WEF Stormwater Institute announces 2018 MS4 Award winners

On Monday, Oct. 1, 22 agencies received recognition by the fourth annual WEF National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards Program. The winners received their awards at the Stormwater Congress Luncheon held at WEFTEC® 2018 in New Orleans.

Housed within the WEF Stormwater Institute, this awards program was developed to encourage innovation among municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4s) programs nationwide. The MS4 awards are intended to inspire leaders to seek new and innovative ways to meet and exceed regulatory requirements in ways that are technically effective and financially efficient.

The three award categories are Program Management, Innovation, and Overall Highest Score, which indicates the best performing programs. Each category has winners in both Phase I and Phase II communities. Phase I communities are medium and large cities or certain counties with populations of 100,000 or more. Phase II communities are smaller entities that operate an MS4.

The 2018 National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Award winners are listed below.

Phase I Winners

  • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Division of Water Quality – Program Management and Overall Highest Score
  • Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District, Kentucky — Innovation

Phase II Winners

  • City of Alexandria, Virginia — Innovation and Overall Highest Score
  • City of Auburn, Alabama – Program Management

In addition to the winners, the other applicants have been categorized into levels signifying their status among other MS4 communities nationwide. Each MS4 received a certificate indicating Silver or Gold level status in both program management and innovation.

Phase I recognition

 

Program Management

Innovation

 

Gold

Silver Gold Silver
Anne Arundel County, Maryland

X

   

X

City of Dayton, Department of Water, Ohio

X

   

X

City of Glendale, Water Services Department, Arizona

X

   

X

City of Los Angeles, LA Sanitation and Environment, Watershed Protection Division

X

   

X

City of Pensacola, Florida

 

X  

X

District Department of the Environment, Washington, D.C.

X

   

X

Fairfax County, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Stormwater Planning Division, Virginia

X

   

X

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

X

 

 

X

State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District

X

   

X

 

Phase II recognition

 

Program Management

Innovation

 

Gold

Silver

Gold

Silver

Capitol Region Watershed District, Minnesota

X

   

X

City of Richmond, Department of Public Utilities, Virginia

X

   

X

East Lampeter Township, Pennsylvania

X

   

X

Lake Havasu City, Arizona

X

   

X

Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, Missouri

X

   

X

Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, Louisiana

X

   

X

St Tammany Parish Government, Louisiana  

X

 

X

Town of North Hempstead, New York  

X

 

X

Town of Yarmouth, Massachusetts

X

   

X

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