The Laboratory committee recognizes significant participation in Wastewater Analysis, Education and Planning within a Wastewater Laboratory, along with 10 years of membership in CWEA. The nominee for this award must promote pride and safety in the workplace, teamwork, education and the promotion of professionalism in the wastewater laboratory field.



Significant participation in one or more of the following areas:

  • Wastewater Analysis

  • Education

  • Training

  • Certification

  • Management and Planning of Wastewater Laboratory

  • 10 years professional membership in CWEA

Crystal Crucible is a state award only. Not eligible for entry at the Local Section level.


Induction will be decided by a minimum of three members of the Selection Committee. 

The committee will use the following criteria to select a nominee for the award:

  1. Years of experience and significant participation in one of more of the areas listed above;

  2. Involvement in promoting the professional recognition of the Wastewater Laboratory field;

  3. Participation in the CWEA State Laboratory Committee;

  4. Papers or articles accepted by state, regional or national publications. Technical presentations at professional conferences.

  5. Membership in WEF National Laboratory Practices Committee and/or other. (Optional)



For most CWEA awards, you must apply at your Local Section level first. Direct your questions to the Local Section Awards Chair. If you need additional assistance, contact Megan Barillo at [email protected].