Best Employer in the Water and Wastewater Industry



Thank you to all who have nominated their organization for the Best Employer to Work for in the Water and Wastewater industry. 

Hunter Crown's annual contest to recognize the best employers in the water and wastewater industry is now OPEN for voting. Voting ends on September 17th.

Congratulations to all nominees!

Winner(s) will be announced on September 24th during the WEFTEC conference in Chicago, IL.


2019 Nominees


Scroll down to learn more about each nominee!


Founded in 2011, Banyan Water is the leading provider of total water management software for the built environment. Using smart devices and real-time monitoring and analytics, Banyan protects Earth’s most precious resource while generating untapped revenue for clients. Since the company’s inception, Banyan has saved more than 3 billion gallons of water—equivalent to the resources required to make 150 million pints of beer—and in 2018, increased customer asset value by $20 million.


With a mission unchanged since 1898 — make our clients successful — our more than 7,000 professionals partner with you on the toughest challenges, constantly working to make the world an amazing place. As a 100 percent employee-owned firm ranking in the top 5 percent for safety, each professional brings an ownership mentality to our projects. That means we think like owners, working through each challenge until it’s resolved, exceeding our clients’ goals. This dedication and drive positions us as an industry leader.


CCS-Industrial Services provides industrial cleaning and spill response to almost every pulp and paper mill in the Pacific Northwest. We also service major oil companies and a wide range of manufacturing and industrial clients. CCS has demonstrated its ability to complete large and complex industrial cleaning challenges on schedule, within budget, and in compliance with the most stringent industrial health & safety programs. No industrial cleaning job is too large or too small for CCS.


Environmental Site Solutions is a family owned business seeking to provide excellent customer service and superior products. Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, ESS has a deep commitment to providing products and services promoting cleaner water and air. The founder, Mike Tallering, has worked in the water treatment industry for over 20 years and brings a wealth of technical knowledge and industry relations to help meet your facility or site needs.


We want to deliver the world to the next generation in a better state than we inherited. Grundfos, based in Bjerringbro, Denmark, provides innovative water solutions. As a pioneer and global leader in water pump technology, the company is creating intelligent, sustainable solutions to help solve the world’s water and climate challenges. To complement its global presence, Grundfos is committed to the American market with regional headquarters in the Houston, Texas area. Operations, sales and service facilities staff over 1,200 employees across North America.


Since 1977, Hydra-Tech has pioneered the development of Hydraulic Drive Submersible Pumps and continue to develop new products to keep pace with today's changing world. We have a 40 year tradition of listening to what the customer wants to accomplish and then applying our engineering and manufacturing skills to meet those requirements. Whether it’s a catalog or custom product, we promise to do the work up front to make sure that the product we deliver exceeds customer expectations.


Our mission is 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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