PNCWA Excellence in Water Reuse Awards
Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association
PO Box 100
Hansen, ID 83334
www.pncwa.org
208.455.8381
The purpose of the program is to recognize recycled water programs that have demonstrated outstanding performance
in moving the concept of water reuse forward in the Pacific Northwest region. The focus of the Awards is to recognize
outstanding programs, which have demonstrated production and use of recycled water meeting or exceeding state
treatment quality requirements.
Competitive nominations will have implemented internal application projects or have partnered with others to
implement successful application of the recycled water. The Award program is designed to recognize one reuse
program each in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
In addition to the individual state Awards, each Award recipient will be considered for receipt of the PNCWA Reuse
Program of the Year Award. The production facility and all application partners will also be recognized.
Depending on the number of competitive nominations, the committee may choose to recognize both a large a small
program in one or more states. The committee encourages small programs to apply.
The water reuse awards program is open to all programs and facilities that produce recycled water, including recycled
water projects without public access irrigation. Wastewater treatment plants that use recycled water within the plant
site will also be eligible to apply.
Purveyors or entities that participated in developing infrastructure to supply recycled water to end users (such as
residents or parks) are also eligible. For utilities having multiple wastewater facilities, a separate application may be
submitted for each facility if they are not served by an interconnected recycled water distribution system, or they may
choose to submit a combined application for the program.
Previous winning Programs will not be eligible for an Award for 5 years following their prior award.
Criteria to be used for selecting the successful Program/Partners will include (with recognition that not all types of
reuse customers will meet all of these criteria):
1. Facility performance and compliance with permit requirements
2. Efforts and successes of public outreach and education regarding the value and safety of recycled water
3. Demonstrated proactive programs to develop and market recycled water
4. Activities aimed at advancing the technology of water reuse (research, etc.)
5. Effective support of recycled water customers
6. Finance mechanisms – finance through loans or users pay vs. funded by grants. Innovative financing approach
7. Successful recycled water program with good documentation.
Mail form and narrative application by July 1 to PNCWA Awards, PO Box 100, Hansen, ID 83334,
or fax by July 1 to 208.455.8381. Nominations-applications may also be made online at www.pncwa.org/ reuse-award
PNCWA Excellence in Water Reuse Awards
Mail form and narrative application by July 1 to PNCWA Awards, PO Box 100, Hansen, ID 83334,
or fax by July 1 to 208.455.8381. Nominations-applications may also be made online at www.pncwa.org/ reuse-award
Nominee information
Municipality or Facility (Recycled Water Producer)
Total average daily wastewater program flow (mgd):__________
Total average daily recycled water produced (mgd):__________
Total average daily recycled water used (mgd):__________
Contact first and last name:____________________________________
Mailing Address
City:____________________________________ State:__________________ Zip:_______________
Email:_______________________________________________
Phone:______________________________________________
Partnering organization (Recycled Water User)
Contact first and last name:____________________________________
Mailing Address
City:____________________________________ State:__________________ Zip:_______________
Email:_______________________________________________
Phone:______________________________________________
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Please note:
Applicants are encouraged to create their own narrative document following the
suggested outline of information below.
The following is just a suggestion for possible submittals in support of the criteria stated for the Excellence in
Water Reuse Award. It is understood that not all projects will have all the documentation listed below.
In addition to the type of information requested below, applicants may provide separate and supportive
documentation (e.g. operating performance, facility plan and protocol, example of public education flyer, research,
community and public education tools, flyer, press release, financing, customer satisfaction or survey results,
application volumes, etc) in support of the application.
If the information cannot be reasonable included in the narrative, supporting documents should either be mailed with
the application or attached and submitted electronically (preferred) by email, to [email protected]
Suggested List of Submittals:
The following is just a suggestion for possible submittals in support to the criteria stated for Reuse
Program/Facility of the Year. It is understood that not all projects will have all the documentation listed below.
1. Percentage of actual wastewater flow being recycled - please provide the treatment plant
capacity, recycled water production capacity, treatment plant flow and recycled water flow for
the previous twelve months
2. Innovative uses of recycled water - summarize recycled water end uses
3. Description of benefits derived from water conservation/water resource management - include
an evaluation of potable water demand reduction and any receiving water benefits such as
reduction in surface water discharge
4. Recycled water rate schedule (i.e. volume based or flat rate)
5. Cross-connection control and inspection program effectiveness - provide a complete
description of the actual operation of the cross-connection control program including
inspection frequency
RECYCLED WATER QUALITY:
1. Level of treatment and permit compliance - provide a summary of the previous twelve months
of permit compliance information including any exceedances of recycled water quality criteria
2. Recycled Water Operating Protocol documentation
3. 3. Considerations for control of pathogens
4. Treatment facility reliability, including wet weather/backup and supplemental supply
consideration
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PUBLIC EDUCATION/INFORMATION:
Description of the nominee's accomplishments in public education and information in support of their recycled
water program
Activities
1. Community and public education tools
2. New customer education programs
3. Ongoing notification program for existing customer
PROACTIVE PROGRAMS AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Participation in research projects, conference papers
Development of Sources for financing the recycled water program
Documentation in support to efforts to expand the recycled water program
Vision future and implementation plan
Mail or fax/pdf form and narrative application by August 15 for 2014 to PNCWA Awards, PO Box 100, Hansen, ID 83334,
or fax by July 1 to 208.455.8381. Nominations-applications may also be made online at www.pncwa.org/ reuse-award
Download

a paper Water Reuse nomination form.