Awards

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 2019-2020: 

Excellence in Management Recognition Program, NACWA,

The Excellence in Management Recognition Program acknowledges the significant achievements of NACWA member agencies in the utility management arena.

Peak Performance Awards, NACWA, 2020

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recognizes national leaders in wastewater compliance. Spartanburg Water received a total of four Platinum ‘Peak Performance’ awards, which recognize public wastewater treatment facilities with multiple years of 100 percent compliance as of the 2019 calendar year: 

Platinum 8 award: Fingerville Wastewater Treatment Facility for eight consecutive years of 100 percent compliance. 

Platinum 7 award: Clifton-Converse and Page Creek Wastewater Treatment Facilities for seven consecutive years of 100 percent compliance.  

Platinum 6 award: Cowpens Wastewater Treatment Facility for six consecutive years of 100 percent compliance.

Gold awards recognize public wastewater treatment facilities for 100 percent compliance as of the 2019 calendar year: A. Manning Lynch, Lower North Tyger River, South Tyger River and Pacolet Mills Wastewater Treatment Facilities.

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.