The Lake Whatcom Water & Sewer District has been recognized by the state for the long-term, exceptionally-high quality of its drinking water.
The state Office of Drinking Water, a division of the Department of Health, awarded the district a silver certificate of achievement for high-quality between five and 10 years. The district had eight years of good results, according to a letter sent by Denise Clifford, director of the state office.
Achieving the goal was the “mark of a highly dedicated and skilled water department staff,” Clifford wrote.
Some 14 agencies around the state received such an award this year. It’s the first year of the recognition program.