Association of Clean Water honors BJWSA

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The Washington D.C.-based National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), has awarded its Platinum 6 Peak Performance Award to Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority’s (BJWSA) Hardeeville Water Reclamation Facility. Only wastewater treatment facilities with perfect permit performance records for six consecutive calendar years receive this award.

NACWA further honored BJWSA with seven Gold Awards, presented to facilities with no permit violations for the entire calendar year. Those facilities are: Cherry Point Water Reclamation Facility; Laurel Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant; Palmetto Bluff Wastewater Treatment Plant; Point South Wastewater Treatment Plant; Port Royal Water Reclamation Facility and St. Helena Wastewater Treatment Plant.

“Our operators and maintenance personnel work diligently and safely to treat wastewater 365 days a year,” said Tricia Kilgore, PE, Director of Treatment Operations. “These awards for perfect compliance are a reflection of their hard work and BJWSA’s commitment to public health and clean waterways.”

NACWA’s Peak Performance Awards program recognizes NACWA-member agency facilities for excellence in wastewater treatment as measured by their compliance with their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. Each year about 125-150 treatment facilities earn this exceptional honor out of more than 16,000 publicly-owned wastewater treatment plants operating in the United States.

“We are very proud to receive these awards, and we appreciate this recognition for  the work we do every day to protect public health and the Lowcountry environment,” said Ed Saxon, PE, General Manager.

BJWSA was recognized with a formal presentation at an awards ceremony in July during NACWA’s Utility Leadership Conference in Boston.

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