Environmental Achievement Award

Member Agency 2020 Honorees

On Wednesday, February 5, 2020, the National Environmental Achievement Awards were presented to individuals and member agencies that have made outstanding contributions to environmental protection and wastewater management.

The Awards were handed out during our Winter Conference, Chasing Zero: How Today’s Policies are Shaping the Future of Clean Water, in Atlanta, GA, February 4-7 2020.

The honorees and agency representatives had their pictures taken with John Sullivan, NACWA President (2018-2019), and Chief Engineer, Boston Water & Sewer Commission (on the right) and Ted Henifin, NACWA Awards Committee Chair, and General Manager, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, VA (on the left).

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Alexandria Renew Enterprises, VA 

One Water Alexandria: A Partnership to Help Alexandrians Know Their H2O (Educational Program) 

NEAA AlexRenew1 

AlexRenew Ceremony

Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (Educational Program)

Pipe Protectors

NEAA Central Contra1  Central Contra Ceremony

City of Garland, TX 

  • Biosolids Rehabilitation and Odor Control Project (Ops & Env)

  • Industrial Pretreatment Quarterly Newsletter & Training (Printed Pub)



NEAA Garland 5 NEAA Garland 1

 NEAA Garland 3  Garland Ceremony 2

City of Richmond Department
of Public Utilities
(Educational Program) 

RVAH2O's Rain Barrel Painting Program

NEAA City of Richmond1

Clean Water Services, OR
(Watershed Collaboration)

Tree for All

NEAA CWS1  Clean Water Ceremony 1

Clean Water Ceremony 2

DC Water (Educational Program) 

Cool Arts & Cleaner Rivers

East Bay Municipal Utility District, CA

  • Employee/Retiree Coastal Cleanup Day Event (Public Service)

  • Wastewater Plant Tour Program (Educational Program)

  • Wet Weather Collaboration to Significantly Reduce Infiltration and Inflow (Ops & Env)

NEAA East Bay MUD 1  

East Bay Ceremony

Great Lakes Water Authority, MI

  • Great Lakes Water Authority Apprenticeship Program (Workforce)

  • One Water Regional Public Education Campaign (Educational Program)

NEAA Great Lakes1 NEAA Great Lakes5

NEAA Great Lakes6 Great Lakes Ceremony 2

Hampton Roads Sanitation District, VA

  • Education and Outreach Program Lesson Plan Updates (Educational Program))

  • MBA Partnership Program (Workforce)

NEAA HRSD1  HRSD Ceremony 1

HRSD Ceremony 2

KC Water, MO (Video)

Imagine a Day without Water

NEAA KC Water1

Knoxville Utilities Board, TN

  • Operator Qualification Program (Workforce)

  • Water Quality Video

NEAA Knoxville1 NEAA Knoxville3

Knoxville Ceremony 2

Narragansett Bay Commission, RI

  • Earth Day Clean-Up Grants Program (Public Service)

  • Utility of the Future (Water Resource Utility of the Future)

NEAA NBC1 NBC Ceremony 1

NBC Ceremony 3

NEW Water, WI
(Water Resources Utility of the Future)

R2E2 and Adaptive Management


Sanitation Districts of
Los Angeles County
(Educational Program)

The Clearwater Project

NEAA SD LA1 San LA Ceremony

Upper Trinity Regional Water District (Ops & Env)

Riverbend Water Reclamation Plant Expansion and Upgrade

NEAA Upper Trinity1 NEAA Upper Trinity3

Upper Trinity Ceremony 2 Upper Trinity Ceremony 3

For additional information on NACWA’s Awards Programs contact Bredy Trombino at 202.533.1820.