VT water treatment plant given '15-Year Excellence in Water Treatment' Award

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT, July 14, 2014 -- Champlain Water District's (CWD) Peter L. Jacob Water Treatment Facility, located in the city of South Burlington, Vt., recently received the prestigious Phase IV "15-Year Excellence in Water Treatment" Award from the Partnership for Safe Water (PSW) for its superior water treatment process optimization and performance.

The PSW celebrates award-winning utilities for their outstanding commitment to delivering high quality drinking water to customers. Likewise, utilities that subscribe to the Partnership are dedicated to providing this water to customers, even beyond regulatory requirements. CWD is the first and only utility in North America to date to achieve this highly significant longevity award.

Phase IV represents the highest possible level of performance that can be achieved in the four-phase PSW program and signifies fully optimized facility performance that produces water quality well surpassing required federal standards. CWD has participated in the Partnership for Safe Water program since November 1995 and was the first facility to receive the program's Excellence in Water Treatment Award in 1999.

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About the PSW

The Partnership for Safe Water is a voluntary self-assessment and optimization program for water treatment facility and distribution system operations. Utility subscribers, collectively serving more than 100 million people across North America, are committed to the Partnership's goals of providing safe, high-quality drinking water through achieving operational excellence in water treatment. Partnership members participate in a rigorous four-phase self-assessment and peer review process, developed by water treatment experts, and are recognized for their commitment to delivering safe water to their communities. For more information, click here.


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