The City of Carencro has received an award for its efforts to prevent pollution.

Carencro was given the Environmental Leadership Program Municipality Recognition Award in Pollution Prevention for improvements it made to its water system. The city made improvements to its wastewater treatment system and installed more than 2,000 automatic meter reading systems on water meters throughout the city.

A new water plant, which is controlled by a state-of-the-art computer system, better regulates chemicals used in treating the city's water. That same system also sends alerts to the city's water/wastewater supervisor and allows him to solve problems by communicating with the system remotely from his computer.

Carencro Mayor Glenn Brasseaux, councilmen L.J. Boudreaux and J.L. Richard, and water/wastewater supervisor Buster Broussard accepted the award in Baton Rouge.