Conservation and Reuse Award Submission 2019


Conservation and Reuse Awards

Sponsored by the Texas Section AWWA Water Conservation & Reuse Division

Deadline: February 8, 2019

Would you like to spread the word about your utility or company’s efforts in preserving Texas’ precious water resources? Then apply for a Conservation/Reuse Award! The Water Conservation and Reuse Division of the Texas Section American Water Works Association is seeking award applications to recognize utilities, companies, government agencies, and private individuals who have discovered and implemented methods for better water-use efficiency. Awards will be presented at the Texas Water Conference April 2–5, 2019 in Houston.

Successful award entries will recognize activities that best support or promote efficient water use. Entries will be judged on innovation, implementation/execution, transferability, and benefits/results. Water reclamation and reuse projects are eligible for an additional award, the Bob Derrington Reclamation Award for water reuse. Winners will need to include a 250-word project summary (to be used in the awards program) along with pictures or visuals (digital format) that support the project description.

Award categories:

Direct programs show quantifiable reductions in water consumption.

Indirect programs include education or demonstration projects for which results may not easily be measured in quantifiable terms.

  • Large utility direct (> 50,000 connections)
  • Large utility indirect (> 50,000 connections)
  • Small utility direct (< 50,000 connections)
  • Small utility indirect (< 50,000 connections)
  • Large Nonutility direct (produce or treat > 100,000 gallons/year)
  • Small Nonutility direct (produce or treat < 100,000 gallons/year)
  • Large Nonutility indirect
  • Small Nonutility indirect
  • Bob Derrington Reclamation Awards (Does not exclude entry from any other award category).

How to submit an award:

  • Entries must be received no later than February 8, 2019.
  • Projects submitted for consideration must have been conducted or achieved substantial completion by Dec. 31, 2018.
  • Entries shall consist of:
    • Description of the project
    • Criteria used to determine the need and potential benefits of the project
    • Planning objectives, strategies, techniques, and resources
    • Implementation methods, tools or materials, difficulties encountered and overcome, and effectiveness in employing resources
    • For DIRECT projects – quantity of water saved, savings in water purchase costs and wastewater fees; conformance to budget; and extent to which objectives were met.
    • For INDIRECT projects – detail on how goals of the program were met, outcomes, and results.
  • In addition to the above, please include the following, for use in the awards program if the project is selected for an award:
    • a summary of the project, not to exceed 250 words (to be used in the printed awards program);
    • applicable graphics submitted as .JPEG files or in PowerPoint format

For more information contact Jennifer Douglass Nations, 979-764-6223, FAX 979-764-3452,

Check the Applicable Award Category [REQUIRED]
Check the Applicable Utility Status [REQUIRED]
Bob Derrington Reclamation Award

(Applicable for reuse projects only; does not exclude entry in another award category)

Project Name [REQUIRED]

Words/Project Title to be Engraved on Award [REQUIRED]

Submit Project Summary for Program (250 words or less) [REQUIRED]

Please include a project summary of 250 words or less to be used in the Awards Program.

Project Summary (please upload as a PDF file of no more than 2 pages) [REQUIRED]
Please upload a PDF of a more in-depth description of your project for review (no more than 2 pages in length).

Applicable Graphics Submitted as JPEG or PowerPoint format

  • Image 1
  • Image 2

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