Recent Awards Received


National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) Peak Performance Platinum Award – 20 Years
This award recognizes the District’s processing of more than 30 billion gallons of wastewater last year without a single permit violation. The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit demands strict adherence to stringent Federal, State, and regional water quality requirements. Meeting 100% compliance means Central San is achieving its ultimate goals of protecting the environment and keeping pollutants out of the Bay.

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States & Canada’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
This is the 17th consecutive year that Central San’s Finance and Accounting Division staff has received this award, given for the team’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and finance recording.

California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO)

CAPIO is a membership organization serving more than 500 professionals throughout the public sector who engage communities through honest and transparent communication. CAPIO Excellence in Communications awards honor outstanding public agency information and communications programs. 

  • 2017 Award of Distinction – Internal Employee Publication
  • 2016 Award of Distinction – External Publications

National Purchasing Institute’s Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award
Central San’s Purchasing and Material Services team won this award again in 2017. This is the seventh time the team has received this award, which recognizes organizational excellence in procurement, with emphasis on innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity, and leadership. Central San is one of only 46 government agencies in California, and one of only 31 special districts in the United States to receive this award.

The California Water Environment Association has awarded Central San with the following:

  • 2017 Research Achievement of the Year
  • 2017 Mechanical Technician of the Year
  • 2017 Gimmick/Gadget of the Year
  • 2017 Photo Contest
  • 2016 Plant of the Year
  • 2016 Safety Plant 
  • 2016 Gimmick/Gadget of the Year
  • 2016 Community Engagement & Outreach Project of the Year
  • 2015 Collection System Person of the Year, SF Bay Section
  • 2012 Large Treatment Plant of the Year
  • 2013 Collection System of the Year, San Francisco Bay Section
  • 2013 Supervisor and Collection System Worker of the Year, San Francisco Bay Section
  • 2012 Collection System of the Year, San Francisco Bay Section
  • 2012 Treatment Plant of the Year, San Francisco Bay Section
  • 2011 Large Plant Safety Award
  • 2010 Film Festival Award – Semi-Professional (Fats, Oils & Grease Video)

The Water Environment Association has awarded Central San with the following:
Annual George W. Burke, Jr. Award  (This award recognizes a wastewater facility for maintaining an active and effective safety program and an outstanding safety record for the year.)

The International Public Management Association for Human Resources has awarded Central San with the following:

  • 2011 Agency Award for Excellence – Small Agency (Western Region)
  • 2011 Agency Award for Excellence for Innovation in Human Resources (Northern California Chapter)

Uptime Awards for the Best Reliability Programs

  • Best Reliability Engineering Maintenance Program – 2018