Nine Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District water treatment facilities recognized

August 24th 2023

The Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District (SSSD) is celebrating another accomplishment: Nine of its water treatment facilities are recipients of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) Peak Performance Awards.

The awards are based on 2022 performance, and we are proud to say eight plants were 100 percent compliant with permits related to the discharge and disposal of pollutants.

Platinum Awards are given to facilities that meet full compliance with permits over a consecutive five-year period. When 100 percent compliance is maintained beyond the initial award, Platinum Award status continues, noted by the number of years. The following Spartanburg Water-owned facilities have earned Platinum status:

  • Fingerville Wastewater Treatment Facility – Platinum 11
  • Clifton-Converse Wastewater Treatment Facility – Platinum 10
  • Page Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility – Platinum 10
  • Cowpens-Pacolet Wastewater Treatment Facility – Platinum 9
  • Pacolet Mills Wastewater Treatment Facility – Platinum 7

Gold Awards recognize facilities that have achieved 100 percent permit compliance for an entire calendar year. The following Spartanburg Water-owned facilities have achieved Gold status for 2021:

  • South Tyger River Wastewater Treatment Facility
  • Lower North Tyger River Wastewater Treatment Facility
  • Chesnee Wastewater Treatment Facility

Silver Awards recognize facilities with no more than five violations per calendar year. Those facilities are:

  • A. Manning Lynch Wastewater Treatment Facility

NACWA’s Peak Performance Awards recognize the commitment, innovation, and achievements of individuals and public agencies in the clean water community.

“Our teams and facilities strive every day to not only meet the guidelines outlined in regulatory permits – but to exceed them,” said Vice President of Plant and Field Operations, Rick Jolley. “For our treatment plants to receive Peak Performance recognition, it is evident just how committed we are to protecting the public health of our community by maintaining the highest standard of wastewater treatment.”

NACWA is the nation’s recognized leader in legislative, regulatory and legal clean water advocacy. Together with its partners, their mission is to help ensure a strong, sustainable clean water future.

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