The Water & Wastes Digest staff invites industry professionals to nominate the water and wastewater projects they deem most remarkable and outstanding for recognition during our award ceremony at WEFTEC, in video interviews from October to December and in written articles in the December issue of the nomination year. All projects must have been in the design or construction phase within 18 months of the submission deadline. Additionally, nominations deemed to be too promotional or marketing heavy will be disqualified at the editors' discretion. Below are the criteria that the projects are judged upon (in no particular order):
- Complexity of work
- Impact to community
- Size and scale
- Challenges overcome during design, construction and commissioning
- Stakeholder coordination and involvement
- Collaboration during construction
- Coordination among utilities for completed work
- Innovative processes and/or equipment
When submitting a nomination, be thorough. Tell the story of the project. Explain in detail the challenges the project faced and how your teams cleared those hurdles. Highlight the value of the project to the community, how community stakeholders were involved, and detail the size and scale given limitations on funding, financing, footprint and other common project challenges. Small projects can be just as impressive as large ones given these additional details.
Projects submitted after June 15, 2022 will be considered for the following year's awards.