Statement from NACWA CEO Applauds Award Winners’ Dedication to Operational Excellence
(October 28, 2020) – This Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. EST in a live presentation ceremony recorded in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) presented The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD Project Clear or MSDPC) with six of this year’s NACWA Peak Performance Awards. This annual award is presented to honorees who have achieved excellence in operational performance and permit compliance.
Adam Krantz, Chief Executive Officer of NACWA, congratulates this year’s honorees, noting:
“Our public utility members are the backbone of the communities they serve, providing safe, reliable access to clean water services day-in and day-out. The Peak Performance Award ceremony is our chance to shine a national spotlight on those outstanding clean water utilities that have demonstrated operational excellence with no more than five permit violations in a calendar year, and, for our Gold and Platinum Award winners, zero violations.
These utilities represent the top performers in the whole country and go above and beyond in their mission to protect public health and the environment. On behalf of NACWA’s Board of Directors, I extend my congratulations and gratitude to all this year’s award winners and I thank them for their service and their incredible compliance with increasingly rigid Clean Water Act standards. This year has seen unprecedented challenges in the wake of the pandemic, and the Peak Performance Award winners have more than risen to the occasion.”
About the Peak Performance Awards
Platinum Awards Platinum Awards recognize 100% compliance with permits over a consecutive five-year period. Facilities that maintain 100% compliance beyond the initial award are honored with Multi- Platinum Award status.
Gold Awards are presented to facilities with no permit violations for the entire calendar year.
Silver Awards are presented to facilities with no more than five violations per calendar year.