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George W. Burke Safety Award

This award was established to encourage municipal and industrial wastewater facilities to participate in promoting an active and effective safety program and to stimulate the collecting and reporting in injury data. The recipient is chosen based on the quality of their documented safety program as well as innovative actions taken to prevent injuries and corrective measures taken when an injury occurs.

Burke Award On-line Nomination Form

Burke Award Recipients


2020 - 2029

 2020Streator Wastewater Treatment Facility 
 2021City of St. Charles 


2010 - 2019

 2010 Sanitary District of Decatur
 2012 City of St. Charles
 2013 Streator Wastewater Treatment Facility
 2014 Village of Bloomingdale Water Reclamation Facility
 2015 Sanitary District of Decatur
 2017 American Bottoms WWTP
2018Carol Stream Water Reclamation Center


2000 - 2009

 2001 City of Moline, North Slope Plant
 2002 Lincoln Wastewater Treatment Plant
 2004 City of Moline, North Slope Plant
 2005 American Bottoms Wastewater Treatment Facility
 2006 OMI Inc., Carol Stream
 2007 Mount Vernon, EMC
2008Streator Wastewater Facility


1990 - 1999

 1990Village of Bloomingdale
 1991Greater Peoria Sanitary and Sewage Disposal District
 1992City of Mount Vernon
 1993City of Pontiac
 1994Salt Creek Sanitary District
 1996City of Moline, South Slope Plant
1997West Chicago Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant
1998Village of Addison North Treatment Plant
1999Village of Streator


1984 - 1989

 1984Lake County Public Works - Granwood Park Sewage Treatment Plant
 1985Yorkville - Briston Sanitary District
 1986City of Kankakee
 1987Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago
 1988Vernon Hills New Century Treatment Plant - Lake County
 1989Village of Addison