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​Awards & Accomplishments

National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies Excellence in Communications and Stormwater Management Green Infrastructure Awards Program (2020)

Storm Water Services received the top overall prize for the highest average ranking of all Excellence in Communications submittals for large municipalities for the "Turn Around, Don't Drown" flood safety educational campaign, first place in the Improving Water Quality category for the "Scoop the Poop" flagging educational campaign and first place in the Green Infrastructure Awards for the Reedy Creek Stream Restoration Project. Read more.


The Water Environment Federation National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure “Overall Performance” Award (2020)

Storm Water Services received the "Overall Performance" award in the Large Municipality category and the "Gold Level" designation in the innovation and project management categories.  Read more.


North Carolina Chapter of the American Public Works Association Natural Systems Project of the Year Award (2019)

Storm Water Services received this award for the Reedy Creek Stream Restoration Project. Read more.


Regional General Permit (2017)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and NC Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) issued a regional general permit (RGP) to Charlotte Storm Water Services - the first and, to date, only programmatic RGP issued to a municipal organization in the Carolinas.

The RGP is a 5-year programmatic permit that covers the vast majority of CSWS's activities and eliminates the need for formal federal and state agency approval for many projects.  Read more.


The Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 Rain Catcher Award (2017)

Storm Water Services won this award for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools South Park Watershed Enhancement Project. The project is an innovative stormwater control measure retrofit project implemented at an existing 71-acre school campus site in Charlotte. Read more.


National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Overall Highest Score Award (2015)

This honor recognizes Storm Water Services’ comprehensive stormwater program and leadership in stormwater management issues, green infrastructure initiatives and reducing stormwater pollution of streams and lakes. Read more.


National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies First Place Award for Public Awareness of Flooding (2014)

This award recognizes Storm Water Services’ Sing the Jingle flood safety campaign.


National Association of County Information Officers Superior Award (2013)

Storm Water Services received this award for the "Build an A.R.K." (Awareness, Responsibility, Knowledge) flood safety campaign.



Questions? Contact:

John Wendel, Mecklenburg County

Sr. Communications Specialist

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services

Leo Caplanides, City of Charlotte

Sr. Public Information Specialist

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services