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Crown Water Treatment Plant One of Only 15 Honored with National Award


In 2015, Cleveland Water’s Crown Water Treatment Plant received the prestigious Phase IV “Excellence in Water Treatment” award from the Partnership for Safe Water Treatment Plant Optimization Program. The Crown Water Treatment Plant is the program’s 15th recipient of this award across North America.

Phase IV represents the highest possible level of performance that can be achieved in the four-phase Partnership for Safe Water program. Crown was honored for excellent performance in surpassing the required federal standards for water quality. Cleveland Water has participated in the Partnership for Safe Water program since 1995 and was previously recognized in 2007 with the Ten-Year Director’s Award.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment and I’m proud of our team for their hard work and commitment to putting Cleveland Water above the bar,” said Interim Commissioner of Cleveland Water Alex Margevicius. 

The Partnership for Safe Water is a voluntary self-assessment and optimization program for water treatment plants and distribution system operations. More than 240 utility subscribers, collectively serving millions of people, are committed to the Partnership’s goal of providing safe, high-quality drinking water through achieving operational excellence in water treatment. Partnership members participate in a rigorous four-phase self-assessment and peer review process, developed by industry experts, and are recognized publicly for their commitment to delivering safe water to their communities.


Special thanks to the entire staff at Crown Water Treatment Plant for their hard work in achieving this recognition:

Dave Dimauro, Scott Naelitz, Mark Mittelstaedt, Jonathan Sedely, Mary Bangert, Donald Gates, George Dunne, Fidel Rodriguez, Debbie Rossi, Muhammad Hague, Mark Petrie, Franco Noce, Frederick Anderson, Bernard Branner, Shirleter Bryant, Ken Criss, Victor Ervin, Gene Greenawalt, Jason Laboda, Adrian Lamb, Ernest Lee Jr., Micheal Pearcy, Ralph Pasterak, Kimberly Smith, Richard Readinger, Richelle Simon, Paul Simundza, Darby Svoboda, Stephen Woyma, and Emerson Young. 


Thanks for the hard work! I've read some horrible things lately about water up in Flint, Michigan. It's nice to have the peace of mind that the water my daughter is drinking is "top shelf." Keep doing Cleveland proud.

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