This year, the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) had the honor of receiving multiple awards at Texas Water 2020-the largest regional water conference in the U.S. The awards were the Watermark Award and the Wastewater Treatment Plant of the year award.
Know Your Watershed
SJRA received the Watermark Award for the Know Your Watershed educational campaign. The campaign was created to help residents of the San Jacinto River Basin identify their watershed, understand the San Jacinto River basin as a whole, and learn how water naturally drains throughout the region, while also providing important water-related facts. Armed with the information on this website, residents will be able to understand how their property is being impacted by a given rainfall event by monitoring regional rainfall and stream gages from the SJRA and Harris County Flood Control District websites.
The Watermark Award for communications excellence recognizes Texas Section – American Water Works Association (AWWA) and Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) members who have produced top quality communications. Effective internal and external communication is essential to a member’s ability to provide excellent service. Today’s water resource professionals must communicate with a variety of audiences to achieve success. Through these awards, Texas Section AWWA and WEAT hope to heighten awareness among all water resource professionals about the importance of effective communication.
Texas Water 2020 held a virtual Watermark Award Reception on Friday, July 17th. The event was broadcast live on Facebook.
Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP) #2 and #3
Additionally, SJRA’s Woodlands Division WWTP #2 and #3 received the WWTP of the Year award from WEAT in each of their designated categories. This award is presented to a WWTP in Texas that has consistently showed outstanding performance of daily activities beyond the normal call of duty.
WEAT held a virtual award ceremony on July 10th to congratulate the winners of this year’s award. SJRA is very proud of the hard work and dedication of our staff at the Woodlands Division which is working 24/7, 365 days to serve the community and ensure superior wastewater treatment.
Congratulations SJRA! Special thank you to all of our employees for effort, devotion, and commitment to providing first class, uninterrupted services to our communities. Our employees are our greatest asset.
For more information on WEAT and their awards, visit their website at https://www.weat.org/, like them on Facebook at The Water Environment Association of Texas and follow them on Twitter @WaterEnvAssnTX.
For information on AWWA, visit their website at https://www.awwa.org/, like them on Facebook at American Water Works Association and follow them on Twitter @awwa.
One of the major river authorities in Texas, SJRA’s mission is to develop, conserve, and protect the water resources of the San Jacinto River basin. Covering all or part of seven counties, the organization’s jurisdiction includes the entire San Jacinto River watershed, excluding Harris County. For additional information on SJRA visit our website at www.sjra.net, like SJRA on Facebook @SanJacintoRiverAuthority, follow us on Twitter @SJRA_1937, or find us on Instagram @SanJacintoRiverAuthoritySJRA, or connect with us on LinkedIn @San Jacinto River Authority.
Featured in the October, 2020 issue of Dock Line Magazine.