Awards Information

Utility of the Future Today: 2021, 2016

UOSA was one of sixty-one public and private utilities from across the U.S., Canada, and Denmark to be selected as an inaugural recipient of the Water Resources – Utility of the Future Today certificate of recognition in 2016. The partners of the Utility of the Future Today (UOTF) Recognition Program celebrate the progress and exceptional performance of the Board and staff who serve UOSA for innovative and forward-thinking practices that are providing sustainable, efficient, and value-added services to their community.

NACWA Peak Performance Platinum Awards: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Platinum Awards honor treatment facilities that have achieved five consecutive calendar years of complete and consistent compliance of their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.

NACWA Peak Performance Gold Awards: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Gold Awards recognize treatment facilities that have achieved 100% compliance of their NPDES permit for an entire calendar year.

NACWA Peak Performance Silver Awards: 2004

Silver Awards recognize treatment facilities that have received no more than five NPDES permit violations per calendar year.

National Environmental Achievement Awards (NEAA): 2022

The National Environmental Achievement Awards recognize individuals and NACWA member agencies that have made outstanding contributions to environmental protection and the clean water community.
UOSA was the only 2022 NEAA recipient, in the country, to get this prestigious award for advancing Research & Technology for the industry!

NACWA Excellence in Management Recognition: 2013

UOSA has received recognition for its Excellence in Management. The Excellence in Management Recognition Program was launched in 2003 to acknowledge the significant achievements of NACWA member agencies in the utility management arena.

National Safety Council Perfect Record Awards: 2013, 2010, 2007, 2006

The Perfect Record Award recognizes companies, units and/or facilities that have completed a period of at least twelve consecutive months without incurring an occupational injury or illness that resulted in days away from work or death.

Virginia Water Environment Association Awards
VWEA Safety Awards
: 2009, 2007

The Virginia Chapter of the American Water Works Association/Virginia Water Environment Association (VWEA) awards Virginia wastewater treatment facilities that have the most active and effective safety program among the member facilities.

Facility Safety Award: 2018

The VWEA Facility Safety Award is to encourage members to engage in an active and effective safety program in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment.

GFOA Certificate of Achievement: 1990 to present

UOSA has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association for its Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for thirty-two consecutive years.