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DEP's Plant Operations Excellence Awards Program
 

Each year, the Department presents awards to domestic wastewater and drinking water facilities around the state, that demonstrate excellence in operation, maintenance, innovative treatment, waste reduction, and pollution prevention, recycling, or 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,  local program, or Approved County Health Department (ACHD) 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:

  • Small community water systems serving < 3,300 persons;
  • Medium community water systems serving 3,300 – 50,000 persons
  • Large community water systems serving > 50,000 persons
  • Non-Community water systems (includes both Transient and Non-Transient)

For domestic wastewater facilities, the award categories within each DEP district are:

  • Type I domestic wastewater facility
  • Type II domestic wastewater facility
  • Type III domestic wastewater facility

2016 Plant Operations Excellence Awards

The Department’s Division of Water Resource Management is now accepting applications for the Department’s 2016 Plant Operations Excellence Awards for both public water supply facilities and domestic wastewater facilities.

Applications may be obtained by contacting the water and domestic wastewater programs at DEP districts, delegated domestic wastewater local programs, and DOH Approved County Health Department (ACHD) offices. 2016 applications are also available below.

Completed application forms must be submitted to the appropriate district, local program, or ACHD office by September 2, 2016.

Public Water Supply (PWS) Facility Award Application

Domestic Wastewater (DW) Facilities Award Application

Plant Operations Excellence Awards Winners

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Water Resource Management congratulates the winners of the 2015 Plant Operations Excellence Awards for domestic wastewater and drinking water facilities from around the state.  The awards are presented to facilities that demonstrate excellence in operation, maintenance, innovative treatment, waste reduction, and pollution prevention, recycling, or other special achievements.  The 2015, awards were presented to recipients at six regional ceremonies throughout the state during the Florida Rural Water Association annual “Focus On Change” Seminars that were held during the months of February and March, 2016.

2015 Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant Award Winners!

Name of Plant Facility Type  DEP District 
City of Eustis Type I Central
Destin Water Users, Inc. George F. French Water Reclamation Facility Type I Northwest
Gateway Wastewater Treatment Facility Type I South
High Point Wastewater Treatment Facility Type III South
Village of Wellington Water Reclamation Facility Type I Southeast
City of Dunedin Wastewater Treatment Plant Type I Southwest

2015 Drinking Water Treatment Plant Award Winners!

Name of Plant Facility Type   DEP District  
Bay County WTP Large Community Water System  Northwest
Eglin Air Force Base (Eglin West/Housing) Medium Community Water System  Northwest
Naval Air Station Whiting Field Small Community Water System  Northwest
Eglin Air Force Base (Duke Field) Non-Community Water System  Northwest
Volusia - City of Port Orange, Florida – Charles B. Garnsey WTP Large Community Water System  Central
City of Clermont East Water System Medium Community Water System  Central
Peace River Regional Water Treatment Plant Large Community Water System  South 
Charlotte County Utilities – Burnt Store WTP Medium Community Water System  South 
Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority – J. Robert Dean Water Treatment Plant Large Community Water System  Southeast
Polk – City of Lake Wales Water System Medium Community Water System  Southwest
Hillsborough – Northwest Utilities (Fawn Ridge and Lake Park WTPs Large Community Water System  Southwest 

Other Awards Links


Please contact the FDEP Drinking Water Program at (850) 245-8630 or the Domestic Wastewater Program at (850) 245-8605 with any questions you may have.

Last updated: July 05, 2016

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