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Johnson County Wastewater Peak Performance

JCW plants achieve 100% permit compliance in 2016

Each year the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recognizes public wastewater facilities for outstanding compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limits. This recognition program consists of Peak Performance Awards in three categories — Platinum, Gold and Silver.
In July, Johnson County Wastewater was recognized at the NACWA national conference held in St. Louis for its outstanding compliance records in the 2016 calendar year.Two JCW treatment facilities received the Gold Peak Performance Award, which honors treatment works that achieved 100 percent compliance with the NPDES permit for 2016.

  • The Myron K. Nelson Plant
  • The Douglas L. Smith Middle Basin Plant

This year, JCW is proud to announce it received four Platinum Peak Performance Awards, to honor treatment works that have at least five years of complete and consistent National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit compliance. This is the highest number of Platinum Awards the department has ever earned with the following recipients:

  • The New Century AirCenter and the Tomahawk Creek plants for five years of permit compliance
  • The Mill Creek Regional Plant for ten years of permit compliance
  • The Blue River Main Plant for eleven years of permit compliance

Read more about the awards on NACWA's webstie.