Dexter Brackett Memorial Medal
The proposition to raise $1,000 by subscriptions from the members of the Association was not long in maturing. The interest on the sum will be spent every year for a medal to be awarded the author of the best paper prepared for the Association. The conditions state that any original paper presented to the Association by a member and published in the volume of the Journal for the calendar year for which the medal is to be awarded shall be open to the amount provided that such paper, or an important part thereof, shall not have been previously contributed to any other society, nor have appeared in print prior to its presentation, nor have been published in the Journal in any previous year. The medal shall be awarded for the paper which is judged to be most meritorious, bearing in mind its applicability to general water works problems. No fitting testimonial to the memory and fidelity of one of its most valued members could have been adopted, nor one that could have pleased him more, as being an incentive to the efficiency of this already most successful organization. Dexter Brackett worked arduously for four years as the editor of the Association and was one of its best presiding officers. It might be said he was always in office as his efforts for its success were unflagging during his long membership in the Association. No doubt many will be stimulated to write valuable papers as it will certainly be a great honor to possess a medal bearing the name of so worthy a man.