Pennsylvania American’s Water Rock Run Treatment Plant in Chester County recently completed the third phase of the Partnership for Safe Water program, a voluntary effort to provide safe drinking water.
Phase III entails a detailed, peer-reviewed report that summarizes the rigorous self-assessment portion of the program.
This phase targets identifying weaknesses in plant operation, design and administration that could lead to a breakthrough of waterborne disease-causing organisms into the finished water that is distributed to consumers.
Correcting these weaknesses helps prevent waterborne disease outbreaks from pathogenic organisms like Cryptosporidium and Giardia.
Currently, 119 surface water treatment plants serving more than 6.1 million people are now involved in Pennsylvania's Partnership program.For more information, visit the DEP Partnership for Safe Water webpage.
(Reprinted from the November 25 edition of DEP News. Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)