ORWA Awards Program

ORWA takes pride in honoring systems and individuals for outstanding accomplishments and professionalism in serving the needs of Rural Oklahomans thru excellence in managing, operating and maintaining water and wastewater facilities.

Any ORWA member system that has displayed outstanding achievement in all areas of managing and operating a water or wastewater are eligible for the Outstanding System of the Year Award.

If you, your employees, your system or someone else you know is deserving of these awards, download, fill out and send in the nomination form.

Awards Nomination Form Criteria

This form will be used to gather information needed for presentation of your award, if chosen, at the ORWA Annual Conference Awards Luncheon, April 21, 2022, at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Submissions must be in our office by December 31, 2021. (Any submissions after the due date will not be considered)

Please provide as much information as possible. Also, we ask that you also provide a high quality picture of the system or person receiving award along with this completed form.

All winners will be notified by email. For questions or additional information please contact the office at 405-672-8925 or email us at office@orwa.org

System Award– Any member system that has displayed outstanding achievement in all areas of operating a water/wastewater system.
Individual Awards – Must be employed by a member system and displays individual achievement in the category nominated.
*NOTE: Individual nominee’s eligibility includes any system employee that has worked in their respective position for at least 18 months.
*Additional Information may be requested if needed

The 2022 Awards Nomination Form deadline was December 10, 2021. Award Nomination Form for 2023 will be open in November 2022.

ORWA recognizes one system or individual from each of the following categories. If no nominations are received for any of the categories, then no award is given for that category.

  • Outstanding Water System
  • Outstanding Wastewater System
  • Outstanding Water System Manager
  • Outstanding Wastewater Manager
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