Worth Noting - January 2012

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The Fiesta Village Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (Lee County, Fla.) received the Florida Water Environment Association’s 2011 Earle B. Phelps Award in the advanced wastewater treatment plant category. The award honors wastewater treatment plants that have maintained the highest levels of pollutant removal.

The Wastewater Treatment Division of the City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department received a Platinum Peak Performance Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (St. Paul, Minn.) received a Gold Award from Xcel Energy for the highest electrical savings of all the utility’s large commercial and industrial customers in an eight-state area.

The North Liberty Membrane Bioreactor Wastewater Treatment Plant received the Outstanding Civil Engineering Project Achievement Award from the Iowa Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

CH2M HILL received the WateReuse International Award from the WateReuse Association for the Luggage Point Advanced Water Project (Australia).

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The Michigan Water Environment Association has a Wastewater Administrators seminar in Frankenmuth Jan. 19-20. Visit www.mi-wea.org.



The Texas Water Utilities Association has these courses:

• Jan. 24 – Basic Wastewater, Longview

• Feb. 14 – Distribution, Longview

• Feb. 29 – Safety, Mineola

• March 13 – Wastewater Collection, Carrollton

• March 19 – Management, Texarkana

• March 20 – Safety, New Braunfels

• March 27 – Safety, Longview

Visit www.twua.org.



The Water Environment Association of Utah has a Biosolids 101 seminar on Feb. 15. Visit www.weau.org.



The Virginia Water Environment Association has an Industrial Waste and Pretreatment seminar March 5-6 in Charlottesville. Visit www.vwea.org.


Water Environment Federation

The WEF has a Wastewater Treatment Modeling seminar Feb. 26-28 in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec. Visit www.wef.org or www.modeleau.org/WWTmod2012.



The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering these courses:

• Feb. 1-2 – Ponds and Lagoons: Introduction and Advanced, Fennimore

• Feb. 6-10 – General Wastewater Treatment: Introduction and Advanced, Madison

• Feb. 21-22 – Anaerobic Digestion: Introduction, Burlington

• Feb. 23 – Anaerobic Digestion: Advanced, Burlington

• Feb. 27-29 – General Wastewater Treatment: Introduction and Advanced, Green Bay

• March 6-7 – Ponds and Lagoons: Introduction and Advanced, Manitowoc

• March 13-14 – Disinfection: Introduction and Advanced, Green Bay

• March 19-23 – General Wastewater Treatment: Introduction and Advanced, Chippewa Falls

• March 26-27 – Mechanical Sludge Handling: Introduction and Advanced, Oconomowoc

Visit www.dnr.state.wi.us.

The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development is offering the following courses:

• March 26-27 – Upgrading Your Sanitary Sewer Maintenance Program, Madison

• March 28-30 – Wastewater Pumping Systems and Lift Stations, Madison

Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

The Wisconsin Wastewater Operators Association has a Spring Biosolids Symposium March 21 in Stevens Point. Visit www.wwoa.org.


Calendar of Events

Jan. 22-25

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


Jan. 30-Feb. 2

Water Environment Federation Utility Management Conference 2012, Hyatt Regency Miami, Fla. Call 703/684-2441 or visit www.wef.org.


Feb. 5-8

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


Feb. 7-8

Michigan Water Environment Association and Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association Joint Expo, Lansing Center. Call 517/627-0913 or visit www.mi-wea.org.


March 13-14

Georgia Association of Water Professionals Industrial Conference & Expo, Callaway Gardens Convention Center, Pine Mountain. Visit www.gawp.org.


March 19-22

Illinois Water Environment Association and the Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association Joint Annual Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield. Visit www.iweasite.org.


March 24-28

Missouri Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Osage Beach. Visit www.mwea.org.


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