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ACUA Recognized for Public Outreach Efforts

May 18, 2022

The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) was recently named the recipient of two awards focused on public education and environmental awareness.

In late April, ACUA was presented with the Friends of Education Award from the Atlantic County Council of Education Associations. The award was given as a reflection of ACUA’s work in the community with local school districts. Through recycling education, virtual presentations and in-person classroom visits, facility tours, class trips, school cleanups, EcoSoil donations, and more, the ACUA has helped to bring the important message of protecting the environment to thousands of students.


ACUA donated its $500 award from the recognition to the Pleasantville Jokers Youth Football Organization.


ACUA was recognized again during the New Jersey Water Environmental Association’s (NJWEA) annual conference in early May with the Thomas Meholic Public Education Award. The award is given to organizations for significant accomplishments in promoting awareness of water resources and environmental issues.


“Public outreach is a pillar of ACUA’s mission. Through our various educational programs, public tours, and events, we have the opportunity to connect with the community to explain the essential environmental work we do and the role each person can play in protecting the environment,” said ACUA President Rick Dovey.  “We are honored to be recognized for this commitment.”

Information on ACUA’s public outreach programs, including school presentation and tour requests, are available at