Johnson County Wastewater receives awards for outstanding performance

Wastewater staff members pose with wastewater facility performance awards

At the Sept. 8 Board of County Commissioner's meeting, Johnson County Wastewater accepted several awards for the quality wastewater services it provides to county residents.

The awards highlight the outstanding performance of JCW’s sanitary sewer collection systems, which transport wastewater into wastewater treatment facilities after it goes down the drain and the treatment facilities as well.

All six facilities in the county were recognized with 2021 Peak Performance Awards through the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, awarded for compliance with national pollutant discharge elimination system permit limits:

  • Nelson Complex and Tomahawk both received the Silver Peak Performance Award
  • Mill Creek Regional received a Gold Peak Performance Award
  • Douglas L. Smith Middle Basin received the Platinum 8 Award (eight years of full compliance) 
  • New Century Airport Wastewater Treatment Facility received the Platinum 10 Award (10 years of full compliance) 
  • Blue River Main received the Platinum 16 Award (16 years of full compliance)

JCW’s Collection System Team also received the 2022 Collection System Award, given by the Kansas Water Environment Association for operation and maintenance of wastewater collection systems.

Johnson County Wastewater provides for safe transport and treatment of water used by our community every day, all day.  Their work protects our rivers, lakes and streams while renewing life’s essential resource.    

Learn more about the Kansas Water Environment Association. Learn more about the NACWA Peak Performance Awards.