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; individuals and agency honorees are recognized at NACWA’s February Winter Conference, with the exception of Federal Public Service honorees, who are recognized in April at NACWA's National Water Policy Forum & Fly In.


  • The application deadline for the 2015 National Environmental Achievement Awards has passed.  The National Environmental Achievement Individual & Agency Awards will be presented in February 2015 at NACWA's Winter Conference, with the exception of the Federal Public Service Award which will be presented in April 2015 at NACWA's National Water Policy Forum & Fly In. 





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.


  • The application deadline for the 2014 Excellence in Management Recognition Program has passed. The 2014 EIM Awards were presented in July 2014 at NACWA's Summer Conference & 44th Annual Meeting.




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 application deadline for the 2013 Peak Performance Awards has passed. The Peak Performance Awards were presented in July 2014 at NACWA's Summer Conference & 44th Annual Meeting.





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.



For additional information on NACWA’s Awards Programs, please contact Kelly Brocato, Director of Membership Development at 202/833-1449 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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