Worth Noting - March 2010

People/Awards; Education; Calendar


The Alabama Water Environment Association named its 2009 award winners:

• Cherokee Nitrogen (Cherokee), Plant Excellence in Industrial Wastewater Treatment Award (Category I: Physical Treatment)

• International Paper (Prattville), Plant Excellence in Industrial Wastewater Treatment Award (Category III: Biological Treatment)

• American Protein (Cullman County) and Tyson Foods-Blountsville (Blount County), Plant Excellence in Industrial Wastewater Treatment Award (Category IV: Biological and Physical Treatment)

• Lucy Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant (Limestone County Water & Sewer Authority), Plant Excellence in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Award (<1 MGD WWTP)

• Trussville Wastewater Treatment Plant (Jefferson County), Plant Excellence in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Award (1-10 MGD WWTP)

• Turkey Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (Jefferson County), Plant Excellence in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Award (<10 MGD WWTP)

• Village Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (Jefferson County) and C.C. Williams Wastewater Treatment Plant (Mobile), Plant Excellence in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Award (>10 MGD WWTP)

• Mark Huber (Huntsville), Golden Manhole Award

• Mark Lowery (Mobile), William D. Hatfield Award

• Tim Patton (Volkert and Associates Inc.), Arthur Sidney Bedell Award

The Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association named its 2009 award winners:

• Jon Hays, Lakehaven Utility District, Washington Treatment Plant Operator of the Year

• Paul Schuler, GE Water, Arthur Sidney Bedell Award

• Linda Kelly, WEF, Individual Distinguished Achievement Award

• Kim Ashmore, City of Centralia, Lyman Ketcum Award

• Kristi Nelson, HDR Engineering, Young Professional of the Year Award

• Tony Samartino, City of Boise, Idaho Operator of the Year

• Brett VanBrunt, City of Pocatello, Idaho Collections Operator of the Year

• Chris Miccolis, City of Redmond, Oregon Operator of the Year

• Bill Appleby, City of Chehalis, Washington Collections Operator of the Year

• Bill Strait, City of Redmond, Oregon Collections Operator of the Year

• Carlo Spani, Clean Water Services, President’s Award

• The University of Colorado-Boulder (team comprised of Leanne Miller, Sean Aronson, Rishabh Iyer, John Craven, Bradley Short, Jayson Ellis and their faculty advisor, Dr. Angela Bielefeldt), received a 2009 Student Design Competition Award in the Wastewater Design Category from the Water Environment Federation.

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.­


American Water Works Association

AWWA published the second edition of The Water Dictionary, a deskreference providing definitions for more than 15,000 water- and wastewater-related words and phrases. Visit www.awwa.org/bookstore.

Kansas Water Environment Association

The KWEA has these courses:

• March 4-5 – Ethics, Phillipsburg

• March 10 – Small Systems Wastewater Operations, WaKeeney

• March 11-12 – Applied Math for Wastewater Operators, Hays

• March 16 – Membranes Treatment, Garden City

• March 18-19 – Natural Systems for Wastewater Treatment, Medicine Lodge

• March 24-25 – Activated Sludge Process Evaluation and Control, Garnett

• March 26 – Small Wastewater Systems, Kinsley

• March 30 – Membranes Treatment, Garden City

• March 30-31 – Plant Optimization, El Dorado

• March 31-April 1 – Biological Nutrient Removal, Lawrence

• April 1-2 – Wastewater Certification Preparation, Dodge City

• April 6 – Ethics, Ulysses

• April 7-8 – Wastewater Stabilization, Chanute

• April 8-9 – Wastewater Certification Preparation, Phillipsburg

• April 13 – Safety, Kinsley

• April 16 – Small Wastewater Systems, Syracuse

• April 21-22 – Utilities Management, Fort Scott

• April 22-23 – Wastewater Stabilization, Medicine Lodge

• April 27 – Wastewater Stabilization, Manhattan Visit www.kwea.net.

Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association

The RMWEA is offering a March 25 Industrial Wastewater Treatment seminar, location to be announced. Visit www.rmwea.org.

Texas Water Utilities Association

The TWUA has these courses in Waco:

• March 2 – Basic Wastewater, Carrollton

• March 30 – Wastewater Collection, Waco Visit www.twua.org.

University of Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development is offering a course in Designing Wastewater Pumping Systems and Lift Stations in Madison April 21-23. Visit http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

Virginia Water Environment Association

The VWEA has a Wastewater Seminar in Charlottesville March 1. Visit www.vwea.org.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The Wisconsin DNR has these courses:

• March 2-3 – Wastewater Ponds-Intro and Advanced, Rhinelander

• March 9 – Spring Wastewater/Biosolids Symposium, Stevens Point

• March 9-11 – Wastewater Lab Intro, Madison

• March 17-18 – Wastewater Disinfection-Intro & Advanced, Chippewa Falls

• March 29-31 – General Wastewater Treatment, Madison

• April 5-6 – Activated Sludge-Intro (Wastewater), Green Bay

• April 7-8 – Activated Sludge-Intro (Wastewater), Green Bay

• April 13-14 – Anaerobic Digestion-Intro (Wastewater), Chippewa Falls

• April 15 – Anaerobic Digestion-Advanced (Wastewater), Chippewa Falls

• April 19-20 – Mechanical Sludge Handling-Intro and Advanced (Wastewater), Madison

• April 20-21 – Lab-Advanced (Wastewater), Oconomowoc

• April 27-29 – Phosphorus Removal-Intro and Advanced (Wastewater), Stevens Point

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


March 1-3

Illinois Water Environment Association Annual Conference & Expo, Embassy Suites, East Peoria, Ill. Call 309/694-0200 or visit www.iweasite.org.

March 7-10

Cities of the Future 2010, Boston Marriott Cambridge, Boston, Mass. Call 703/684-2441 or visit www.wef.org.

March 15-17

Hawaii Water Environment Association Conference, Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Visit www.hwea.org.

March 16-17

2010 Industrial Conference & Expo, Callaway Gardens Convention Center, Pine Mountain, Ga. Call 770/618-8690 or visit www.gawp.org.

March 24-26

Globe 2010, at Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada. Call 604/695-5001 or visit www.globe2010.com.

March 28-30

IWA/WEF Wastewater Treatment Modeling Seminar, Chateau Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada. Visit www.wef.org.

April 11-14

Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators Association Annual Conference, Galt House Hotel and Suites, Louisville, Ky. Visit www.kwwoa.org.

April 13-14

2010 Spring Conference & Expo, Columbus Convention & Trade Center, Columbus, Ga. Visit www.gawp.org.

April 13-15

Nevada Water Environment Association Conference, J.A. Nugget Hotel & Casino, Sparks, Nev. Visit http://nvwea.org.

April 18-20

North Carolina AWWA-WEA Spring Conference, New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, New Bern, N.C. Call 919/784-9030 or visit www.ncsafewater.org.

April 18-20

Water Environment Association of Ontario Annual Conference, London Convention Centre, London, Ontario. Call 416/410-6933 or visit www.weao.org.

April 18-21

Alabama Water Environment Association, at Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach, Ala. Call 205/349-0067 or visit www.awea-al.com.

April 25-28

Maritime Provinces Water and Wastewater Association Annual Seminar, Delta Brunswick, Saint John, New Brunswick. Call 888/890-3222 or visit www.mpwwa.ca.


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