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Awards

2013

National Association of Clean Water Agencies National Environmental Achievement Award

Public Information and Education Award
In recognition of "Living Classroom" at the Bloomfield Middle School


National Association of Clean Water Agencies National Environmental Achievement Award

Public Information and Education Award
In recognition of "Green Infrastructure Program" with Rutgers University Water Resources Program

2012

National Association of Clean Water Agencies National Environmental Achievement Award

Public Information and Education Award
In recognition of PVSC’s Wildlife Habitat Education Program

 

2011

National Association of Clean Water Agencies' "2011 National Environmental Achievement Program Award"

(Operations and Environmental Performance Category)
PVSC received this Award for operating its Connection Fee Municipal Rebate Incentive Program as a cooperative effort between itself and the Code Enforcement Office of each municipality in its service area.

National Association of Clean Water Agencies National Environmental Achievement Award

Public Service Award

2009

American Council of Engineering Companies

Engineering Excellence Awards Competition
National Recognition Award for PVSC Rehabilitation of Oxygenation Tanks

Association of Environmental Authorities WAVE Award

Best Management Practices

Association of Environmental Authorities WAVE Award

Energy Savers Award

2008

NJ Association of Environmental Authorities Wave Award for Forward Thinking

(PVSC Lower Passaic Canoe & Kayak Trail)
PVSC has been working with the Lower Passaic & Saddle River Alliance (Alliance) and the National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA) to identify and eliminate sources of pollution, improve public access and reconnect communities to the river and to change negative public perception of this valuable resource.

NJ Association of Environmental Authorities Wave Award for Community Outreach

(Marvin's Environmental Adventure)
PVSC's created the Pollution Prevention Educational Outreach Program to educate adults and youths about the environment and its current challenges.

2007

New Jersey DEP's Governor's Environmental Excellence Award - Safe and Healthy Communities Category

PVSC's Pollution Prevention Educational Outreach Program was honored for its' initiative to educate adults and youths about the environment and its current challenges. CLICK HERE to go to the "Governor's Environment Excellence Awards.”

New Jersey Association of Environmental Authorities Wave Award

PVSC Community Outreach or Partnership program was recognized for Bayonne School Board Collaboration Project.

New Jersey Association of Environmental Authorities Wave Award

PVSC Community Outreach or Partnership program was recognized for Messy Marvin Coloring Book.

New Jersey Association of Environmental Authorities Wave Award

PVSC and Hatch Mott MacDonald Community Outreach or Partnership was recognized for the New Jersey Combined Sewer Overflow Group.

2006

New Jersey Water Environment Association's Exhibit Display Award - Category II


New Jersey Association of Environmental Authorities Wave Award

PVSC Education Outreach Department worked with students on the rehabilitation of the Kearny marsh.

New Jersey Clean Communities Program Clean Water Award

PVSC was recognized for waterway clean-up activity in Paterson and Newark.

New Jersey Association of Environmental Authorities Wave Award

PVSC Community Outreach and Education Restoration program 3,500 circulation semi-annual newsletter.

New Jersey Association of Environmental Authorities Wave Award

River Restoration Program recognized for its River Restoration report.

2005

Water Environment Federation's George Burke Facility Safety Award

PVSC was recognized for the excellence of its active and effective safety program and safety record.

New Jersey Water Environment Association Conference Excellence Award

NJWEA recognized PVSC for its continued support of the Association's annual efforts.

Water Environment Federation Public Education Award

WEF recognized PVSC for its public education efforts aimed at school-aged children, including the agency’s "Messy Marvin" program that utilizes a comprehensive approach of a PowerPoint presentation, printed materials and hands-on demonstrations designed to education children and foster dialogue between children and their parents.

New Jersey Clean Communities Council Special Recognition Award

PVSC was recognized for its assistance in the clean-up of the Kearny Marsh in conjunction with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission - the clean-up entailed installation of birdhouse boxes, construction of a canoe trail and clearing of underbrush, garbage and debris that had accumulated on site.

New Jersey Association of Environmental Authorities Wave Award

(Forward Thinking Category)

PVSC was honored for its innovative new Connection Fee Municipal Rebate Program which ensures permit fees for new construction are collected and that a portion of those fees are returned to towns in the PVSC service area as rebates which can be used to offset municipal expenses.

New Jersey Association of Environmental Authorities Wave Award

(Community Outreach Category)

PVSC was recognized for its Video Outreach Series, a video series produced in-house and meant to educate residents about the inner workings of the PVSC. This entertaining educational media is fashioned to include everything from the organization's early history, to daily operations and proactive safety measures for area waterways.

2004

New Jersey Water Environment Association's Exhibit Display Award - Category II


National Association of Clean Water Agencies Platinum Award

This award honored PVSC for five consecutive years of operation without a single permit reporting or discharge violation - making PVSC one of the few large category treatment plants in the country to receive such a distinction.

