1. On September 19, 2002, the Storm Drain Detectives were recognized for their work by the "Targeted Opportunities to Prevent Pollution in San Joaquin County " (TOPPS). An Environmental Excellence First Place Award in the Public Sector was presented to the City of Lodi Public Works Department, for their work in establishing the Storm Drain Detectives.
2. The 2002 Regional Excellence Honorable Mention Award was presented on March 7, 2003 at the Regional Excellence Awards Ceremony by the San Joaquin Council of Governments.