking water safety and quality on campus.

“It’s an acknowledgement of our continued exemplary service that we supply to the university and of our water customers on campus,” said Mike Tracy, water utilities engineer with IPF.

Tracy, who also serves as a MSU WHP Committee member, accepted the 2015 Exemplary Wellhead Protection Program award for a medium-sized system on behalf of the committee at the section’s Annual Awards Lunch Sept. 16 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

“I think the diversity of the representation of different campus entities as well as the engagement of the committee members makes us stand out,” said Ruth Kline-Robach, MSU water resources specialist.  “It’s truly a team effort.” 

MSU’s WHP Committee




Steve Beard


MSU Police

Ben Darling

Assistant Director

Land Management Office

Bob Ellerhorst

Director of Utilities

IPF Power and Water

Ruth Kline-Robach

Outreach Specialist

Institute of Water Research

John LeFevre

Civil Engineer

IPF Engineering and Architectural Services

Mary Lindsey-Frary

Senior Environmental Coordinator

Environmental Health and Safety

David Lusch

Senior Researcher


Mike Tracy

Water Systems Engineer

IPF Power and Water

Steve Troost

Campus Planner

IPF Campus Planning and Administration