Spartanburg Water Recognized by National Association of Clean Water Agencies for Continued Operational Excellence

Statement from NACWA CEO Applauds Award Winners’ Dedication to Operational Excellence

(Washington, D.C.) – 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 Spartanburg Water with 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.

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
Gold Awards are presented to facilities with no permit violations for the entire calendar year.

The following Spartanburg Water-owned facilities have achieved Gold status:
• A. Manning Lynch Wastewater Treatment Facility
• Lower North Tyger River Wastewater Treatment Facility
• South Tyger River Wastewater Treatment Facility
• Pacolet Mills Wastewater Treatment Facility

Silver Awards
Silver Awards are presented to facilities with no more than five violations per calendar year.



For nearly 50 years, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has been the nation’s recognized leader in advancing sustainable and responsible policy initiatives that help shape a strong and sustainable clean water future. NACWA seeks to fulfill this mission through its national recognition/awards program, its clean water advocacy and communications, and its peer-to-peer utility network to share best practices from coast-to-coast. For more information, visit us at


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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