At WEFTEC, WEF announced the winners of the third MS4 award

13-10-2017

At the third annual National MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards, 13 high-performing municipalities were recognised and celebrated for their outstanding administrations of municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) that perform beyond regulatory requirements. 

Developed and introduced in 2015 by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) in cooperation with the United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the distinctions were awarded to the winners during the annual Stormwater Congress Luncheon at WEFTEC 2017 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

The awards recognise performance in the categories of innovation and programme management as well as combined high scores in both categories. Applications for the National MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards are reviewed by a broad subcommittee of water sector experts.

The awards also are separated into two classifications based on the population of the communities they serve. The classifications are:

  • Phase I, which encompassed medium or large cities with more than 100,000 customers and
  • Phase II, which encompasses smaller storm sewer systems outside of heavily populated urban areas.

 

The winners of the 3rd annual National MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards are as follows:

Overall Highest Scores

Phase I – City of Austin, Texas, Watershed Protection Department

Phase II – Capitol Region Watershed District, St. Paul, Minnesota

Innovation 

Phase I – Boston Water and Sewer Commission, Boston, Massachusetts

Phase II – Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Programme Management 

Phase I – City of Alpharetta, Georgia

Phase II – City of Alexandria, Virginia

 

This year, recipients were also awarded silver or gold certificates based on their level of performance in innovation or programme management. 

Gold recognition in Innovation

Phase I

  • Boston Water and Sewer Commission, Boston, Massachusetts
  • City of Alpharetta, Georgia
  • City of Corpus Christi, Texas
  • City of Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • City of Austin, Texas, Watershed Protection Department

Phase II

  • Capitol Region Watershed District, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • City of Alexandria, Virginia

 

Silver recognition in Innovation

Phase I

  • City of Wichita, Kansas
  • Columbus, Ohio, Division of Sewerage and Drainage
  • Louisville, Kentucky, Metropolitan Sewer District
  • City of Dayton, Ohio; Department of Water

Phase II

  • City of Surprise, Arizona
  • Lake Havasu City, Arizona

 

Gold recognition in Program Management

Phase I

  • Boston Water and Sewer Commission, Boston, Massachusetts
  • City of Alpharetta, Georgia
  • City of Corpus Christi, Texas
  • City of Grand Rapids, , Michigan
  • City of Austin, Texas, Watershed Protection Department

Phase II

  • Capitol Region Watershed District, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • City of Alexandria, Virginia

 

Silver recognition in Program Management

Phase I

  • City of Dayton, Ohio; Department of Water
  • City of Wichita, Kansas
  • Columbus, Ohio, Division of Sewerage and Drainage
  • Louisville, Kentucky, Metropolitan Sewer District

Phase II

  • City of Surprise, Arizona
  • Lake Havasu City, Arizona