News | November 9, 2017

The Municipal Authority Of The Township Of Robinson's Groveton Water Treatment Plant Attains Highest Level Of Performance

The Municipal Authority of the Township of Robinson’s Groveton Water Treatment Plant has received the prestigious Presidents Award from the Partnership for Safe Water.

The Partnership is a drinking water optimization program sponsored by the American Water Works Association, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other water organizations to recognize water suppliers that continuously provide drinking water quality that surpasses regulatory requirements through treatment plant optimization. The Partnership's Presidents Award for Water Treatment recognizes plants that meet the program's highly stringent optimization goals for individual filter effluent turbidity.

The Groveton Water Treatment Plant has been active in the Partnership treatment plant optimization program since 1999, and was also awarded the Directors Award from the Partnership in 2007.

“Reaching the Presidents Award status is a very significant achievement in our ongoing work to meet stringent goals,” said Ed Ford, chief water plant operator at the Groveton Water Treatment Plant. “Continually improving the quality of our water is a goal we will always try to meet and exceed. Achieving the Presidents Award is a team effort between management and the operating staff at the treatment plant.”

About The Partnership for Safe Water
The Partnership for Safe Water is a voluntary self-assessment and optimization program for water treatment plant and distribution system operation. More than 300 utility subscribers, collectively serving more than 100 million people, are committed to the Partnership’s goals of providing safe, high-quality drinking water through achieving operational excellence. Partnership members participate in a rigorous four-phase self-assessment and peer review process, developed by industry experts, and are recognized broadly for their commitment to delivering safe water to their communities.

The Partnership for Safe Water is sponsored by the American Water Works Association, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Association of Water Companies, and the Water Research Foundation.

SOURCE: The American Water Works Association