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Virginia Department of Health recognizes Radford Army Ammunition Plant for excellent water quality

Radford Army Ammunition Plant recognized for Excellent Water Quality
The Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Drinking Water has recognized the Radford Army Ammunition Plant’s (RFAAP) Conventional Treatment Plant for the quality of its water. 
This Gold Award highlights excellence in clarification, filtration, and backwash operations in 2017 at the plant. This is the second year in a row that the RFAAP has achieved this recognition. 

“Shared between BAE Systems and the U.S. Army, this award shows all the hard work and investment made by the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, operated by BAE Systems, in improving the quality of the drinking water,” said Bill Barnett, general manager of the plant for BAE Systems. “The RFAAP’s Utility Department employees work hard to exceed the regulatory requirements and maintain the high standards of our water quality and provide clean drinking water to our employees, tenants, and residents.” 

This award for Water Treatment Plant Performance celebrates the success of RFAAP’s granular media filtration plant, which provides water for manufacturing activities at the facility, and provides drinking water for employees, commercial tenants, and residents at the onsite staff village occupied by military personnel.

The Virginia Department of Health presented the award at the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. Water is Life 2017 Conference and Luncheon earlier this month in Roanoke.

The Radford Army Ammunition Plant has been operated by BAE Systems since 2012. The Radford facility is a leading producer of military-grade propellants.