The protective and marine coatings division of The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) is now accepting entry submissions for its annual Impact Award, which recognizes outstanding water and wastewater projects completed in North America.
The Impact Award honors application contractors, specifiers, and owners for excellence in delivering long-term asset protection for the wide array of systems and structures that make up North America’s water and wastewater infrastructure.
This year’s award-winning projects will be presented virtually on Nov. 17, 2020.
Any new, restored, and/or rehabilitated water-related structure that used Sherwin-Williams coatings from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2019, is eligible for the award. Such projects include water treatment, water storage, water transmission, sewer collection, and wastewater treatment structures, and they are not limited to highly visible structures.
“The commitment the water and wastewater industry demonstrates in protecting and preserving our planet’s most essential resource—water—is unwavering,” says Murray Heywood, North America market manager for the water and wastewater business. “Contractors, specifiers, and asset owners are not just concerned about their operations or bottom line. They’re committed to ensuring future generations have access to clean, safe drinking water. We take great pride in honoring their contributions to enhancing public safety, protecting assets, and extending infrastructure life with the Sherwin-Williams Impact Award.”
Applications for the prestigious award will be accepted from Aug. 10 through Sept. 25, 2020. The application form and entry details can be found on the Sherwin-Williams website
An independent panel of respected water industry experts will determine the winners. Judges will rate entries on the difficulty of the submitted project; challenges overcome by the participants; solutions provided to the owner; how satisfied the parties were of the outcome; and the overall uniqueness of the project.
Required submission information include the project name and location; owner, specifier, coating inspector and contractor names; coating system(s) applied; date of project completion; the story/scope of the project; and a signed project release form.