There are over 20 categories for CWEA awards. Each one has been designed to honor exceptional CWEA members and California wastewater professionals, facilities and agencies. The awards program seeks to recognize outstanding 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. The public becomes aware of this because the award recipients are often presented at a municipality’s local council meeting or district board meeting.
The various categories have been sent out previously in a separate announcement. They cover fields including, but by no means limited to, laboratory, collection persons and systems, maintenance, electrical, operations, engineering, special projects, public education, newsletters, etc. As you can see, we’ve got a lot of areas we want to recognize – as varied as the different aspects of wastewater treatment.