Awards

The Awards Committee is pleased to announce that application are now being accepted for consideration for Plant of the Year and Operator of the Year. To be considered in the next Award, your completed application must be submitted by May 20th.

Northwest Membrane Operators Association “Plant of the Year” Award Criteria

  • Two awards will be given; one for large plants and one for small plants.
  • The treatment plant shall employ at least one membrane based treatment process.
  • The plant shall be a public or private facility providing treatment for potable water use, wastewater treatment, or reclaimed water treatment.
  • The treatment plant shall have exhibited an exemplary safety record.
  • The treatment plant should demonstrate a history of minimum and preferably no permit violations as recorded by the local regulating body.
  • The treatment plant should consistently be neat and clean in appearance with minimal impact tor surrounding neighbors.
  • It is preferable that the plant be used by its owner to educate the public on water supply, water quality, treatment, and/or reuse.

Northwest Membrane Operator Association “Plant of the Year” Compensation

  • The award recipient will be announced at the NWMOA Annual Symposium and receive a plaque recognizing this achievement. In addition, the recipient’s achievement will be mentioned in the NWMOA quarterly newsletter and on the NWMOA website.
  • A letter will be written by the NWMOA president to the manager of the winning treatment plant acknowledging the achievement.

Submit a “Plant of the Year” Nomination

Download Nomination Form (PDF)

 

Northwest Membrane Operators Association “Operator of the Year” Award Criteria

  • The award recipient must have worked for at least one year as a licensed plant operator in a facility that contains at least one membrane based treatment process.
  • The recipient should exhibit a job effort that is above and beyond the normal requirement for his or her position.
  • The recipient should demonstrate a working knowledge of membrane processes and a willingness to further their knowledge on a regular basis.
  • The recipient should demonstrate the ability to positively represent his or her employer in the water or wastewater industry.
  • An evaluation of the candidate’s work experience, honors, character, self reliance, and leadership will be used to select the award recipient.
  • It is preferable that the award nominees have a letter of recommendation from their supervisor or other management personnel.
  • It is preferable that the candidate be active in industry organization such as AWWA, WEF, CWEA, AMTA, or NWMOA.

Northwest Membrane Operator Association “Operator of the Year” Compensation

  • The award recipient will be announced at the NWMOA Annual Symposium and receive a plaque recognizing this achievement. In addition, the recipient’s achievement will be mentioned in the NWMOA quarterly newsletter and posted on the NWMOA website.
  • A letter will be written by the NWMOA president to the winner’s manager acknowledging the achievement.
  • Winner will receive one free annual symposium registration to be used at the symposium following that which the award was received.

Submit an “Operator of the Year” Nomination

Download Nomination Form (PDF)

 

Past Winners