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Elkhart receives Innovative or Proactive Water System Award

ELKHART, August 20, 2014--The City of Elkhart has received the Innovative or Proactive Water System Award, which was signed by Public Drinking Water System Manager Cagy Chauvin.

The award reads, “The city has fulfilled the requirements to receive the Innovative or Poractive Water System Award and is hereby recognized for the effort, dedication and contribution it has made to the state and citizens of Texas in protecting public health.”

For a public water system to be recognized as an Innovative or Proactive System, the system must meet at least one of these criteria:

  • Developed a new method of resolving an existing problem within the water operations
  • Resolved an operation issue through its own recognizance
  • Developed an innovative approach to enhance safety operations
  • Used a new technology or operating process that resulted in achieving potable water quality that exceeds federal and state requirements
  • Took a proactive approach to public education or outreach
  • Uses a new technology or operating process that resulted in potable water quality that exceeds federal and state requirements

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