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EPA Recognizes 2020 DWSRF Projects for Excellence

Through the AQUARIUS Recognition Program, EPA nationally recognizes DWSRF-funded projects for exceptional focus on sustainability and protection of public health that exemplify the high level of innovation possible with the DWSRF programs. For a DWSRF project to be eligible for the award, it must meet three criteria outlined in the Safe Drinking Water Act: address the most serious risk to human health; is necessary to ensure compliance with the SDWA; and assist systems most in need, on a per household basis, according to State-determined affordability criteria. Congratulations to the 2020 awardees!

Excellence in Innovative Financing 

City of Florence, South Carolina

Excellence in System Partnerships

South Delaware County Regional Water Authority, Oklahoma

Excellence in Community Engagement

Washington County Service Authority, Virginia

Excellence in Public Health Protection

Town of Cayuga, Indiana

Excellence in Problem Solving

City of Pipestone, Minnesota

A compendium of recognized and nominated projects is available here: EPA AQUARIUS Recognition Program 2020 Project Compendium.