The NFBWA is proud to have been recognized for the following achievements 2023-2024.

AWWA Conservation & Reuse

Bob Derrington Award

The NFBWA has been recognized for its successful efforts in implementing new or innovative methods for water-use efficiency and water reuse projects. To date, the Grand Lakes Reclaimed Water Distribution System Project has reported over 93 million gallons of reclaimed water used for lake fill and common space irrigation. That’s over 140 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water!  


Bob Derrington Award

Association of Water Board Directors Project Award

Division V - Management District

The NFBWA has been recognized for its successful efforts pertaining to water conservation by providing its customers and the community with helpful resources to maximize communication regarding who and what the NFBWA is, and its impact on the community.

NFBWA Submission

2023 Project Award AWBD 4

Northeast Water Purification Plant (NEWPP)

On December 11, 2023, a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the near completion of Phase I of the Northeast Water Purification Plant (NEWPP) Expansion in Houston. The NEWPP Expansion project is the largest progressive design build of its kind. The NFBWA is in collaboration with the City of Houston and other regional water authorities to reduce south Texas’ dependence on groundwater.

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“Increasing ground-water pumpage landward, west and north of Houston, has caused additional, ongoing subsidence.”

United States Geological Survey

Watermark Award

Provided by the Texas Section of the American Water Works Association (TWWA) and the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) members who have produced top-quality communications.

Years awarded: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2023

NFBWA Submission

2023 Watermark

American Public Works Association (APWA) - TX Chapter

POY Grand Lakes

Project of the Year Award

The NFBWA successfully developed the Grand Lakes Reclaimed Water Distribution System through collaborative efforts. The project consists of a wastewater treatment plant, reclaimed water improvements and a reclaimed water distribution system.

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Sustainability Practices Award

The NFBWA successfully developed a model that can teach water managers a method to quantify conservation by removing influencers through statistical analysis.

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Exceptional Performance Award

Through the NFBWA’s enhanced branding people can understand what subsidence is, the importance of water, where it comes from, and why there is a need to preserve it for the future.

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