2013-03-14 / Top News

Area water operators recognized by North Dakota Dept. of Health

Four area water operators were awarded a Certificate of Compliance by the North Dakota Department of Health for complying with Safe Drinking Water Act requirements, based on the type of water used, the size of the community, and the type of treatment applied.

Robert Job (City of Linton), Bill Wetzsteon (City of Hazelton), Doug Neubauer (South Central Rural Water District) and Mark Vander Vorst (State Line Water Co-op, Inc.) were recognized for their achievements from which the consumers benefited, and a letter of commendation was sent to their respective city council, board of directors, or system owner, recognizing them for their efforts.

The Federal and State Safe Drinking Water Act regulations require community public water systems to take many actions to protect source water and provide safe drinking water.

The SDWA was passed by Congress in 1974 to protect public health by regulating the nation’s public drinking water supplies. The law was amended in 1986 and 1996. Originally, the SDWA focused on treatment as a means of providing safe drinking water at the tap.

The 1996 amendments greatly enhanced the existing law by recognizing source water protection, funding for water system improvements, and public information as important components of safe drinking water.

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