The City of Round Rock’s Utilities and Environmental Services Department has been honored with several awards for its innovative and creative programs.
The City won three awards at the Texas American Water Works Association Conference in April 2014:
- Blue Legacy Award, which recognizes the importance of conservation, for its rain barrel sale program, promotions and rainwater harvesting rebate.
- Water Conservation and Reuse Award which recognizes excellence in water conservation and reuse practices. The City was honored for its Water Reuse Program that provides reuse irrigation water for Forest Creek Golf Course and Old Settlers Park.
- Watermark Award for Communication Excellence for its Water Wise Video series. These short, educational videos provide instructions and demonstrations about irrigations systems and efficiency practices.
TMUA Outstanding Municipal Utility Award
In January 2012, the Texas Municipal Utility Association (TMUA) presented the City of Round Rock with its Outstanding Municipal Utility Award at the TMUA Annual Conference. This award honors municipal utility systems that are leaders in the industry. Round Rock was selected as a recipient of the TMUA Outstanding Municipal Utility Award because of two projects that developed innovative solutions within the City’s utility: the pre-chlorinated pipe busting project and the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority.
Bob Derrington Water Reclamation Award
The City of Round Rock’s Water Reclamation and Reuse Project received the Bob Derrington Water Reclamation Award from the Texas Section American Water Works Association in April 2011. The City of Round Rock has been irrigating with “reuse” water – treated wastewater – since 1998, when a pipeline from the Brushy Creek Regional Wastewater Facility (located on U.S. 79 across from the Dell Diamond) to Forest Creek Golf Club was completed. The City continues to expand its water reuse system.