Water Authority Wins Four Awards for Outstanding Projects
Throughout the year, the Water Authority was awarded several awards for its outstanding infrastructure projects. The American Public Works Association and American Society of Civil Engineers presented four awards for projects that exemplified skill, dedication, and collaboration from staff in many departments. All of the projects were underway or completed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and project teams navigated shutdowns, adapted to health and safety restrictions, and overcame many other uncertainties – in addition to the typical challenges encountered during construction projects.
The awards were:
- APWA Project of the Year: Northern First Aqueduct Structures and Lining Rehabilitation
- APWA Honor Award: Vallecitos 11/Vista Irrigation 12 Flow Control Facility
- APWA Honor Award: San Diego 28 Flow Control Facility
- ASCE Award of Excellence: Pipeline 5 Emergency Repair
In addition, the San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Public Works Association recognized the Water Authority’s Pipeline 5 Relining project for its excellence as a public works project. The award commends the successful partnership between Water Authority staff, the contractor and local agencies working together to complete this critical repair to maintain the reliability of the regional water supply.
“The Water Authority’s asset management program used an acoustic fiber monitoring system to help perform evaluations of the pipeline and prioritize this portion for rehabilitation. Our staff collaborated with stakeholders in Fallbrook, San Marcos and Rainbow, including staff at our member agencies and nearby residents to ensure project success. ”