District Awards

2015 Project/District of the Year

Padre Dam Municipal Water District was 
honored as the WRC "Agency of the Year"
for its "expedient planning, approval and
construction of the Advanced Water Purification
Demonstration Project." This is the second time
in three years that the agency is being honored
by the Water Reliability Coalition. In 2014, the
agency was recognized for their public outreach
and education efforts specific to the then-planned
demonstration project. 

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2016  Transparency Certificate of Excellence

 

Padre Dam received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence renewal by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its continued commitment to promote transparency and good governance. 
In order to receive the award, a special district must demonstrate the completion of eight essential governance transparency requirements, including conducting ethics training for all board members, properly conducting open and public meetings, and filing financial transactions and compensation reports to the State Controller in a timely manner. 

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2015 District of Distinction Accreditation


Padre Dam received the District of Distinction accreditation by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) for its sound fiscal management policies and practices in district operations.
The District of Distinction recognition is awarded to special districts that display achievements in the areas of governance, transparency, finances, and board conduct.
  
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2014
West Victoria Reservoir & Pump Station Project
Honor Award for 2013



The American Public Works Association San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter presented Padre Dam Municipal Water District with an Honor Award for the District’s West Victoria Reservoir and Pump Station Project. The Project enhanced the public water supply and quality by replacing a deteriorating wooden reservoir roof with an innovative state of the art aluminum roof system. The reservoir was also seismically retrofitted by installing concrete shear walls. The new pump station has an increased capacity needed to meet increased fire flow demands for the Alpine community. 
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2013
West Victoria Reservoir Retrofit Project
Award of Merit for 2012



The American Society of Civil Engineers San Diego Section (ASCE) presented Padre Dam with the Award of Merit for 2012 for the District’s West Victoria Reservoir Retrofit Project. Originally constructed in 1962, the ageing reservoir roof and associated concrete support columns were replaced with a modern aluminum roof system supported by stainless steel columns. 
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2013
Certificate of Award for Excellence in Capital Budgeting 



The California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) presented Padre Dam Municipal Water District with a Certificate of Award for Excellence in Capital Budgeting for the District’s Comprehensive Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013. 
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2012
East Victoria Reservoir & Pump Station Replacement Project
Awards of Honor & Excellence for 2011


The American Public Works Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties, American Society of Civil Engineers San Diego Section (ASCE), and the Structural Engineers Association of San Diego (SEAOASD) presented Padre Dam Municipal Water District with a total of three awards for the East Victoria Reservoir and Pump Station Project including an Honor Award and two Awards of Excellence respectively. Even though it was feasible to retrofit the ageing facilities at East Victoria, hydraulic modeling indicated increased reservoir storage and pump station flow capacity would improve system reliability and fire flow availability. Therefore the District proceeded with full facility replacement. These improvements allow the facilities to maintain regulatory compliance, extend its service life, and improve site security for the community of Alpine. 
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2011
Mountain Top Reservoir Retrofit Project
Awards for Project of the Year and Merit for 2010



The American Public Works Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties and the American Society of Civil Engineers San Diego Section presented Padre Dam Municipal Water District with Awards for Project of the Year and Merit for the Mountain Top Reservoir Retrofit Project. Originally constructed in 1962, the ageing reservoir roof and associated concrete support columns were replaced with a modern aluminum roof system supported by stainless steel columns. By choosing to retrofit in lieu of full replacement, the District realized cost savings and reduced construction related impacts due to a shortened construction schedule. Additionally, fewer materials were used and less waste produced from the construction activities. The Project successfully improves the water quality and reliability for the Mountain Top and Crest communities located in the County of San Diego.
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2011
Certificate of Award for Excellence in Capital Budgeting 


The California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) presented Padre Dam Municipal Water District with a Certificate of Award for Excellence in Capital Budgeting for the District’s Comprehensive Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011. 
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2010
Cottonwood Sewer Diversion Structure
Engineering Achievement Award for 2009

 

The California Water Environmental Association San Diego Section presented Padre Dam Municipal Water District with the Engineering Achievement Award for the Cottonwood Sewer Diversion Structure Project. The Project replaced an archaic sewer diversion structure consisting of sand bags and fabricated sewer plugs which required intensive manual labor to operate. The improvements include installing a fully automated state of the art diversion facility that can be operated and monitored remotely. The improvements allow the District to divert or accept sewer flow to/from the County of San Diego at different times of the day. This allows the District to maximize recycled water production at its Water Reclamation Facility during low flow periods (night time) and also reduces the amount of surplus sewage that needs to be pumped to the City of San Diego during peak flow periods (day time). It is estimated that this facility saves the District on the order of $150,000 per year through a combination of increased recycled water production and energy savings from reduced pumping.
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2009
Certificate of Award for Excellence in Capital Budgeting
 

The California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) presented Padre Dam Municipal Water District with a Certificate of Award for Excellence in Capital Budgeting for the District’s Comprehensive Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009.
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