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Award-winning plants & people
There are over 20 categories for CWEA awards, which honor CWEA members and wastewater professionals in California. The program serves to recognize outstanding professional achievements within the wastewater field, improve the professional status of all personnel working in the wastewater industry and related fields, and stimulate public awareness of the importance of wastewater treatment to public health and the water environment.

Awards are given at the local section level, and then advance to state competition. Winners at the state level are submitted to the Water Environment Federation for competition at the national level. Forms delivered to all committee chairs and local section awards chairs, and are available starting August 1st by contacting CWEA staff at (510) 382-7800.

The timeline for CWEA State Awards is as follows:

  • August 1: Awards forms are posted to the website and sent to the Local Section Leaders.
  • 2nd Friday of January: All state nominations received from Local Sections.
  • 3rd Friday of January: Awards are sent to the state committee chairs for judging.
  • February 21: Deadline for 5S Nominations
  • 3 Weeks prior to Annual Conference: Winners are notified of their status in the awards judging and all CWEA State awards are given at the Friday luncheon of the Annual Conference.
List of Local Section Contacts
Awards Forms
Past Awards

Questions about the Awards Program?
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