Johnson County Wastewater was recognized in July at the NACWA national conference held in Providence, R.I. for its outstanding compliance records in the 2014 calendar year and was presented with two Platinum Awards. In total, JCW earned six Peak Performance awards.
JCW received two Platinum Peak Performance Awards to honor treatment works that have completed at least five years of complete and consistent National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit compliance.
The county’s Platinum Award recipients are:
- The Mill Creek Regional Plant at 20001 West 47th Street in Shawnee for eight years of permit compliance, and
- The Blue River Main Plant at 2523 West 151st Street in Overland Park for nine years of permit compliance.
Three JCW treatment facilities received the Gold Peak Performance Award, which honors treatment works that have achieved 100 percent compliance with the NPDES permit for 2014.
The Gold Peak Performance Award honorees are:
- Douglas L. Smith Middle Basin Plant
- New Century AirCenter Plant
- Tomahawk Creek Plant
One treatment facility earned a Silver Peak Performance Award, which recognize facilities that received no more than five NPDES permit violations in 2014.
The Silver Peak Performance Award honoree is:
In 2014, Johnson County Wastewater had a 99.7 percent compliance rate with regard to NPDES discharge violations. Of a possible 2,237 violations, the department recorded seven violations for the year.
“It is very difficult to achieve that level of compliance,” said John O’Neil, general manager for Johnson County Wastewater.
PICTURED: The Johnson County Board of Commissioners recently presented the awards to (front to back, left to right): Rick Beery, Phil Webster, John Manis, Robert Morris, Andy Super, Keith Hall, Tim Engbroten, Kenny Kellison, Kurt Winters, Deanna Ketner, and Mark Anderson.