City of Maryville water system receives score of 100

The City of Maryville received a score of 100 on their recent sanitary survey of their water system.

The Department of Environment and Conservation’s Knoxville office informed the city of their marks based on a Feb. 6 sanitary survey of the water system. The survey is required as a part of the Tennessee Safe Drinking Water Act and is performed every two years. The letter stated, “The Maryville Water Department management and staff are commended for obtaining the highest score awarded by the Division of Water Supply.”

According to the report, the City of Maryville met all the TDEC and EPA water quality requirements for the grading period. Maryville Water Treatment Plant Superintendent Doyle Prince says that they perform 40 samples per month for bacteria alone and hasn’t had any positive results for the period reported.

Mayor Joe Swann said, “We sometimes take for granted the fact that we can go to the faucet, turn it on, and get good tasting, clean water. Even though the technology is much more sophisticated and expensive than in years past, Maryville Water continues to score in the top 5 percent of the 488 water systems throughout the state while keeping its cost to the customers one of the lowest around our region.” Maryville treated 1.5 billion gallons of water in 2007.

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