The City of Mississauga, along with the Region of Peel and Credit Valley Conservation
Authority were awarded the Public Works Project of the Year Award from the Ontario Public Works
Association (OPWA) for the Cooksville Flooding Remediation Program. The
award was given in Environment Category Less than $2 million.
The award acknowledges the organizations for their collaborative approach in creating a
multi-discipline leadership committee, Cooksville Creek Task Force, lead by
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion to develop remedial action plans addressing residential
basement flooding issues that occurred after an intense rainfall in August 2009.
The OPWA's Public Works Project of the Year awards are intended to promote the excellence in
the management and administration of public works projects by recognizing the alliance between
the managing agency, the consultant/architect/engineer, and the contractor. Awards are given in
three monetary divisions from five categories.