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Water System Excellence Awardees

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) takes pleasure in recognizing and congratulating water systems for outstanding performance achieving compliance with the Drinking Water and the Operator Certification regulations.

The Water System Excellence Award is a concerted effort between ADEC’s Drinking Water Program and the Capacity Development and Operator Certification Program to evaluate and recognize drinking water systems who in the award year met the following parameters for the Ursa Major and Ursa Minor awards.

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Ursa Major

  • Maintained 4 quarters of Operator Certification compliance
  • No open, unresolved, or incurred Drinking Water violations during the award year

Ursa Minor

  • Maintained 4 quarters of Operator Certification compliance
  • No more than one open, unresolved, or incurred Drinking Water violation during the award year
  • OR
  • Maintained 3 quarters of Operator Certification compliance
  • No open, unresolved, or incurred Drinking Water violations during the award year
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