Ocoee Utility receives 99 on survey
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Jun 03, 2014 | 706 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Water Resources recently informed the Ocoee Utility District that it has scored a 99 percent rating on its most recent Sanitary Survey of the Water System.

With this score the Ocoee Utility District will remain among Tennessee’s approved public water supplies, noted Tim Lawson, general manager.

The Sanitary Survey reviews the complete operation of the utility from plant performance; maintenance and upkeep; record-keeping; analysis; treatment techniques and requirements; cross connection program; and other quality issues, from water production to the distribution of water to the customer’s tap.

The only noted deficiencies were some piping that needed repainting in a raw water pumping area, and the installation of de-humidifiers in the main filtration buildings. These items have been corrected.

The Ocoee Utility District has maintained a score on the Sanitary Survey of 95 or higher for the past 12 years.

The Ocoee Utility District provides water to a population of 18,306 in eastern Bradley and western Polk counties.