The town of Hattiesburg’s consuming water provide has gotten a clear invoice of well being, in response to an annual inspection report from the state.
“Techniques officers ought to be recommended for the continual enhancements made to the crops,” the Mississippi State Division of Well being’s report stated.
MSDH makes its annual inspection annually in Could.
The third consecutive excellent rating of 5 out of 5 comes after a less than excellent rating — 4 out of 5 — in each 2017 and 2018.
Some extent was deducted in 2017 because of high levels of iron within the water provide. MSDH decided that the secondary iron ranges have been .44 milligrams per liter — larger than the minimal allowed worth of .3 milligrams per liter.
“Whereas it was secure to drink, there was work to do to improve Water Plant No. 1,” Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker stated Friday. “From the place we have come from 4 years in the past to now’s a testomony to the management of (Water and Sewer Director) Alan Howe, but in addition the dedication and dedication and exhausting work of our workers.”
The deduction in 2018 was because of an absence of economic audits.
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Barker was joined Friday by Howe, water operators and water division employees at Water Plant No. 2 on James Road for the announcement.
The report examines operations throughout three classes: technical, managerial and monetary. That is the third excellent rating the town obtained since 2018. In June 2020, there was no inspection as a result of pandemic, so MSDH issued the rating from the yr prior.
“There are 15 subsets throughout the three classes, and we obtained an ideal rating throughout all of them,” Howe stated. “Now we have an unbelievable managerial and operator workforce who work across the clock managing each day samples, readings and paperwork to verify the town of Hattiesburg’s water provide is of the very best high quality that our residents deserve.”
In March, the town introduced a $2.7 million water and sewer replacement project spanning elements of Ward 2 and Ward 4, with the majority being in Ward 2 within the neighborhood north of the Longleaf Hint.