May June Worth Noting

People/Awards; Education; Events


The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has promoted Dr. Eileen O’Neill to deputy executive director and Matthew Ries to chief technical officer.

The Government Finance Officers Association awarded the Mesa (Calif.) Consolidated Water District a Certificate of Achievement for its Comprehensive Annual Finance Report. The district also received the Meritorious Operating Budget Award from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers and an Exceptional Public Outreach award from the California Special Districts Association.

The American Council of Engineering Companies New Jersey chapter awarded a 2012 Engineering Excellence Distinguished Award to New Jersey American Water for its installation of a new water transmission main to Ancora Psychiatric Hospital.




The Arkansas Rural Water Association is offering these courses:

• May 15-17 – Basic Treatment, Lonoke

• May 22-24 – Basic Distribution, Clarksville

• May 31 – Water Short School, Smackover

• June 12-14 – Intermediate Distribution, Mt. Home

• June 20 – WUDB Debt Collection, West Helena

• June 26 – Basic Math, Lonoke

• June 27 – Applied Math, Lonoke

• June 26-28 – Basic Distribution

• June 28 – ADH Compliance, Lonoke




The California-Nevada Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

• May 15 – T1-T2 Review, Riverside

• May 16 – T1-T2 Math Review, Riverside

• May 16 – T3-T4 Math Review, Riverside

• May 17 – T3-T4 Review, Riverside

• May 23 – Water Use Efficiency Grade 1 Workshop, Rancho Cucamonga

• June 4 – Cross-Connection Control Specialist Course, Morgan Hill

• June 11 – Introduction to Water Distribution, Rancho Cucamonga

• June 21 – Cross-Connection Workshop, Rancho Cucamonga

• June 22 – Backflow Refresher, Rancho Cucamonga




The Illinois Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

• May 10 – Membrane Solutions for Water and Wastewater Treatment, Macomb Water Treatment Plant

• May 16 – Chemical Properties, Safety and Security, Mattoon Water Treatment Plant

• May 24 – Industrial Network Hacking Awareness and Prevention, Public Safety Facility, O’Fallon

• May 31 – Optimize Your Systems, Romeoville Municipal Center

• June 7 – Effective Backflow Programs, Westmont Public Works

• June 14 – Math for Water Works Operators, University of Illinois Extrension Office, St. Charles

• June 19 – Proper Applications and Maintenance of Various Valves, Mundelein Fire Station 1

• June 20 – Optimization of Water Treatment Plant Operations, Evanston Water Utility

• June 21 – Optimization of Water Treatment Plant Operations, Otter Lake Water Commission Maintenance Facility, Girard

• June 26 – Emergency Preparedness and Response, Fire Department Headquarters, O’Fallon



North Carolina

The North Carolina Section of AWWA and WEA is offering a course, “It’s Good to be Green: Project Funding and Sustainability in a Down Economy,” June 7 at the D.E. Benton WTP in Raleigh. Visit www.ncsafe



The Texas Water Utilities Association is offering these courses:

• May 15-17 – Water Distribution, New Braunfels

• June 11-13 – Pumps and Pumping, Carrollton

• June 19-21 – Pumps and Pumping, Longview




The Department of Natural Resources is offering these courses:

• May 15-16 – Iron, Zeolite and VOC Certification, Green Bay

• June 6 – Customer Service Seminar, Richfield

• June 7 – Regional Utility Management Training, Tomahawk

• June 19 – Chlorination and Associated Equipment and Systems, Plover

• June 20 – Chlorination and Associated Equipment and Systems, Mt. Horeb

• June 21 – Chlorination and Associated Equipment and Systems, Pewaukee

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May 8-10

Alaska Section – AWWA Conference, Fairbanks. Visit


May 15

AWWA ACE Online, featuring an online exhibit hall, seven live ACE12 professional sessions and five on-demand ACE12 sessions. Visit


June 5

Midwest Water and Wastewater Technology Conference, McHenry Community College, Crystal Lake, Ill. Visit


June 7

Arkansas Rural Water Association Operator Expo, ARWA Training Facility, Lonoke. (Scholarship Golf Tournament June 6 at Hurricane Creek Golf Course, Bryant). Visit


June 10-14

AWWA ACE12 Annual Conference and Exposition, Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Visit


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