Johnson County Wastewater receives national recognition

Johnson County Wastewater receives national recognition

Johnson County Wastewater receives national recognition

The National Association of Clean Water annual Peak Performance Awards recognize wastewater treatment programs who have outstanding compliance rates. Recently, at NACWA’s annual conference, it was announced that all six of Johnson County’s wastewater treatment facilities were among those recognized for outstanding performance in 2018.

Blue River Main Wastewater Treatment Facility
Platinum 13 (13 years of 100% compliance)

Mill Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility
Platinum 12 (12 years of 100% compliance)

New Century AirCenter Wastewater Treatment Facility
Platinum 7 (7 years of 100% compliance)

Douglas L. Smith Middle Basin Wastewater Treatment Facility
Platinum 5 (5 years of 100% compliance)

Myron K. Nelson Wastewater Treatment Facility
Silver (5 or less violations)

Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility
Silver (5 or less violations)
 
In 2018, Johnson County Wastewater had a 99.98 percent compliance rate regarding National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) limits. Of a possible 3,567 violations, the department recorded only six violations for the entire year. 

“We are extremely proud of the outstanding work by the men and women of wastewater and this outstanding performance record,” said County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson.