WSSC Treatment Plants Honored for Perfect Compliance Track Records

Three Plants Are Repeat Platinum Awardees

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – August 28, 2014: Three Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) wastewater treatment plants were presented the prestigious Platinum Peak Performance Award by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). Three more plants received the Gold Peak Performance Award.

To receive the platinum award, wastewater treatment facilities must achieve 100 percent compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits over a period of at least five consecutive years.

“These awards represent the demonstrable commitment of all our plant managers as well as the staff of the wastewater treatment facilities,” said Jerry N. Johnson, GM/CEO for WSSC.  “WSSC values environmental stewardship and strives to provide outstanding service to our customers while protecting their health.”

The Damascus, Seneca and Parkway wastewater treatment plants are all repeat winners of the platinum award. Damascus has had a perfect compliance track record for 14 consecutive years while Seneca and Parkway have been perfect for eight straight years. Both the Seneca and Damascus plants are managed by Sam Amad; Kevin Selock manages the Parkway plant.

Piscataway, Hyattstown and Western Branch wastewater treatment plants earned Gold Peak Performance Awards. Gold awards are presented to plants that achieve 100 percent compliance with the facility’s permits for an entire year. The Piscataway plant is managed by Dale Belschner, Hyattstown by Sam Amad and Western Branch by Brian Mosby.

NACWA represents the interests of more than 300 public agencies and organizations that have made the pursuit of scientifically based, technically sound and cost effective laws and regulations their objective. NACWA members serve the majority of the sewered population in the United States and collectively treat and reclaim more than 18 billion gallons of wastewater daily.

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.

 

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