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Englewood’s 62-year-old water plant earns recognition

ENGLEWOOD — The people who produce the water for the Englewood Water District — present and past — have reason to be proud of their work.

A national organization, the American Water Works Association, presented the district its 2020 Landmark Award for the continuous operation of its lime-softening water treatment plant, which has been producing drinking water for more than six decades. The plant, which is tucked few blocks off Indiana Avenue at the end of Selma Avenue, has been serving Water District customers since 1959 with a capacity of 1.6 million gallons a day. That’s every day for 62 years.

Elected supervisors received a plaque commemorating the accomplishment this week. Supervisor Taylor Meals said the district accepted the award on behalf of all of the district’s past board members, employees, prior supervisors and administrators. He also commended those who established the Water District in 1959 for having the foresight to create a utility able to serve the Englewood community reliably.