New Jersey American Water’s Delaware River Regional Water Treatment Plant and its Raritan Millstone Water Treatment Plant have received a national award for maintaining for five years the Directors Award of recognition from the Partnership for Safe Water.
"Maintaining Directors Award status for five years demonstrates our philosophy of constant vigilance to improve water quality," said Walter Lynch, President of New Jersey American Water. "We are thrilled to receive national recognition for this ongoing commitment to serve our customers the best inwater quality possible."
The Partnership for Safe Water is a national volunteer initiative developed by the Environmental Protection Agency and other water organizations. The Partnership represents water suppliers striving to provide their communities with drinking water quality that surpasses the required federal standards.
The Directors Award is presented to water systems that have completed a successful review in the Partnership's Self-Assessment and Peer Review phase, a phase in which utilities examine the capabilities of their treatment plant operation and administration and then create a plan for implementing improvements. New Jersey American Water's Delaware River Regional Water Treatment Plant and its Raritan Millstone Water Treatment Plant have maintained the Directors Award for five consecutive years, an honor achieved by only 37 utilities across the country.
New Jersey American Water's ongoing participation in the program includes a rigorous review of treatment practices developed by national experts, and also includes a four-step, self-assessment and peer-review process.