Wastewater Awards


Carmel Utilities is proud to have received the following awards.

  • Indiana Water Environment Association Outstanding Laboratory Award (2001 through 2023)
  • Indiana Water Environment Association Biosolids Award (2016 & 2023)
  • Indiana Water Environment Association Excellence in Safety Award (2022 & 2023)
  • Indiana Geographic Information Council – Excellence in GIS for Large Community (2017)
  • Philo Award Professional Video Category First Place Winner – Carmel Wastewater Plant, Headworks Building (2012)
  • Community Achievement Award for the Household Hazardous Waste Program from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.
  • EPA award for outstanding wastewater treatment plant operation.
  • Governors Award for Environmental Excellence for Pollution Prevention for the UV wastewater disinfection. (2008)
  • Carmel designated a Green Community by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (2008)
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant process named as a best practice by the National League of Cities (2008)
  • American Council of Engineering Co.’s of Indiana Engineering Excellence Award (2006) Wastewater Treatment Plant

City of Carmel Cityworks Team Award

Left to right: Carmel Utilities Team left to right: Becky Tamashasky, Sector VP Product Vision, Asset Management, Cityworks; Micah Beck, AMS Analyst, Carmel Utilities; Pat Rigdon, AMS Coordinator, Carmel Utilities, George Mastakas, VP, Enterprise Solutions, Cityworks

Congratulations to the City of Carmel Cityworks team for their award for Excellence in Enterprise Practice at the Cityworks Innovative Conference in Salt Lake City, UT in December 2022. Since Carmel’s implementation of the software in 2016, the team has helped to fully leverage a suite of Cityworks applications at an enterprise level, expanding across nearly every department.

City of Carmel Cityworks Team left to right:
Micah Beck, Carmel Utilities; Eric Shanayda, Street Department; Pat Rigdon, Carmel Utilities; Shane Burnham, Engineering; Nick Mishler, Community Services; Alexia Lopez, Community Services. Not pictured, Kurt Shanayda, Information and Communication Systems



2022 IWEA Laboratory Excellence Award:
(left to right) Rachel Calhoun, Lab Analyst
Tara Washington, Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager
Samantha Butts, Lab Analyst
NOT PICTURED: Charlie Lentz, Lab Analyst

2022 IWEA Excellence in Safety Award:
(left to right) Brad Haymaker, Carmel WWTP Safety Committee Chair
RJ Phillips, Carmel WWTP Safety Committee Operations Lead
Duane Jarvis, Carmel WWTP Safety Committee Secretary

The City of Carmel Utilities Wastewater Treatment Plant (CUWTP) was recently the recipient of TWO awards, presented by the Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) at its annual conference in August. The 2022 IWEA Laboratory Excellence Award was given to the CUWTP Lab for demonstrating a high level of commitment to Best Laboratory Practices and accurate data reporting. The Lab scored above established minimum levels of the required on-site audit by members of the IWEA Laboratory Committee, examining laboratory records and equipment. This is the 21st consecutive year the CUWTP has received this award. The 2022 IWEA Excellence in Safety Award recognized the CUWTP for grading high in merit points for sustaining a minimum of lost-time accidents. The CUWTP committed to achieving this award by developing a Safety Committee approximately five years ago. The Plant participated in an extensive Safety Audit conducted by members of the IWEA Safety Committee that examined plant facilities, safety procedures and protocols, safety training, safety controls and safety records from May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2022. 

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