The Water Environment Federation (WEF), in a joint program with the EPA, recently announced the winners of the first MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure awards. “The awards were developed to recognize and inspire MS4 program leaders toward innovation that is both technically effective and financially efficient,” said WEF’s executive director Eileen O’Neill.
Winners received a gold, silver, or bronze certificate in one of three categories, and awards were given for Phase I and Phase II systems separately. Winners for overall highest scores were Charlotte Stormwater Services, Charlotte, North Carolina, for Phase I and the city of Fairbanks, Alaska, for Phase II. Winners for innovation were city of Santa Monica, California, and the city of Tacoma, Washington, for Phase I. The city of Alexandria, Virginia, had the highest score in Phase II. Winners for program management were the Montgomery County DEP in Maryland, for Phase I and Phase 11 winner was Lafayette Consolidated Govt., Lafayette, Louisiana.