Aug 17, 2021

The N.C. Division of Water Resources has honored 64 water treatment plants, including Burnsville, for surpassing federal and state drinking water standards in 2020.  The division’s Public Water Supply Section awarded the facilities the prestigious N.C. Area Wide Optimization Award, which is part of a state effort to enhance the performance of existing surface water treatment facilities.

In 2020, the state also recognized 13 facilities with the “Gold Star” honor, which is an award for systems that have received the N.C. Area Wide Optimization Award for 10 consecutive years. They are:

  • Lincolnton
  • Marion
  • Newton
  • Kerr Lake Regional Water System
  • Weaverville-Ivy River
  • Waynesville-Allens Creek
  • Maggie Valley Sanitary District
  • Wilkesboro
  • Harnett County
  • Boone
  • Burnsville
  • Broad River Water Authority
  • Cape Fear Public Utility – Wilmington – Sweeney.

We are very proud and grateful for the consistent and diligent work of our entire Water Treatment Plant crew.
Shane Dale – Public Works Director
Ricky Crout – Water Plant ORC
Rick McIntyre
Alan Boone
Aaron Miller

Burnsville Among 13 Water Treatment Plants To Receive “Gold Star” Honor From The State