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Jan 1st, 2014
Southern Nevada Water System receives national award of recognition
For Immediate Release:
The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) has received the "15 Year Directors Award of Recognition" from the Partnership for Safe Water, a national volunteer initiative developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other water organizations representing water suppliers striving to provide their communities with drinking water quality that surpasses the required federal standards.

The SNWA was presented the award for successfully completing the Self-Assessment and Peer Review phase of the Partnership program, a phase which consists of identifying factors that limit treatment plant performance.

"We are honored to receive this award, which reflects the commitment of our organization to providing a safe, reliable water supply," said Dave Johnson, director of Water Quality and Treatment for the Southern Nevada Water Authority. "Maintaining water quality that surpasses state and federal health standards is critical to the SNWA's mission. Being considered among the highest-performing water treatment facilities in the country is a rewarding achievement, and it is a level of performance that we will continue to build upon as both conditions in Lake Mead and the regulatory environment change. This award would not be possible without the professionalism and dedication of our entire team."

The Partnership currently includes more than 220 water utilities, collectively serving more than 85 million people. This represents more than 60 percent of the U.S. population served by surface water supplies.

Each utility has committed to the enhancement of drinking water quality and operational excellence in water treatment. As members of the Partnership, utilities make a pledge to their communities to improve their treatment operations to reduce the risk of exposure to microbial contaminants, namely Cryptosporidium, a parasite that can cause illness. By making this commitment, the member utilities' treatment practices undergo a rigorous review developed by national experts, and includes a four-phased, self-assessment and peer-review process.

About the Company:
The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) is a cooperative, not-for-profit agency formed in 1991 to address Southern Nevada's unique water needs on a regional basis. SNWA officials are charged with managing the region's water resources and providing for Las Vegas Valley residents' and businesses' present and future water needs.
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