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Laurel, Md. – September 20, 2023 – A leading water industry organization today recognized all six of WSSC Water’s water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs – formerly known as wastewater treatment plants) for outstanding performance in complying with federal permit limits and Clean Water Act standards. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) presented its Peak Performance Awards to the high-performing facilities at WSSC Water’s monthly Commission meeting. 

There are three categories of awards: 

  • Platinum for facilities that have consistently achieved perfect compliance for five or more years; 
  • Gold for facilities that achieve 100 percent compliance for an entire calendar year; and 
  • Silver for facilities that received no more than five permit violations in a calendar year. 

WSSC Water’s facilities earned Peak Performance Awards as follows: Peak Performance Award winners

  • Platinum  
    • Damascus, 23rd consecutive year​ 
    • Parkway, 17th consecutive year​ 
    • Seneca, 17th consecutive year 
  • Gold  
    • Piscataway, 1st year  
    • Western Branch, 2nd consecutive year 
  • Silver 
    • Hyattstown 1st year 

“As champions of clean water, these awards reflect our commitment to protecting the Chesapeake Bay by returning clean water to Maryland rivers and streams,” said WSSC Water General Manager and CEO Kishia L. Powell. “I thank NACWA for recognizing our facilities, and I especially want to thank our employees – Team H2O – for their dedication to excellence and their innovative mindset to deploy new technologies to effectively remove nitrogen and phosphorus while reducing energy and chemical costs.” 

“In light of the complex nature of operating a water resource recovery facility, the accomplishments and track record by WSSC Water and its incredible workforce is spectacular,” said NACWA CEO Adam Krantz.  

About NACWA 

For 50 years, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has been the nation’s recognized leader in legislative, regulatory and legal advocacy on the full spectrum of clean water issues and a top technical resource for water management, sustainability and ecosystem protection interests. NACWA represents public wastewater and stormwater agencies of all sizes nationwide. The association's growing network strengthens the advocacy voice for all member utilities and ensures they have the necessary tools to provide affordable and sustainable clean water for all. 

WSSC Water is the proud provider of safe, seamless and satisfying water services, making the essential possible every day for our neighbors in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. We work to deliver our best because it’s what our customers expect and deserve.