MANASSAS WATER DEPARTMENT EARNS 2011 EXCELLENCE in WATER TREATMENT PLANT PERFORMANCE AWARD
The City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities department received the 2011 Excellence in Water Treatment Plant Performance award by the Virginia Department of Health Office of Drinking Water. The awards were recently presented in Roanoke, Va., at the 43rd Annual Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project “Water is Life” luncheon. In addition, Robert Edelman, P.E., district engineer for Virginia Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water presented the award to Mayor of Manassas, Harry J. Parrish II in Manassas, Va. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.
“The City of Manassas is honored and thrilled to be recognized by Virginia’s Health Department, as our dedicated water treatment plant team has worked diligently to ensure quality water for our customers,” said Mike Moon, director of City of Manassas public works and utilities department.
Three levels of effectiveness and performance are awarded, including gold, silver and bronze. Manassas earned the silver designation for excellence.
The Virginia Department of Health Office of Drinking Water Recognition Program awards water systems that show excellence in performance and operations and for the treatment and distribution of drinking water to the public. This award is earned by those water systems that go above the established water treatment regulations.
ABOUT CITY OF MANASSAS
Established in 1913, the City of Manassas Utilities/Public Works department ensures the availability of safe, reliable water usage, electric utilities, as well as provides responsive maintenance and collection services at an affordable cost to citizens of Manassas, Va., Manassas Park, Va. and parts of Prince William County, Va. A platinum-level winner of the Reliable Public Power Provider, it is noted for its environment-friendly projects and equipment, while tasked with capital projects that enhance public and private infrastructure. The utilities team participates in community fundraisers, like Toys for Tots, the United Way, American Public Power Association Tree Power and Arbor Day. The department holds memberships with America Public Power Association, American Water Works Association, American Public Works Association and the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce.
The City of Manassas, Va., is an independent, full service city of 10-square miles in Northern Virginia. The City is rich in history and the Manassas Junction of railroads played a pivotal role in the American Civil War. The City has a population of 35,821, owns its own public utilities, has the busiest general aviation airport in Virginia and is part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. Manassas has been recognized by the Virginia Municipal League and other national and state organizations for its highly successful neighborhood improvement programs and by the Government Finance Officers Association for excellence in financial reporting and budgeting. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.