Fort Worth Village Creek water facility receives national recognition


The Village Creek facility received national recognition for 27 years of 100 percent discharge permit compliance.   Contributed photo

The Fort Worth Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility is among only two other facilities in the U.S. to be recognized for its long-standing compliance record.

The Village Creek facility received national recognition during the National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) 2017 Utility Leadership Conference for 27 years of 100 percent discharge permit compliance. The recognition marks the facility, which is permitted for 166 million gallons of average daily flow, as a Peak Performance Award winner.

“To have 100 percent compliance for this length of time is a testament to our current and former employees,” Fort Worth’s interim water director Kara Shuror said in a statement. “Their dedication enables our community to thrive by doing water right every time.”

The NACWA honors its member agencies each year for excellence in permit compliance with its Peak Performance Awards which includes Platinum, Gold and Silver categories. Fort Worth’s Village Creek facility won in the Platinum category for achieving 100 percent permit compliance for a minimum of five years.

“The Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility is an outstanding example of environmental efforts,” NACWA CEO Adam Krantz said in a statement. “NACWA is honored to showcase the achievements of the Fort Worth Water Department and our nation’s public wastewater utilities through the Peak Performance Awards Program.”

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