Cleveland, Miss., Water System Receives Sixth Consecutive Perfect Score From Department Of Health
The public water system of the City of Cleveland, Miss., was awarded a sixth consecutive perfect score from the Mississippi State Department of Health (DOH) during the fiscal year 2010 Public Water System Capacity Assessment.
The DOH awards a grade of 1.0 (poor) to 5.0 (perfect) for each of three assessment categories:
- Technical Capacity – focusing on the operation of the water facility, particularly the proper functionality of the system and its processes
- Manager Capacity – focusing on recordkeeping, policies, procedures and planning
- Financial Capacity – focusing on water rates, budgeting, accounts receivable and accounting and audit reports
The overall rating is the average score awarded in these categories. The City of Cleveland water system scored a perfect 5.0 in each category.
The City of Cleveland water and wastewater system consists of five wells with a combined capacity of 10 mgd, four storage towers and distribution system as well as the collection system and 26 lift stations. Through a public-private partnership, Severn Trent Services has been under contract to operate the city's wastewater system since 1990 and its water system since 1992. As part of its collection and distribution responsibilities, the company monitors and inspects the systems on a daily basis, is responsible for all repairs and modifications and monitoring and maintenance of a SCADA system.
According to Dana Kaas, Severn Trent Services' vice president of operating services, "The record of excellence achieved by our partnership with the City of Cleveland is a testament to the value of public-private partnerships. Clearly, this water system continues to operate in a way that benefits the City and its residents."
About Severn Trent Services
Severn Trent Services, with global headquarters in Fort Washington, Pa., USA, is a leading supplier of water and wastewater solutions. The company's broad range of products and services is concentrated around disinfection, instrumentation and filtration technologies and contract operating services. Our analytical services group is the United Kingdom's leading environmental testing organization, and our international operating services business provides worldwide contract operation and support for all aspects of water and wastewater utility operational development and business transformation. Severn Trent Services is a member of the Severn Trent Plc (London: SVT.L) group of companies. Severn Trent is a FTSE 100 company.
SOURCE: Severn Trent Services