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NACWA Honors 2023 National Environmental Achievement Award Winners

Feb 15, 2023


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Nathan Gardner-Andrews | Chief Advocacy & Policy Officer
(202) 833-3692, ngardner-andrews@nacwa.org                                                        

(Sonoma, California) – The winners of the 2023 National Environmental Achievement Awards (NEAA) were honored last night at the National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) Winter Conference, held in Sonoma, CA at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn.

The NEAA Program recognizes individuals and NACWA member public clean water utilities that have made outstanding contributions to environmental protection, their communities, ratepayers and the water sector. The Awards were presented to category winners for Distinguished Service, Local Public Service, Utility Leadership, Operations & Environmental Performance, Public Information & Education, Public Service, Water Resources Utility of the Future, Watershed Collaboration, and Workforce Development.  

NACWA is the only organization to offer national awards of this type to the municipal clean water sector. View the full list of award winners here, and find a description of the NEAA awards, both individual and utility awards, here.

Adam Krantz, Chief Executive Officer of NACWA, applauds this year’s recipients, noting:

“It is NACWA's great honor to bestow this year’s National Environmental Achievement Awards to these exceptional awardees who represent the best in public service, environmental stewardship and service to their communities. Their efforts reflect the values, hard work and innovation that characterize public clean water utilities all across the country. Congratulations and keep up the great work!”

NACWA’s members are on the front line of environmental and public health protection for their communities and work each and every day to provide the highest level of service. NACWA thanks the many outstanding public member utilities that submitted applications for the NEAA Program and continue to provide essential services for the ratepayers they serve.



For over 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 nacwa.org.

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