Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Gwinnett Water Plant Holds Open House

The public is invited to tour one of Gwinnett County’s two water plants on Saturday, May 1, to celebrate the 36th anniversary of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

The Shoal Creek Filter Plant, located at 1755 Buford Dam Road in Buford, will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be facility tours, a hayride, arts and crafts, complimentary lunch and refreshments. There is no admission fee and kids are welcome to come learn about safe drinking water.

Gwinnett’s Shoal Creek Filter Plant won the Plant of the Year award for 2010 from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals at its Spring Conference in Columbus recently. This is the second time the plant has won the award.

The Safe Drinking Water Act was passed by Congress in 1974 and amended in 1986 and 1996. It requires many actions to protect drinking water and its sources including rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and public groundwater wells in the United States. The law authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set national health-based standards to protect against both natural and manmade contaminants in drinking water.

Commission Chairman Charles Bannister said, “We’re very proud of our Water Resources staff for winning this award again and for providing our residents with high quality drinking water every day of the year. This operation never stops, and we appreciate all the hard work that goes into it. Safe drinking water is vital for our health and well-being. We take this public health responsibility seriously every day.”
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