2021 National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Award Winners Announced
Sixteen U.S. communities were recognized for excellence in municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) program management and innovation as part of the 2021 National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards program. The initiative, developed and introduced in 2015 by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is also known as the MS4 Awards program.
The winners of the seventh annual MS4 Awards are:
- Phase I Overall Winner: Anne Arundel County Bureau of Watershed Protection & Restoration, Maryland
- Phase II Overall Winner: Capitol Region Watershed District, Minnesota
- Phase I Program Management Winner: City and County of Honolulu MS4 Program, Hawaii
- Phase II Program Management Winner: Central Massachusetts Regional Stormwater Coalition
- Phase I Innovation Winner: Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources, Georgia
- Phase II Innovation Winner: City of Alexandria, Virginia
About the Award
The National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards program was established to recognize high-performing regulated MS4s. Award winners meet and exceed regulatory requirements in innovative ways that are effective and cost-efficient.
Submissions undergo an expert committee review and selection process. Each applicant is designated a Bronze, Silver, or Gold community within the categories of both program management and innovation. To view all of the designations, as well as additional past award recipient information, visit the WEF Stormwater Institute website.
High-performers in program management and innovation will be recognized in October 2021. The Phase I and Phase II communities with the overall highest score will be honored as the formal winners of the 2021 National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards at WEFTEC 2021.