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DEP's Plant Operations Excellence Award Program

Each year, the department presents awards to drinking water and domestic wastewater facilities around the state that demonstrate excellence in operation, maintenance, innovative treatment, waste reduction and pollution prevention, recycling, or other special achievements. These awards recognize facilities that demonstrate a special commitment to excellence in management through dedicated professionalism.

Facilities that demonstrate excellence are encouraged to complete and submit a self-nominating form to their local DEP district, local program, or Approved County Health Department (ACHD) office.

Awards are presented to one facility in each of the department’s six district offices for each of the following types of drinking water facilities:

  • Small Community water systems serving < 3,300 persons
  • Medium Community water systems serving 3,300 to 50,000 persons
  • Large Community water systems serving > 50,000 persons
  • Non-Community water systems (includes both Transient and Non-Transient)

For domestic wastewater facilities, the award categories within each DEP district are:

  • Type I domestic wastewater facility (permitted capacity of 500,000 gallons per day or greater)
  • Type II domestic wastewater facility (permitted capacity of 100,000 up to but not including 500,000 gallons per day)
  • Type III domestic wastewater facility (permitted capacity of over 2,000 up to but not including 100,000 gallons per day)

2019 Plant Operations Excellence Awards

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Water Resource Management is now accepting applications for the 2019 Plant Operations Excellence Awards for both public drinking water supply facilities and domestic wastewater facilities. Applications may be obtained by contacting the water and domestic wastewater programs at DEP districts, delegated domestic wastewater local programs, and DOH Approved County Health Department (ACHD) offices. 2019 applications are available at: Drinking Water and Domestic Wastewater/Reuse

Plant Operations Excellence Award Winners

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Water Resource Management congratulates the winners of the 2018 Plant Operations Excellence Awards for drinking water and domestic wastewater facilities from around the state. The awards are presented to facilities that demonstrate excellence in operation, maintenance, innovative treatment, waste reduction and pollution prevention, recycling, or other special achievements. The 2018 awards were presented to recipients at six regional ceremonies throughout the state during the Florida Rural Water Association's annual “Focus On Change” seminars held during January and February 2019.

2018 Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant Award Winners

Name of Plant Facility Type DEP District
Jacksonville Beach Wastewater Treatment Facility Type I Northeast
South Walton Utility Company Wastewater Treatment Facility Type I Northwest
Babcock Ranch Water Utilities as Operated by Town & Country Utilities Type II South
Collier County North County Water Reclamation Facility Type I South
Japanese Gardens Homeowners Corp. Inc. Type III South
Martin County Tropical Farms Wastewater Treatment Facility Type II Southeast
Village of Wellington Water Reclamation Facility Type I Southeast
Polk County Utilities Division Southwest Region al Wastewater Treatment Plant Type I Southwest

2018 Drinking Water Treatment Plant Award Winners

Name of Plant Facility Type DEP District
City of Clermont Medium Community Water System Central
Bay County Water Treatment Plant Large Community Water System Northwest
Destin Water Users Inc. Medium Community Water System Northwest
Naval Air Station Whiting Field Small Community Water System Northwest
Peace River Manasota Regional Water Treatment Plant Large Community Water System South
The Island Water Association Medium Community Water System South
Babcock Ranch Water Utility Small Community Water System South
Martin County Utilities - Tropical Farms Large Community Water System Southeast
Fawn Ridge and Lake Park Potable Water Facilities Large Community Water System Southwest
Bruce T. Haddock Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant Medium Community Water System Southwest

 

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August 2, 2019 - 8:13am

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