DARN Recognizes City of Fort Pierre for Drinking Water Compliance

August 6, 2021

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announced on July 21,2021 that the City of Fort Pierre public water system and the system’s operation specialists have been awarded a Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award.


“We cannot live without access to safe and reliable drinking water,” said DANR Secretary Hunter Roberts.  “This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of South Dakota’s drinking water system operators and their efforts to ensure their customers have access to clean drinking water.”


The system’s operation specialists are Vernon Thorson, Joey Montana, Casey Breitag, and Shane Pearson.


To qualify for the Drinking Water Certification of Achievement Award, public water systems and their system operations specialists had to meet all of the compliance monitoring and reporting requirements, drinking water standards, and certification requirements for 2020.