• 2014 NACWA Gold Award for no violations.  
• In 2015, the plant had one violation, meeting the criteria for a Silver Award (one violation out of 

4,299 compliance checks). 



Awards and Recognition 


NACWA and WEA awards for wastewater plant performance (as listed above) 


National Biosolids Partnership, Platinum Level since 2011 


WEA Tennessee Beneficial Use of Biosolids Award, 2014 


American Public Power Association Reliable Public Power Provider, Diamond Level 


American Gas Association Safety Achievement Award, Industry Leader in Accident Prevention, 


Southern Gas Association Community Service Award for TeenWork Program, 2016 


TVA EnergyRight and Renewable Solutions Top Performer awards 


Sierra Club Sustainable Energy Leader Award 


Arbor Day Foundation Tree Line USA award since 2001 


100 Best Fleets in the Americas 


EPA ENERGY STAR for Miller’s Building 


Knoxville News Sentinel Best of Knoxville “Green Business” 



Participation in sustainability partnerships 



National Biosolids Partnership 


EPA WaterSense 


City of Knoxville IBM Smarter Cities Challenge 


TVA Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover 


TVA EnergyRight and Renewable Solutions 


TVA MainStreet Efficiency Lighting Program 


Round It Up  


Georgetown University Energy Prize 


EPA Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge 


East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition Tennessee Workplace Charging Partnership 



United Way campaign impact: KUB’s 2015 campaign (100% employee funded) raised $229,277, 
exceeding the goal of $200,000. 



VolTime program impact: Since the program began in 2014, 534 employees have participated with 
3,620 hours of volunteer time to assist more than 25 agencies in the local community. 



TeenWork program impact: Since the program began in 2005, 365 students have participated. 
Several participants have returned to work at KUB as college students, and ten current full-time 
employees were recruited through the program. 




Board/executive management policy created, advocating beneficial biosolids use 


Business case evaluation conducted for beneficial biosolids use program 


Marketing plan for products created 


Participation in or certification in National Biosolids Partnership or ISO programs