Sep 26, 2016

WateReuse Assn. Presents Annual Awards

Program highlights utilities, businesses & people that provide leadership in advancing water reuse

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The WateReuse Assn. recognized extraordinary leadership in water reuse during its Annual Awards luncheon at the 31st Annual WateReuse Symposium. The awards program highlights utilities, businesses and people that provide leadership in advancing water reuse.

“More and more utilities are looking to create a sustainable, integrated approach to water management. This year’s award recipients are excellent examples of how leadership drives innovation,” said WateReuse Assn. Executive Director Melissa Meeker.

The following awards were presented:

  • Large Project of the Year – City of Abilene Hamby Water Reclamation Facility and Indirect Reuse Project (Texas)
  • Small Project of the Year – Town of Davie Water Reclamation Facility (Florida)
  • Industrial Project of the Year – J.R. Simplot Process Water Treatment and Return Plant
  • Agriculture Project of the Year – Napa Sanitation District Recycled Water Expansion Project (California)
  • Institution of the Year – Colorado Water Conservation Board
  • Equipment/Manufacturer Award – H2O Innovation
  • Public Education Programs of the Year – Sustainable Beer Smackdown, Clean Water Services (Oregon), and Milwaukee Municipal Sewage District (Wisconsin)
  • Innovative Project of the Year – City of Goodyear (Arizona)
  • Customers of the Year – Denver Parks and Recreation Department (Colorado) and Water Replenishment District: Dominguez Gap Seawater Intrusion Barrier (California)
  • Person of the Year – Bart Weiss, Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department (Florida)
  • Young Professional of the Year – Jillian Vandegrift, CDM Smith
  • Dave Requa President’s Award – Ellen McDonlad, Alan Plummer Associates Inc.

The WateReuse Symposium is an annual event that presents successes, challenges and innovations in alternative water supply development. More than 500 attendees from 34 states and six different countries attended the awards presentation.