The Partnership for Safe Water, a unique alliance of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, American Water Works Association, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, National Association of Water Companies and Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, awarded San Jose Water Company (SJWC) the Phase III Directors Award in December. The partnership celebrates award-winning utilities for their outstanding commitment to providing superior-quality drinking water. This significant award recognized SJWC’s commitment and execution of programs that improve the quality and safety of water delivered to its customers.
The Program Effectiveness Assessment Committee, which reviewed the submittals, was particularly impressed by SJWC’s documentation of the distribution system’s current operating status, objective assessment of system optimization actions and focus on emergency response and vulnerability assessment.
“Providing customers with the highest quality water possible is our primary mission,” said SJWC Director of Water Quality Francois Rodigari. “Our commitment to this mission guides our everyday decisions and investments in water production, storage and distribution facilities.”
An industry leader in water quality, SJWC has maintained an exemplary water-quality compliance record since its founding in 1866. SJWC is only the fourth water utility nationwide to be recognized for this achievement. The award is a testament to the company’s ongoing commitment to delivering safe and high-quality water and continuously improving water quality, treatment processes and monitoring as well as its source water protection programs.