The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) presented the City of Garland Water Utilities Department with two coveted performance awards. The Duck Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant was awarded the Gold Peak Performance Award and the Rowlett Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant received the Silver Peak Performance Award for 2016.
The Peak Performance Awards program recognizes public wastewater treatment facilities for their outstanding compliance records and excellence in wastewater treatment as measured by compliance with their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits.
The Gold Award honors treatment plants that achieved 100 percent compliance during the calendar year. For Duck Creek, this encompasses more than 4,000 permit parameters per year.
The Silver Award honors treatment plants that had no more than five permit exceedances during the calendar year. Rowlett Creek had three exceedances encompassing more than 4,000 permit parameters per year.
The program has honored tens of thousands of NACWA Member Agency facilities since its inception in 1987. The awards demonstrate the hard work of every treatment employee and their commitment to being good stewards of the environment.