Spartanburg Water Recognized by National Association of Clean Water Agencies for Continued Operation

Friday, October 30, 2020

Wednesday, October 28, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) presented Spartanburg Water with this year’s NACWA Peak Performance Awards n Washington, D.C.,. This annual award is presented to honorees who have achieved excellence in operational performance and permit compliance.

Adam Krantz, Chief Executive Officer of NACWA, congratulates this year’s honorees, noting:

“Our public utility members are the backbone of the communities they serve, providing safe, reliable access to clean water services day-in and day-out. The Peak Performance Award ceremony is our chance to shine a national spotlight on those outstanding clean water utilities that have demonstrated operational excellence with no more than five permit violations in a calendar year, and, for our Gold and Platinum Award winners, zero violations.

These utilities represent the top performers in the whole country and go above and beyond in their mission to protect public health and the environment. On behalf of NACWA’s Board of Directors, I extend my congratulations and gratitude to all this year’s award winners and I thank them for their service and their incredible compliance with increasingly rigid Clean Water Act standards. This year has seen unprecedented challenges in the wake of the pandemic, and the Peak Performance Award winners have more than risen to the occasion.”

About the Peak Performance Awards


Platinum Awards
Platinum Awards recognize 100% compliance with permits over a consecutive five-year period. Facilities that maintain 100% compliance beyond the initial award are honored with Multi- Platinum Award status.

The following Spartanburg Water-owned facilities have earned Platinum status:

  • Fingerville Wastewater Treatment Facility – Platinum8
  • Clifton-Converse Wastewater Treatment Facility – Platinum7
  • Page Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility – Platinum7
  • Cowpens Wastewater Treatment Facility – Platinum6

Gold Awards

Gold Awards are presented to facilities with no permit violations for the entire calendar year.

The following Spartanburg Water-owned facilities have achieved Gold status:

  • A. Manning Lynch Wastewater Treatment Facility
  • Lower North Tyger River Wastewater Treatment Facility
  • South Tyger River Wastewater Treatment Facility
  • Pacolet Mills Wastewater Treatment Facility

Silver Awards

Silver Awards are presented to facilities with no more than five violations per calendar year.