Manchester-by-the-Sea water system receives performance award

The Manchester-by-the-Sea water system, which is contract operated by Woodard & Curran, received a 2004 Public Water System Award by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA, Mass., June 3, 2004 -- The Manchester-by-the-Sea water system, which is contract operated by Woodard & Curran, received a 2004 Public Water System Award by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

The award was presented to the town's water department in recognition of its system meeting ever-evolving federal and state requirements, its community involvement, proactive system maintenance, and for going "above and beyond" to help promote quality drinking water. The water department scored within the top six percent of public water systems in Massachusetts.

Woodard & Curran has contract operated the town's water system facilities - Gravelly Pond Surface Drinking Water Treatment Facility and the Lincoln Street Well Groundwater Treatment Facility - for four years.

The Gravelly Pond facility, which uses an upflow adsorption treatment process, is designed to treat up to 3 million gallons per day with an average daily production of 1 MGD. The entire treatment process is electronically controlled by Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) that are compatible with the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System. The SCADA system allows the two full-time operators to control and report treatment parameters from offsite if necessary.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Woodard & Curran is an environmental consulting firm integrating services in engineering, science, and operations. Founded as a 10-person office in 1979, the firm now has offices in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Florida and contract operates nearly 50 treatment facilities across the U.S.

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