Lummi Island Scenic Estates (LISE) was awarded the Gold Certificate of Achievement by the Washington Department of Health today. Regional Engineer Joyln Leslie presented the award to Operations Manager Kevin Southworth, along with LISE President Leslie Dempsey and Treatment Plant Operator Isaac Colgan.
To qualify for the Gold award the water system must exceed turbidity removal standards and have no violations with the Department of Health for at least 10 years.
There are only seven rapid rate filtration water treatment plants in the State of Washington that currently qualify for the Gold (10-14 years) and Platinum (15 or more years) award. LISE is the smallest system this select group. The performance of rapid rate filters for turbidity (particle) removal is a key element in protecting consumers from microbial contaminants and maximizing public health.