PIERRE - The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced today that the City of Pierre public water system and the system’s operation specialists have been awarded a Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award.
"We cannot live without water; it is just that simple,” said DENR Secretary Steve Pirner. "With these awards, DENR salutes the best-of-the-best drinking water systems and operation specialists who deliver safe water 24 hours-a-day to their customers and successfully met all of the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act last year."
The system’s operation specialists are Dane Brewer, Kevin Coldsmith, Jared Geigle, Dale Gourneau, Shawn Hussey, Travis Jones, Derek Myhre, Scott Szuggar, Robbie Townley and Maxx Vaudrin.
To qualify for the Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award, public water systems and their system operations specialists had to meet all of the following requirements for 2016:
compliance monitoring and reporting,
drinking water standards, and