Worth Noting - January 2010

People/Awards; Education; Calendar


Jim Clark, vice president of Black & Veatch, received the Water Environment Federation’s Engelbrecht International Achievement Award.

Gary Englund received the Vere R. Ewing Award from the South Dakota Water and Wastewater Association.

DC Water and Sewer Authority was named to CIO magazine’s annual list of Top 100 organizations that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology.

Mark McGuire received the Arthur Sidney Bedell Award from the Iowa Water Pollution Control Association.

Tim Snyder received the William D. Hatfield Award from the Iowa Water Pollution Control Association.

Alaina Leggette received the Louisiana Stockholm Junior Water Prize.

The Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators Inc. named the following award recipients:

• City of Woodstock North Wastewater Treatment Facility, Class A, Group 1 Plant Award

• City of St. Charles West Wastewater Treatment Facility, Class B, Group 2 Plant Award

• City of Jerseyville, Class C, Group 3 Plant Award

• Village of Durand, Class D, Group 4 Plant Award

• Danny Piquard, City of Carbondale, Operator of the Year

TPO welcomes your contributions to this “People” listing. To recognize members of your plant team, please send notices of new hires, promotions, service milestones, certifications or achievements to editor@tpomag.com.


Kansas Water Environment Association

The KWEA has these courses:

• Jan. 7 – Small Systems Wastewater, Garden City

• Jan. 13 – Waste Stabilization Ponds, Dodge City

• Jan. 14 – Small Wastewater Systems, Clearwater

• Jan. 16 – Small Systems Wastewater Operations, Goodland

• Jan. 22-23 – Stormwater Management, Hays

• Jan. 27 – Membranes for Wastewater Treatment, Garden City

• Jan. 28-29 – Activated Sludge, Pittsburg

• Jan. 29-30 – Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse, Medicine Lodge

• Feb. 3 – Wastewater Recertification Preparation, Dodge City

• Feb. 3-4 – Small Wastewater Systems

• Feb. 5-6 – Wastewater Treatment, Hays

• Feb. 10 – Special Environmental Topics, Dodge City

• Feb. 17 – Ultraviolet for Wastewater Treatment, Garden City

• Feb. 17-18 – Wastewater Math, Concordia

• Feb. 17-18 – Wastewater Examination Preparation School, Hays

• Feb. 18-19 – Wastewater Treatment, Topeka

• Feb. 24 – Ethics, Dodge City

• Feb. 25-26 – Wastewater Treatment, Independence

• Feb. 27 – Small Systems Wastewater, Dodge City

Visit www.kwea.net

Texas Water Utilities Association

The TWUA has this course in Waco:

• Feb. 9-11 – Basic Wastewater

Visit www.twua.org

University of Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development is offering the following courses in Orlando, Fla.:

• Feb. 2-3 – Upgrading Your Sanitary Sewer Maintenance Program

• Feb. 4-5 – Designing Wastewater Pumping Systems and Lift Stations

Visit http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The Wisconsin DNR has these courses:

• Jan. 25-29 – General Wastewater Treatment, Chippewa Falls

• Feb. 2 – Wastewater Math, Oconomowoc

• Feb. 3-4 – Primary Treatment – Intro and Advanced Wastewater, Green Bay

• Feb. 16 – Confined Space Entry (Wastewater), Chippewa Falls

• Feb. 18 – Cross Connection Control (Wastewater), Chippewa Falls

• Feb. 22-26 – General Wastewater Treatment, Green Bay

Visit www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/es/science/opcert/training.htm.


Jan. 24-27

New England Water Environment Association Annual Conference & Exhibition, Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel, Boston. Visit www.newea.org.

Jan. 28-29

Snowball Wastewater Conference, Holiday Inn, Kearney, Neb. Visit www.ne-wea.org.

Jan. 31-Feb. 3

New York Water Environment Association Annual Meeting, Marriott Marquis, New York. Visit www.nywea.org.

Feb. 2

Iowa Water Pollution Control Association Maintenance Conference, Ankeny, Iowa. Visit www.iawpca.org.

Feb. 21-24

The Utility Management Conference, InterContinental San Francisco, San Francisco. Call 703/684-2441 or visit www.wef.org.

Feb. 24-27

Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo International, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky. Call 800/257-7222 or visit www.pumpershow.com.


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