Worth Noting - January 2011

People/Awards; Education; Calendar


Rajeshwar Dayal Tyagi of the Eau Terre Environnement Research Center won the International Water Association’s 2010 Global Honour Award for Applied Research.

The Gresham (Ore.) Wastewater Treatment Plant received the National Association of Clean Water Agencies Platinum Peak Performance Award.

Tyler Richards has been named the president of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals.

The Illinois Water Environment Association received the 2010 Outstanding Member Association Award from the Water Environment Federation Board of Trustees.

The Maize Wastewater Treatment Plant received the 2009 Best Maintained and Operated Plant Award from the Kansas Water Environment Association.

The Elkton Wastewater Treatment Plant received the System of the Year Award from the Maryland Rural Water Association.

Chris Groh of the Wisconsin Rural Water Association received the Wastewater Peer Leadership Award from the National Rural Water Association.

50 years of performance

The Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., marked 50 years of operation Sept. 29 with a celebration attended by present and past employees, city leaders, neighboring treatment plant employees, venders, consultants and contractors.

The city began operating the 42 mgd plant in June 1960. The treatment processes included two coarse screens on the influent, three 42 mgd influent pumps, a grit removal system, four primary clarifiers, six anaerobic sludge digesters, and two vacuum filters to dewater the digested sludge.

The plant has been steadily upgraded since and is now an activated sludge secondary treatment facility with a total 220 mgd wet-weather capacity, 140 mgd design flow, and 66 mgd average flow. Class B biosolids are anaerobically digested, centrifuged, and land-applied on farms in Tennessee and Alabama.

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The California Water Environment Association has a SARBS Collection Seminar on Jan. 20 in Huntington Beach. Visit www.cwea.org.

South Carolina

The Water Environment Association of South Carolina has these courses:

• Jan. 24-27 – Distribution/Collection School, Myrtle Beach

• Jan. 20 – Joint Emergency Preparedness, location to be announced

• Feb. 9-10 – Customer Service Workshop, Lexington

Visit www.weasc.org.


The Texas Water Utilities Association has a Utility Safety course Jan. 11-13 in Kingsville. Visit www.twua.org.

The Water Environment Association of Texas has a Collection Systems Conference Jan. 12-13 in San Marcos. Visit www.weat.org.


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has these courses:

• Feb. 1-3 – Phosphorus Removal, Introduction and Advanced, Oconomowoc

• Feb. 1-3 – Supply and Distribution, Green Bay

• Feb. 8-9 – Disinfection, Introduction and Advanced, Madison

• Feb. 8-10 – Supply and Distribution, Green Bay

• Feb. 14-18 – General Wastewater Treatment, Introduction and Advanced, Green Bay

• Feb. 15 – Water Supply Safety, Chippewa Falls

• Feb. 17 – Security and Emergency Planning for Utilities, Chippewa Falls

• Feb. 22-23 – Anaerobic Digestion, Introduction, Appleton

• Feb. 24 – Anaerobic Digestion, Advanced, Appleton

• Feb. 24 – 2011 Government Affairs Seminar, Middleton

• Feb. 28-March 4 – General Wastewater Treatment, Introduction and Advanced, Chippewa Falls

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


Jan. 9-12

Nutrient Recovery and Management 2011, Hilton Miami Downtown, Miami, Fla. Call 703/684-2441 or visit www.wef.org.

Jan. 12-13

Impaired Waters Symposium 2011: Spanning the Water Quality Continuum – From Standards to TMDLs, Hilton Miami Downtown, Miami, Fla. Call 703/684-2441 or visit www.wef.org.

Jan. 23-26

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

Feb. 6-9

New York Water Environment Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition, New York Marriott Marquis, New York, N.Y. Visit www.nywea.org.

Feb. 8-11

Utility Management Conference 2011, Downtown Denver, Denver, Colo. Visit www.wef.org.

March 2-5

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


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