NACWA Honors 2021 National Environmental Achievement Award Winners

Feb 19, 2021

February 12, 2021                                                                   

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(Washington, D.C.) – The winners of the 2021 National Environmental Achievement Awards (NEAA) have been selected and will be honored virtually through featured pieces on NACWA’s website, on our social media platforms, and in our Clean Water Advocate Magazine. This year’s NEAA program recognizes NACWA member public agencies for initiatives and programs that have made outstanding contributions to environmental protection, their communities, ratepayers, and the water sector.

This year, the Association will present awards in the following categories:

  • Operations and Environmental Performance
  • Public Information and Education
  • Workforce Development
  • Watershed Collaboration

Please find a full list of this year’s NEAA recipients here.

Adam Krantz, Chief Executive Office of NACWA, issued the following statement:

“Despite the many challenges and setbacks that we faced as a nation and a global community in 2020, these NACWA member public utilities were able to deliver on the promise of continued and reliable clean water services. The herculean efforts by the staff and leadership of the over 300 utilities that comprise NACWA’s membership cannot be overstated, particularly their work as front line environmental first responders. Truly, America’s public clean water utilities held steadfast in their commitment to serve and inspire their communities throughout the course of the pandemic.

“To that end, it is my great honor to bestow this year’s National Environmental Achievement Awards to these extraordinary utilities. Collectively, they represent the forward-thinking, ambition, and civic-minded environmental stewardship that is the hallmark of today’s public water sector utilities. Congratulations, and I look forward to celebrating with you in person next year.”


About the National Environmental Achievement Awards

The National Environmental Achievement Award Program recognizes NACWA member agencies that have made outstanding contributions to environmental protection and the clean water community. Awards are given annually; agency honorees are typically recognized at NACWA's Winter Conference but will be honored virtually in 2021. To learn more, please visit the awards website here.


For 50 years, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has been the nation’s recognized leader in legislative, regulatory, legal and communications advocacy on the full spectrum of clean water issues. NACWA represents public wastewater and stormwater agencies of all sizes nationwide. Our unique and growing network strengthens the advocacy voice for the public clean water sector and helps advance policies to provide affordable and sustainable clean water for all.  Our vision is to advance sustainable and responsible policy initiatives that help to shape a strong and sustainable clean water future. For more information, visit us at www.nacwa.org.

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