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Gloucester County’s water treatment plant wins back-to-back awards

Virginia’s Office of Drinking Water, housed under the Virginia Department of Health, recently announced that Gloucester County’s Water Treatment Plant has received back-to-back performance awards for 2019 and 2020.

The local plant was awarded the 2019 and 2020 Gold Water Treatment Performance Award for Excellence in Clarification, Filtration and Backwash.

“This is quite an accomplishment for our team, as only a small percentage of water treatment plants in the Commonwealth achieve this award,” said Chris Dawson, director of Gloucester’s Public Utilities Department, which manages the local water treatment plant. “This award should make it even more evident to our customers that the water they are using, and drinking is safe and healthy.”

According to the VDH, recipients of these awards recognize that their treatment plants produce water that is at least three times cleaner than required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The plants that receive the awards also demons...

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