Clean Water: In Davie County, It’s Among The Best

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 19, 2012

People expect water to be clean when they turn on the faucet.
For customers of the Davie County Water System, that water is among the cleanest. The county’s Sparks Road Treatment Plant recently received the state’s highest honor in water treatment. Twenty-five of 150 systems qualified for the honor.
Tom Boyd, N.C. Department of Natural Resources water treatment plant consultant, and Lisa Edwards, regional engineer, made a presentation at the Jan. 3 county commissioner’s meeting.
“These are your champions,” Boyd said, pointing to the employees. “Hats off to them.”
Johnny Lambert, Davie Utilities director, said: “There’s a lot of people responsible, from engineers to floor techs.” Mike Weir is the operator in charge of the plant.
The award means that the water’s turbidity levels were less than a third of the allowable limits 95 percent of the time. Turbidity is a measure of cloudiness in water caused by suspended particles.
“You’ve got a good group and …