Awards

CCWA Utility/System Awards

2016

  • The Metropolitan North Georgia Planning District's STREAM Award for Wastewater and Septic Projects for CCWA's use of constructed wetlands
  • Govenment Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award 
  • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 
  • CCWA was recognized as a ‘Utility of the Future – Today’ by partnership of water sector organizations, including: the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Water Environment Federation, the Water Environment and Reuse Foundation and the WateReuse Association. CCWA was one of only 61 utilities in U.S., Canada and Denmark who were honored for exceptional performance. This is the first year the recognition is given.
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Collection System Platinum Award (2016)
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Distribution System Gold Award (2016)
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Top Maintenance Technician Award - Brent Taylor (2016)
  • Water Environment Federation Analyst Excellence Award - Jennifer Brandon (2016)

2015

  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Collection System Platinum Award (2015)
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Distribution System Gold Award (2015)
  • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 
  • Georgia F.O.G. Aliance Program of the Year Award (2014)

2014

  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Collection System Gold Award (2014)
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Master Planning Spotlight Award
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Water Resources/Stormwater Project of Excellence for East Jesters Creek Phase 4 Nature Preserve and Stream Restoration
  • George S. Lewis Archeological Stewardship Award from The Society for Georgia Archeology for the preservation of the McVicker Cemetery that is located on Water Authority property
  • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 

2013

  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Distribution System of the Year Award for Large Systems (2013)
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Wastewater Collection System Gold Award (2013)
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Outstanding Customer Service Award (2013)
  • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (2013)

2012

  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Wastewater Collection System Gold Award (2012)
  • Govenment Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award (2012)
  • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (2012)

2011

  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Collection System Gold Award (2011)
  • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Award Presentation (2011)
  • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (2011)

2010

  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Collection System of the Year Award for Large Systems (2010)
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Public Education Program of the Year in the Large Category (2010)
  • WateReuse Association's WateReuse Award of Merit in recognition of CCWA's constructed treatment wetlands (2010)
  • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Award Presentation (2010)
  • U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Gold Award (2010)
  • Georgia Rivers Alive Keep Georgia Beautiful Award (2010)
  • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (2010)

2009

  • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Award Presentation (2009)
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) District 3 Wastewater Plant Top Operator David Blackstock (2009)
  • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (2009)

2008

  • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Award Presentation (2008)
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) District 3 Wastewater Plant Top Operator Jimmy Stewart (2008)
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) "Best Tasting Tap Water" for District 3 (Metro Atlanta) (2008)
  • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (2008)

2007

  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Distribution System of the Year Award for Large Systems (2007)
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Collection System of the Year Award for Large Systems (2007)
  • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Award Presentation (2007)
  • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (2007)
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) District 3 Wastewater Plant Top Operator Michael Crabtree (2007)

2006

  • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Award Presentation (2006)

2005

  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Distribution System of the Year Award for Large Systems (2005)
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Collection System of the Year Award for Large Systems (2005)
  • Water Environment Federation (WEF) William D. Hatfield Award for Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Curtis Price (2005)
  • Urban & Regional Information Systems Association's (URISA) Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) Award in the Enterprise Systems Category for our Geographical Information Systems (GIS) (2005)
  • Government Finance Officers Association's Distinguished Budget Award Presentation (2005)
  • National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for the East Jesters Creek at Gateway Stream Restoration Project (2005)
  • ACEC State Honor Award for the Panhandle Road Constructed Wetlands (2005)
  • ACEC National Honor Award for the Panhandle Road Constructed Wetlands (2005)
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) "Best Tasting Water" in Metro Atlanta (2005)
  • GAWP Water Resources Project of the Year for the East Jesters Creek at Gateway Stream Restoration Project (2005)
  • ACEC Georgia Section State Award for the East Jesters Creek at Gateway Stream Restoration Project (2005)

2004

  • Georgia Section Grand Award for Engineering Design for the UV Disinfection System (2004)
  • National Recognition Award from the ACEC for the UV Disinfection System (2004)
  • Fox McCarthy Water Wise Award for the Leak Detection Program (2004)
  • Government Finance Officers Association - Excellence in Financial Reporting (1987-2004)
  • GAWP Water Quality Report Award (1999 & 2003)
  • EPA Clean Water Partner for the 21st Century (2003)
  • State of Georgia WaterFirst Community (2003)
  • GAWP Distribution System of the Year (2003)
  • Georgia EPD, Water System of Excellence, Large Category (1996 & 2000)
  • GAWP Public Education Award, 1st Place (1999-2000)
  • EPA Municipal Water Use Efficiency Award
    "Most Effective/Innovative Reclamation & Reuse Program" (1993)
  • Georgia Clean and Beautiful Recycler of the Year (1991)
  • National Environment Awards Council Environmental Achievement Award (1990)
  • Water Environment Federation Safety Award (1988)
  • American Water Works Association Safety Award (1987)
  • Georgia Wildlife Federation Water Conservationist of the Year (1987)
  • Governor's Award for Excellence in Water Management Stewardship (1987)

