SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District (SSSD) is celebrating a great accomplishment: All eight of its water treatment facilities are recipients of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) Peak Performance Awards.
The awards are based on 2019 performance, and we are proud to say all eight plants were 100% compliant with permits related to the discharge and disposal of pollutants.
Platinum Awards are given to facilities that meet full compliance with permits over a consecutive five-year period. If 100% compliance is maintained beyond the initial award, Platinum Award status continues. The following Spartanburg Water-owned facilities have earned Platinum status:
• Fingerville Wastewater Treatment Facility – Platinum8
• Clifton-Converse Wastewater Treatment Facility – Platinum7
• Page Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility – Platinum7
• Cowpens Wastewater Treatment Facility – Platinum6
Gold Awards recognize facilities that have achieved 100% permit compliance for an entire calendar year. The following Spartanburg Water-owned facilities have achieved Gold status for 2019:
• A. Manning Lynch Wastewater Treatment Facility
• Lower North Tyger River Wastewater Treatment Facility
• South Tyger River Wastewater Treatment Facility
• Pacolet Mills Wastewater Treatment Facility
NACWA’s Peak Performance Awards recognize the commitment, innovation, and achievements of individuals and public agencies in the clean water community.
“Our teams and facilities strive every day to not only meet the guidelines outlined in regulatory permits – but to exceed them,” said Director of Wastewater Treatment Services Rick Jolley. “For all eight of our treatment plants to receive Peak Performance recognition, it is evident just how committed we are to protecting the public health of our community by maintaining the highest standard of wastewater treatment.”
NACWA is the nation’s recognized leader in legislative, regulatory and legal clean water advocacy. Together with its partners, their mission is to help ensure a strong, sustainable clean water future.
ABOUT SPARTANBURG WATER: Spartanburg Water, an award-winning utility, is comprised of Spartanburg Water System and Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District. It serves a population of nearly 200,000 within Spartanburg County, as well as others in parts of Greenville, Union and Cherokee counties. With the help of its dedicated team of nearly 300 employees, each day it produces an average of 25 million gallons of drinking water and cleans 14 million gallons of wastewater for its customers and community.