The National Association of Clean Water Agencies annually recognizes member facilities with Peak Performance Awards for excellence in permit compliance. The Board of County Commissioners presented Johnson County Wastewater (JCW) with awards during its Aug. 25 session.
Two JCW treatment plants received Platinum Awards—Blue River Main was awarded a Ten Year Award and Mill Creek Regional received a Nine Year Award. The Platinum Awards recognize 100 percent compliance with permits over a consecutive five-year period (Platinum Nine and Ten are for nine and ten consecutive years).
The remaining JCW plants—Douglas L. Smith Middle Basin, Myron K. Nelson, New Century Air Center and Tomahawk Creek—received Gold Awards, which recognize facilities with no violations for the calendar year.
"JCW is double platinum again! I am so honored to announce that all JCW wastewater treatment plants have received platinum or gold NACWA awards again this year," said Susan Pekarek, interim general manager. "The teams enhance our communities and the environment everyday by being truly dedicated to their work."
Read more about the Peak Performance Awards on the NACWA website.