AMWA Honors Drinking Water Utilities for Management Excellence

AMWA Honors Drinking Water Utilities for Management Excellence

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies honored 11 public drinking water systems with its top utility management awards on Oct. 23 during its awards luncheon at the 2023 Executive Management Conference in San Diego, California. This year, AMWA will present six systems with the Sustainable Water Utility Management Award, one system with the Platinum Award for Utility Excellence, and four systems with the Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance.

The Sustainable Water Utility Management Award recognizes water utilities committed to achieving a balance of innovative and successful efforts in economic, social and environmental areas. The Platinum and Gold Awards recognize outstanding achievements in implementing the nationally recognized Attributes of Effective Utility Management.

The 2023 AMWA Sustainable Water Utility Management Award winners are:

  • Atlanta Department of Watershed Management
  • Beaver Water District
  • Birmingham Water Works
  • Contra Costa Water District
  • Mesa Water Resources Department
  • Portland Water District

The 2023 AMWA Platinum Award for Utility Excellence winner is:

  • Ann Arbor Water Utilities

The 2023 Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance winners are:

  • Howard County Department of Public Works Bureau of Utilities
  • Passaic Valley Water Commission
  • Toho Water Authority
  • Upper Trinity Regional Water District

"I want to extend my congratulations to the award winners for their exceptional dedication to providing their communities with the highest standard of safe and high-quality drinking water," says AMWA CEO Tom Dobbins. "Receiving an AMWA award represents the pinnacle of excellence in managing and operating drinking water utilities, while maintaining affordable service and supporting the environment through sustainable efforts."

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