Awards & Recognition

 The WVSA is proud & honored to be a three-time winner of the Governor’s Award.

2018 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence

2018 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence

Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (WVSA) is honored to have received one of the 2018 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence in the category of Building Community Partnerships. The Building Community Partnerships award is given for fostering partnerships between both public and private stakeholders within the community.

Providing wastewater treatment services for Luzerne County since 1969, WVSA is leading the Regional Stormwater Management Project (RSMP) designed to create opportunities for streamlined regulations, economies of scale, strategic partnerships, and a more affordable cost for property owners who benefit from WVSA's stormwater services.

Pictured from left: Kim Bracey, Executive Director, Center for Local Government Services; James Tomaine, P.E., Executive Director, WVSA and DCED Secretary Dennis Davin.


2018 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence (two-time winner)

2018 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence (two-time winner)

Committed to regional efficiencies and collaboration, WVSA earned recognition from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for its Regional Stormwater Management Plan and MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems) compliance program.

The plan organizes 32 municipalities to collectively improve their storm and sewer infrastructure to meet standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that will reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. 

It’s estimated that municipalities will save more than $200M over the next 20 years while ensuring the long-term sustainability of regional stormwater systems.

Pictured from left: Jeff Colella, Stormwater Division Manager, WVSA; Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary, PA Dept. of Conservation & National Resources; Sandy Bartosiewicz, Director of Budget & Finance, WVSA, Davitt Woodwell, President of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council; Patrick McDonnell, Secretary, Dept. of Environmental Protection; James Tomaine, P.E., Executive Director, WVSA, Bernie Biga, Director of Operations, WVSA, and Robert Krehely, Director of Compliance & Administration, WVSA.