Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) recently won five Platinum Peak Performance Awards, signifying 100-percent compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits over a consecutive five-year period.
The Calumet WRP received the platinum award for 23 years of 100-percent compliance; followed by the Lemont WRP for 18 years; James C. Kirie WRP in Des Plaines for 10 years; Terrence J. O’Brien in Skokie for nine years; and Hanover Park WRP for seven years.
In addition, MWRD won two Gold Peak Performance Awards for its Egan WRP and Stickney WRP facilities. This gold level signifies 100-percent compliance with its NPDES permit for one calendar year.
These awards are handed out by the National Association for Clean Water Agencies annually.