(Kansas City, Mo.) – Every day, toilets and drains across Kansas City send millions of gallons of wastewater away from homes and businesses. That dirty water goes to treatment plants where KC Water cleans it and returns it to the Missouri River in better condition than when it was taken out.
Recently, The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) honored KC Water with five Peak Performance Awards. These awards recognize KC Water’s efforts to protect regional health and water quality through compliance with established National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for 2016.
These are the five NACWA Peak Performance Awards:
- Gold Award for the Birmingham Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Gold Award for the Fishing River Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Gold Award for the Rocky Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Silver Award for the Todd Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Silver Award for the Westside Wastewater Treatment Plant
Gold Awards are presented to facilities with no permit violations for the entire calendar year. Silver Awards are presented to facilities with no more than five violations per calendar year.
In 2016, the five plants that received awards treated 13.5 billion gallons of wastewater.
“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 KC Water 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 treatment.”
“NACWA’s Peak Performance Awards are a reflection on the incredible work that goes on 24/7 at our nation’s clean water agencies. The fact that five KC Water facilities have received this honor demonstrates an exceptional commitment to the environment and the Kansas City community.” said Adam Krantz, NACWA Chief Executive Officer.
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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.