National Association of Clean Water Agencies Achievement Award

(Special Recognition Category)

Honoring PVSC for its efforts as part of the NJ Harbor Dischargers Group, especially its long-term water quality monitoring of the New Jersey portion of the NY/NJ Harbor Waters.

National Association of Clean Water Agencies Achievement Award

(Public Information & Education Video Category)

PVSC was honored for its production of the video Eye on the Passaic which is a special educational project that highlights the history and practices of the agency. Produced solely by members of the PVSC staff, the resulting video series is meant to educate residents about the inner workings of the PVSC.

Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies National Achievement Award

(Public Information & Education E-Media Category)

The Messy Marvin Game Pak produced by PVSC's Public Education & Outreach Program was honored for spreading the message of clean water to students across the Passaic Valley.

New Jersey Clean Communities Council Excellence in Education Award

PVSC was recognized for its Educational Outreach/Messy Marvin project.

NJ Association of Environmental Authorities Wave Award

(Forward Thinking Category)

PVSC garnered this distinction for its participation in the NJ Harbor Dischargers Group.

New Jersey Water Environment Association Public Education Award

Recognizes PVSC for service rendered to the NJWEA and the Water Environment Federation.

Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies National Environmental Achievement Award

(For Public Information and Educational Programs)

PVSC received this award for its Pollution Prevention Educational Outreach Program/Messy Marvin project.

2003

NJDEP's Environmental Excellence Awards - Clean and Plentiful Water Honorable Mention

Recognized for PVSC's Passaic River/Newark Bay Restoration Program and Pollution Prevention Educational Outreach Program.

New Jersey Water Environment Association's Exhibit Display Award - Category II

 

USEPA National Pretreatment Program Excellence Award

(First Place in the 100 and Greater Significant Industrial Users Category)

EPA recognized PVSC and its Industrial & Pollution Control Department for exemplary pretreatment programs that helped the facility realize dramatic environmental gains. Among these highly effective and cutting-edge programs are the Sewer Connection Rebate Program, the Pollution Prevention Program and the Educational Outreach Program. Acclaimed achievements included the Pretreatment Program's ability to greatly reduce incoming heavy metals loadings over the last decade, and PVSC's water quality sampling efforts in the Passaic and Hackensack Rivers, and Newark Bay.

USEPA Region 2 Environmental Quality Award

Recognizing PVSC's Shoreline Cleanups, Water Quality Monitoring Program & participation in the Harbor VOC monitoring study.

USEPA Clean Water Partner Award

Nationally recognized by USEPA for its Passaic River/Newark Bay Restoration Program.

NJ Association of Environmental Authorities Wave Award

(For Public Outreach & Education)

Recognizing PVSC's Pollution Prevention Education Program.

USEPA National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards

USEPA Region 2 nominated PVSC for recognition in both the Pretreatment and the Combined Sewer Overflow Categories.

NJ Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies' Gold Award

National award for perfect permit compliance in 2003.

2002

USEPA National Operations & Maintenance Excellence Award

(First Place in the Large Secondary Treatment Category)

Recognized by the USEPA as the best Large Treatment Plant in the Nation, this   award was given to PVSC for its perfect permit compliance in 2000 & 2001 in conjunction with its unique & innovative computerized maintenance management system, Passaic River/Newark Bay Restoration Program and Liquid Waste Acceptance Program.

USEPA Region 2 Operations & Maintenance Excellence Award

(Large Secondary Treatment Category )

This award was given to PVSC for perfect permit compliance in 2000 & 2001 in the Large Treatment Plant category and in conjunction with its unique & innovative computerized maintenance management system, Passaic River/Newark Bay Restoration Program, and Liquid Waste Acceptance Program.

NJ Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies Gold Award

National award for perfect permit compliance in 2002.

2001

New Jersey Water Environment Association's Exhibit Display Award - Category II

 

Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies Gold Award

National award for perfect permit compliance in 2001.

2000

Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies Gold Award

National award for perfect permit compliance in 2000.

U.S. Small Business Administration's Vision 2000 Award

Recognized PVSC's Industrial & Pollution Control Department.

1999

Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies Public Service & Education Award

Nationally recognized PVSC's Passaic River/Newark Bay Restoration Program.

Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies Silver Award

Recognized PVSC for near-perfect permit compliance in 1999.

1998

Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies Silver Award

Recognized PVSC for near-perfect permit compliance in 1998.

1997

Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies Silver Award

Recognized PVSC for near-perfect permit compliance in 1997.

1996

Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies Silver Award

Recognized PVSC for near-perfect permit compliance in 1996.

1995

Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies Silver Award

Recognized PVSC for near-perfect permit compliance in 1995.