Awards

Here are just a few.

2020

Partnership for Safe Drinking Water Treatment Directors Award – AWWA and EPA

Partnership for Safe Water Treatment  20 Year Directors Award – AWWA and EPA

Partnership for Safe Water Distribution System, Directors Award  – AWWA and EPA

Laboratory Excellence Award – Water Pollution Control Plant– Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) 

Excellence in GIS (Fire Hydrant App)  – Indiana Geographic Information Council 

Professional of the Year – Gary Merriman – Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA)

Excellence in Safety Award – Water Pollution Control PlantIndiana Water Environment Association (IWEA)

2019

Utility of the Future Today – Partnerships and Engagement – Water Environment Federation

Sustainable Water Utility Management Award – AMWA

Partnership for Safe Drinking Water Treatment Directors Award – AWWA and EPA

Peak Performance Awards – Gold Award – Fort Wayne City Utilities, IN – P.L. Brunner Water Pollution Control Plant – NACWA

Laboratory Excellence Award – Water Pollution Control Plant– Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) 

Biosolids Award – Fort Wayne Biosolids Handling Facility – Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) 

Excellence in Safety Award – Water Pollution Control Plant – Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA)

2018

Utility of the Future Today – Energy Generation and Recovery – Water Environment Federation

Residuals and Biosolids Excellence in Operating a Large Facility Award – Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA)

Laboratory Excellence Award – Water Pollution Control Plant– Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) 

Excellence in Safety Award – Water Pollution Control Plant – Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) 

Partnership for Safe Water Treatment Director’s Award – AWWA and EPA

Peak Performance – Silver Award – Fort Wayne City Utilities, IN – P.L. Brunner Water Pollution Control Plant  – NACWA

Excellence in GIS – Utilities – Indiana Geographic Information Council

Best Tasting Water in Indiana – Alliance of Indiana Rural Water

Partnership for Safe Water Distribution System Optimization Award – AWWA & EPA

Wendell Ladue Utility Safety Award – Three Rivers Filtration Plant and Water Maintenance – AWWA

2017

Silver Award – Peak Performance Awards National Association of Clean Water Agencies
Awarded to the P.L. Brunner Water Pollution Control Plant

Laboratory Excellence AwardIndiana Water Environment Association
Awarded to the Water Pollution Control Plant

Residuals and Biosolids Excellence in Operating Award Indiana Water Environment Association

Platinum Award for Utility Excellence – Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies

Professional Practice Ethics and Leadership Award – Indiana Chapter for the American Society of Civil Engineers

Safety Award of Merit – Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) (given to WPCP)

Partnership for Safe Water Director’s AwardAWWA and EPA

NACWA Peak Performance Awards – Gold Award – Fort Wayne City Utilities, IN – P.L. Brunner Water Pollution Control Plant 

2016

Green Light Legacy Hall of Fame — Sustainable Indiana
Awarded for the Fort Wayne Rain Garden Program

Green Light Legacy Hall of Fame — Sustainable Indiana
Awarded for the Water Pollution Control Plant Methane Project

2015

Partnership for Save Water 15-Year Director’s Award — US EPA and American Water Works Association (AWWA)
Fort Wayne’s Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant has been recognized for 15 years of high quality water and continuous operational improvements. Fewer than 1% of the 11,500 surface water treatment plants in the country that might be eligible for this award have received the recognition.

2015 Gold Peak Performance Award for Water Pollution Control Plant — National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)
Fort Wayne’s Water Pollution Control Plant received recognition for meeting its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limits every single day in 2014. In presenting the award, the agency found that Fort Wayne’s plant was compliant on every category monitored based on the results of over 10,000 water quality tests.

2015 Government Green Fleet Award — American City and County Magazine
Fort Wayne has been recognized for the fifth year in a row for success in making its vehicle fleet greener. More than 500 of the City’s 1,826 motorized vehicles are able to use the environmentally friendly E85, 365 vehicles use bio-diesel, 60 are hybrid vehicles and 10 run on electricity.

2015 Public Information and Education Award — National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)
This award recognizes City Utilities’ Rain Garden Program for its excellent ability to educate residents about ways to improve river water quality by planting rain gardens.

Sustainable Indiana Green Legacy Award — Sustainable Indiana
Recognizes Fort Wayne’s commitment to sustainability efforts including increasing energy independence at the sewage treatment plant by generating, capturing and reusing more methane to provide energy, changing traffic signals to energy efficient LED lighting, increasing residential recycling participation from 34% to 85% in five years to investments being made in the sewer system to improve river water quality.