The Water Environment Federation announced July 22 a new national municipal stormwater and green infrastructure awards program. Developed through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the program aims to recognize high-performing regulated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) and inspire them to exceed requirements through innovative and cost-effective approaches. This is a great opportunity for MS4s to participate and compare your community with what is going on in the industry today relevant to innovation in stormwater management. All participants will receive a certificate indicating their position as either gold, silver or bronze level within the industry.
The call for Applications for Phase II is now open and Phase I will follow shortly. Please visit http://www.wef.org/MS4Awards/ for more details. All submissions will be reviewed by the steering committee and three winners for each Phase I and Phase II categories [selected for program management, innovation, and overall winner with the highest combined score] will be announced and celebrated at the Stormwater Congress during WEFTEC this September.
During this especially busy time of the year, WEF wants you to participate in and also help spread the word about this awards program.
Application deadline for Phase II and Phase I are Aug. 19 and Aug. 24, respectively.
TIP: The application must be completed in one sitting. You are encouraged to prepare responses in advance and have posted a PDF of the application on the website for your convenience.
Please contact WEF staff at MS4Awards@wef.org if you have any questions or are interested to learn more and participate.