DEVENS, MA — In recognition of National Drinking Water Week, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) recently announced the 61 recipients of the annual Public Water Systems Award during a ceremony held in Devens.
Each year, MassDEP honors the state’s many dedicated drinking water professionals, while acknowledging certain noteworthy accomplishments that involve excellent water service to the public.
The Wilmington Water Department received the MassDEP’s Water Conservation Award.
The Water Conservation Award is given to those systems that achieved the following: met the average of 65 RGPCD (residential gallons per capita daily) and 10 percent unaccounted for water usage standards; implemented minimum mandatory water-use restrictions for 2018; provided a website showing conservation-related information; and, while not required, used less water than the previous year.
“The Baker-Polito Administration is proud to recognize drinking water providers across the Commonwealth who share the administration’s commitment to ensuring that residents have access to safe, clean, healthy drinking water,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides. “Through continued efforts, monitoring, and collaboration, the recipients of Public Water Systems awards have demonstrated a high-level of commitment to the safety and health of Massachusetts’ residents, and we thank them for their continued dedication and hard work.”
“MassDEP recognizes exceptional performance among our state’s many public water supply systems,” said MassDEP Commissioner Martin Suuberg. “There are many public water systems that do a great job and we have determined that these systems deserve special recognition and commendation today for their exceptional service to the public.”
(NOTE: The above modified press release is from MassDEP.)
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