Worth Noting - August 2011

People/Awards; Education; Calendar


Leonard Pompa of the Delta Diablo Sanitation District won the California Water Environment Association Gimmicks & Gadgets State Award for his invention, the TroughONator. The device ensures that grease scum stays in the settling basin and not on cleaning equipment, railings, walkways or operators’ clothing or bodies.

The New Holstein (Wis.) Wastewater Treatment Plant received the 2011 Laboratory of the Year Award for small registered facilities from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The Newnan Utilities Mineral Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant received the Georgia Association of Water Professionals Award for Best Operated Municipal Wastewater Plant of the Year.

Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend Refinery recently received a Minnesota Wastewater Treatment Facility Operational Award from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Gary Cornell, chairman/CEO of BLACOH Fluid Control (Riverside, Calif.), was honored by the Hydraulic Institute for his technical leadership and contributions in the creation of ANSI/HI Standards.

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The Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators Association has these courses:

• Aug. 17 – Confined Space, Bowling Green

• Aug. 18 – Confined Space, Beattyville

Visit www.kwwoa.org.



The New England Water Environment Association has a Lab Practices and Microconstituents seminar in Lawrence on Sept. 14. Visit www.newea.org.



The Michigan Water Environment Association has these courses:

• Sept. 8 – Collections, Bath

• Sept. 27-28 – Biosolids, Kalamazoo

• Oct. 25 – Health and Safety Seminar, East Lansing

Visit www.mi-wea.org.


New York

The New York Water Environment Association has these courses:

• Aug. 11 – Pumps, TBA

• Oct. 11 – Confined Space, Potsdam

Visit www.nywea.org.


North Carolina

The North Carolina-American Water Works Association has these courses:

• Aug. 11 – Back to the Basics, Greenville

• Sept. 20 – Safety, Clemmons

Visit www.ncsafewater.org.



The Ohio Water Environment Association has a Plant Operations course in Lewis Center Sept. 21-22. Visit www.ohiowea.org.



The Pennsylvania Water Environment Association has these courses:

• Sept. 14 – Securing Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Camp Hill

• Sept. 22 – Securing Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Hamburg

• Sept. 23 – Securing Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Pittsburgh

Visit www.pwea.org.



The Texas Water Utilities Association has these courses:

• Aug. 9 – Pumps and Pumping, Carrollton

• Aug. 15 – Pumps and Pumping, Corpus Christi

• Sept. 12 – Safety, Corpus Christi

• Sept. 13 – Utilities Calculations, Carrollton

• Sept. 14 – Management, Corpus Christi

• Sept. 19 – Calculations, Corpus Christi

• Sept. 20 – Wastewater Collection, Victoria

• Oct. 11 – Wastewater Collection, Waco

Visit www.twua.org.

The Water Environment Association of Texas has a Capacity, Management, Operation and Maintenance: Proactive Approach seminar in Austin Aug. 11-12. Visit www.weat.org.



The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has a Confined-Space Entry Hands-On Training seminar in Plover on Aug. 18. Visit www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/es/science/opcert/training.htm.



July 31-Aug. 3

Water Environment Federation Energy and Water 2011: Efficiency, Generation, Management and Climate Impacts, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago. Call 703/684-2441 or visit www.wef.org.


Aug. 1-2

Virginia Water Environment Association Annual GLP Conference, Omni Charlottesville Hotel. Visit www.vwea.org.


Aug. 30-Sept. 1

Kansas Water Environment Association and Kansas Section-American Water Works Association Annual Joint Conference, Capitol Plaza Hotel, Topeka. Call 785/357-4780 or visit www.kwea.net.


Sept. 14-15

Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators Association Fall Conference. Visit www.kwwoa.org.


Sept. 15-16

New York Water Environment Association 2011 Science and Technical Conference, Hotel Thayer, West Point. Call 315/422-7811 or www.nywea.org.


Sept. 18-21

Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association Building Professional Excellence Conference, Hilton Vancouver (Wash.). Call 208/455-8381 or visit www.pncwa.org.


Sept. 18-21

Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Loveland, Colo. Visit www.rmwea.org.


Sept. 25-27

The Water Environment of Ontario National Residuals and Biosolids Conference, Centre des Congres, Quebec City. Visit www.weao.org.


Oct. 2-4

Atlantic Canada Water & Wastewater Association 2011 Annual Conference, Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre, St. John’s, Newfoundland. Visit www.acwwa.ca.


Oct. 4-7

Wisconsin Wastewater Operators Association Annual Conference, La Crosse. Visit www.wwoa.org.


Oct. 15-19

Water Environment Federation WEFTEC 2011, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles. Visit www.weftec.org.


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