[Skip to Content]

The purpose of the Water Heroes program is to recognize individuals or municipalities who performed duties above and beyond the usual call of duty during an emergency situation to continue to protect the public and the environment. These duties shall elevate the status of the wastewater industry.

The award was first given in 2012 to teams of operators from Louisiana for their service after Hurricane Katrina. In 2013, the award was given to East Coast water professionals for their service during Hurricane Sandy and in 2014 the award was given to three municipalities for their response to the Colorado Front Range flooding events.


i. Individual
ii. Municipality or District


i. Open to members and non-members of the Water Environment
ii. Nominations must demonstrate:
     a. An emergency situation
     b. Actions taken above and beyond the normal call of duty
     c. Actions taken to continue to protect the public and the environment
     d. Actions taken that elevated the status of the wastewater industry


  •  Nomination Form
  •  One page biography of the individual nominee or description of the municipality nominee
  •  Specific reasons for nomination (one page maximum)
  •  Any other supporting material required under criteria or that you feel would be helpful in the selection process

Nominations Accepted From:

  • WEF Member Associations
  • WEF Members
  • WEF Committees

Nominations Deadline:

A final copy of your nomination must be received by April 1.

Click here to nominate!