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How to Nominate a Public Water System for Recognition

How to nominate a public water system for various recognition awards.

Anyone—administrators, board members, water operators, and other community members—may nominate a public water system (PWS) that they think deserves one of these awards:

Small Water Systems Security Program Award

Substantial Source Water Protection Program Implementation Award

Innovative or Proactive System Award

Outstanding Public Drinking Water System Award

Outstanding 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:

  • Microsoft Word Document MS Word form (Help with Downloading Files.) Save it to your computer, complete the blanks, and save it again.
    • Send by email, or print it and submit it to the fax or mail address below.
  • Adobe Acrobat PDF Document PDF file (Help with PDF.) Save it to your computer, complete the blanks, print it out, and submit it by mail.

Submit nominations for recognition for each year by May 31 of the following year.

You may also nominate a PWS by simply sending an e-mail or a letter. Include this information:

  • Name of the PWS
  • The award name
  • A brief description of the accomplishments that qualify the PWS for this award

Send nomination forms, e-mails, or letters to:

PWS Recognition Program - MC 155

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

PO Box 13087

Austin, TX 78711-3087

  • Fax: 512-239-6050 Put "Attn: PWS Recognition Program" on the cover page.

If you have questions about the nomination process, contact us and ask to speak to the PWS Awards  Recognition Program manager.