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City, County Water Plants Among Best in State
The City of Lincolnton Water Treatment Plant on Reepsville Road is one of only four water plants statewide given a
The City of Lincolnton Water Treatment Plant on Reepsville Road is one of only four water plants statewide given a "Gold Star" award by NCDEQ for having exceeded state and federal standards for over a decade.  Newton's Water System was also a "Gold Star" winner.

Wayne Howard
Staff Writer

When we got the announcement from the North Carolina Dept. of Environmental Quality, we looked back to see if we could see just how long it had been that the City of Lincolnton's water system had been recognized as among the best in the state.  We found a 2016 Lincoln Herald article.  That year, Lincolnton's Water Treatment Plant was one of only four in the state who had exceeded both state and federal standards for over a decade.

That was also the case this year, when the "Gold Star" award for more than 10 years on the list was again just four systems--Lincolnton, Newton, Marion and Henderson-Kerr Lake Regional Water Authority.

The Lincoln County Water System hasn't been around as long as Lincolnton's, but the water it supplies to customers is also rated as exceeding state and federal standards, and it has been doing that for several years. The Lincoln County system was on the list for 2015, 2016 and 2017 operations.

The list of systems that exceeded state and federal standards has grown.  There were 56 two years ago (based on 2015 measurements), 49 last year (2016 measurements); this year, there are 69 who exceeded the standards in 2017.  

Cherryville has also been on the list for several years. Mt. Holly (which also supplies water to Stanley) was on the list for the last three years.  Dallas, Catawba, and Hickory all made the list this year.  

Lincolnton Public Works & Utilities Director Steve Peeler said the honor is due Water Plant Superintendent Robert Pearson and his workers at the plant. "The outstanding quality goes back far more than ten years," Peeler said. "Lincolnton has been well-served by Robert for over a quarter of a century and before him Calvin Thornburg and before that Dan Taylor. They have all done a great job."

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