Worth Noting - June 2011

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J.B. Myers Enterprises in Blairsville, Pa., received the Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence.

The City of Toledo-Bay View wastewater treatment plant received the 2010 Pacesetter Plant Award for excellence in developing a state-of-the-art combined cycle power plant that produces renewable energy and reduces the city’s carbon footprint.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta, and Stantec Consulting Engineers of Edmonton, Alberta, received an Award of Merit from the Consulting Engineers of Alberta, and the 2010 Northwest Trenchless Project of the Year Award from the North American Society for Trenchless Technology for a wastewater pipeline project.

The Hawaii Section of the American Water Works Association announced award recipients for 2010:

• Paul Kemp, George Warren Fuller Award

• Lisa Appelgate, Special Recognition Award

• Russell Okita, Outstanding Section Member Award

The Hale Avenue Resource Recovery Wastewater Facility in Escondido, Calif., received three awards from the San Diego Section of the California Water Environment Association:

• 2010 Plant of the Year

• Sarah Hooper, Operator of the Year

• Christina Moran, Laboratory Person of the Year

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British Columbia

The British Columbia Water & Waste Association has these courses:

• May 30-June 3 – Wastewater Treatment I, Fort St. John

• May 30-June 3 – Wastewater Distribution I, Fort St. John

• June 1-2 – Small Wastewater Systems, Fort St. John

Visit www.bcwwa.org.



The Texas Water Utilities Association has these courses:

• June 1 – Pump and Pumping, Longview

• June 21 – Basic Wastewater, Victoria

• July 18 – Utilities Management, Carrollton

• July 19 – Utilities Calculations, Gatesville

Visit www.twua.org.


Water Environment Federation

The WEF has a Perspectives on Collection Systems Rehabilitation and Replacement seminar on June 1 via webcast. Visit www.wef.org.



The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has these courses:

• June 15 – Personal Protective Equipment, Plover

• July 14 – Excavation “Competent Person” Safety, Plover

• July 28 – Permit-Required Confined Space Entry, Ashwaubenon

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



June 5-8

Pennsylvania Water Environment Association Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Lancaster Marriott. Call 570/549-2204 or visit www.pwea.org.


June 6-8

New York Water Environment Association/New Jersey Water Environment Association, The Sagamore Hotel, Lake George. Visit www.nywea.org.


June 8-10

Iowa Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Coralville. Visit www.iawea.org.


June 12-15

Water Environment Federation Conference: Collection Systems 2011, Raleigh, N.C. Visit www.wef.org.


June 12-16

ACE: American Water Works Association Annual Conference & Exhibition, Washington, D.C. Visit www.awwa.org.


June 21-23

Ohio Water Environment Association Annual Conference & Exhibit Expo, Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Sandusky. Call 614/488-5800 or visit www.ohiowea.org.


June 26-29

Michigan Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire. Visit www.mi-wea.org.


July 10-13

Georgia Association of Water Professionals Annual Conference & Expo, Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Savannah, Ga. Visit www.gawp.org.


July 21-22

Nebraska Water Environment Association’s Heartland Operators Conference, Holiday Inn, Kearney, Neb. Call 402/228-5221 or visit www.ne-wea.org.


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