Nominate Your Water Systems for the AWWA Exemplary Source Water Protection Award

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is now accepting nominations for its Exemplary Source Water Protection Award.  Each year, AWWA issues up to three awards for water systems of different size classifications based on the population served.

Organizations may self-nominate or be nominated by an AWWA member, state regulatory agency responsible for source water protection, a local chapter of the National Rural Water Association, or regional authorities.

Nominations are judged on how well a water system meets the six components of AWWA’s Source Water Protection Standard (ANSI/AWWA G300-07) for program vision; characterization; goals; action plan; implementation; and evaluation and revision.  The award will also be based on the following three criteria: (1) the effectiveness of the program; (2) the innovativeness of the program approach; and (3) the difficulties overcome by the organization in satisfying the eligibility criteria.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the specific criteria for each of the six program components provided in the AWWA Standard. The G300 Standard is available from the AWWA Bookstore.

Nomination packages are due by January 15, 2016.  Water systems can work with their state and AWWA Section to submit nominations, or a water system may self-nominate.  Please pass this information along to others who might be interested in making nominations for the award.  For more information and to download nomination forms, go to AWWA’s web site.