Ephrata Area Authority Receives Recognition From Partnership For Safe Water

The Ephrata Area Joint Authority water treatment plant, located in Lancaster County, recently received the “President’s Award” from the national Partnership for Safe Water. The treatment plant provides drinking water service to approximately 17,937 people.

The President's Award recognizes achievement in stringent individual filter performance goals for turbidity. The Ephrata Area Joint Authority is the ninth plant to receive this award from the PSW in Pennsylvania.

The PSW is made up of DEP, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Pennsylvania Section American Water Works Association, and other drinking water organizations. Its goal is to implement preventative measures that are based on optimizing treatment plant performance and maximizing the protection of public health.

Only 22 water treatment plants in the nation have received the President’s Award from the PSW.

For more information, visit DEP’s Partnership for Safe Water webpage or contact Kevin Anderson at 717-783-9764 or send email to: keanderson@pa.gov.


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