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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Award for the "Build an A.R.K." (Awareness, Responsibility, Knowledge) flood safety campaign.
Cityworks Exemplary Award (2012)
Awarded to both City and County Storm Water Services in recognition of the Cityworks user who best demonstrates a positive contribution to the Cityworks user community.
National Association of Counties Achievement Award (2011)
Awarded for FINS Live along with Mecklenburg County GIS.
National Association of County Information Officers Superior Award and Meritorious Award (2010)
These awards recognized work in script-writing and video production of the "Fay: One Year After" video and for citizen education for the Four-Tier Storm Water rate structure public education campaign.
National Association of Flood & Storm Water Management Agencies Exceptional Merit Award (2009)
Awarded for Communication Excellence.
National Association of Flood & Storm Water Management Agencies First Place Award (2009)
Awarded for Public Awareness of Flooding and Flood Prevention Communication.
The Association of State Floodplain Managers James Lee Witt Award (2009)
Awarded for excellence in local floodplain management, an "overall program which epitomizes the best in floodplain management."
Hydrologic Warning Council
Operational Excellence Award (2009)
Awarded jointly to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services and the US Geological Survey for the FINS system .
National Association of County Information Officers
Meritorious Special Projects Award (2008)
Awarded for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services' Joint Agency Public Relations Plan.
American Advertising Federation (Charlotte Chapter) Silver ADDY Award (2008)
Awarded in the Public Service category for the Storm Water Services "Don't Dump Here" television media campaign.
American Meteorological Society Excellence in Science Reporting by a Broadcast Meteorologist (2007)
Awarded to Meteorologist Terri Bennett for the Water Wise partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services.
National Association of Flood & Storm Water Management Agencies First Place (2007)
Awarded for Excellence in Water Quality Education Communication for Storm Water Services volunteer programs.
National Association of Flood & Storm Water Management Agencies
President's Award (2006)
Awarded for excellence in communication.
Centralina Council of Governments (2006)
Awarded in Environmental Planning and Conservation for Hidden Valley Ecological Garden, stream restoration and wetland creation to improve water quality in Little Sugar Creek.
Council of Governments' Award (2006)
Awarded to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services staff.
Charlotte Tree Advisory Commission Government Project of the Year (2006)
Awarded for Little Sugar Creek-Westfield Road stream restoration, wetland creation and greenway expansion project.
International Erosion Control Association Environmental Achievement Award (2006)
Awarded for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Certified Site Inspector training program.
American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina Client Recognition Award (2006)
Awarded for the Little Sugar Creek-Westfield Road stream restoration, wetland creation and greenway expansion project.
Centralina Council of Governments Excellence in Environmental Planning and Conservation (2005)
Awarded in conjunction with Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation for the Little Sugar Creek-Westfield Road stream restoration, wetland creation and greenway expansion project.
The Communicator Award of Excellence (2004)
Awarded for "Keep It Clear" radio commercials.