Palm Coast – The City of Palm Coast Utility Department was selected to receive the 2020 Drinking Water Plant Operations Excellence Award from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).

The Utility Department was previously awarded ‘Best Operating Water Plant’ in 2020 by the Southeast Desalting Association and ‘Best Tasting Drinking Water’ by the America Water Works Association in 2019.

“Our team is consistently going above and beyond to ensure that the Utility Department is providing the best service possible to our residents,” Utility Systems Manager Peter Roussell said. “Recognition like this from an organization as respected as the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is an incredible achievement that every member of the Utility Department should take pride in. I want to thank the FDEP for this award and also thank our incredible team for all of their hard work.”

Each year, the FDEP presents awards to drinking water and domestic wastewater facilities around the state that demonstrate excellence in operation, maintenance, innovative treatment, waste reduction and pollution prevention, recycling, or other special achievements. These awards recognize facilities that demonstrate a special commitment to excellence in management through dedicated professionalism.

For more information on the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Water Plant Operation awards, visit

For more information on water quality at the City of Palm Coast, visit

Media Release: City of Palm Coast. Shannon Martin, Public Information Supervisor


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