NACWA’s Peak Performance Awards recognize member agency facilities for outstanding compliance of their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limits. This recognition program consists of three categories – Platinum, Gold and Silver.
Play presentation honoring 2012 Platinum Peak Performance Award winners
Award Categories & Honorees
- Platinum Awards
Platinum Awards recognize 100% compliance with NPDES permits over a consecutive five year period.
If a member agency has received a Platinum Award, in the subsequent years, as long as 100% compliance is maintained, Platinum Award status can be continued. Should 100% compliance not be maintained, member agency facilities must receive four consecutive Gold Awards to again be eligible for another Platinum Award.
- Gold Awards
Gold Awards honor treatment works that have achieved 100 percent compliance with their NPDES permit for an entire calendar year.
- Silver Awards
Silver Awards recognize facilities that have received no more than five NPDES permit violations per calendar year.
All eligible member agency facilities must provide at least secondary treatment, or advanced primary treatment with a 301(h)waiver. Additionally, there are no facility capacity minimums for Peak Performance Award eligibility.
Celebrate your 2012 Peak Peformance Award
- Peak Performance Apparel – Celebrate your agency’s extraordinary accomplishment! Reward them with commemorative Peak Performance apparel. (NOTE- A NACWA member username and password is required, please contact Christian Howard at