Safety Award - Collection Systems


The purpose of the Safety Awards is to recognize specific wastewater plants and collection systems which have developed and are maintaining a comprehensive safety program.

Award Criteria

The PWEA Safety Committee presents these awards to the facilities and collection systems that have the highest point scores based on information obtained from the safety questionnaires. The three awards are given to Class I Facilities (eight or less employees), Class II Facilities *nine or more employees), and Collection Systems. Honorable mentions are given in each class if the score is within one point of the winning score. No facility or collection system can win a specific safety award more than once in a three-year period.


Facility or Collection System must have at least one staff member who is a current member in good standing of the PWEA. Safety questionnaires must be submitted to and scored by one of the Safety Committees of the three PA Sections.

Nomination Process

The Safety Committee submits nominations for the Safety Awards to the Awards Committee; the Awards Committee is responsible for making final selection of award recipients.