#1 Public Utility Wins Top National Award
Aquifer Protection Program Named Best in Nation
October 01, 2012
The City of Tallahassee’s Underground Utilities has received industry-wide recognition by garnering the 2012 National Best Pollution Prevention Program award.
The coveted award was presented by the National American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) at its annual conference on September 21 in Hollywood, California.
This top honor recognizes the City’s Underground Utilities for its highly successful Aquifer Protection Program. It also notes the City’s outstanding service in promoting pollution prevention and preserving the region’s vital water resources.
“We have a long-standing commitment to protect our water resources, ensure the highest quality drinking water and provide customers with the best service possible,” said Underground Utilities General Manager Mike Tadros. “This is just one of many awards we have received in recent years, and it demonstrates our ability to set a standard of excellence in all that we do.”
The Tallahassee/Leon County Aquifer Protection Program provides criteria for regulating the use, handling, storage and disposal of regulated substances and hazardous wastes. It offers pollution prevention strategies, assistance and assessments as well as opportunities for public education and outreach in the community. The NAHMMA, established in 1993, is dedicated to pollution prevention and reducing potentially hazardous elements entering the municipal wastewater stream from households, small businesses and other sources.
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