DENR recognizes Mid-Dakota Rural Water for drinking  water compliance


PIERRE—The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced recently that the Mid-Dakota Rural Water public water system and the system’s operation specialists have been awarded a Secretary’s Award for Drinking Water Excellence. 

“Safe drinking water delivered to our homes for the price of your water bill is truly a modern day miracle,” said DENR Secretary Steve Pirner. “DENR thanks the best drinking water systems and operation specialists in South Dakota with these awards and urges you to thank them too. The Mid-Dakota Rural Water has successfully met all of the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act for seventeen consecutive years.”

To qualify for the Secretary’s Award for Drinking Water Excellence, public water systems and their system operations specialists had to meet all of the following requirements for the consecutive years or more: compliance monitoring and reporting, drinking water standards, and certification requirements.

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