Umgeni Water strives for a consistently high standard in all activities, and this is reflected in the numerous awards won by the company over time: Some of the awards and accolades Umgeni Water have received are:
In May 2019, Umgeni Water received an award from Mangosuthu University of Technology for the commitment to work in the integrated learning program.
- FNB KZN Top Business Portfolio Award for Best Performing Utility for three consecutive years.
- Nine Blue drop Awards for Excellence in Water Quality Management: 2012
- Umgeni Water won the Golden Arrow Award in 2006 and 2007, for contributing towards the KwaZulu Natal economy.
- 23 September 2004 – Golden Arrow Award – received for Umgeni Water’s outstanding contribution to social upliftment, international and local investment opportunities in the water and gas sector for the KwaZulu Natal province.
- 10 August 2004 – The Top Women in Business and Government award – received for the Top 5 Gender Empowered Companies during 2004.
- May 2004 – The Platinum Noscar award in the NOSA 2004 audit – received for one of its largest waterworks, Midmar based on its Integrated Safety, Health, and Environmental Standard management system. Midmar waterworks is the first water site to attain a Platinum Noscar internationally.
- Best Company in the Public Sector. This was accomplished in the respected Deloitte Best Company to Work for survey in October 2005.