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The Partnership for Safe Water gave Lancaster, Pa., its five-year director award, recognizing the city's efforts to not only meet but exceed the state requirements for quality drinking water.
City utilities manager Ralph Johnson is proud of the award and told a local news channel why safe water is very important.
"Babies drink that water," Johnson said. "It's important that we have safe water for the children of our community, our commercial people and our residential people."
The city of Lancaster owns, operates and maintains two water treatment facilities. These facilities provide drinking water for more than 110,000 people in the Lancaster area through about 43,000 taps.
The city treats 12 million gallons of water a day.