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Renewable Water Resources Plants Recognized for Excellent Performance

GREENVILLE, SC – August 31, 2011 – Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) is proud to announce that its facilities were selected to receive Peak Performance Awards from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). The Peak Performance Awards program recognizes public wastewater treatment facilities for their outstanding compliance records in the 2010 calendar year. NACWA was proud to recognize over 400 Peak Performance Award facilities during the Association’s 2011 Summer Conference and 41st Annual Meeting, held July in Chicago, Illinois.

Picture at right of first-time Platinum award winner: (L-R) Jeff Theerman, NACWAPresident, 2010-2011; Ken Kirk, NACWA Executive Director; DavidWiliams, NACWA President, 2011-2012; Dargan Evans, Marietta PlantManager; John Boyette, ReWa past Chair; and Phil Friess, NACWA AwardsCommittee Chair.

“ReWa is an outstanding example of environmental efforts. NACWA is honored to showcase the achievements of ReWa and our nation’s public wastewater utilities through the Peak Performance Awards Program.” Ken Kirk, NACWA’s Executive Director.

NACWA presents the prestigious Platinum Peak Performance Award to recognize 100 percent compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits over a consecutive five-year period. ReWa’s Marietta facility won the Platinum Award, recognizing its five-year compliance record. ReWa’s Georges Creek and Gilder Creek plants renewed their Platinum Awards for six consecutive years of compliance and ReWa’s Mauldin Road facility continued with its seven-year record of compliance.

Gold Peak Performance Awards were given to Durbin Creek, Grove Creek, Lower Reedy and Piedmont facilities, recognizing their 100 percent compliance with their NPDES permit for an entire calendar year. NACWA’s Silver Peak Performance Award was presented to ReWa’s Pelham facility for its compliance record in 2010. The Silver Peak Performance Awards recognize the achievement of member agencies for receiving no more than five NPDES permit violations for an entire calendar year.

For more information on ReWa water quality efforts, call 864-299-4000 or visit us at www.rewaonline.org.

 

Renewable Water Resources (ReWa)

ReWa’s goal is to promote a cleaner environment, and to protect the public health and water quality of the Upstate waterways, while providing and developing the necessary sewer infrastructure for the growing economy. ReWa serves more than 400,000 industrial, commercial and residential customers in Greenville County and parts of Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens and Laurens Counties.