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The Collection System of the Year award is given in recognition of outstanding maintenance programs, regulatory compliance and safety & training procedures.
Awards are given in three categories: Small, Medium and Large.


1. Download Collection System of the Year form and complete

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The CWEA Collection Systems Awards are coordinated by the CWEA Collection System Committee Awards Evaluation Team. Contact Committee chair, Lenny Rather lenny@oroloma.org for questions about criteria.
The team is comprised of the Awards Subcommittee Chair, Committee Chair, and equal representation from the Northern and Southern regions. State award winner should be willing to serve on the Awards Committee to help judge next year. 

2016 Winners:

Collection System of the Year Small: Carpinteria Sanitary District
Carpinteria’s wastewater collection system is maintained by a staff of skilled individuals. 
The collection system is managed by Collection System Supervisor, Matt Oliver. Matt is supported by three collection operators, Eddie Saenz, John Bacchilega and Timothy Gallup. This crew is responsible for cleaning and maintaining 42 miles of sewer pipelines and approximately 4,300 laterals throughout the City of Carpinteria and surrounding areas.

Collection System of the Year Medium: Cucamonga Valley Water District
The Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD) in Rancho Cucamonga is a dynamic, growing organization whose sole purpose is to provide high quality, safe and reliable water and wastewater services, while practicing good stewardship of natural and financial resources. CVWD is one of the leading retail water providers in the region which is attributed to their innovation and leadership in addressing regional and state-wide water issues.

Collection System of the Year Large: LA Sanitation, the City of Los Angeles
LA Sanitation has embarked on an effort to systematically review and study each sewer line throughout the City to assess its structural and hydraulic conditions in order to plan the Wastewater Capital Improvement Program. 
LA Sanitation operates one of the world’s largest sewer systems. They proactively maintain over 6,700 miles of sewers and 49 pumping plants. LA Sanitation crews also maintain the storm drain system, cleaning 100,000 catch basins and removing thousands of tons of trash annually.