Awards

OCMETRO 2012 Green Team
PERC Water was selected by OCMETRO Magazine to be a 2012 Green Team member. They were recognized for taking the green movement seriously striving for "a better quality of life" and " paving the way, setting industry standards for being greener."
  
National Council for Public-Private Partnerships - 2011 Public-Private Partnership Award for Innovation
PERC Water, Alinda Capital and the City of Santa Paula were honored by the NCPPP with the 2011 Award for Innovation for the Santa Paula Water Recycling Facility. This award recognizes projects developed through a public agency and private company partnership that demonstrated a significant new advancement in the field of public-private partnerships.

Design-Build Institute of America - Western Pacific - Top Tier Water Award 2011
PERC Water was awarded the top level 2011 DBIA Western Pacific “Best Project – Water” Regional Award for implementing “interdisciplinary teamwork, innovation, and problem solving” for the Santa Paula Water Recycling Facility. The Santa Paula Facility was recognized for its ground breaking approach to developing water recycling infrastructure, both in its utilization of the Design – Build – Operate - Finance (DBOF) delivery method and its innovative design.

Environmental Business Journal 2010 Business Achievement Award - Project Merit
For the second year in a row, the EBJ selected PERC Water as a 2010 Award Recipient, this year in the Project Merit category for "the design, construction, and operation of the Santa Paula Water Recycling Facility." According to the EBJ, this projects accomplishments include: 100% private funding in a challenging financial environment, completion seven months heads of mandated deadline, no up-front capital costs for the City, power consumption costs are 35% lower than expected, small footprint and virtually no odor or noise as a result of underground process tanks, etc.

Association of Corporate Growth Nominates PERC Water for 2010 Private Emerging Growth Award
Each year the Association for Corporate Growth, Orange County Chapter (ACG OC), selects several Orange County based companies to honor in a variety of categories for their outstanding dedication, leadership and accomplishments. PERC Water was nominated in the "Private Emerging Growth Award" category.  

Environmental Business Journal 2009 Business Achievement Award - Sustainability & Resource Protection
The EBJ selected PERC Water as a 2009 Sustainability and Resource Protection Award recipient as a result of our efforts to deploy "energy-saving technology" at the Santa Paula, California Water Recycling Facility. They stated our innovative lighting, membrane scouring and aeration, and SCADA system designs will save up to 15% in wastewater treatment power consumption costs while maintaining quality and efficiency.

Design-Build Institute of America – Best Project – Top Tier Water Award 2009
Our SPA 3 facility in Surprise, Arizona was honored with the “Best Project-Water” Regional Award from the DBIA Western Pacific Region in honor of it exemplifying “the principles of interdisciplinary teamwork, innovation and problem solving that characterize design-build delivery.” PERC Water’s utilization of the design-build-operate delivery approach created a fast-track infrastructure solution for the city of Surprise, one of Arizona’s fastest growing cities.

Global Water Intelligence – Water Deal of the Year 2009
PERC Water was presented the Global Water Awards’ 2009 “Water Deal of the Year” Award of Distinction for our utilization of public-private partnerships in our contract to design, build, operate and finance the Santa Paula Water Recycling Facility. Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States and Nobel laureate, presented the award at a banquet in Zurich, Switzerland hosted by Global Water Intelligence (GWI), one of the premier international news magazines for professionals in the water sector. The Water Deal of the Year award recognizes deals that have made the biggest contribution to the advancement of public-private partnerships in the international water sector in 2008. GWI stated the decision made by the city of Santa Paula to use private sector funding demonstrates a “bold new direction in the financing of US water infrastructure” and described the deal as a “ground-breaking transaction which can be emulated across the United States.”

DBIA – Best Project 2008
Our Mountain House facility near Tracy, California received the “Best Project – Developer Design-Build” award in 2008 from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). This facility was selected as result of its “unique design whereby all treatment of wastewater occur in below ground tanks that are covered with 14,000 square feet of operations building constructed above the tanks.”

Global Water Intelligence – Water/Wastewater Project of the Year 2006

Our Mountain House facility was also the recipient of the “Highly Commended Award” from Global Water Intelligence’s “Water/Wastewater Project of the Year” in 2006 as part of the top four treatment facilities in the world. GWI called the facility “clever because it offers nearly six times the capacity of the original plant using just one tenth of the land,” adding that “…One day all wastewater treatment plants will be built with this degree of concern for the environment.” It was commended as one of the first chemical-free treatment facilities in the United States.

Valley Forward Association – Environmental Excellence Awards 2003
Our Sundance facility in Buckeye, Arizona was the recipient of an “Award of Merit” from the Valley Forward Association for Environmental Technologies due to its ability to produce AZ Class A+ effluent without chemical additives.

Valley Forward Association – Environmental Excellence Awards 2002
Our Palm Valley facility in Goodyear, Arizona was honored by Valley Forward Association in 2002 with the “Environmental Excellence Award” for its outstanding contribution to its physical environment. The facility was praised for its “high quality, usable effluent,” considered a “rare and previous resource to all of Arizona,” and for its innovative technology which creates “no offsite odor” and “the smallest footprint in the industry,” making “it possible to locate the facility essentially in the center of (the) community.”


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