HRSD has been recognized as an industry leader at the national, state, and local levels. Recent awards include

Governor's Environmental Excellence Award

Gold Medal Award for Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT) Research Center (2019)

U.S. Water Alliance

U.S. Water Prize for Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT) (2018)

National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)--Formerly AMSA

Peak Performance Awards (2018)
Our major treatment plants received the following awards in recognition of their outstanding permit compliance status: Army Base Plant—Gold, Atlantic—Gold, Boat Harbor—Platinum (17 consecutive years), Chesapeake-Elizabeth—Gold, James River—Platinum (5 consecutive years), Nansemond—Platinum (17 consecutive years), Virginia Initiative Plant—Platinum (23 consecutive years), Williamsburg—Platinum (24 consecutive years) and York River—Platinum (11 consecutive years). Treatment plants in the Small Communities Division earned the following honors: Central Middlesex—Silver, King William—Silver, Lawnes Point—Gold, Surry County—Gold, Urbanna—Silver and West Point—Silver.

National Achievement Award, Workforce Development Award for HRSD Apprentice Program (2018)

National Achievement Award, Operations & Environmental Performance Award for HRSD Pump Station Architectural Guidelines (2018)

Excellence in Management Award 2017 - 2020 Platinum (2017)

Water Resources Utility of the Future Today (2017)

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)

National Award for the HRSD Norchester Pump Station designed by Gannett Fleming (2018)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Government Civil Engineer of the Year to Ted Henifin for extraordinary contributions and facilitation of adoption of adaptive regional model for wet weather capacity management and implementation of SWIFT (2018)

Elizabeth River Project

Sustained Distinguished Performance Model Award - Model Level River Star Business (2018)

Engineering News-Record (ENR)

ENR MidAtlantic Best Water/Environment Project and Award of Merit for Excellence in Safety for the SWIFT Research Center (2018)

Fiscal Year 2017 Awards Received by HRSD Staff

VWEA 5-S Society: Shawn Heselton, Chief of South Shore Interceptor Systems
VWEA Enslow-Hedgepeth Award: Dr. Charles Bott, Director of Water Technology and Research
VWEA William D. Hatfield Award: Brian McNamara, Army Base Treatment Plant Manager
VWEA Young Professional of the Year: Ryan Radspinner, Hydraulics Analysis Manager
WaterJAM Technical Program Commitment Award: Gary Hart, Chief of South Shore Design & Construction
WEF Collections Systems Award: Phil Hubbard, Special Assistant for Compliance Assurance
WEF Fellow: Dr. Charles Bott, Director of Water Technology and Research
WEF Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award: Lauren Zuravnsky, Project Manager

Government Financial Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA)

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (33 consecutive years)

United Way of South Hampton Roads

Campaign Bronze Trail Blazer Award (7 consecutive years)

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula

Certificate of Appreciation (2017)

Virginia Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA)

Public Information Award, Community Relations for the SWIFT Community Education and Outreach (2017)

Awards History Highlights