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Names of the awardees are published each year in the September issue of Journal - American Water Works Association
The Award: Contact your Section Services Coordinator to order an Operator’s Meritorious Service Award Plaque.
Frequency: No more than one award will normally be given each year per Section. However, larger Sections may give more than one based on one award per thousand Section members or fraction thereof. If there are no meritorious candidates, the Section will not give the award.
Eligibility: Section members eligible to receive the Operator's Meritorious Service Award shall include any water supply or distribution individual who, during the time period of the meritorious activity, worked in any operations related capacity.
Entry Requirements: The entry form should be completed and submitted by each Section wishing to participate no later 60 days prior to the Section's annual conference.
Award Committee Membership: Each Section shall establish a Section Operator's Meritorious Service Award Committee composed of a number of members, as determined by the Section, with at least one with special knowledge of water production, treatment, and distribution operations. The Section chair shall appoint the committee members and designate one to serve as chair.
Method of Selecting Award Recipients: The Section secretary will refer all nominations to the Section Operator's Meritorious Service Award Committee for consideration and evaluation, and if warranted, the committee will select the awardee 60 days prior to the Section's annual conference.
Presentation of the Award: The award will be presented at the Section's annual conference by the visiting AWWA official representative.