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Water Distribution System Awards

2011 Winners

Division 1 Not awarded
Division 2 Bay County Utilities
Division 3 City of Leesburg Environmental Services, Water Dept.
Division 4 Bonita Springs Utilities
Division 5 Not awarded
Division 6 City of Fort Lauderdale's Public Works Department
Division 7 City of St. Petersburg
Division 8 Palm Beach County Water Utilities


Division 6
Photo taken at the award's presentation at City of Fort Lauderdale's Public Works Department

 Distribution Statistics:
• Over 16 Billion gallons of potable water per year is delivered
• Over 12,000 valves in place
• Over 5700 fire hydrants in place
• Over 788 miles of water mains
• Over 62,000 service lines
• 1500 miles of buried infrastructure and 204 pump stations valued at over 1 billion dollars
• Because of our ability to respond to emergencies I coined the nickname “Fort Lauderdale’s Faceless Fifty” 

Division 7
Photo taken at the award's presentation at City of St. Petersburg


Division 8
Photo taken at the award's presentation at Palm Beach County Water Utilities



2009 and 2010 Winners - click here

Frequently Asked Questions

How long has FSAWWA been giving out this award?
This award has been given out since 1997.

Who selects the recipient?
A committee under the Manufacturers/Associates Council selects the recipients.

When are the distribution award winners announced?
The results are announced at our Fall Conference Awards Luncheon. The FSAWWA Chair also presented the 2008 and 2009 awards at each recipient’s Council or Commission Meetings.

How many recipients are selected per year?
We select a maximum of six recipients per year if the applicants are worthy (only one per division).The recipient must be a member of FSAWWA (either as an individual or the organization).

How many (public & private) utilities are there in Florida?
There are a total of 547 utilities in Florida based on a 2008 report from the FDEP. Only 174 of those have greater than 5,000 connections.

What is a Utility?
A Utility Member of the FSAWWA is defined as one of the following:

  • Small Water System - A water system that supplies 5,000 or fewer customer service connections.

  • Water Supplier - A water supply organization that continuously supplies water to the public, with greater than 5,000 customer service connections.

  • Wastewater System - A wastewater treatment organization with any number of sewage collection taps.

  • Water Wholesaler - A water supply organization that provides water to other utilities or organizations at wholesale. Water wholesalers may deduct the water supplied to other AWWA utility members when determining dues.

  • Contract Operations Firm - An organization contracted to operate and/or maintain a water supply system or water wholesaler. Dues are calculated in the same manner as a water supplier or wholesaler. Contract operations firms may also be eligible for Service Provider Membership.

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