The Peak Performance Awards recognizes NACWA member agency facilities for excellence in permit compliance. Award recipients are recognized at NACWA’s Utility Leadership Conference & Annual Meeting.
Award Categories & Honorees
Platinum Awards recognize 100% compliance with permits over a consecutive five-year period. Platinum Awards
will be given to facilities with a consistent record of full compliance for a consecutive five year period
If 100% compliance is maintained beyond the initial award, Platinum Award
status is continued. Should 100% compliance not be maintained, member agency facilities must receive four consecutive Gold Awards
to again be eligible for another Platinum Award
in their fifth year of compliance.
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. All treatment facility applicants must be publicly owned by a current NACWA member agency and be in operation for at least one month or more during a calendar year. 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.