PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s public water system and its operators were awarded a Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award recently. The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources gives the award for outstanding water system operations and environmental compliance with state drinking water standards during the previous year. DENR Secretary Steve Pirner says those receiving the award achieved 100% compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act during 2011. Public water systems that are given the award must have met requirements such as compliance monitoring, follow drinking water standards, distribute a Drinking Water Report and have complied with certain operator certification rules. Pierre’s certified operators include Dale Gourneau, David Gunderson, Thad Uecker, Derek Myhre, Shawn Hussey, Dane Brewer and Jay Jensen.
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