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Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.’s United Taconite Mine received the Wastewater Treatment Facility Operational Award from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The award is given for outstanding operation, maintenance and management of wastewater treatment systems.

The Vernon (Conn.) Water Pollution Control Facility received a Congressional Record Statement from U.S. Rep. Joseph Courtney for winning a Wastewater Utility of the Year Award from the New England Water Environment Association.

Clean’s plant in O’Fallon, Mo., received the 2011 Gold Award for Outstanding Practices in Wastewater Pretreatment from the Missouri Water and Environmental Association.

The Whitewater (Wis.) Wastewater Treatment Plant Laboratory was named the best large certified lab in the state by the Department of Natural Resources.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recognized the following people and facilities for maintaining a perfect record of compliance with their wastewater treatment permits during 2011:

• Jerry Vogt, City of Worthington-Worthington Industrial

• Scot Spranger, Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District

• Henning Wastewater Treatment Facility

Paula Byers, laboratory supervisor with the Town of Culpepper (Va.) Wastewater Treatment Plant, received the Laboratory Technician of the Year Award from the Virginia Rural Water Association.

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The Illinois Water Environment Association has a Nutrient Removal and Recovery workshop on Sept. 13 in Sandwich. Visit



The Kansas Water Environment Association has an Electrical Motors and Drives seminar Aug. 8-9 in Emporia. Visit



The Kentucky Water & Wastewater Operators Association has a Confined Space Training workshop on Aug. 16 in London: Visit



The Michigan Water Environment Association is offering the following courses:

• Sept. 6 – Collection Systems Seminar, East Lansing

• Oct. 30 – Health and Safety Seminar, East Lansing




The New England Water Environment Association has a Collection Systems Seminar and Exhibit on Sept. 11 in Westford. Visit


North Carolina

The North Carolina-AWWA-WEA is offering the following courses:

• Aug. 6-10 – Collection and Distribution School, Morganton

• Sept. 11 – Advanced Topics in Wastewater Seminar, Lexington

• Sept. 27 – Collection and Distribution Seminar, Greensboro


New York

The New York Water Environment Association has a Fundamentals of Wastewater Asset Management seminar on Aug. 29 in Potsdam. Visit



The Wisconsin Wastewater Operators Association has a Microscopic Examination of Activated Sludge seminar on Aug. 13 in Birnamwood. Visit

The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development has a Processes, Design and Operation seminar Sept. 25-27 in Madison. Visit


Calendar of Events

Aug. 7-9

International Society of Automation Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium, Holiday Inn Castle Resort, Orlando, Fla. Visit


Aug. 26-29

American Public Works Association Expo, Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center. Visit


Aug. 28-30

Kansas Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Topeka. Visit


Sept. 9-12

Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Copper Mountain, Colo.Visit


Sept. 12-14

South Dakota Water and Wastewater Association Annual Conference, Ramkota Convention Center, Rapid City. Visit


Sept. 13-14

New York Water Environment Association Science and Technical Conference, Hotel Thayer, West Point. Visit


Sept. 19-20

Kentucky Water & Wastewater Operators Association Fall Wastewater Training Conference, Falls of the Rough. Visit


Sept. 29-Oct. 3

Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Visit


Oct. 9-12

Wisconsin Wastewater Operators Association Annual Conference, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells. Visit


Oct. 14-16

Atlantic Canada Water & Wastewater Association Annual Conference, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Visit


Oct. 21-24

Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, Boise Centre, Boise, Idaho. Visit


Oct. 23-24

New England Water Environment Association Northeast Residuals, Biosolids and Energy Conference, Amherst, Mass. Visit


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