The Peak Performance Awards recognizes National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) member facilities for excellence in permit compliance. Award recipients were recognized at NACWA's Summer Conference and Annual Meeting in Denver on July 11. Click here to view the award video.
Two JCW treatment plants received Platinum Awards, honoring Blue River Main with a Ten Year Award and Mill Creek Regional with a Nine Year Award. Platinum Awards recognize 100 percent compliance with permits over a consecutive five-year period. Platinum Awards are given to facilities with a consistent record of full compliance for a consecutive five year period (Platinum Nine and Ten is for nine and ten consecutive years). If 100 percent compliance is maintained beyond the initial award, Platinum Award status is continued.
Should 100 percent compliance not be maintained, member agency facilities must receive four consecutive Gold Awards to again be eligible for another Platinum Award in their fifth year of compliance. All of the remaining JCW plants received Gold Awards. They are: Douglas L. Smith Middle Basin, Myron K. Nelson, New Century Air Center and Tomahawk Creek. Gold Awards are presented to facilities with no violations for the calendar year.
Members of the Operations and Maintenance staff were recognized at the Aug. 25 meeting of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners.
"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."