Awards and Recognition

We're proud of the many awards that our treatment plant, collection system, staff members and organizational programs have received. We work hard to fulfill our mission to protect human health and the San Francisco Bay, and we appreciate the recognition of our industry peers and our communities.

logo nacwaNational Association of Clean Water Agencies

  • Excellence in Management Gold Award - 2015
  • Peak Performance Awards 1993 - 2016

USD's Alvarado Treatment Plant in Union City has been recognized for 24 consecutive years by NACWA (and its predecessor, AMSA) for outstanding performance.

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  • Outstanding Public Outreach and Education - 2015
    Open House Event
  • Innovation Award for USD's Plant Operator III Trainee Program - 2004

CMYK 19California Water Environment Association

  • Community Engagement and Outreach Project of the Year - 2015
    San Francisco Bay Section - Open House Event
  • Engineering Achievement Award - 2015
    San Francisco Bay Section - Newark Backyard Sanitary Sewer Relocation Project
  • Collection System Of The Year
    Statewide Award: 2009, 2005, 1999
    Regional Award: 2011, 2009, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1987
  • Treatment Plant Of The Year
    Statewide Award: 2009
    Regional Award: 2009, 1998, 1990
  • Collection System Worker of the Year - 2013
    Statewide - Presented to Jose Rodrigues, Collection System Worker II
  • Al Ditman Professional Development Award - 2013
    San Francisco Bay Section - Presented to Operations Supervisor Larry Simmers
  • Treatment Plant Safety Award - 2010
    San Francisco Bay Section

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  • Innovative Program of the Year 2015
    USD's Leadership School
  • Silver Award - Board of Directors in Foundations of Government Program - 2005

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  • Award of Excellence in Communication 2016 for Special Events
    USD Open House
  • Award of Distinction in Photography for "Customer Focus" Newsletter - 2008

Government Finance Officers Association

  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
    USD has achieved this award annually since Fiscal Year 2004
    USD's Fiscal Year: July 1 through June 30

United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)

  • National Clean Water Act Recognition Award
    Outstanding Pretreatment Program - 2008
  • Regional Administrator's Environmental Award
    for Pharmaceutical Pollution Prevention - 2007

National Purchasing Institute

  • Award for Achievement of Excellence in Procurement
    USD has won this award annually since 2007
    Outstanding Agency Accreditation Achievement Award: 2009 - 2012

Training Magazine's Top 125 Global Training Organizations - 2011

Association of Bay Area Governments

  • Green Business Certification - 2009 (Recertified 2012)

Union City Chamber of Commerce

  • Green Business of the Year - 2015
  • Best New Green Business - 2009

American Public Works Association

  • Distinguished Project Award - 2007

The California Climate Action Registry

  • Climate Action Leader Award - 2006

 

 

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