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The City of Los Angeles’ Stormwater Program is extremely proud to have received awards for its commitment and creativity in helping LA residents understand the importance of a clean environment and the program continues to receive requests from across the country seeking permission to use materials created by its in-house staff. The program also continues to receive many positive comments through this web site.

In addition, the Stormwater Program’s Graphics Support Section were also responsible for the City of Los Angeles receiving the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies (AMSA) National Environmental Achievement Awards Program in Public Information and Education for its creation of the Grease Avenger. Other awards the Graphics Support Section has received are:

  • Certificate of Meritorious Achievement — Bureau of Sanitation, DPW, April 2001
  • Certificate of Recognition — Board of Public Works, June 1998
  • Certificate of Recognition for Improving Public Service — Board of Public Works, December 1997
  • Council Resolution for Outstanding Performance — Council District 14, August 1996
  • Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding Contribution “A Vision for the Los Angeles River” — United States National Parks Service, March 1996
  • Certificate of Commendation; Production of the PSA; Make the Connection—Board of Public Works, October 1995

Program awards from outside agencies have included:

The 2004 Cal-EPA "Togetherness Award"

For the Stormwater Program/Used Oil Public Education’s "Low Rider & Car Clubs Campaign." [more]


2003 City of Los Angeles Quality and Productivity Commission’s Environmental Marvels Award for the Lake Balboa Aeration System.

The Public Relations Society of America’s 2003 "Prism Award of Excellence"

For the Stormwater Program’s Used Oil Recycling Public Education Program. [more]


The 2003 State of California Environmental Protection Agency’s "Innovative Program Award"

For its Used Oil "Your Street" Campaign. [more]


APWA 2002 "Project of the Year Award"

The City of Los Angeles’ Stormwater Program was awarded a Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association.. [more]


The 2001 Los Angeles and San Gabriel Watershed Council President’s "Outstanding Leadership Award"

Given to the Stormwater Program for its Employee Training and Public Education Activities.