Water utility recognized for water quality

DOWNEY - Park Water Company, a regulated public water utility based in Downey, was recognized by the Partnership for Save Water (PSW), a nationally sponsored effort to develop criteria for optimization of water quality.The PSW's fundamental approach is to improve performance "by optimizing system operations rather than relying solely on significant capital improvements." This approach has been used successfully for surface water treatment plants since the program was introduced in 1995, the PSW said in a news release. The program is now applied at most treatment plants, officials said. Drinking water system customers receive water that has been delivered through an extensive conveyance network. High-quality water coming from treatment plants can change as it travels to the end-users. Optimizing distribution system operation can reduce this transformation, PSW officials said. Park Water Company serves portions of seven communities in southeast Los Angeles County with wholly-owned subsidiaries in Missoula, Mont., and Apple Valley.

********** Published: April 21, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 1