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Welcome to the Awards Committee Page!


Our Mission

To recognize AZ Water members for their excellence and efforts in the water and wastewater industry.

Our Awards

AZ Water strives to recognize members and projects who have excelled throughout the year. The award categories include operators, supervisors, projects of the year, engineers, and construction professionals. The awards are open to owners, designers, operators and contractors. 


Award Descriptions and Submissions


Burbank Award

Engineer of the Year or Operations Leader of the Year

Environmental Stewardship Award

Gimmicks and Gadgets Contest

Kachina Award

Outstanding Sustainability Award

Projects of the Year: Water, Wastewater, System, and Water Reuse

Quentin Mees Research Award

WFP Kenneth J. Miller Founders' Award

Young Professional of the Year

Construction Professional of the Year

Health and Safety Professional of the Year

Plant and System Operations Awards

Safety Awards

Scholarship Program


Award submissions will open on Monday, December 2nd and close on Thursday February 20th.


              COMING SOON...

                    1. Award Submission Hints

                    2. Award Submission Examples


Our Committee Members


The Awards Committee is comprised of local operators and professionals in both the public and private sectors. Please meet our current list of members:


Sarah Rogowski (Chair)

Alan Palmquist  (Co-Chair)

William McCarthy (Co-Chair)

TBD  (Council Chair)

Cynthia Garcia

Art Nunez

Carrie Cote

James Taylor

Mark Martinez

Mike Worlton

Jed Ward

Kevin Rose

Brandy Thigpen


Our Past Awards


The AZ Water Awards Committee has a long history of recognizing AZ Water members.


Click here to see a full list of past awards!



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Jed Ward joined the group Outreach: Awards.
Posted Sunday, November 11, 2018
Robert Hollander joined the group Outreach: Awards.
Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Michael Worlton joined the group Awards/History: Awards.
Posted Saturday, August 13, 2016
MIKE JOHNSON joined the group Awards/History: Awards.
Posted Saturday, August 13, 2016
Hector Ortiz joined the group Awards/History: Awards.
Posted Saturday, August 13, 2016
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