The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced that the city of Vermillion public water system and the system's certified operators have been awarded a Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award. The award is for outstanding water system operations and environmental compliance with state drinking water standards for the past year.
The system's certified operators are Randy Isaacson, Tom Kruse, Wade Mount, Fred Balleweg, Allen Clark, Curt Haakinson, Joshua Balleweg and Dale Husby.
To qualify for the Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award, public water systems, and their operators, had to meet all of the following requirements for 2009:
•Drinking water standards.
•Distribute a Drinking Water Report.
•Lead/copper action levels.
•Comply with operator certification requirements.