Criteria and Selection
The CMT Gives Back recipient must demonstrate the need for awarding the project to their community by highlighting the condition of deteriorating infrastructure, defining the problems to be solved, showing good stewardship of facilities, and illustrating the good faith efforts taken to date.
Additionally, candidates should detail funding challenges, and the importance of this project to the municipality and stakeholders. Photos of the infrastructure are also required.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of independent judges from the water and wastewater industry. The judges will base their decision on severity of the problem and feasibility of the project and impact to the community. Semi-finalists will be selected for additional consideration. Conference calls and site visits by the judges will be conducted at this level. The final decision will be made in November and the project will commence in 2018.
“The Town of Burnsville has truly scored a homerun,” said Burnsville Mayor Danny McIntosh. “CMT approached the town about this program earlier this year with an offer to repair, recoat, and paint the town's two million gallon water storage tank. The tank was in dire need of work, but because the cost was over $50,000, the possibility of doing the work soon was remote. CMT came to the rescue with their program to give back to our community.”