Spartanburg Water is an award-winning utility. We're proud of the numerous awards we've received, along with certifications and recognitions. Below are awards from 2018-2020:
Utility of the Future Today, 2016-2020
Spartanburg Water was recently awarded as one of about 65 utilities worldwide recognized for exceptional performance by a partnership of water sector organizations—the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and the WateReuse Association—with input from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Spartanburg Water was one of 61 utilities first recognized by the program in 2016 in a three-year designation.
W.T. Linton Service Award, WEASC, 2020
Janet Cann, P.E., was awarded the W.T. Linton Service Award by the Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC) for calendar year 2019. This award is presented for recognition of outstanding service, leadership, and devotion to the State of South Carolina in preserving and protecting its valuable water resources.
Wastewater Facility Excellence Awards, SCDHEC, 2020
All eight of Spartanburg Water’s wastewater facilities were recognized for excellence in facility operations, maintenance, management and protection of the environment by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. They are A. Manning Lynch, Clifton-Converse, Cowpens-Pacolet, Fingerville, Lower North Tyger River, Pacolet River, Page Creek and South Tyger River.
Pretreatment Excellence Award, WEASC, 2019
The Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC) recognizes the commitment of Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District (SSSD) to the protection and improvement of the quality of South Carolina waters through exceptional wastewater pretreatment implementation and enforcement, while providing exemplary service to their customers and promoting public health and well-being.
Sustainable Water Utility Management Award, AMWA, 2019
The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies recognizes member utilities that have made a commitment to sustainable management with a balance of innovative and successful efforts in areas of economic, social and environmental endeavors, such as responsible management of resources, protection of public health, meeting responsibilities to the community and providing cost effective services to ratepayers.
Volunteer Spirit Award, United Way of the Piedmont, 2019
Spartanburg Water was recently honored with the United Way of the Piedmont's Volunteer Spirit Award, presented to "companies promoting the involvement of their employees in community volunteer projects."
Platinum ‘Peak Performance’ Awards, NACWA, 2019
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recognizes national leaders in wastewater compliance. Spartanburg Water received a total of three Platinum ‘Peak Performance’ awards, which recognize public wastewater treatment facilities for the 2018 calendar year. Platinum 7 award: Fingerville Wastewater Treatment Facility for seven consecutive years of 100 percent compliance. Platinum 6 awards: Clifton-Converse and Page Creek Wastewater Treatment Facilities for six consecutive years of 100 percent compliance.
Community Water Fluoridation 50 Year Award, ADA, ASTDD and CDC, 2019
Spartanburg Water System was awarded by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for consistently adjusting the level of fluoride concentration in drinking water for past 50 years, 1968-2018.
Wastewater Facility Excellence Awards, SCDHEC, 2019
Three of Spartanburg Water’s wastewater facilities were recognized for excellence in facility operations, maintenance, management and protection of the environment by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. They are Clifton-Converse, Cowpens-Pacolet and Fingerville.
Directors Award, Partnership for Safe Drinking Water, AWWA, 2019
R.B. Simms water treatment plant was recognized by the S.C. American Water Works Association's Partnership for Safe Drinking Water for calendar year 2018 exceeding its program requirements for drinking water quality for 18 consecutive years.
Landrum water treatment plant was recognized by the S.C. American Water Works Association's Partnership for Safe Drinking Water for calendar year 2018 for exceeding its program requirements for drinking water quality for 13 consecutive years.
Water Fluoridation Quality Award, US CDC, 2019
The R.B. Simms Drinking Water Treatment Facility was awarded the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a consistent level of optimally fluoridated water for calendar year 2017. This award recognizes those communities that maintained a consistent level of optimally fluoridated water throughout 2017.
Area-Wide Optimization Program Awards, SCDHEC, 2019
Both R.B. Simms and Landrum Drinking Water Treatment Facilities were given the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's Area-Wide Optimization Program Award for calendar year 2017. This award is given annually to plants that achieve water quality that is 10 times higher than regulatory standards.