Richmond Receives Awards at State’s Public Drinking Water Conference
hosted by TCEQ
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) holds an annual statewide Public Drinking Water Conference in Austin, and this year Richmond won two awards at this conference. The City has received the Cross-Connection Control Program Award for a number of years, and this is the first year for the Innovative or Proactive Water System Award for Richmond’s reuse program at the Wastewater plant.
The Cross-Connection Control program award is given to those cities protecting their water distribution system from contamination and having met certain stringent criteria in doing so.
The Innovative or Proactive Water System Award is new for Richmond and pertains to the City’s reuse program at their Wastewater plant. This award recognizes systems that have used creative and effective ways to improve their operations, achieve compliance, or better serve their customers. Richmond incorporated a reclaimed water distribution system for non potable water as part of their overall water management strategy, fully operational since July 2015.
Richmond’s Public Works Director, Howard Christian, was in Austin to accept the Awards with Mike Moody- Facilities Services Superintendent and Scott Fajkus- Utilities Coordinator (both holding awards in picture).