Each year, NACWA recognizes the commitment, innovation and achievements of individuals and public agencies in the clean water community through our Award Programs. Continue to watch this page for updates on application deadlines.
The National Environmental Achievement Award Program recognizes individuals and NACWA member agencies that have outstanding contributions to environmental protection and the clean water community. Awards are given annually; agency honorees are recognized at NACWA’s February Winter Conference and individual honorees are recognized at the May National Clean Water Policy Forum.
The Peak Performance Awards recognize NACWA member agency facilities for outstanding compliance of their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limits. Award recipients are recognized at NACWA’s Summer Conference and Annual Meeting.
The Excellence in Management Recognition Program was launched in 2003 to acknowledge the significant achievements of NACWA member agencies in the utility management arena. Awards recipients will be recognized at NACWA's Summer Conference.
In 2012, NACWA’s EIM Program was enhanced with the addition of Resource Efficiency & Protection Activities to the Ten Attributes of an Effectively Managed Utility and the incorporation of Platinum, Gold, and Silver recognition for both large and small utilities.
Established in 2010, the NACWA Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who, through their actions and commitment to the organization, have made a significant positive impact on either the evolution of the Association or its ability to effectively represent the interest of the clean water community on a particular issue. Individuals formerly representing, or affiliated with, a NACWA Member Agency or formerly affiliated with the Association as a senior staff executive are exclusively eligible for this honor.