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MWRD Wins Five Platinum Peak Performance Awards

July 8th, 2015

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) recently won five Platinum Peak Performance Awards, signifying 100-percent compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination MWRD colorSystem (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.

Source: Water World, “MWRD earns several Peak Performance Awards for water treatment compliance,” July 2nd, 2015

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