Best Employers in the Water and Wastewater Industry



Hunter Crown has launched a new, annual contest to recognize the best employers in the water and wastewater industry.

Congratulations once again to all nominees and thank you to all who took their time to vote!

Voting closed on Friday, September 29th, and the votes are now in. 


At first, we intended to award just one organization but we were blown away by employees' feedback about two companies in particular, which resulted in awarding one company in the water space and one in the wastewater space.

Please scroll down to find out who the 2017 winners are!

CONGRATULATIONS... Desalitech for winning the 2017 contest as the Best Employer in the Water Industry, and Nexom for winning the 2017 contest as the Best Employer in the Wastewater Industry!

These companies had the highest percentage of their employees vote during the contest (69% and 50%), they received the highest scores for culture, growth, innovation, leadership, and collaboration, and they had the most quality-based additional comments provided by employees.

Desalitech is a close knit group of skillful engineers & water treatment professionals that really strive to making the world a better place. Continually making advancements in one of the world’s scarcest commodities - water - has really been a highlight in my young career thus far.
— Employee at Desalitech
Nexom is the most exciting organization I’ve ever worked for. Led by a wonderful group of people who truly care about the team, and staffed by an incredible community of people that go the extra mile for one another.
— Employee at Nexom

2017 Nominees


With over 2,500 employees located across six regional offices and project offices in 26 states across India, AECOM has the resources and the expertise to see projects from concept through to completion. Our interdisciplinary team of engineers, designers, planners and program and construction managers has been successfully executing major projects in the country across various sectors, such as urban development, transportation, environment, masterplanning and energy efficient building engineering. We have been involved in designing and completing 56 LEED certified projects, over 5,000 kilometers of highways, 300 kilometers of metro and 14 sea ports

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Desalitech’s patented Closed Circuit Reverse Osmosis (CCRO) systems are rapidly replacing traditional reverse osmosis as the standard for water purification. Fortune 500 companies around the world rely on the consistent performance and ease of operation of their Desalitech systems which save significant costs through maximum water recovery rates, lower energy consumption and reduced maintenance. Desalitech’s industrial and municipal clients rely on CCRO systems for their critical water needs and are guaranteed maximized water recovery rates of up to 98%, reduced energy consumption of up to 35%, and maintenance cost reductions of up to 20%.

EPCOR Utilities Inc.

Our story began over 125 years ago as Edmonton's power and water utility — and Canada's first municipally owned electric utility. We provide clean water, wastewater services and safe, reliable electricity to residential and commercial customers. We build, own and operate electrical transmission and distribution networks, and water and wastewater treatment facilities and infrastructure in both Canada and the United States. We're committed to maintaining a healthy, safe and rewarding work environment for employees and are proud to have been recognized for our leadership.

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Evoqua is the global leader in helping municipalities and industrial customers protect and improve the world’s most fundamental natural resource: water. We have a more than 100-year heritage of innovation and industry firsts, market-leading expertise, and unmatched customer service. Our cost-effective and reliable treatment systems and services ensure uninterrupted quantity and quality of water, enable regulatory and environmental compliance, increase efficiency through water reuse, and prepare customers for next-generation demands.


The genesis of Deskins started over 25 years ago by Dave Deskins, the son of a coal miner. He was influenced by his hard-working loving family and invention out of necessity. The green technology based company has developed 10 patents in bio-solid dewatering over the years and is in over 600 facilities world wide. Deskins has been presented at the AWWA, by the USDA, local conferences, Netherlands and Australia as an effective technology.  



Established in 1960 from humble beginnings, Hague Quality Water is the oldest major water treatment manufacturer in the U.S.A. under continuous family ownership. Bill Hague began his entrepreneurial journey in 1960 with just a blank piece of paper and a vision. Fifty years later, his vision has been realized and the blank paper replaced by countless accolades touting his company’s contributions to the water treatment industry, numerous awards, and recognition for multiple cutting edge technological patents and product designs.

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A pioneer of water treatment in India with a legacy spanning over five decades, Ion Exchange is recognised internationally as a premier company in water and environment management. We are among the largest environment solutions providers, one of very few companies worldwide with a complete range of technologies, products and services. This enables us to offer total solutions for every sector of society. With sales, production and service footprints across the globe, we serve our markets with a sustained focus on customer satisfaction, technological innovation and dedicated service. Our capability to deliver comprehensive solutions with complete technical support makes us a partner to depend on.


Nexom is a team of about 50 employees, spread across three offices in the United States and Canada, led by CEO Tom Pokorsky (former President of Sanitaire and ITT Industries’ Advanced Water Treatment) and President Martin Hildebrand (founder of Nelson Environmental, Nexom’s predecessor), and backed by the strength of XPV Water Partners, a leading investment firm focused on high growth water, related waste and environmental businesses globally. Nexom provides comprehensive answers to nutrients, and on-staff engineers supply consulting engineer clients with final design-ready drawings that maximize the efficacy of Nexom's proprietary technologies.


Veolia’s mission is to resource the world, helping our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. This means improving our clients’ energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes. We blend skills in operations, engineering and technology with innovative business models, offering a complete range of environmental solutions to meet the challenges of cities, governments, campuses, businesses and industries. At Veolia, we’re more than the world’s leading provider of environmental solutions - we’re dedicated to customized, cost-effective solutions that reflect best practices, environmental protection and a better quality of life.

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WesTech engineers and manufactures process equipment to provide solutions for customers in the industrial, mineral, municipal water, and municipal wastewater industries. Leaders in process expertise, WesTech designs and builds systems for seamless integration into our customers' specifications. The technologies we advance and apply benefit not only our customers, but society as a whole.

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