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The Peak Performance Application for CY2020 has Ended
Next Cycle Begins: January/February 2022
A Complete List of CY2020 Peak Performance Honorees is available here
The Peak Performance Awards recognizes NACWA member agency facilities for excellence in permit compliance.
Award Categories & Honorees
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.