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Daniel Dawson
General Manager

Daniel Dawson has been employed in the water and wastewater industry for over 30 years, with the last 28 at Searcy Water Utilities. He started out with the utility in 1984 as its Wastewater Laboratory Manager and since that time has worked a number of positions within the utility including Wastewater Plant Manager, Pretreatment Coordinator, Safety Director, Assistant General Manager, and since July 1, 2009, General Manager. Daniel has a BS in Chemistry and an MBA from Harding University. He holds a Class 4 Water Operator’s License, as well as a Class 4 Wastewater Operator’s License, from the State of Arkansas. Daniel is involved in a number of state, national and international water and wastewater associations, and has received a number of awards from these organizations including Wastewater Operator of the Year and Wastewater Manager of the year, and in 2003 was inducted into the Glen T. Kellogg Water & Wastewater Hall of Fame. Daniel is married, has 4 children and 4 grandchildren, is a Past President of the Optimist Club of Searcy, and is a Deacon at the West Side Church of Christ.
Email: d.dawson@cablelynx.com

Tim Cleveland
Asst. General Manager

Tim Cleveland has been employed at Searcy Water Utilities for over 20 years. He started as an operator at the Wastewater Treatment Plant then later transferred to the administration office to serve as an inspector and mapping coordinator. Tim was later promoted to Director of Operations and then to Assistant General Manager in July of 2009. Tim has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Harding University where he graduated in 1991. He holds a Class 4 Water License and Class 4 Wastewater License from the State of Arkansas as well as a Plumbing Inspectors License. Tim is involved with several state and national waterworks organizations such as the Arkansas Water Environment Association where he served as President in 2002. Tim is married, has 3 children and is a member at Temple Baptist Church of Searcy. Tim also serves as president of Voice of Hope Ministries, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization that does mission work in Central America.
Email: t.cleveland@cablelynx.com

Scotty Boggs
Water Plant Manager

Scotty Boggs has worked in all divisions of Searcy Water Utilities since 1984. He currently serves as the Water Treatment Division Manager, and his duties include operating and maintaining the 19 MGD water treatment plant to meet/exceed state and federal regulatory guidelines. With a division staff of nine employees, Scotty oversees monitoring distribution tank levels and maintaining high service pumping stations. Quality control is monitored in-house in the testing laboratory with several compliance programs including bacteriological, lead & copper, and disinfection by-products. His education includes degrees in Earth Science, Sociology, and Liberal Arts from ASU Beebe and Jonesboro. He maintains professional Class 4 level licenses in the fields of Water (Treatment & Distribution), Wastewater, and Industrial Wastewater. He currently holds board positions on the Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Assn. and the South West Section American Water Works Assn. Serving twice on state advisory committees for the Arkansas Dept. of Environmental Quality, he has assisted in the writing of regulatory policy for Water Treatment Discharge General Permits. Scotty is married, has three children, is an avid outdoorsman, and committed to environmental issues.
Email: waterboyark@yahoo.com
 

Paul Abernathy
Wastewater Plant Manager

Paul Abernathy has been employed at Searcy Water Utilities as the Wastewater Plant Manager since 1991. He received a B.A. in Biology from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, MO in 1976. Before joining Searcy Water Utilities, Paul worked in Operations, Maintenance, and Pre-treatment at Batesville Water Utility from 1988 to 1991. He holds a Class 4 Wastewater Treatment license.
Email: pabernathy1@hotmail.com