Water Treatment Recognized for Excellence

Congratulations to the Town of Gate City!

The Town of Gate City’s Water Treatment Plant was presented with the Gold Standard award by the Virginia Department of Health. The Gold Standard award was given in recognition that the Gate City’s Water Treatment Plant has met or exceeded minimum standards for filtration, clarity, and the filter backwash process. The Gold Standard award recognizes those treatment plants that produce water that is at least three times cleaner than required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and those plants that demonstrate excellence in their day-to-day operations.

The award was presented April 20, 2016, at the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. Water is Life 2016 Conference in Roanoke, Virginia.

The Town of Gate City Water Treatment Plant has been awarded the highest possible ranking in operations and performance excellence for water utilities by the Virginia Department of Health every year since 2007.

The Town of Gate City is honored to receive this designation and makes every effort to achieve the best water quality for our customers. Special recognition is due to our Chief Water Plant Operator Loretta Cruby for her years of service and dedication. Our Water Plant Operators are Wendell Daughtery, Tommy Roberts and Steve Rutherford.

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