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Awards

Awards

The Department of Public Utilities and RVAH2O have garnered multiple accolades for our environmental work. We are indebted to team members who work tirelessly toward the goal of achieving cleaner water faster for the City of Richmond, and to community members who have joined the initiative and do everything they can to protect and preserve our environment.

  • 2022 National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Award from the Water Environment Federation, Gold Level Status, Innovation Category
  • 2022 National Environmental Achievement Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, Public Information and Education E-Media, RVAH2O’s Floodwall Twitter Thread and Online Outreach
  • 2021 Virginia Water Environment Association, A. H. Paessler Environmental Stewardship Award, Eric Whitehurst
  • 2021 National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies, Excellence in Communications Awards, First Place, Improving Water Quality Campaign, RVAH2O’s "No Trash Where We Splash" Billboard Campaign
  • 2021 Virginia American Water Works Association, Public Information Awards, Social Media Category, RVAH2O's 2020 Floodwall Closure Twitter Thread and Social Media Posts
  • 2021 Virginia American Water Works Association, Public Information Awards, Issues and Crisis Management Category, RVAH2O's 2020 Floodwall Closure Twitter Thread and Social Media Posts
  • 2020 National Environmental Achievement Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, Public Information and Education Program, RVAH2O’s Rain Barrel Painting Program
  • 2019 National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies, Excellence in Communications Awards, First Place, Public Awareness of Flooding Campaign, RVAH2O’s Rain Barrel Painting Contest
  • 2018 National Environmental Achievement Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, Operations & Environmental Performance
  • 2018 National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies, Excellence in Communications Awards, Honorable Mention, Improving Water Quality Campaign, RVAH2O
  • 2017 National Environmental Achievement Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, Public Information and Education, RVAH2O Storm Drain Art Contest
  • 2017 Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies Gold Award, Exceptional Water Utility Performance
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Eric Whitehurst Award at WaterJAM 2021
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