2018 STREAM Awards for Programs and Projects of Excellence
To recognize the achievements of the Metro Water District utilities, local governments and authorities, the District created the STREAM Awards for Programs and Projects of Excellence in 2016.
The 2018 STREAM Awards for Implementing Best Post-Construction Stormwater Management Practices will celebrate the stormwater management divisions and utilities in our region that have gone above and beyond the base requirements of the Water Resource Management Plan. This year, the criteria will focus on the enhanced actions in the Stormwater – 1 Action Item.
We invite you to share with us how you implement the enhanced elements for post-construction stormwater management. Utilities, water authorities, and local governments that manage stormwater are encouraged to apply. Applications are due Wednesday, October 10, 2018. The 2018 STREAM Awards will be presented to one large (serving greater than 50,000 customers) and one small (serving fewer than 50,000 customers) utility, authority, or local government that has most creatively and successful implemented one or more of the five considerations for the enhanced implementation of Stormwater – 1 Action Item. See full information and criteria here.
Exemplary implementation of the enhanced Stormwater – 1 Action Item 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.
2017 STREAM Award Winner
Congratulations to Cobb County Water System, winner of the 2017 STREAM Award for Exemplary Level 2 Drought Response, Large Utility. Cobb Water’s strategy was proactive and innovative. The staff started planning an implementation strategy long before the declaration was made when they realized conditions were worsening. They also prepared how to implement more difficult measures like pool cover requirements in the event of a Level 3 declaration.
Cobb Water ensured accessibility of resources and messaging for their residents by creating a landing page for drought and outdoor water use-related information. They expanded their reach in messaging by posting news alerts and updates on Nextdoor and with the Drought Busters campaign, modeled after Ghostbusters, which included YouTube videos and hashtags.
We appreciate the efforts of all our utilities and water authorities on getting the word out about the drought and spreading the message of water conservation.