The American Water Works Association is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Exemplary Source Water Protection Award which recognizes up to three water systems every year for their outstanding source water protection programs, with consideration for their size and resources.
The deadline for nominations is January 15.
This year, the AWWA Source Water Protection Committee administering the award program is strongly encouraging nomination submissions for the smallest water systems serving populations of 10,000 or fewer, using either groundwater or surface water supply sources.
Nominations are judged on how well a water system meets the six components of AWWA’s (G300) Source Water Protection Standard: 1) program vision; 2) source water characterization; 3) source water protection goals; 4) development of an Action Plan; 5) implementation of the Action Plan; and 6) periodic evaluation and revision of the entire program.
In addition to how well a source water protection program satisfies each of the six program components for the AWWA Standard, nominees will also be evaluated on the following three criteria: Effectiveness of the program; Innovative approaches; and Difficulties overcome.
Winners will be announced at the 2017 AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition.
More information about the award, including previous award recipients, eligibility, submission criteria, and the entry form, visit the AWWA Exemplary Source Water Protection Award webpage.For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the PA Section American Water Works Association website.