Awards

Here are just a few.

2024

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Business Excellence Award GFW Inc.

Mayor’s Arts Award Clean Drains Fort Wayne: Be River SmART – Arts United

2023

Best Tasting Water in Indiana Alliance of Indiana Rural Water

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

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

Peak Performance Awards – Gold Award Water Pollution Control Plant – NACWA

Top Ops (Operation) Quiz-Bowl Winner Three Rivers Filtration Plant Team (Sarah Block and Brandy Lampkins) – AWWA

2022

Sustainable Water Utility Management Award AMWA

Best Tasting Water in Indiana – Alliance of Indiana Rural Water

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

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

Residuals and Resource Recovery AwardIndiana Water Environment Association (IWEA)

Peak Performance Awards – Gold Award Water Pollution Control Plant – NACWA

International Serious Play Silver MedalCloudburstSerious Play Conference

Gamification Throwdown Excellence in Low-Tech/No-TechCloudburstSententia Gamification and GamiCon

Bonna Burns AwardEricka WallaceIndiana Section of AWWA

Patriotic Employer AwardUnited States Secretary of Defense

2021

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

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

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

Indiana Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence – Greening the Government – Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Residuals and Resource Recovery AwardIndiana Water Environment Association (IWEA)

Peak Performance Awards – Gold Award – Water Pollution Control Plant – NACWA

2020

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 Plant Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA)

Peak Performance Awards – Gold Award – Water Pollution Control Plant – NACWA

2019

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

Sustainable Water Utility Management Award AMWA

Partnership for Safe Drinking Water Distribution Directors Award  AWWA and EPA

Peak Performance Awards – Gold Award – 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) 

Peak Performance Awards – Silver Award – Water Pollution Control Plant – NACWA

Excellence in GIS – Utilities – Indiana Geographic Information Council

Best Tasting Water in Indiana – Alliance of Indiana Rural Water

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

2017

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

Residuals and Biosolids Excellence in Operating Award  Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA)

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

Safety Award of Merit – Water Pollution Control Plant– Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) 

Peak Performance Awards – Gold Award – Water Pollution Control Plant – NACWA

2016

Green Light Legacy Hall of Fame Fort Wayne Rain Garden Program – Sustainable Indiana

Green Light Legacy Hall of Fame Water Pollution Control Plant Methane Project – Sustainable Indiana

Platinum Award for Utility Excellence – AMWA

Peak Performance Awards – Silver Award – Water Pollution Control Plant – NACWA

2015

Partnership for Save Water 15-Year Director’s Award AWWA and EPA

Peak Performance Awards – Gold Award – Water Pollution Control Plant – NACWA

2015 Government Green Fleet AwardAmerican City and County Magazine

2015 Public Information and Education Award NACWA

Sustainable Indiana Green Legacy Award Sustainable Indiana