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Awards and Honors

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Awards and Honors

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Our goal has always been to meet the needs of our members and customers with the best service possible. With that in mind, we are honored to have received the following awards and honors for our facilities:
UTRWD displaying various awards and honors
  • Thomas E. Taylor Water Treatment Plant, Lewisville
    • 1999, 2007, 2012, 2017 and 2019, Best Tasting Water in the North Texas region - from the Texas Water Utilities Association
    • 2008, 2013, 2018, Best, Tasting Water in the state of Texas - from the Texas Water Utilities Association
    • 2012, Texas American Water Works Association State Award - from the American Water Works Association
  • Tom Harpool Water Treatment Plant, Providence Village
    • 2019, Outstanding Large Membrane Plant & Best Tasting Membrane Water in South Central Region - from the South Central Membrane Association, covering Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
  • Lakeview Regional Water Reclamation Plant
    • 2021, Platinum 22 Peak Performance Award - from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies recognizing 21 continuous years of perfect compliance with its TPDES discharge permit.
    • 2009, Operator of the Year - from the Water Environment Association of Texas recognized Ron Lucero, the Lakeview Plant’s Superintendent of Operations as Operator of the Year
    • 2008, Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year Award - from Water Environment Association of Texas
  • Riverbend Water Reclamation Plant
    • 2021, Platinum 13 Peak Performance Award - from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies recognizing twelve continuous years of perfect compliance with its TPDES discharge permit.
    • 2019, Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year Award - from Water Environment Association of Texas
    • 2020, George W. Burke Jr. Award - from Water Environment Association of Texas.
  • Peninsula Water Reclamation Plant
    • 2021, Platinum 17 Peak Performance Award - from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies recognizing sixteen continuous years of perfect compliance with its TPDES discharge permit.
    • 2010, Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year Award - from Water Environment Association of Texas
  • Doe Branch Water Reclamation Plant
    • 2021, Platinum Peak Performance Award - from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies recognizing three years of perfect compliance with its TPDES discharge permit since the plant began operation in 2016.
  • Regional Watershed Protection Program
    • 2014, NACWA National Environmental Achievement Award - from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies
  • Denton County Greenbelt Plan
    • 2018, NACWA National Environmental Achievement Award - from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies
    • 2018, Director’s Award - from the Texas - Midwest Section of the American Planning Association
  • Budget & Finance
    • 2021, 20th consecutive year, Excellence in Financial Reporting Award - from the Government Finance Officers Association
    • 2021, 12th consecutive year, Distinguished Budget Presentation Award - from the Government Finance Officers Association
  • Water Conservation
    • 2020, Exemplary Wholesale Water Provider Recognition (G480 Verified) - from the Alliance for Water Efficiency
    • 2022, Exemplary Wholesale Water Provider Recognition (Revised G480 Verified) - from the Alliance for Water Efficiency
  • Purchasing
    • 2021, Achievement of Excellence in Purchasing - from the National Procurement Institute
  • Management
    • 2020, Excellence in Management Program Award, Platinum Level - from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies
    • 2020, Pillars of the Profession Award (Larry N. Patterson, Executive Director) - from the Water Environment Association of Texas