STREAM Awards for Exemplary Level 2 Drought Response
To recognize the achievements of the Metro Water District utilities, local governments and authorities, the District created the STREAM Awards. The inaugural awards were presented in 2016 as part of the District's 15th anniversary celebration.
The 2017 STREAM Awards for Exemplary Drought Response Level 2 will be focused on the drought response in metro Atlanta. At the beginning of 2017, all District counties were under Drought Response Level 2. In February, EPD dropped six counties back to Level 1, leaving nine Chattahoochee-Lanier counties under Level 2. Under the Level 2 declaration, utilities are required to implement four of 10 strategies for addressing water use and encouraging water conservation.
Now Accepting Nominations through July 14
We are now accepting nominations for two award categories: 1) Large utility or authority serving more than 50,000 customers; and 2) Small utility or authority serving fewer than 50,000 customers. We invite all utilities and authorities within the 15 county Metro Water District region to share with us the innovative ways they have implemented four or more of the Drought Response Level 2 strategies and how they have been successful in doing so. Utilities and authorities in all counties of the District are encouraged to apply regardless of current drought status.
Applications will be due Friday, July 14, 2017. The winners of the 2017 STREAM Awards will be presented at the Governing Board Meeting on August 23, 2017.
Drought Response Level 2 strategies should exemplify the criteria of STREAM: implement SUSTAINABLE practices; THOUGHTFUL and innovative in design; REGIONAL in scale; actively ENGAGE the community; APPLICABLE to other communities; and provide MEASURED success.