2015


Partnership for Save Water 15-Year Director's Award                              US EPA and American Water Works Association (AWWA)
Fort Wayne's Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant has been recognized for 15 years of high quality water and continuous operational improvements. Fewer than 1% of the 11,500 surface water treatment plants in the country that might be eligible for this award have received the recognition.

2015 Gold Peak Performance Award for Water Pollution Control Plant                       National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)
Fort Wayne's Water Pollution Control Plant received recognition for meeting its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limits every single day in 2014. In presenting the award, the agency found that Fort Wayne's plant was compliant on every category monitored based on the results of over 10,000 water quality tests.

2015 Government Green Fleet Award                                                            American City and County Magazine
Fort Wayne has been recognized for the fifth year in a row for success in making its vehicle fleet greener. More than 500 of the City's 1,826 motorized vehicles are able to use the environmentally friendly E85, 365 vehicles use bio-diesel, 60 are hybrid vehicles and 10 run on electricity.

2015 Public Information and Education Award                                   National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)
This award recognizes City Utilities' Rain Garden Program for its excellent ability to educate residents about ways to improve river water quality by planting rain gardens.

Sustainable Indiana Green Legacy Award                               Sustainable Indiana
Recognizes Fort Wayne's commitment to sustainability efforts including increasing energy independence at the sewage treatment plant by generating, capturing and reusing more methane to provide energy, changing traffic signals to energy efficient LED lighting, increasing residential recycling participation from 34% to 85% in five years to investments being made in the sewer system to improve river water quality.