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EPD finds "No Deficiencies" in MWA System

Nov 15, 2018 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.

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Georgia EPD found “no deficiencies” with the MWA system during its most recent sanitary survey, which is a total evaluation of all aspects of water production, distribution and more.

The MWA recently received good news from this year’s total review of its water system by the Environment Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Georgia EPD found “No Deficiencies” in the MWA system during its most recent sanitary survey, which is the regulatory agency’s thorough analysis of facilities, operations, and all other aspects of drinking water production and distribution of the Authority.

“In all of my 38 years in the water industry, including 28 years at the Macon Water Authority, this is the first time I’ve ever seen EPD report that they found no deficiencies in a sanitary survey,” says Gary McCoy, MWA Director of Water Operations. “EPD looks very hard for deficiencies in all of the public water systems they examine throughout the state. We scored an excellent evaluation, which not too many systems can claim.”

Regulatory officials from Georgia EPD visited the MWA for four days of total evaluation of the water system, adds McCoy. This EPD sanitary survey is conducted at public water utilities every three years.

During this year’s review, EPD officials spent three days at the Amerson Water Treatment Plant and one day touring all of the water tanks in the system, in addition to checking all records of the distribution system.

Additional points of examination of the EPD sanitary survey included a review of lab tests for the past 10 years, as well as the Authority’s safety program and its maintenance records. EPD officials also inspected MWA pumps and meters, checked to make sure filters at the Amerson Plant performed efficiently, as well as checked to make sure chemical processes functioned properly, and much more.

As for how this most recent EPD inspection impacts Authority customers, McCoy notes: “It shows that the MWA is able to continue to supply our customers with a reliable, safe, and affordable product to meet their needs for years to come.”

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