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Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority in Beaufort-Jasper, South Carolina wins 2004 Consumer Confidence Report Excellence Award
Release Date: 01/24/2005
On Thursday, January 27, 2005, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will award the Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority in Beaufort-Jasper, South Carolina with the 2004 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)Excellence Award in the Large Surface Water System category.
The criteria for the award includes: demonstration of commitment to compliance with Consumer Confidence Reporting; the system's susceptibility to contamination based on a completed Source Water Assessment (SWA) and information on how to obtain a copy of the SWA; and a list of likely sources and potential health effects of detected contaminants. Extra points are given for community outreach and education activities.
The CCR rule requires community water systems to provide annual reports to customers on the quality of their drinking water. Reports under the CCR rule will give consumers information on their drinking water and opportunities to get involved in its protection. The CCR Rule is a result of the 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
2004 Consumer Confidence Report Excellence award
January 27, 2005 at 8:30 A.M.
6 Snake Road
Okatie, South Carolina
CONTACT: Dawn Harris-Young, EPA Media Relations, 404-562-8421