Prentiss receives perfect rating

Published 10:13 am Friday, July 8, 2016

The Town of Prentiss recently received another perfect rating from the Mississippi State Department of Health after the latest inspection of its drinking water supply. A perfect rating of 5.0 is delivered upon receiving perfect scores in Technical, Managerial and Financial categories.

“We strive yearly for this ranking,” said Prentiss Mayor Charley Dumas. “Consistent and continuous maintenance of our water supply and its distribution to our citizens is vital, especially when you see the problems that exist in water systems around our state and nation. The actions taken by our board, staff and maintenance department to ensure we have a sound system has by duely recognized by the State and we will work to ensure we have safe drinking water for years to come.”

The Technical Capacity Assessment covers the systems ability to provide proper treatment, functioning equipment, acceptable testing and records, and ability to provide water during power outages. The Managerial Capacity Assessment documents policies and procedures, the lack of violations, and the long range improvement plans adopted by the system. The Financial Capacity Assessment covers rates, cut-off policies, budget and audit reports, as well as financial reports with the State Auditor’s office.

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