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Award Winning Utilities & Plants

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Congratulations Partnership Award Winners

The Partnership for Safe Water's award-winning utilities demonstrate an outstanding commitment to delivering superior quality drinking water to customers.  Utilities that subscribe to the PSW are dedicated to providing high-quality water to customers, even beyond regulatory requirements.

The PSW celebrates utility accomplishments with awards and recognition that honor efforts in continuously optimizing treatment plant and distribution system operation and performance. Join us as we congratulate their outstanding achievements!  

Watch the virtual 2020 Awardee Recognition event.

Lists of current-year and complete award winners may be accessed on this page.

2021 Partnership Programs Award Winners

2020 Partnership Programs Award Winners

2019 Partnership Programs Award Winners  


2018 Partnership for Safe Water Award Winners

(Recognized utilities are listed by the highest award category achieved to date)

2018 5-Year Excellence in Water Treatment Award (Phase IV)

  • Pennsylvania: Chester Water Authority – Octoraro Water Treatment Plant

2018 5-Year Presidents Award for Water Treatment

  • California: City of San Diego - Miramar Water Treatment Plant
  • Pennsylvania: North Penn & North Wales Water Authorities - Forest Park Water
  • Pennsylvania: Western Berks Water Authority - Western Berks Water Treatment Plant

2018 Presidents Award for Water Treatment

  • Maryland: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission – Potomac Water Filtration Plant 
  • Pennsylvania: Municipal Authority of the Township of Robinson – Groveton Water Treatment Plant

2018 Presidents Award for Distribution System Operation

  • North Carolina: Orange Water & Sewer Authority  

2018 20 Year Directors Award - Treatment Program (Phase III)

  • California: San Francisco Public Utilities Comm. – Sunol Valley Water Treatment Plant
  • Florida: City of Tampa Water Department - David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility
  • Georgia: Douglasville-Douglas County Water & Sewer Authority - Bear Creek Water Treatment Plant
  • Kentucky: Kentucky American Water - Richmond Road Station
  • Kentucky: Kentucky American Water - Kentucky River Station
  • Minnesota: St. Paul Regional Water Services - McCarrons Water Treatment Plant 
  • New York: Onondaga County Water Authority - Marcellus Water Treatment Plant
  • Texas: Dallas Water Utilities - Elm Fork Water Utilities
  • Virginia: Chesterfield County Utilities Dept. - Addison-Evans Water Production & Laboratory Facility
  • West Virginia: West Virginia American Water - Huntington Water Treatment Plant

2018 15-Year Directors Award - Treatment Program (Phase III)

  • Colorado: Montezuma Water Company - Montezuma Water Plant
  • Illinois: Illinois American Water - Alton District Water Treatment Plant
  • Illinois: Illinois American Water - Cairo District Water Treatment Plant
  • Illinois: Illinois American Water - East St. Louis-Aldrich Water Treatment Plant
  • Missouri: Missouri American Water - Jefferson City Water Treatment Plant
  • New Hampshire: Manchester Water Works - Lake Massabesic Water Treatment Plant
  • Ohio: Aqua Ohio Water Company - Tiffin District Water Treatment Plant
  • Pennsylvania: North Penn & North Wales Water Authorities - Forest Park Water
  • South Carolina: Charleston Water System - Hanahan Water Treatment Plant

2018 10-Year Directors Award - Treatment Program (Phase III)

  • California: City of San Diego - Otay Water Treatment Plant
  • Colorado: Clifton Water District - Charles A. Strain Water Treatment Plant
  • Pennsylvania: Municipal Authority of the Township of Robinson - Groveton Water Treatment Plant
  • Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania American Water - Clarion Regional Water Treatment Plant 
  • South Carolina: Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority - Purrysburg Water Treatment Plant
  • South Carolina: Spartanburg Water - Myles W. Whitlock Jr. Water Treatment Plant

2018 5-Year Directors Award - Treatment Program (Phase III)

  • California: City of San Diego - Miramar Water Treatment Plant
  • Maryland: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission - Patuxent Water Filtration Plant
  • North Carolina: Charlotte Water - Franklin Water Treatment Plant
  • Pennsylvania: Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. - West Chester System - Ingram's Mill Water Treatment Plant
  • Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania American Water - Shady Lane Water Treatment Plant - Home Water System

2018 Directors Award - Treatment Program (Phase III)

  • California: Contra Costa Water District - City of Brentwood Water Treatment Plant
  • Colorado: City of Longmont – Nelson-Flanders Water Treatment Plant 
  • Indiana: Citizens Energy Group - White River Water Treatment Facility
  • Kentucky: Kentucky American Water - Kentucky River Station II 
  • Pennsylvania: Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. - Ridley Creek Water Treatment Plant

2018 5-Year Directors Award - Distribution Program (Phase III)

  • California: Long Beach Water Department
  • Kentucky: Louisville Water Company
  • North Carolina: Orange Water & Sewer Authority

2018 Directors Award - Distribution Program (Phase III)

  • Colorado: Aurora Water
  • North Carolina: City of Raleigh Public Utilities
  • Texas: El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board
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