Thirteen high-performing municipalities received recognition in the third annual National MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards on Oct. 2. 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 2017 in Chicago.
The awards recognize performance in the categories of innovation and program management as well combined high scores in both categories. Applications for the National MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards are reviewed by a broad subcommittee 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 3rd annual National MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards are as follows:
Overall Highest Scores
Phase I – City of Austin, Texas, Watershed Protection Department
Phase II – Capitol Region Watershed District, St. Paul, Minn.
Phase I – Boston Water and Sewer Commission
Phase II – Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Phase I – City of Alpharetta, Ga.
Phase II – City of Alexandria, Va.
This year’s recipients were awarded silver or gold certificates based on their level of performance in innovation or program management.
Gold recognition in Innovation
Silver recognition in Innovation
Gold recognition in Program Management
Silver recognition in Program Management
For more information about the MS4 recognition program, visit www.wef.org/MS4awards.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 33,000 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 (WEF)