City of Fort Lauderdale recognized for noteworthy water distribution system

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Jan. 22, 2013 -- The City of Fort Lauderdale Utilities Bureau was recently named the winner of the 2012 Division 5 Water Distribution System Award by the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (FSAWWA). The City was selected from among other statewide public and private utilities for the stellar performance, operation, and maintenance of its water distribution system. This is Fort Lauderdale’s second consecutive win, and the third time in four years the City has been selected as the winner of this award.

The City of Fort Lauderdale distribution and collection system delivers approximately 15 billion gallons of potable water to almost 60,000 residential and commercial accounts. City utility professionals manage and maintain 788 miles of water mains, 475 miles of sewer mains, 119 miles of force mains, and 204 lift stations located throughout the City. FSAWWA committee members with years of professional and municipal work experience judged the City’s system based on information provided in seven categories: water quality, operations records, maintenance, professionalism, safety, emergency preparedness, and cross connection/control program. The committee also reviewed extensive supporting documentation included with the application, including public outreach efforts, 24-hour customer service capabilities, and special events offered by the Utilities Bureau.

The FSAWWA will present the City of Fort Lauderdale with its award at a City Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of Fort Lauderdale City Hall, located at 100 N. Andrews Avenue.

For more information, please contact the 24-hour Customer Service Center at (954) 828-8000, online at www.fortlauderdale.gov/customerservice, or via LauderServ, the City’s Android application.

About FSAWWA

The Florida Section of the American Water Works Association has been presenting the Water Distribution System Award since 1997. It is dedicated to ensuring Florida’s present and future generations have a sufficient supply of high quality drinking water. For more information about the FSAWWA, please visit www.fsawwa.org.

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