LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - For the second year in a row, the City of Laurel has received a perfect score for its drinking water from the Mississippi State Department of Health. That's a level 5 rating, which includes top marks for technical, financial and management areas.
Laurel has 3 water treatment facilities, 16 wells and 7 storage tanks, all privately managed by United Water. That company has been managing the city's public water utility for 6 years.
Laurel is in the 2nd year of a new 15-year contract with the company.