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2020 National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Award Winners Announced
Eighteen high-performing municipalities received recognition in the sixth annual National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards. These awards celebrate administrators of municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) that perform beyond regulatory requirements.
The awards recognize performance in the categories of innovation and program management as well combined high scores in both categories. Applications for the National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards are reviewed by a broad work team of water sector experts.
The winners of the sixth annual National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards are:
Phase I Winners
- Overall Winner – City of Charlotte Storm Water Services, North Carolina
- Program Management Winner – Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works, Maryland
- Innovation Winner – Metro Nashville Water Services – Stormwater NPDES Office, Tennessee
Phase II Winners
- Overall Winner – Capitol Region Watershed District, Minnesota
- Program Management Winner – City of Alexandria, Virginia
- Innovation Winner – Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District – St. Louis MS4 Co-Permittee Group, Missouri
In addition to the winners, the other applicants were categorized into levels signifying their status among other MS4 communities across the country. Each MS4 will receive a certificate indicating either Gold, Silver or Bronze level status in 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.
About the Award
The National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards program, developed and introduced in 2015 by the Water Environment Federation through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 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 will be designated a Bronze, Silver, or Gold community within the categories of both program management and innovation.
Eligibility and How to Apply
Phase I and Phase II MS4 permit holders in good standing were invited to submit an award nomination. The application consists of general information questions and 16 more detailed questions about your MS4 program divided into program management and innovation categories.