In 1972, the City of Burlingame contracted with Veolia Water North America to provide full operations and maintenance services for the facility. The Burlingame partnership has withstood the test of time and given the industry a strong template for public-private partnerships. The partnership has also received notable recognition for excellence as noted below.
2005 California Water Environment Association Safety Award for plants with less than 25 employees.
2006 Water Environment Federation – George W. Burke Safety Award
1999 Outstanding Achievement Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors
1999 Winner of the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships Award