CCWA FACILITY AWARDS

 

Water Quality Laboratory

  • GAWP Certificate of Distinguished Merit (2012)
  • GAWP Quality Assurance Award (1996-1997, 2000-2001, 2003, 2005, 2007)

Terry R. Hicks Water Production Complex

  • GAWP Platinum Award (2005- 2015)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (2003)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (2001)
  • GAWP Gold Award (2001- 2004)
  • Metro Atlanta Engineering Excellence Award (2000)

J. W. Smith Water Production Plant

  • GAWP Gold Award (2010 - 2015)
  • GAWP Platinum Award (2004 - 2006)
  • GAWP Gold Award (2000 - 2003)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (2000)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (1999)
  • GAWP Gold Award (1998)
  • GAWP Water Plant Safety Award (1998)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (1997)
  • GAWP Water Plant Safety Award (1997)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant, 3 - 14 mgd capacity (1996)
  • GAWP Water Plant Safety Award (1995)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (1993)

William J. Hooper Water Production Plant

  • GAWP Platinum Award (2002 - 2015)
  • GAWP Gold Award (1998 - 2001)

W. B. Casey Water Reclamation Plant

  • GAWP Platinum Award (2009 - 2016)
  • Georgia F.O.G. Alliance Program of the Year Award (2016)
  • GAWP Laboratory QA/QC Award (2016)
  • Georgia F.O.G. Alliance Program of the Year Award (2014)
  • Water Environment Federation Safety Award (2014)
  • GAWP Wastewater Plant of the Year Award in the Greater than 10 MGD Category (2013)
  • GAWP Certificate of Distinguished Merit for the W.B. Casey WR Central Laboratory (2012)
  • GAWP Wastewater Plant of the Year Award in the Greater than 10 MGD Category (2011)
  • GAWP Certificate of Distinguished Merit for the W.B. Casey WR Central Laboratory (2011)
  • GAWP Wastewater Plant of the Year Award in the Greater than 10 MGD Category (2009)
  • GAWP Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year in the 10.0 MGD & Greater Non-Discharging Category (2007)
  • GAWP Gold Award (2000 - 2008)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (1994)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (1990)
  • EPA National First Place Award (1990)
  • EPA Region IV Plant Award (1990)
  • Water Environment Federation Safety Award (1990)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (1988)

Northeast Water Reclamation Plant

  • GAWP Platinum Award (2014-2016)
  • GAWP Wastewater Plant of the year for Advanced Treatment 6 to 9.9 MGD (2015)
  • Water Environment Federation Safety Award (2015)
  • GAWP Wastewater Plant of the Year for 6 to 9.9 MGD (2013)
  • GAWP Gold Award (2009 - 2013)
  • GAWP Wastewater Plant of the Year for 6 to 9.9 MGD (2011)
  • GAWP Gold Award (2003 - 2006)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant (2001)
  • GAWP Gold Award (2000)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (2000)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (1999)
  • GAWP Gold Award (1999)
  • Water Environment Safety Award (1999)
  • GAWP Gold Award (1998)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (1992)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (1991)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (1989)

Shoal Creek Water Reclamation Plant

  • Water Environment Federation Safety Award (2016)
  • GAWP Platinum Award (2002-2016)
  • GAWP Wastewater Plant of the Year Award for the 3 MGD - 5.9 MGD Advanced Treatment Category (2014) 
  • GAWP Wastewater Plant of the Year for 3 to 5.9 MGD (2012)
  • GAWP Wastewater Plant of the Year for 3 to 5.9 MGD (2010)
  • GAWP Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year Award for 1.1 to 10 MGD Non-Discharging Category (2007)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (2000)
  • GAWP Public Education Award (2000)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (1999)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (1998)
  • GAWP Gold Award (1997 - 2001)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (1996)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (1992)
  • EPA Region IV Plant Award (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996 and 1998)
  • GAWP Best Operated Plant Award (1991)
  • EPA National Runner-Up Award (1988)
  • EPA Region IV Plant Award (1988)
  • EPA Award of Excellence for Land Application (1987)
  • Water Environment Federation Safety Award (1985)

Pelletizing / Composting Facilities

  • GAWP Bio-solids Excellence Award (2013)
  • GAWP Bio-solids Excellence Award (2011)
  • EPA Beneficial Use of Sludge National First Place (1993)
  • EPA Beneficial Use of Sludge - Region IV (1990, 1991)
  • EPA Beneficial Use of Sludge National Second Place (1989)

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