Peak Performance Awards

The 2019 Peak Performance Application Has Ended


First and foremost, please know that our thoughts are with you, your families and staff as we all navigate the challenges posed by the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. As you are aware, the Association has cancelled its in-person meetings and conferences through the end of July, but we continue to work on your behalf to advance our shared policy goals. 

We know that you have other priorities at the moment so we are extending the deadline for the Peak Performance Awards to ensure all who are interested may apply. 

The Peak Performance Awards recognizes NACWA member agency facilities for excellence in permit compliance.

Award Categories & Honorees

Platinum Awards

Platinum Awards recognize 100% compliance with permits over a consecutive five-year period. Platinum Awards will be given to facilities with a consistent record of full compliance for a consecutive five year period

If 100% compliance is maintained beyond the initial award, Platinum Award status is continued. Should 100% compliance not be maintained, member agency facilities must receive four consecutive Gold Awards to again be eligible for another Platinum Award in their fifth year of compliance.

Gold Awards

Gold Awards are presented to facilities with no permit violations for the entire calendar year.

Silver Awards

Silver Awards are presented to facilities with no more than five violations per calendar year. All treatment facility applicants must be publicly owned by a current NACWA member agency and be in operation for at least one month or more during a calendar year. Treatment facilities must provide, at minimum, secondary treatment, or advanced primary treatment with a 301(h) waiver. Additionally, there are no facility capacity minimums for Peak Performance Award eligibility.

For additional information on NACWA’s Awards Programs contact Bredy Trombino at 202.533.1820.