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Purpose of the Award: To recognize and preserve an American, Canadian, or Mexican Water Landmark at least 50 years old that has had a direct and significant relationship with water supply, treatment, distribution, or technological development.
The Award: A sturdy bronze plaque to be appropriately mounted on the water landmark, and a certificate of designation. The certificate and plaque title shall be specific to the country of recognition.
Frequency: As deserved.
Eligibility for Award:
Entry Requirements: Submit entry on "Entry Form - AMERICAN/CANADIAN/MEXICAN WATER LANDMARK AWARD," along with other required materials, to the professional staff or secretary of the AWWA Section in which the landmark is located. (See paragraph 7 below.)
Provide written background about the proposed water landmark, plus photos, drawings, or plans that illustrate its worthiness. Generally, think what it might take to persuade you of its appropriateness.
Nomination Procedure: A proposed water landmark must be considered and approved by the AWWA Section in which it is located. The entry form and supporting material shall be submitted to the Section professional staff or secretary in the number of copies he or she specifies, for forwarding to the Section committee charged with determining whether or not the proposed landmark meets the eligibility requirements. The chair of the Section review committee shall report its decision to the Section professional staff or secretary.
The Section professional staff or secretary shall advise the person submitting the entry of the decision. If the entry has been approved, the Section professional staff or secretary shall so certify to and instruct the submitter to send the entry form, Section certification, photo(s) of the proposed water landmark, and each item of supporting material to: Communications Dept., Water Landmarks Committee, AWWA, 6666 W. Quincy Avenue, Denver, CO 80235. Phone (303) 794-7711.
Nomination or Submission Deadline: October 1.
Award Committee Membership: The committee shall consist of a chair and seven other members appointed by the chair of the Public Affairs Council, subject to Council approval. The chair serves one three-year term and members may serve two three-year terms. The chair votes only in case of a tie. An Association staff member shall serve as advisor to the committee.
Method of Selecting Award Recipient: The advisor of the AWWA Water Landmarks Committee shall check the entry material for conformance with requirements and, if satisfactory, shall forward the material to members of the AWWA Water Landmarks Committee together with a ballot form. A simple majority of the committee must approve a nomination. Committee members shall respond with their vote and will be asked to return original photographs to the secretary.
After committee approval, the nomination shall be forwarded to the AWWA Executive Committee and Board of Directors for its approval.
A negative vote will be reviewed by the staff advisor and, if necessary, will be circulated, along with stated reasons, to members of the AWWA Water Landmarks Committee for final resolution.
Presentation of the Award: