Four of Anne Arundel County's sewage plants have wom awards for meeting pollution discharge permits for several years running.

The Broadneck Water Reclamation Facility on the Broadneck Peninsula and the Broadwater Water Reclamation Facility in Churchton earned Platinum Peak Performance Awards from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies. Platinum awards are given to plants with five consecutive years of no permit violations.

Broadwater was honored for 17 straight years of compliance with its pollution permits, and Broadneck was honored for having six straight years of compliance with pollution permits. Broadneck has also had perfect compliance for 11 of the last 12 years.

Gold awards were given to the Cox Creek Water Reclamation Facility in Pasadena and the Maryland City Water Reclamation Facility in Maryland City. Gold awards are given for one year with no violations.