Department of Health Office of Drinking Water
Are you proud of a water system?
Do you know an outstanding waterworks operator?
Does someone you know in the drinking water industry do an amazing job?
Honor them during Drinking Water Week!
Nominations now open through February18, 2022.
Anyone can nominate someone in the water industry for an award. Fill out the Drinking Water Week nomination form online.
Some of the categories we use are below. Sometimes, we adjust categories for special situations.
Above and Beyond. Recognition for going above the normal call of duty and/or to provide assistance to neighboring water systems.
Commitment to Excellence. For those who continuously strive for excellence in providing safe and reliable drinking water.
Grace Under Pressure/Perseverance Under Adversity. For handling a crisis well, or for persevering under consistent challenges.
Lifetime Achievement. Reserved for those who are retiring.
Most Improved. This award is typically presented to water systems that overcome a bad situation and now provide excellent service.
Operator of the Year. To recognize an operator for their dedication and commitment. They also help educate and mentor others in the water industry, lending help and knowledge where needed.
Most Innovative. Presented to water operators/systems/organization that come up with innovative solutions for challenges they face. For more information visit our Drinking Water Week webpage