Awards and Recognitions

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Peak Performance Award for Operations Excellence 

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies has recognized five Trinity River Authority of Texas wastewater treatment systems with Peak Performance Awards. The recognition program consists of three categories: Platinum, Gold and Silver. Platinum awards are presented to facilities for complete and consistent National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit compliance.

2022 NACWA Awards 2

Best Companies Group Employer of Choice Recognition
Trinity River Authority has been recognized as a leading employer in Texas, receiving the prestigious designations of the 2023-2024 Employer of Choice in Texas and an Employer of Choice, State Government Agencies from the Best Companies group. This recognition is a result of the Authority's continued dedication towards creating a workplace culture that is engaging and supportive of its employees.  

Military Friendly® Employer and Military Spouse Employer
(2022, 2023, 2024)
Trinity River Authority has earned numerous Military Friendly® Employer designations, including Top Ten Employer, Top Ten Spouse Friendly Employer, and Top 10 Supplier Diversity Program among nonprofits and government agencies. The Authority is committed to helping individuals transition to civilian life through a variety of programs such as on-the-job training, apprenticeships, or supporting flexible schedules that allow time for degree completion using GI benefits. We employ and support Guard and Reserve members, veterans, their spouses, and dependents on our diverse team.

VETS Indexes Employer Award

Trinity River Authority has received recognition as a 5-Star Employer in the VETS Indexes Employer Awards 2024. This award is given to companies that have shown exceptional commitment towards veterans and the military-connected community.

Utility of the Future Today Award
(2016, 2019, 2022)

The Utility of the Future Recognition Program awards the exceptional performance of domestic and international water systems for innovative and forward-thinking practices. The program is defined by water utility leaders who pioneer innovative technologies and practices that focus on resource recovery, sustainability and efficiency.

Government Finance Officers Association Award
The Trinity River Authority of Texas has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report for eight consecutive years. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

Occupational Excellence Achievement Award
Awarded by the National Safety Council to recognize organizations with injury and illness records better than or equal to 50% of the Bureau of Labor Statistics for their NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) code. Twelve Trinity River Authority projects/staff groups were recognized in 2023.