George W. Burke, Jr. Award (WEF–PNCWA Award)

This award encourages active and effective safety programs in municipal and industrial wastewater facilities. The award was established in honor of George W. Burke, Jr. who was instrumental in developing WEF's annual safety survey.
The documented and illustrated safety program and safety record of the facility for the preceding calendar year are the primary criteria for the award. WEF allows PNCWA to establish its own criteria for the award. PNCWA has established these criteria:
a) At least one employee of the facility must be a WEF member before submitting the application.
b) The facility shall have an effective safety program as demonstrated by its injury/fatality rates.
c) The facility shall have a designated safety official or contact.
There is a special form for this award that must be included as part of your uploaded nomination. George W. Burke nomination form.

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PNCWA recipients of the Burke Award

2017 City of Walla Walla WWTP (CH2M)

2016 CH2M Dallas Wastewater Treatment Facility, Dallas, OR

2015 Oak Lodge Sanitary District, Oak Grove, OR

2014 City of Vancouver, WA (Veolia)

2013 Chambers Creek, Pierce County, WA

2011 City of Gresham, OR (Veolia Water)

2010 City of Twin Falls, ID (CH2M HILL OMI)

2009 City of Hansen, ID (OMI)

2008 City of Aberdeen, WA

2007 Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, OR

2006 City of Meridian, ID

2005 City of Caldwell, ID (Veolia Water)

2004 City of Hansen, ID (OMI)

2003 City of Aberdeen, WA

2002 EarthTech, Quincy WA

2001 US Filter Operating Services

2000 City of Gresham, Oregon—OMI

1999 City of McMinnville, Oregon

1997 Salmon Creek Treatment Plant, Vancouver WA