Smithfield Water Plant Receives Award

(Left to right) Smithfield Mayor Andy Moore, Water Plant Superintendent Dale Boyette, NCDEQ Environmental Senior Specialist Tiffanie Hawley and Smithfield Public Utilities Director Ted Credle. Photo

The Town of Smithfield Water Plant has received an award from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water Resources.  The water plant received the 2017 Area Wide Optimization Award.

The Division of Water Resources honors water treatment plants across the state each year for surpassing federal and state drinking water standards. The Area Wide Optimization Award is part of a state effort to enhance the performance of existing water facilities.

“The award signifies a 60 percent improvement to state and federal standards, for removing solid particles from the water,” said Ted Credle, Director of Public Utilities for the Town of Smithfield. “Only through the diligent efforts and technical skill of the staff at the Water Plant was such an accomplishment achievable. The Smithfield Water plant is one of only 68 water plants across the state of North Carolina to have achieved this superior level of water treatment. This award is further proof that great things are happening in Smithfield.”

The Johnston County water treatment plant also received similar recognition for having high water quality standards.