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Johnson County Wastewater receives national recognition

NACWA’s (National Association of Clean Water Agencies) annual Peak Performance Awards recognize wastewater treatment programs who have outstanding compliance rates. Recently, at NACWA’s annual conference, it was announced that all six of Johnson County’s wastewater treatment facilities were among those recognized for outstanding performance in 2018.

  • Blue River Main Wastewater Treatment Facility - Platinum 13 (13 years of 100% compliance)
  • Mill Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility- Platinum 12 (12 years of 100% compliance)
  • New Century AirCenter Wastewater Treatment Facility - Platinum 7 (7 years of 100% compliance)
  • Douglas L. Smith Middle Basin Wastewater Treatment Facility - Platinum 5 (5 years of 100% compliance)
  • Myron K. Nelson Wastewater Treatment Facility - Silver (5 or less violations)
  • Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility - Silver (5 or less violations)

In 2018, Johnson County Wastewater had a 99.98 percent compliance rate regarding National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) limits. Of a possible 3,567 violations, the department recorded only six violations for the entire year. 

“We are extremely proud of the outstanding work by the men and women of wastewater and this outstanding performance record,” said County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson.

Media Contacts

Lori Sand
Senior Public Information Officer
Office: 913-715-8572
Cell: 816-560-6713

Jody Hanson
Director of Public Affairs and Communication
Office: 913-715-0730
Cell: 913-626-5482