Awards

The District, as well as its employees, have been recognized by peers through a number of organizations, including:

These awards reflect the professional quality of our staff, recognition of our safety record and lowest workplace claims, the Teacher Grant Program, various operations at our Gafner Plant, engineering achievements, and our outstanding record of maintaining low rates.

We’re proud to recognize our most recent awards:

  • CWEA San Diego Section Collection System Award (Small) 2019
  • CWEA San Diego Section Collection Person of the Year: Hugo Gonzalez 2019
  • CWEA San Diego Section Community Engagement & Outreach: Film Festival Award 2019
  • CWEA San Diego Section Community Engagement & Outreach: Best Use of Social Media Award 2018
  • CWEA State Community Engagement & Outreach: Best Use of Social Media Award 2018
  • SDLF District of Distinction 2014, 2016 & 2018
  • SDLF Transparency Certificate of Excellence 2014, 2016 & 2018
  • Jeff Stecker, CWEA Collection System PICK Award 2017
  • 2017 CASA Award of Excellence for Public Outreach and Education for Small Agency
  • CWEA San Diego Section 2016 Community Engagement & Outreach Project Award
  • Rick Easton, CWEA San Diego Section 2016 Collection System Person of the Year Award
  • Todd Amos, CWEA San Diego Section Collections System Person of the Year 2015 and runner up for the 2015 Collections System Person of Year in California.
  • 2015 Community Engagement & Outreach Award – No Wipes Down the Pipes campaign
  • Steve Krason, CWEA San Diego Section Mechanical Technician of the Year 2014 and 2nd Place State Mechanical Technician 2014
  • Steve Krason, CWEA San Diego Section Mechanical Technician of the Year 2014
  • CSRMA Workers' Compensation Excellence Award 2014
  • CWEA Engineering Achievement 2014
  • CWEA Plant of the Year 2012
  • Gabriel Mendez, CWEA San Diego Section and State Collection System Person of the Year 2013
  • Mauricio Avalos, CWEA Collection System Person of the Year 2012
  • Marvin Gonzalez, CWEA Supervisor of the Year, 2012