Member Update 17-01
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Applications are now available for NACWA’s Peak Performance Awards Program. The program has honored tens of thousands of NACWA Member Agency facilities since its inception in 1987. Recognition is for compliance in the 2016 calendar year.
NACWA’s Peak Performance Awards recognize Member Agency facilities for excellence in wastewater treatment as measured by their compliance with their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, as well as those facilities that operate under a Federal or state equivalent NPDES permit, an underground injection control permit, or a state control mechanism that regulates effluent quality and reuse of reclaimed flows.
Three Categories Recognize Facility Achievement
NACWA’s Peak Performance Awards Program consists of three categories – Platinum, Gold and Silver. The criteria for each category are as follows:
All treatment facilities for which applications are submitted must be publicly owned by a current NACWA Member Agency and be in operation for at least one month or more during 2016. Treatment facilities must provide, at minimum, secondary treatment, or advanced primary treatment with a 301(h) waiver. Additionally, there are no facility capacity minimums for Peak Performance Award eligibility.
How to Apply for 2016 Peak Performance Recognition
The Peak Performance Award Application Packet provides you with complete details and information to apply for recognition. Applications for the 2016 Peak Performance Awards Program are due by April 7, 2017. Applying for Peak Performance recognition is easy – facilities may complete and submit their applications in the following ways:
Applicants must provide a copy of the applicable Federal or state equivalent NPDES permit, an underground injection control permit, or a state control mechanism that regulates effluent quality and reuse of reclaimed flows or a copy of these requirements must already be on file with NACWA. Please review the “What to Submit” section on page 2 of the application packet carefully to determine what your facility must submit to be eligible for a Peak Performance Award.
Peak Performance Award Recognition
NACWA’s 2016 Platinum Peak Performance honorees will be recognized at an Awards Ceremony & Reception during NACWA’s 2017 Utility Leadership Conference & 47th Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri in July. First-time Platinum Award recipients (Platinum5) will be invited to accept their award in person, while multi-Platinum honorees (e.g. Platinum6, Platinum7, etc.) will be recognized as a group in a multi-media presentation. Certificates for all Platinum, Gold and Silver honorees will be distributed via mail to each NACWA Member Agency’s primary contact. Additionally, the opportunity to purchase Peak Performance wear, to recognize treatment facility leadership and staff will be provided for all honorees.
*This Member Update is provided to Affiliate Members for information only.