Fairfax County Wins Gold Level Honor from Water Environment Federation (WEF)

Nov. 3, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Irene Haske
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Fairfax County Wins Gold Level Honor from Water Environment Federation (WEF)

Fairfax County was recently honored by the Water Environment Federation for its outstanding stormwater management program and commitment to installing green infrastructure, and has been placed in the phase I category: Innovation Gold Level and Program Management Gold Level. A phase I community includes medium and large cities or counties with populations of 100,000 or more residents.

"We are thrilled to be recognized by WEF and to receive this award," said Craig Carinci, Director, Stormwater Planning Division, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Fairfax County. "This award really belongs to the employees of the Department who have worked very hard and in partnership with other county agencies to achieve this Gold Level status," he said.

The recognition, introduced by WEF in 2015 "to celebrate administrators of Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) that perform beyond regulatory requirements, was awarded to the winners during WEFTEC's annual Stormwater Congress on Sept. 27, 2016," according to a WEF news release.

The types of stormwater management projects that improve stream water quality and the natural habitat include:

WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 33,000 individual members and 75 affiliated member associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, the WEF mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professional; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. WEF is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. The media contact for WEF is Lori Harrison 703-216-8565.



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