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Peak Performance Awards

National Association of Clean water Agencies’ (NACWA) Peak Performance Awards recognize member agency facilities for outstanding compliance of their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limits. This recognition program consists of three categories – Platinum, Gold and Silver. The criteria for each category are as follows:



  • Platinum Awards

    Platinum Awards recognize 100% compliance with NPDES permits over a consecutive five- year period.

  • Gold Awards

    Gold Awards honor treatment works that have achieved 100 percent compliance with their NPDES permit for an entire calendar year.

  • Silver Awards

    Silver Awards recognize facilities that have received no more than five NPDES permit violations per calendar year.

The Downriver facility has earned three peak performance awards in the last 4 years as follows:

2004 – Gold Award
2006 – Silver Award
2007 – Gold Award
2008 – Gold Award