2017 Utility Excellence Awards

We are now accepting applications for our 2017 Utility Excellence Awards. These Awards highlight the remarkable work our members are accomplishing in their communities.

Water and wastewater utilities perform a vital service, protecting both human health and the environment, and these Awards offer peer recognition of these efforts.

We are offering awards in three areas: Community Outreach, Risk Taking – Implementation of Innovative Technologies and new for 2017 awards for the best video.

How to Enter:

Attach a 300 to 500 word description of what your Outreach goal was or the implementation of your innovative technology and its tangible benefit(s).  We will also accept a short video or PowerPoint presentation that may be posted on CWWA’s website.

Submissions for the video award should send video files (please use a service like dropbox to send), or links to the submitted video.

Winning entries will be notified and invited to present their project and receive their award during CWWA’s Annual Window on Ottawa (June 4-6, 2017).

Please return your application by e-mail (admissions@cwwa.ca) or by fax (613-747-0523).

Download the application form.



Congratulations to the Winners of our 2015/2016 Utility Excellence Awards




Community Outreach - Large Utility

Metro Vancouver, British Columbia
Wipes Pilot Project

View a video
Visit the Project website

Ontario Clean Water Agency
I Don't Flush Campaign

Watch the Video

Community Outreach - Small/Medium Utility

Municipal Enforcement Sewer Use Group (MESUG)
Sewer Use Brochures

Municipality of East Hants, Nova Scotia
Source Water Protection Plan



Congratulations to our Past Winners

2014 Awards
Community Outreach - Large Utility

Metro Vancouver
The Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant Community Outreach Program
View a video of the project and consultation

City of Calgary
Post 2013 Flood and 2014 spring run-off season - Building Flood Resiliency
Community Outreach - Small/Medium Utility
City of Moncton
Protection Guide for City Residents - essay
Innovative Technologies Award - Large Utility

Windsor Utilities Commission
Reducing Distribution System Main Breaks and extending asset life through Model Predictive Pressure Control

2013 Winners

Innovative Technologies
Aecom - Lorne Park Water Treatment Plant
City of Yorkton - Logan Green Water Management System
City of Windsor - Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Retention Treatment Basin (RTB)

Community Outreach and Engagement
City of London - Education Program for New Rate Structure

2012 winners:

Innovative Technologies
Halifax Water, Dunbrack Street Transmission Main Sliplining Project

Community Outreach and Engagement
Region of Niagara, Water Wagon

Metro Vancouver South Surrey Interceptor (SSI) – Trites Road Section



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