Metro Water Services has been ranked among the top-rated water utilities in the state with a perfect 100 score on its recent Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Sanitary Survey, the utility said Monday.
The survey involves an unannounced annual onsite inspection performed by the TDEC Division of Water Supply personnel. It evaluates and documents a water system’s sources, facilities, operations and maintenance programs and is a requirement of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
“This score is attributed to the expertise and professionalism of our employees, and I am extremely proud,” Scott Potter, MWS director, said in a release.
Performed in February and assessing the previous 12-month period (February 2010 to February 2011), the survey timeframe included the May 2010 flood.
Erich Webber, TDEC Nashville Field Office manager, said MWS’s ability to overcome the adversity of a treatment plant being down due to distribution system damage and getting the system back to full capacity in short order “must be commended.”
“These actions — as well as the performance during the sanitary survey — illustrate Metro’s commitments to producing quality water that consistently meets state and federal standards,” Webber said.