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.

Congratulations to all nominees.

Winner will be announced on September 24th during the WEFECT conference in Chicago, IL.


2019 Nominees

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Aktor is an international highly diversified company focused on Infrastructure, Building, Industrial, MEP, Solar Power Construction, EPC and Concession Contracts, Facility and Project Management. Our vision is to enhance further our role as a worldwide construction group by securing sustainable future development through continuous improvement of services based on our values such as integrity, teamwork, responsibility and transparency.


We are a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm, based in Kansas City, Missouri. Our staff of 5,700 includes engineers, architects, construction professionals, planners, estimators, economists, technicians and scientists, representing virtually all design disciplines. We plan, design, permit, construct and manage facilities all over the world, with one mission in mind: Make our clients successful. 


Cogent consists of 10 best-in-class partner companies providing pumping and process equipment solutions for specific vertical markets. — Automatic Engineering, BRI, Catalyst, Fluid Equipment, iME Solutions, Industrial Measurement and Control, Lee Mathews, Vanco, Vandevanter Engineering and Water Technology Group. With more than 200 employees covering 11 states, Cogent’s upward trend continues. Cogent earned a spot on the Kansas City Business Journal’s list of 150 Top Private Companies for the third year in a row, currently ranking #79 with $90.55 million in revenue for 2017.


Culligan is an American water treatment products company headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois. Culligan specializes in water softeners, water filtration systems and bottled water for residential and office applications. The company currently has over 600 dealers in the United States and Canada and sells its products in more than 90 countries. Its main competitors are a division of Veolia STI: Aquadem, and BWT in Europe.


We develop water solutions for the world. We set the standard in terms of innovation, efficiency, reliability and sustainability. We  are a pump company connecting with millions and millions of people every day. Our solutions help our partners and customers move water to where it is supposed to go. Providing drinking water for the smallest villages and the highest skyscrapers, treating and removing wastewater and bringing heat and comfort to the world – or cool it down if needed.


We know just how important water is to daily life. It’s somehow involved in everything thing we do, everything we use. When you need it, you expect it to be there — and you expect it to be clean and safe. That’s what our skilled teams of experts care about most, and focus on every day. Our customers are our number one priority, and we are proud to deliver clean, safe, reliable and affordable water and wastewater services. In Missouri we serve about 1.5 million people. 


Moleaer™ (Latin for “tiny air”) is the first company to leverage the unique properties of nanobubbles at industrial-scale. To leverage nanobubbles to unlock the full potential of oxygen for water treatment and crop production. We integrate nano-scale materials into proprietary technologies to deliver next-generation solutions for transferring gas into liquids. Our plug-and-play XTB Nanobubble Generator and nanoBoost enhance the performance and modify the functionality of liquids for a wide variety of applications ranging from wastewater treatment to plant growth enhancement.


Nexom is a team of about 50 employees, spread across three offices in the United States and Canada, led by CEO Tom Pokorsky and President Martin Hildebrand, 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.


Sanexen Environmental Services inc. is a contractor in contaminated site remediation and Water Main Rehabilitation. Over the past 30 years, our company has completed contracts totaling more than a billion Canadian dollars in the environmental and water main rehabilitation fields. We have developed a profound expertise as well as technologies adapted to the needs of private corporations and public organizations facing various environmental issues. We rely on the knowledge and experience of a team of more than 450 employees.


We are a nationally recognized full-service engineering, design-build, construction firm. Founded in 1981, our core business includes wastewater treatment, waste-to-energy, construction, and environmental projects. We have 120 professional and technical employees, principally located in two offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We also have full-time employees in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Detroit, Michigan; Atlanta, Georgia and Oakland, California as well as 15 permanent construction tradesmen. 


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.


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.


Through our signature citizenship program, Xylem Watermark, we bring clean water, sanitation and hygiene education to schools and communities in emerging markets, and respond with water solutions when disaster strikes around the globe. With greater strategic focus than ever before, a strong and experienced leadership team, a high-performance company culture and a clear plan for short- and long-term growth globally, we are building on the strength of our history to deliver a higher level of customer service, innovation and value — today and well into the future. 

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