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Williamsburg News – General

Posted on: July 7, 2021

City of Williamsburg Wins Gold Award for Water Treatment

The City of Williamsburg’s Water Treatment Plant won the 2020 Excellence in Waterworks Operations/Performance Gold Award from the Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Drinking Water.

The Gold Award is given to localities that meet the excellence goals in three categories: filtration, clarification, and backwash.

This is the fourth time the City’s treatment facility has won the top award. It previously won the Gold Award in 2013, 2014 and 2018, and has won five Silver and seven Bronze awards in past years.

“Our Water Treatment Plant has received recognition for its excellence every year since 2005,” Director of Public Works & Utilities Daniel Clayton said. “Despite COVID and all of the obstacles that came with it, our water plant team continued its outstanding work to ensure that City residents had reliable, safe drinking water.”

The award is part of the Virginia Optimization Program, which encourages water treatment facilities to exceed minimum regulatory standards. 

A representative from the Virginia Department of Health will present the Gold Award to the City at the City Council meeting on Thursday, July 8, 2021. The meeting begins at 2 p.m.

The City’s Water Treatment Plant releases an annual Water Quality Report each spring. Read the 2020 report on the City’s website at

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