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City of Ridgeland Water System Gets Maximum Score

The City of Ridgeland has again earned the maximum score of 5.0/5.0 from the Mississippi State Department of Health for the city’s drinking water supply, according to an inspection report dated December 5, 2018. Ridgeland earned 5 for technical, 5 for managerial and 5 for financial inspections.

Water Systems throughout the State are graded on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the best. Mississippi has over 1800 water systems that are evaluated by the Health department with only five percent reaching the maximum score of 5. Some of the areas that the Health Department looks at are capacity, bacteriological and inorganic contaminates, standard operations procedures, risk management plans, financial procedures , viability and site security to name a few.

“As always it is the goal of the City of Ridgeland to provide the very best water system,” said Mayor Gene McGee. “A great thank you goes out to those employees who work tirelessly to be sure we reach that goal.”

Public Works Director, Mike McCollum had this to say about Ridgeland’s maximum score, “The City of Ridgeland Administration and Utility Division work constantly to provide the highest quality water at a reasonable price to all of its customers. If anyone has any questions about this inspections you may contact the City of Ridgeland Public Works Department at 601-853-2027 or email: Mike McCollum at mike.mccollum@ ridgelandms.org”

The City of Ridgeland seeks to provide its citizens with a superior supply of drinking water. Staff work consistently to perform technical functions, manage the water systems, and conduct financial operations in a proficient manner. A copy of the annual inspection report from the Mississippi State Department of Health may be viewed at Ridgeland City Hall, located at 304 Highway 51, Ridgeland, Mississippi.