Awards

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Circle of Excellence

September 1, 2016 – This award identifies and recognizes an outstanding utility agency for supporting CWEA (Chesapeake Water Environment Association). Award winners were published in the Fall 2016 Eco-Letter, a joint quarterly publication of CWEA and Water and Waste Operators Association (WWOA).

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Arthur Sidney Bedell

September 1, 2016 – DPW Director Chow received the WEF (Water Environment Federation). This award recognizes extraordinary personal service to a WEF Member Association. 

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Carl J. Lauter

September 1, 2016 - DPW Bureau of Water and Wastewater Acting Head Jay Price received the Carl J. Lauter Award from the American Water Works Association (AWWA). This award is for outstanding service to the Chesapeake Section of AWWA. 

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Top Project

September 26, 2016 – DPW was named “Top Project”award winner for Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant. Winners were selected as the “best of the best” by the editorial staff of Water and Wastes Digest and the Industrial Water and Wastes Digest magazines. 

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Young Civil Engineer of the Year

June 9, 2016 - Nathaniel Krause, an engineer in DPW’s Office of Compliance and Laboratories, received the 2016 Young Civil Engineer of the Year award from the Maryland Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This award recognizes young civil engineers for excellence and significant engineering contributions.

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Annual Taste Test

May 10, 2016 - Drinking water from Baltimore’s Montebello Filtration Plants won regional recognition in the annual taste test conducted by the Chesapeake Section of the American Water Works Association (CSAWWA). This is an annual competition held by the Chesapeake Water Environmental Association (CWEA) and the Chesapeake Section of the American Water Works Association (CSAWWA).

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Utility Manager of the Year

April, 2016 - DPW Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., was named Utility Manager of the Year (Large Utility), by the Chesapeake Water Environment Association (CWEA). CWEA works to improve water quality and protect the water environment in Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. 

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Top 10 Friendliest Cities for Electric Vehicles in the United States

February, 2016 - DPW was named one of the Top 10 Friendliest Cities for Electric Vehicles in the United States by the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative. The City expanded opportunities for charging of electric vehicles and that “As the first city in the United States to illuminate their streets with gas and then electricity, now Baltimore is a shining example of a city offering options for electrical vehicle drivers.”  

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Innovative Excellence in Engineering Design

February 18, 2016 - Baltimore received three major regional engineering awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Maryland Chapter for “Innovative Excellence in Engineering Design” for the following DPW projects: the Rehabilitation of the Southwest Diversion Pressure/Gravity Sewer, Phase III, the Towson Finished Water Reservoir, and the Montebello Plant 2 Finished Water Reservoir.  

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Ranked number 3 in plug-in electric vehicle readiness in U.S. cities

January, 2016 - Baltimore was ranked number 3 in plug-in electric vehicle readiness in U.S. cities as a result of a study by the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The study was published in Electricity Journal’s January –February 2016 edition (Volume 29, Issue 1).