The California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) is pleased to announce the 2014 Achievement Award winners. The awards honor extraordinary clean water services, programs, and projects of CASA members developing unique and innovative approaches to improving public health in the communities they serve. Presented at the January 2015 Winter Conference in Palm Springs, California, leading experts of wastewater agencies gathered during a luncheon to recognize and discuss innovative technology and outreach strategies.
Leading the way in the Technological Innovation and Achievement Award, Dublin San Ramon Services District was applauded for their Residential Recycled Water Fill Station project. Meanwhile, the Rincon Point Septic to Sewer Conversion Project by Carpinteria Sanitary District was honored under the Outstanding Capitol Project category. In addition, City of San Diego Public Utilities accepted the large agency award for Gaining Public Acceptance of Potable Reuse through Public Outreach and Education, while Delta Diablo took the prize as a small agency under the same division for their Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Global Water Education for Youth event.
“Established in 1996, this program demonstrates the valuable commitment by wastewater agencies to provide clean water services for California communities,” says Roberta L. Larson, Executive Director of CASA. “Our members are dedicated to fostering public health through innovative solutions and unique approaches to ensuring effective engagement with the communities they serve. The awards program is an important opportunity to recognize their achievements.”
The CASA Achievement Awards Program is open to all active member agencies and associate members. Interested participants may submit applications for one or more categories, but may not submit more than one application per category. For categories where the project involves both an agency and an associate member, the application shall include both so that CASA may recognize all participants. For more information on the CASA Achievement Awards Program, go to www.casaweb.org/awards.