Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District Reaches Another Compliance Milestone

SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District (SSSD) is proud to announce that for the first time, its Pacolet Mills Wastewater Treatment Facility has earned Platinum status for five years of 100% compliance with permits related to the discharge and disposal of pollutants.

The Platinum Peak Performance Award was presented by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) during a July 21 virtual ceremony. The awards are based on 2020 performance.


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 status continues. The following Spartanburg Water-owned facilities are marking yet another year of achieving Platinum status:

• Cowpens-Pacolet River Wastewater Treatment Facility – Platinum_7
• Clifton Wastewater Treatment Facility – Platinum_8
• Page Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility – Platinum_8
• Community of Fingerville Wastewater Treatment Facility – Platinum_9

Gold Awards recognize facilities that have achieved 100% permit compliance for at least an entire calendar year. The following Spartanburg Water-owned facilities are being recognized for Gold status for 2020:

• South Tyger River Wastewater Treatment Facility
• Lower North Tyger River Wastewater Treatment Facility
• A. Manning Lynch Wastewater Treatment Facility

“These Platinum and Gold Peak Performance Awards exemplify Spartanburg Water’s dedication to the clean water community,” said Rick Jolley, Deputy Chief Operating Officer. “Once again, all eight of our treatment plants have earned this distinction, proving our commitment to the protection of public health by maintaining the highest standards in 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.


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