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Awards and Recognition

Originally designed more than 50 years ago, the Sunnyvale Wastewater Treatment Plant endeavors to encompass the best in wastewater technology based on sound environmental principles. The plant is honored to have received the following awards and recognitions:


2009 - National Association of Clean Water Agencies SILVER Peak Performance Award - for outstanding compliance in 2008

2008 – CASQA Outstanding Regional Stormwater News, Information, Outreach and Media Project for the Green Gardener Training and Outreach Program - City of Sunnyvale a partner in the Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program

2008 – CASQA Stormwater BMP Implementation for the Trash BMP Toolbox - City of Sunnyvale a partner in the Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program

2008 - Plant Safety Award. CWEA Medium Size Facility State Award.

2007 - Plant of the Year Award. CWEA Santa Clara Valley Section.

2007 - National Association of Clean Water Agencies GOLD Peak Performance Award - for outstanding compliance in 2006

2006 – National USEPA Clean Water Act Recognition 1st place Award for Stormwater Management Excellence for a Municipal Program - City of Sunnyvale a partner in the Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program

2003 – National USEPA Clean Water Act Recognition 2nd place Award for Pretreatment Program excellence

2003 – California Water Environment Association statewide 2nd Place Award - Water Pollution Control Plant Safety Award

2002 – California Water Environment Association – Santa Clara Valley Section – Water Pollution Control Plant Safety Award

1993 – US EPA National First Place Outstanding Municipal Stormwater Control Program - City of Sunnyvale a partner in the Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program.

1989 - US EPA Regional Finalist Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations and Maintenance (Region 9, SF Bay)