The Environmental Protection Agency ( announced the recipients of the 2007 National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards, which recognize municipalities and industries for outstanding and creative technological achievements in wastewater treatment and pollution abatement programs. The announcement is part of a celebration for the 35th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which officially takes place on Oct. 18.

The awards represent first and second place national award recipients for demonstrated outstanding project and program water quality achievements in four categories: operations and maintenance, exemplary biosolids management, national pre-treatment, and stormwater management. Specifically, there are nine winners in the operations and maintenance category; five awardees under exemplary biosolids management; six recipients in the national pre-treatment area; and two in the stormwater management category. Winners were chosen based on water quality compliance screenings and a satisfactory environmental quality record.

To view a list of this year’s winners, visit