Twenty-two high-performing municipalities received recognition in the fourth annual National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards on Oct. 1. These awards celebrate administrators of municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) that perform beyond regulatory requirements.
Developed and introduced in 2015 by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this year’s distinctions were awarded to the winners during the annual Stormwater Congress Luncheon at WEFTEC 2018 in New Orleans. La.
The awards recognize performance in the categories of innovation and program management as well combined high scores in both categories. Applications for the National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards are reviewed by a broad work team of water sector experts.
The awards also are separated into two classifications based on the population of the communities they serve. The classifications are:
The winners of the 4th annual National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards are:
Phase I Winners
Phase II Winners
In addition to the winners, the other applicants were categorized into levels signifying their status among other MS4 communities across the country. Each MS4 received a certificate indicating either Silver or Gold level status in both program management and innovation.
Silver recognition in Innovation
Gold recognition in Program Management
Silver recognition in Program Management
For more information, visit ;www.wef.org/MS4awards.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 35,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. For more information, visit www.wef.org.
SOURCE: The Water Environment Federation