District Awards

2020


Outstanding Water Project

The American Society of Civil Engineers
Padre Dam was presented with the Outstanding Water Project award for the Secondary Connection Project.

AWARD OF DISTINCTION

California Association of Public Information Officials
CAPIO honored Padre Dam with the Award of Distinction in the Annual Report category for the District's 2018 Annual Report.

BEST URBAN FORESTRY PROGRAM

California Urban Forestry 
Santee Lakes was honored for significantly enhancing the urban forest by bringing the community together to plant trees and creating a consistent and well-managed urban forest.

BEST PLACE FOR FISHING

The East County Californian
Santee Lakes was honored to receive the Best of East County Gold Star Award for Best Place for Fishing.

BEST PLACE FOR Camping

The East County Californian
Santee Lakes was honored to receive the Best of East County Gold Star Award for Best Place for Camping.

BEST Family/Kids Attractions

The East County Californian
Santee Lakes was honored to receive the Best of East County Gold Star Award for Best Family/Kids Attraction.

BEST Park

The East County Californian
Santee Lakes was honored to receive the Best of East County Gold Star Award for Best Park.

BEST PLACE FOR A First Date

The East County Californian
Santee Lakes was honored to receive the Best of East County Gold Star Award for Best Place for a First Date.

BEST PLACE to Walk and Jog

The East County Californian
Santee Lakes was honored to receive the Best of East County Silver Star Award for Best Place to Walk and Jog.

BEST Eco-Friendly Business

The East County Californian
Santee Lakes was honored to receive the Best of East County Silver Star Award for Best Eco-Friendly Business.

Right of Way Mapping Competition Winner - Jocker Alejandro

International Right of Way Association
Padre Dam’s Right of Way Agent Jocker Alejandro was recognized for his effective use of graphics, legends, symbols and innovative methods while developing the Mountain View Connector Pipeline & Fire Hazard Analysis GIS map. 

East County Honors - Entertainment & Recreation Facility of the Year

East County Chamber of Commerce
Santee Lakes was recognized by the East San Diego County community through a survey conducted by the East County Chamber of Commerce for exhibiting outstanding customer service, maintaining a positive reputation and delivering consistently high quality service. 

EDWARD L. BERNAYS MARK OF EXCELLENCE BRONZE AWARD

Public Relations Society of America: San Diego Chapter
Awarded to Padre Dam in the category of Annual Reports for the District's 2019 Annual Report.

SANTEE’S FAVORITE - BEST Hospitality & Recreation Business

Santee Chamber of Commerce
Through the Santee Chamber of Commerce’s Best of poll, the Santee Community voted Santee Lakes as "Best Hospitality and Recreation Business."

Utility of The Future Today

The Water Environment Federation
Padre Dam received the Utility of the Future Today Award for the District's leadership in the development of water reuse as well as its strong workplace culture.


Past Awards