MassDEP Commemorates National Drinking Water Week by Awarding Commendations to 39 Public Water Systems and Operators
In honor of National Drinking Water Week, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) today announced that 39 public water systems across the Commonwealth have received awards of commendation for their noteworthy public service delivered during 2021. The criteria MassDEP uses include excellent water service to the public, no violations or non-compliance issues, and efforts that support public water supply services, such as source-water protection, water quality, and conservation.
“Public water systems across the Commonwealth do a great job ensuring there is access to safe, healthy drinking water, but each year, there are some systems that stand out and deserve special recognition,” said MassDEP Commissioner Martin Suuberg. “Today, the Baker-Polito Administration is honored to recognize these exceptional water systems and operators for their distinguished work protecting the health of their communities during this year’s National Drinking Water Week.”
MassDEP works with drinking water utilities to make sure that the water delivered to consumers meets all federal and state standards and is clean and abundant, and each of the systems recognized have complete compliance with the regulations for calendar year 2021. For more than 35 years, during National Drinking Water Week in May, MassDEP has recognized and awarded certain exemplary systems that have reached meritorious service for their work during the previous calendar year. This year’s public ceremony was held at the Devens Common Center in Devens.
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, 10-05-22