Awards

Since our beginning in 1957, WaterOne has been continuously recognized for its exceptional drinking water, our leadership's management of infrastructure, finances, and operations, and our staff's commitment to excellence. Here are some of the most recent ways WaterOne has distinguished itself.

  • American Water Works Association
    • 2022

America's Best Tasting Drinking Water

  • National Rural Water Association
    • 2021

Platinum Level "Healthy KC" Certification

  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
    • 2020 to 2021
    • 2018 to 2019

Special Achievement In GIS Award

  • ESRI
    • 2022

3CMA Awards 2022

  • City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)
    • 2022 WaterOne Budget Cover - Silver Circle Award

"Leading The Way" Customer Satisfaction Award

  • ETC Institute
    • 2021

Kansas City Healthiest Employers Award

  • Kansas City Business Journal
    • Honoree, 2022
    • Honoree, 2020

Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

  • National Procurement Institute
    • 2022
    • 2021
    • 2020
    • 2019

George Warren Fuller Award

  • Lester Estelle, Process Management Coordinator
    Kansas Section - American Water Works Association (KsAWWA)
    • 2020

Gold AMPS Award

  • "Johnson Drive Water Tower Bowl Raising" - Best Event or Real Time Campaign
    Social Media Club of Kansas City (SMCKC)
    • 2020
  • Tower 2 Tower 5K - Best Event or Real-Time Marketing Campaign
    Social Media Club of Kansas City (SMCKC)
    • 2017
  • "Women of Water" - Best Multi-Channel Integrated Campaign Social Media Club of Kansas City (SMCKC)
    • 2016

Sustainable Water Utility Management Award

  • Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA)
    • 2019

Innovation Award

  • Natalie Morrison, Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
    Kansas Government Finance Officers Association (KSGFOA)
    • 2019

3CMA Awards 2019

  • City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)
    • MilfordWatershed.org - Silver Circle Award
    • 2018 Year In Review - Award of Excellence

Richard Porter Section Service Award

  • Lester Estelle, Process Management Coordinator
    Kansas Section - American Water Works Association (KsAWWA)
    • 2019

Best Tasting Water in Kansas

  • Kansas Section of the American Water Works Association (KsAWWA)
    • 2021
    • 2018
    • 2014
    • 2011
    • 2006
  • Kansas Rural Water Association
    • 2018

3CMA Awards 2018

  • City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)
    60th Anniversary Historical Timeline Kiosk - Silver Circle Award

Meritorious Operator Award

  • Joe Cribbs, Analyzer Technician
    Kansas Section - American Water Works Association (KsAWWA)
    • 2018

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

  • WaterOne's 2017 Budget
    Government Finance Officer's Association
    • 2017

R5 Certified Partner

  • Johnson County Department of Health and Environment
    • 2017

3CMA Awards 2017

  • City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)
    • 60th Anniversary Vintage T-Shirt - Savvy Award
    • I Love Tap! Educational Program - Award of Excellence
    • Tower 2 Tower 5K Event - Award of Excellence

Engineer of the Year

  • Kiel Johnson, Project Engineer II
    Kansas Society of Professional Engineers, Local Chapter
    • 2016

3CMA Awards 2016

  • City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)
    "Water Tower Drills - High Angle Rescue Training" - Award of Excellence

Outstanding Engineering Achievement Awards for the Ralph G. Wyss Pump Station & Reservoir

  • Kansas Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE) and Kansas Society of Professional Engineers - Eastern Chapter
    • 2016

3CMA Awards 2015

  • City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)
    • Understanding Main Breaks Media Card - Savvy Award
    • Smart Watering Animated Video - Silver Circle Award
    • Women of Water Campaign - Award of Excellence
    • Water Treatment Animated Video - Award of Excellence

Engineering Excellence Award for the Nall Avenue Pump Station

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Kansas
    • 2015

Platinum Award for Utility Excellence

  • Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA)
    • 2014

Silver Circle Award - New Website

  • City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)
    WaterOne.org - Overall Web Design:
    • 2014

Marketing & Communications Awards - NotifyJoCo

  • City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)
    • Graphic Design - Silver Circle Award
    • Promotional Campaign - Savvy Award
      • 2014
  • National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC)
    Promotional Campaigns (Under $100,000) - 2nd Place
  • National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO)
    • Graphic Design - Meritorious Award
    • Special Projects - Meritorious Award
      • 2014

Green Business - Sustainability Award

  • Johnson County Green Business Awards
    • 2014

Award of Excellence for New Construction

  • Associated General Contractors of Kansas
    • 2013

Healthiest Employer Award

  • Kansas City Business Journal
    • 2013 - Winner
    • 2014 - Winner
    • 2015 - Finalist

Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance

  • Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA)
  • 2011

President's Award

  • Excellence in Construction for Wolcott Treatment Plant
    Associate Builders and Contractors - Heart of America
    • 2011

Engineering Excellence Award for the Wolcott Water Supply & Treatment Facility

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Kansas
    • 2011

Bond Rating

And even though they're not technically awards, bond ratings are our financial credentials. WaterOne has some of the highest ratings awarded to a water utility. What earned us those ratings? Well, as Standard and Poor's says - it's our management, capital improvements, and stable outlook.