For the 14th consecutive year, the Central Utah Water Conservancy District’s Don A. Christiansen Regional Water Treatment Plant has met the Partnership for Safe Water’s stringent Phase IV Excellence in Water Treat Award performance goals. That’s according to the American Water Works Association. Phase IV is the top tier, far surpassing required federal standards.
The 14-year milestone has been reached by only one other plant across the country.
“Given that this plant serves up to 850,000 people in Utah and Salt Lake counties, I can think of no other profession that safeguards the health of more people, on a daily basis, than the operators of water treatment plants,” said Plant Manager David K. Hardy, adding that he’s proud of his staff for their dedication and tenacity in maintaining water quality and preserving public health every day.
“It’s a very significant achievement and a key aspect of our ongoing effort to optimize operations,” said CUWCD General Manager Gene Shawcroft.
DEQ Communications Director Donna Hemp Spangler added: “The Utah Department of Environmental Quality congratulates CUWCD on its much-deserved recognition.”
More than 250 utilities around the country have committed to the program’s goals. Each participates in a rigorous four-phase self-assessment and peer-review process developed by water utility optimization experts.