Submissions Open for 2022 Impact Awards


Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine is now accepting entry submissions for its annual Impact Award, which recognizes “outstanding water and wastewater projects completed in North America.”

According to the company, 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.

To be eligible for the award, the new, restored and/or rehabilitated water-related structure should have been completed from June 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022 and used Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine coatings. Winning projects will be announced on Oct. 11, 2022.

Projects can include water treatment, water storage, water transmission, sewer collection and wastewater treatment structures, and are not limited to highly visible structures.

Sherwin reports than an independent panel of respected water industry experts will determine winners. Judges will rate entries on:

  • The difficulty of the submitted project;
  • Challenges overcome by the participants provided to the owner;
  • How satisfied the parties were of the outcome; and
  • Overall uniqueness of the project.

“Clean water flowing from our taps doesn’t happen by accident. Neither does safely returning wastewater to treatment plants for processing. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to establish and maintain the necessary infrastructure for these critical utility needs,” wrote the company.

“That’s why Sherwin-Williams gets excited about highlighting some outstanding projects each year that are helping to ensure fresh water access and environmentally safe wastewater removal. The Sherwin-Williams Impact Award demonstrates how these projects – and the contractors, specifiers and asset owners responsible for them – are helping to enhance public safety and extend infrastructure life.”

Applications will be accepted through Sept. 2, 2022. The application can be downloaded here, along with the release form.

2021 Impact Award Winners

Earlier this month, Sherwin announced via emailed press release the winners of the 2021 Water and Wastewater Impact Awards. Eligible projects included any water-related structure that was new, restored and/or rehabilitated in 2020 using coating and lining materials from Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine.

“The 2021 Sherwin-Williams Impact Award winners faced a range of difficult challenges, while successfully overcoming them to extend the service lives of critical infrastructure assets. That’s the kind of dedication we look forward to honoring each year via the program,” said Bryan Draga, Global Vice President – Marketing, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine.

“These winners have found optimal solutions to water and wastewater challenges that save time, labor and precious municipal budget dollars – not only in the execution of the coatings projects but also over the long term as these applied systems continue to prevent corrosion and enhance aesthetics.”

This year, first place was awarded to the relining of a 1.3-mile-long penstock for the Devil Canyon Powerplant in San Bernardino, California. The runner-up project was the restoration of five surface water storage tanks in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and the 2021 honorable mention went to the restoration of an elevated water storage tank that celebrates actor Andy Griffith.


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