SARBS/CWEA Award Nominations Are CLOSING SOON! [Deadline Extended!!]

Nominate Your Praiseworthy Colleagues Now!

We hope you are well, staying healthy and safe!

During COVID-19, there is one thing that has not changed – essential workers who show up to work every day! They demonstrate their unwavering commitment, integrity, and work ethic to protect and serve our communities.

Please show your support for our essential wastewater colleagues who are working above and beyond during this crisis by nominating them for CWEA/SARBS Awards starting on July 1st, 2020!

If you think someone demonstrates these criteria and that their contribution stands out from other people, please consider nominating them for one of our awards.

  • who have achieved excellence in their field and/or made significant, observable changes or accomplishments;
  • whose work has benefited the people of your city or anywhere in the world in their field or activity.
Nomination applications will open on July 1, 2020. APPLY NOW!
Applications are due: October 31, 2020!

Participating in the CWEA awards program  is well worth it:

  • Acknowledges team and individual excellence. Boosts employee morale and agency pride. Celebrates and recognizes good work.
  • Benchmarks accomplishments in the field.
  • Analyzes and evaluates annual progress.
  • Raises organizational profile in the community – and with ratepayers, public officials, and board members.
  • Gives the media something constructive to report. Free positive publicity.
  • Increases results and productivity through friendly competition.
  • Attracts and retains talent. Adds a vote of confidence for new hires. Helps identify the best candidates.
  • Reinforces agency and sector direction. Adds credibility to claims of excellence in regards to environmental record, public health or employee safety, among many others

Being honored by the CWEA awards program:

  • improves the professional status of all personnel working in the wastewater industry and related fields
  • stimulates public awareness of the importance of wastewater treatment to public health and the water environment

Awards are given at the Local Section level first; recipients then advance to the State competition. Nominations that advance through CWEA’s 17 local sections’ awards programs plus a select group of special awards are eligible to compete statewide.

For more information please see our Awards Page and Awards FAQ Page

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Cano directly at

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