EPA’s Office of Water is now accepting nominations for the 2005 Clean Water Act Recognition Awards.
The awards recognize municipalities and industries for outstanding and innovative technological achievements in wastewater treatment and pollution abatement programs.
Awards are presented for outstanding and noteworthy projects or programs in the following categories: operations and maintenance (O&M) at publicly-owned wastewater treatment facilities; biosolids management; pretreatment programs; storm water management; and combined sewer overflow (CSO) controls.
The awards will be presented during the Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exposition and Conference (WEFTEC) scheduled for Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 at the Washington Convention Center, in Washington, DC.
Organizations that wish to be nominated should contact their state water pollution control agency or EPA regional office to get copies of the guidance, forms and submission deadline dates. More information about the awards and a list of contacts is at www.epa.gov/owm/mtb/intnet.htm  .