VIDEO: MSD receives top awards from National Association of Clean Water Agencies

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies, or NACWA, presented the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District with three Platinum Peak Performance Awards for the Missouri River, Fenton and Lower Meramec wastewater treatment plants.

The Peak Performance Awards recognizes public wastewater treatment facilities for their outstanding compliance records in the 2012 calendar year. The top platinum distinction honors member agency facilities for outstanding 100-percent compliance over a five-year or more consecutive period, according to a news release issued by the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, or MSD.

The Missouri River treatment plant attained six consecutive years of 100-percent compliance. Both the Fenton and Lower Meramec wastewater treatment plants achieved five years of 100-percent compliance, according to the release.

The Coldwater Creek, Bissell Point, Lemay and Grand Glaize plants all received Gold Performance Awards for one-year, 100-percent compliance.

“Thanks to the hard-working staff at our treatment plants, MSD continues to provide efficient handling of wastewater for the metro St. Louis region,” Brian Hoelscher, MSD executive director, stated in the release. “I’m extremely proud of the accomplishments they achieve on a daily basis to ensure we leave a minimal footprint on our environment.”

“The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is an outstanding example of environmental efforts,” Ken Kirk, NACWA’s executive director, added in the release. “NACWA is honored to showcase the achievements of MSD and our nation’s public wastewater utilities through the Peak Performance Awards Program.

A video recognizing the winners of the Platinum Peak Performance Award is below: