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How to Nominate a PWS for Recognition

Nomination form. Information needed to nominate a public water system for the Innovative or Proactive Water System Award, Small Water System Security Program Award, or Substantial Source Water Protection Program Implementation Award.

Anyone—administrators, board members, water operators, and other community members—may nominate a PWS that they think deserves the Small Water Systems Security Program Award, Substantial Source Water Protection Program Implementation Award, Innovative or Proactive System Award, Outstanding Public Drinking Water System Award, or New InformationOutstanding Cross-Connection Control Program.

The easiest way to nominate a PWS for one or more of these awards is to complete and submit a nomination form. Use the version that is most convenient for you:

  • MS Word form (Help with Downloading Files.) Save this version to your computer, complete the blanks, save it, and e-mail a copy to pdws@tceq.texas.gov with “PDW Recognition Nomination” in the subject line of your e-mail. You may also print out the completed form and submit it by regular mail or fax.
  • PDF file (Help with PDF.) Save this version to your computer, complete the blanks, print it out, and submit it either of these ways:
    • Regular mail. Send a completed nomination form ( Word or PDF) to:
    • PDW Recognition Program — MC 155
      Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
      PO Box 13087
      Austin TX  78711-3087
    • Fax your completed nomination form (Word or PDF) to 512-239-6050 with “Attn: PDW Recognition Program” on the cover page.

If you would rather not complete a nomination form, simply send an e-mail to pdws@tceq.texas.gov with “PDW Recognition Nomination” in the subject line. In your e-mail, be sure to include this information:

  • Name of the PWS
  • Award you are nominating this PWS for
  • A brief description of the accomplishments that qualify this PWS for this award

You may also send us the above information in a letter to the address shown above. Nominations for recognition for 2013 must be received by May 31, 2014.

If you have questions regarding the nomination process, contact us and ask to speak to the PDW Recognition Program manager.