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DEP Plant Operations Excellence Awards for

Public Water Systems


Drinking Water Plant Operations Awards Program

Each year, the Department presents awards to drinking water facilities around the State,  that demonstrate excellence in operation, maintenance, and compliance; innovative treatment; waste reduction and pollution prevention; recycling; and other special achievements.  These awards are presented to recognize facilities that demonstrate a special commitment to excellence in management through dedicated professionalism.

Facilities that demonstrate excellence are encouraged to complete and submit a self-nominating form to their local DEP district office to be recognized.  Current applications are available below.

Awards are presented to one facility in each of the Department's six district offices for each of the following types of drinking water facilities:

  1. Small Community (serving < 3,300 persons)
  2. Medium Community (serving 3,300 to 50,000 persons)
  3. Large Community (serving > 50,000 persons)
  4. Non-Community (includes both Transient and Non-Transient)

2013 Plant Operations Excellence Awards

The Department’s Division of Water Resource Management is now accepting applications for the Department’s 2013 Plant Operations Excellence Awards for public water supply facilities.

Applications may be obtained by contacting the water programs at DEP districts, delegated domestic wastewater local programs, and DOH Approved County Health Department (ACHD) offices. 2013 applications are available below.

Completed application forms must be submitted to the appropriate district, local program, or ACHD office.

Public Water System (PWS) Facility Award Application

Drinking Water Application [word 81kb] [.pdf 87 kb]

*Completed application forms must first be submitted to the appropriate district, local program, or ACHD office by September 6, 2013.











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