PNCWA Sustainability/Excellence in Resource Recovery Award

Formerly two separate awards, this award recognizes projects that showcase either sustainable design elements or substantial resource recovery (nutrient, energy, water, carbon recovery) and stand out as exceptional examples across the Pacific Northwest. 

Projects completed by PNCWA members that feature any of the following components are eligible:

  • recycled water
  • biosolids
  • energy
  • renewable energy generation
  • greenhouse gas emission reductions
  • transformation of waste to products
  • energy efficiency improvements
  • reduction of toxic materials
  • habitat enhancement
  • water quality enhancement
  • public education and outreach about sustainability 
  • LEED certification 
  • integration and enhancement of social, economic, and environmental factors


Submit a Sustainability/Excellence in Resource Recovery Award Nomination


Past PNCWA Recipients of the Sustainability/Excellence in Resource Recovery Award

2023 Biosolids Compost Facility, Albany-Millersburg, OR

Past PNCWA Recipients of the Sustainability Award:

2022 Solids Handling Capacity Improvements Project, Clackamas WES, OR
2021 City of Kennewick, WA
2020 City of Sandy, OR
2019 WWTP Solids Handling and Digestion Improvements, City of Caldwell, ID
2017 Duwamish Infrastructure Training Program (Urban Systems Design and King County)
2016 LOTT Clean Water Alliance
2015 Fernhill Wetlands NTS : Clean Water Services, City of Forest Grove and Fernhill Wetlands Council
2014 City of Vancouver (Veolia)
2013 City of Bend, OR
2012 City of Gresham, OR
2010 Clean Water Services, Durham Influent Pump Station
2009 City of Silverton, OR, The Oregon Garden Wetlands

Past PNCWA Recipients of the Excellence in Water Reuse Award

2022 Renewable Natural Gas Project, Eugene-Springfield MWMC, OR
2021 City of Boise, ID
2020 City of Gresham, OR
2011 Carnation Treatment Facility, King County; City of Walla Walla (CH2M HILL); and LOTT Clean Water Alliance
2009 City of Meridian, ID
2008 City of Sequim, WA    
2006 King County WA West Point Plant         
2006 OR Clean Water Services (Durham Plant); City of Tigard; ID Hidden Springs Sewer Company and Glanbia Foods, Inc.
2005 LOTT Alliance and LOTT Partners