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Kansas City Water Services Receives National Peak Performance Awards

Posted on August 19, 2014

(Kansas City, Mo.) – The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recently presented Kansas City Water Services with two Peak Performance Awards, which recognize public wastewater treatment facilities for outstanding compliance records in the 2013 calendar year. Water Services’ honors include one Gold Award and one Silver Award, recognizing Water Services’ efforts to protect regional health and water quality through compliance with established National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for 2013.

“This is great recognition for our employees who work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to treat Kansas City’s wastewater.” said Water Services Director Terry Leeds. “I’m proud of this achievement, which demonstrates our commitment to protect public health and the environment by providing safe and effective wastewater control.”

Water Services two Peak Performance Awards included:

  • A Gold Award for the Westside Treatment Facility, which achieved 100 percent NPDES compliance for an entire calendar year; and
  • A Silver Award for the Rocky Branch Treatment Facility, which received no more than five NPDES permit violations for an entire calendar year.

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

For more information, please contact Jennifer Rusch, Media Relations Coordinator, at or 816.513.0284.


KC Water maintains and operates water treatment and distribution systems, stormwater management systems, and wastewater collection and treatment systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City area. KC Water is primarily funded by fees charged to customers based on their use or impacts on the three utility systems.

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