The San Diego County Water Authority has earned a Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies for its strong record of effective management and significant contributions to the drinking water industry.
The Water Authority is one of only 13 public drinking water systems nationally to earn AMWA’s outstanding achievement award for utility management. The awards will be presented Tuesday, Oct. 26 at AMWA’s Annual Meeting in Henderson, Nev.
The All-American Canal Lining Project (AACLP), a major water conservation project whose benefits include improving San Diego County’s water supply reliability, has won the American Public Works Association (APWA) 2010 Environmental Public Works Project of the Year award for projects greater than $75 million. APWA recognized the project as a model for creating partnerships between local and state water agencies to invest in California water supply development.
The San Diego County Water Authority and the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department recently jointly received the 2010 Public Water Agency of the Year Award of Distinction from the Global Water Awards. The agencies were selected from an international field of candidates for their leadership in managing scarce water resources in 2009 through the development of innovative projects and programs.
The San Diego County Water Authority has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2010 and 2011 budget by the Government Finance.
Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The award, the 12th to be received by the Water Authority, is considered the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. The agency also received the 2010 Excellence in Budgeting Award from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO).
The San Diego County Water Authority has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Fiscal Year 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This is the 11th consecutive year that the Water Authority has received the certificate, which is considered the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting.
Twelve students from elementary schools across the county received recognition for their winning entries in the Be WaterSm"ART"Essay Contest sponsored by the San Diego County Water Authority and the San Diego County Office of Education.
The San Diego region has been awarded $31.1 million in grant money by the state Department of Water Resources for a variety of projects that will increase local water supplies, decrease water demands, improve water quality, manage stormwater, restore habitat and enhance species.