Alexandria, Va. — The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is now accepting applications for its second annual National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards Program. Phase I and Phase II municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit holders are invited to submit an application by April 15, 2016.

The winners will be announced this summer following an expert committee review and selection process. Each applicant will be designated a bronze, silver, or gold community within the categories of both program management and innovation. WEF also will identify high-performers in program management and innovation. The Phase I and Phase II communities with the overall highest score will be recognized at the Stormwater Congress luncheon at WEFTEC 2016, which will take place Sept. 24-28 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.

The MS4 awards program launched in 2015 through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In its first year, the program received 8 Phase I and 22 Phase II applications.

For more information about the program, including the 2015 benchmarking results and last year’s winners, visit