Event Dates: September 9-11, 2019

Location:  Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN

Kent Watson

NRWA President
Texas Rural Water Association


Born into a farming family that didn’t have running water in their home has made Kent Watson appreciate how rural water has changed lives. Educated at Sam Houston State University, Watson soon earned both water and wastewater licenses from the State of Texas and began a career of operating, owning and managing water utilities that now spans over 40 years. For the last 30 years Watson has been the General Manager at Wickson Creek Special Utility District in Bryan Texas. Watson has served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Rural Water Association for 30 years, having never missed a Board Meeting. Watson was first elected to the TRWA Board in 1988 in Dallas. Watson has served on almost every committee and in every officer position on the Board, completing 4 years as President of TRWA. Watson currently represents Texas on the National Rural Water Association Board of Directors and serves as Senior Vice President. Watson and his wife Sharie have four children and 8 grandchildren.


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