South Harrison Water earns award
South Harrison Water Corp. recently received the “2019 Water Fluoridation Quality Award” from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services.
The award states in part: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention commends this water system for its consistent and professional adjustment of the water fluoride content to the optimum level for oral health for 12 consecutive months. Consistent, high-quality water fluoridation practice, as demonstrated by this water system, is a safe and effective method to prevent tooth decay, improving the oral health of community residents of all ages.”
This marks the 17th consecutive year South Harrison has received the fluoridation award from the CDC.
“I am very proud of our employees for making this long-term commitment to excellence that an award of this nature exhibits,” said Bruce Cunningham, the water corporation’s general manager. “Our treatment plant operator, Bill Stewart, really deserves much of the credit. To get the award 17 years in a row is really a reflection on his commitment to excellence.”
South Harrison Water is an Indiana not-for-profit potable water distribution system serving more than 3,400 customer accounts in Boone, Franklin, Harrison, Heth, Posey, Taylor, Washington and Webster townships of Harrison County and Franklin Township of Floyd County.