OCWA has received several Awards and Recognition over the years. Below are a list from current back to 2016

November 2019 – 2019 Environmental Project of the Year – Oakridge Tank Replacement Project – CNY APWA

November 2019 – 2019 New York State Partnership Award – OCWA’s longstanding support for and partnership with the Onondaga County Soil and Water Conservation District – New York Association of Conservation Districts

May 2019 –  Public Employer Risk Management Association (PERMA)’s 2019 Excellence in Risk Manager Award – Awarded to Kelly Caramanna, Safety Director, Onondaga County Water Authority. OCWA’s Worker’s Compensation carrier, PERMA recognizes a particular employee, committee,
department or municipality for demonstrating innovation, outside of the box thinking, and/or creative
use of resources in promoting a positive safety culture.

April 2019 – 2019 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award – Reconstruction of streambanks along Nine Mile Creek – American Society Civil Engineers, Syracuse Section (ASCE)

November 2018 – 2018 Team of the Year Award – In-house Deconstruction and Construction of Academy Hill Pump Station – CNY APWA  

November 2018 – 2018 Environmental Project of the Year – Transmission Main Stabilization Project along Nine Mile Creek – CNY APWA

November 2018 – 2018 Structures Project of the Year – Replacing OCWA’s Meter Testing Facility – CNY APWA

August 2018 – 2018 Partnership for Safe Water’s Directors Award – Recognizes Otisco and Ontario WTP high level of performance and safety (Otisco’s 20th year in a row, Ontario’s 3rd year in a row) – Partnership for Safe Water

June 2018 – 2018 Carbon Reduction Award – For significantly reduced its carbon emissions at its Oswego treatment and pumping facilities – AWWA and the Great Lakes Protection Fund

May 2018 – 2018 Safety Award – In recognition of outstanding initiative in the area of safety improvement and injury prevention – AWWA – NY

October 2017 – 2017 Technical and Management Innovation Award along with Barton & Loguidice Engineers – OCWA Hydrant Maintenance Program – CNY APWA

October 2017 – 2017 Sustainable Water Utility Management Award – The award recognizes water utilities committed to management that achieves a balance of innovative and successful efforts in areas of economic, social and environmental endeavors – Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA)

April 2017 – 2017 Partnership for Safe Water’s Directors Award – Recognizes the Otisco Water Treatment Plant for the 19th Year in a Row – Partnership for Safe Water

January 2017 – 2015 Water Fluoridation Quality Award – Recognizes Oswego Water Treatment Plant for the 5th straight year that are able to maintain optimal levels of fluoride in the water supply throughout the calendar year – U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention

November 2016 – Structures Project of the Year Award – Otisco Lake Dam Rehabilitation – APWA

November 2016 Emergency Project of the Year Award – Reconstruction of streambanks along Nine Mile Creek – APWA

March 2016 – 2016 Safety Award – In recognition of outstanding initiative in the area of safety improvement and injury prevention –New York State AWWA Section Utility Safety Award

2016 U.S. EPA Partnership for Safe Water Award (18th straight year)