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In full transparency, the following is a press release from the City of Framingham submitted to SOURCE media
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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham’s Water Department has received a Public Water System Award from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) for outstanding performance and achievements in the Large Consecutive Community Systems Category for the calendar year 2020.

According to MassDEP, the criteria used to select eligible public water systems for this award include excellent water service to the public, no violations or non-compliance issues, and efforts that support public water supply services, such as source water protection, water quality, and conservation.

“I am ecstatic to share that this is the fourth time in five years the Water Department has received this award,” said Framingham Public Works Director Blake Lukis. “This award demonstrates our staff’s commitment to the residents of Framingham to provide unsurpassed drinking water and fire suppression.”

“This recognition is truly a testament to our team of dedicated water professionals,” said Stephen Leone, Director of Water and Wastewater. “Our staff is devoted to maintaining, safeguarding, and improving the City’s water infrastructure, all while providing exemplary customer service 365 days a year, no matter the circumstances.”

No public ceremony was held for this award due to COVID-19 restrictions just recently being lifted.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.