Volunteers said the problem began when Monongalia County condensed the committees overseeing the park into one.
The Morgantown Utility Board has received national recognition.
The West Virginia Rural Water Association presented the board with its 2013 Water System of the Year award.
MUB beat out almost 300 other West Virginia Rural Water member systems representing 55 counties in the state.
The award recognizes Morgantown Utility Board's customer service, environmental protection and quality of water.
It also shows the role MUB plays in meeting the area's growing needs.