City of Sugar Land recognized for top Texas Water Safety and Quality
The City of Sugar Land received the Outstanding Public Water System Award from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for its efforts in ensuring exceptional water safety and quality. Sugar Land was recognized as one of the top three Texas public water systems for 2013 out of approximately 7000 public water systems in the state.
The criteria for the award are comprehensive:
• Achieved recognition as a Superior Public Water System
• Met the criteria for the Total Coliform Rule Program Award
• Exceeded the capacity requirements for total storage and production
• Promoted year-round conservation through a variety of communication and outreach programs
• Implemented a Source Water Protection (SWP) Program
• Developed and implemented a Vulnerability Assessment and an Emergency Response Plan
• Had no major violations or enforcement actions against it for the recognition calendar year
• Has had no Total Coliform Rule violations
• Implemented Best Management Practices for storm water pollution prevention programs.
Assistant City Manager Karen Daly commended City of Sugar Land Water Utilities personnel, “Our Utilities personnel work hard year-round to assure that our drinking water meets or exceeds all Environmental Protection Agency and TCEQ standards, from our field workers and operators to our water quality, conservation and storm water management folks. It’s a team effort that results in superior water quality for all of our residents.” The Water Utilities Department monitors water quality, ensures adequate supplies, provides preventative maintenance, repairs leaks and actively responds to customer concerns to provide quality drinking water.
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