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The Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) received the Peak Performance Award—Gold from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) this week for its Maple Creek Wastewater Plant. Peak Performance Awards recognize facilities for excellence in permit compliance. Gold Awards are given to facilities that receive no permit violations for the calendar year. This week’s Award recognizes CPW’s performance for 2014.

“We are diligent in ensuring our effluent discharges meet the permits required by state and local authorities,” said David Hancock, CPW’s Wastewater and Distribution Manager. “CPW is committed to environmental preservation, and we want to make sure the water we put into the receiving stream is as clean as we can possibly make it,” Hancock said. CPW’s discharge permits are regulated by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) as part of the Clean Water Act.

CPW’s Maple Creek facility serves its 11,000 wastewater customers. It has a capacity of 5 million gallons per day and receives wastewater from approximately 244 miles of sewer lines. The plant discharges its treated waste water—called effluent—into the South Tyger River.


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