Tacoma Water is one of eight to be recognized by the state Department of Health in May as an exceptional drinking water provider.
Tacoma Water will receive DOH’s “Commitment to Excellence” award for its new Green River Filtration Facility, which provides filtered water to Tacoma Water customers. The filtration facility is the largest in the Northwest, able to provide 168 million gallons of water a day. It brings improved water reliability and quality to customers.
“Tacoma Water is receiving our ‘Commitment to Excellence’ award to celebrate the completion of the Green River Filtration Facility. This filtration facility uses state-of-the-art methods in treating surface water,” said Clark Halvorson, Office of Drinking Water Director at the DOH. “Tacoma Water’s commitment to this project is quite impressive and benefits about 500,000 customers in Tacoma, Covington Water District, the City of Kent and the Lakehaven Utility District.”
Chris McMeen, Tacoma Water Deputy Superintendent, said that the award is particularly meaningful at this time, as the first week of May is National Drinking Water Week.
“Our primary goal is to protect the health of our customers by providing clean, safe drinking water,” McMeen said. “Filtration improves water quality and provides a higher level of reliability. We are proud to do that and happy to accept this award from the Department of Health.”