WSSC Treatment Plants Continue Trend of Perfect Compliance with NACWA Platinum Awards
Five WSSC Plants Honored with Peak Performance Awards
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel – August 25, 2015 – Three WSSC wastewater treatment plants were presented the prestigious Platinum Peak Performance Award by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). Two 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 showcase the commitment our employees have, especially the plant managers and staff at our wastewater treatment plants, of returning clean water back to our environment in the safest and most responsible manner,” said Gary Gumm, WSSC’s Interim Chief Operations Officer. “WSSC prides itself as an environmental steward and strives to protect and maintain our natural resources for the health of future generations.”
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 15 consecutive years while Seneca and Parkway have been perfect for nine straight years. Both the Seneca and Damascus plants are managed by Sam Amad; Kevin Selock manages the Parkway plant.
Piscataway and Hyattstown 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 and Hyattstown by Sam Amad.
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.