Our Awards

Throughout the year, the Water Authority won awards and distinctions for its projects and programs from local, state, national and international organizations.  Awards and distinctions received include:

  • American Public Works Association – San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter: Project of the Year Award for the San Marcos Vent Desalination Modifications project
  • American Society of Civil Engineers – San Diego Section: Outstanding Civil Engineering Project Award for the San Marcos Vent Desalination Modifications project
  • American Society of Landscape Architects – San Diego Chapter: 2014 Landscape Design Award of Merit for the WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series
  • Association of Public Treasurers of the United States & Canada: Certificate of Excellence Award for the Water Authority’s Investment Policy
  • Government Finance Officers Association: Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2014
  • International Association of Business Communicators: 2015 Gold Quill Award of Excellence in the “digital communication vehicle” category for the eGuide to a WaterSmart Lifestyle
  • International Association of Business Communicators – Pacific Plains Region: 2014 Silver Quill Award of Merit for the 2013 Annual Report
  • National Procurement Institute: Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2014
  • 2015 San Diego County Fair The Water Authority's water-efficient landscape exhibit won the following awards: Environmental Award – First Place, for landscapes that benefit the environment; Pennsylvania Horticultural Society "Distinguished Garden" Award; Featured Theme Garden Winner – First Place; Unique Color Landscape Award – First Place; Cuyamaca College Botanical Society Award; Conceptual Landscape Plan Award – First Place; Bill Teague Well-Maintained Landscape Exhibit Award; and Award of Merit