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American Water Works Association, Virginia Section

Public Information Award for Water Awareness & Education, 2020

Presented to water utilities that create effective programs or campaigns designed to educate the public about drinking water quality and supplies.

Public Information Award for Best Social Media Program, 2016​

Presented to water utilities in Virginia that most effectively use social media to engage external or internal audiences.

Public Information Award for Outstanding Community Outreach, 2015, 2010

Presented to water utilities in Virginia that most effectively build relationships with the public and organizations such as schools, community groups and charities.

Public Information Award for Best Newsletter, 2015​​

Presented to water utilities in Virginia that demonstrate excellence in customer newsletter content and design.

Safety Award, 2009​​

Presented to water utilities in Virginia that demonstrate excellence in safety program development and implementation.

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National Association of Clean Water Agencies

Platinum Peak Performance Award, 2013-2020

Awarded to wastewater treatment facilities that have achieved 100% compliance with their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits over a period of consecutive years.

Excellence in Management Award, 2016

Recognizes outstanding dedication to the implementation of sustainable, successful programs that exemplify the attributes of an effectively managed utility.

Gold Peak Performance Award, 2009-2012

Presented to wastewater treatment facilities that have achieved 100% compliance with their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits during an entire calendar year.

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U.S. Senate Productivity & Quality Award (SPQA) Program

Virginia SPQA Achievement Award, 2018

Recognizes the Service Authority’s use of the national Malcolm Baldrige Excellence Framework to set rigorous quality standards for Performance Excellence and to cultivate continuous improvement at every level.

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Excellence in Departmental Practice Award, 2018

Recognition for successful implementation of the Cityworks Permits Land and Licensing (PLL) application.

Water Environment Federation   

Water Environment Federation

Watershed Moments Photo Contest, 2018

Recognized an outstanding image submitted by the Service Authority for Water Environment & Technology magazine’s fall 2018 contest featuring photos of when water professionals dig deep and get their hands dirty to ensure rivers, lakes, and oceans remain clear and safe to enjoy.


Government Finance Officers Association

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, 1989-2018

Presented as the highest form of recognition for excellence in governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Universities Council on Water Resources

SPARK Education Foundation for Prince William County Public Schools

Business Partnership of the Year Award, 2018

Recognizes exceptional partnerships between businesses and Prince William County Public Schools.

Universities Council on Water Resources

Universities Council on Water Resources

Education & Public Service Award, 2017

Presented to agencies that have made significant contributions to increased public awareness of water resources development, use, or management covering the natural, biological or social sciences.

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Prince William County

Green Community Award, 2017, 2016

Presented to organizations in Prince William County that make a dedicated effort to conserve, protect, restore and create a healthier environment.


Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition & Conference

Ingenuity Award, 2016

Recognizes innovative water professionals who used what they had on hand and ingenuity to creatively solve persistent challenges.


Virginia Municipal League

Risk Management Award, 2016

Awarded to governmental and quasi-governmental agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia for performing an exemplary job in risk management and safety.

Margaret A. Nichols Risk Management Leadership Award, 2008

Awarded to organizations for taking a proactive role in evaluating risk management and utilizing training materials provided by VML (H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility).


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American Web Design Award 2016

Awarded to websites that showcase the power of design to enhance online communications through web design, interactive design and UX design.


Web Marketing Association

Non-Profit Standard of Excellence Award 2016, 2015

Recognizes non-profit and government websites with superior content, interactivity and ease of use that exceed industry averages.

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Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies

Sustainable Water Utility Management Award, 2015

Recognizes member utilities with the highest level of commitment to sustainable management and environmental stewardship practices.

Platinum Award for Utility Excellence, 2012

Recognizes utilities that exhibit a distinctive level of management expertise and expanded utility achievement.

Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance, 2008

Recognizes large public drinking water systems that exhibit high performance in areas such as customer satisfaction, financial viability, operational optimization and resiliency, employee development and community sustainability.


Virginia Water Environment Association

George W. Burke, Jr. Facility Award for Safe Operations, 2014, 2010, 2003

Recognizes a municipal or industrial wastewater facility for establishing and maintaining excellence in an active and effective safety program (H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility).

Safety Award, 2012

Recognizes the outstanding effort to improve the health and safety of the personnel at a facility and the safety record of the wastewater treatment industry in Virginia (H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility).

Facility Maintenance Award, 2022

Recognizes outstanding performance, professionalism, and dedication specific to the maintenance of wastewater treatment equipment and processes. (H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility Oil Analysis Program)

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Design-Build Institute of America

Design-Build Excellence Award for Water & Wastewater Utilities, 2011

Awarded for design-build excellence for the H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility Upgrade.


National Safety Council

Operational Achievement Excellence Award, 2009

Recognizes facilities that have minimal reported injuries and illnesses and have had no fatalities during a calendar year (H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility).


American Water Works Association

Public Communications Achievement Award, 2008

Recognizes water utilities that have made significant accomplishments in communication-educating the public, promoting awareness and understanding of water issues, establishing media relations, implementing community involvement programs, and inspiring others to model behavior with the public that builds trust and credibility.