Worth Noting - September/October 2012


Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey has been slated to deliver the keynote address at the 2012 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting, Dec. 4-7 in Las Vegas.

The Fremont (Neb.) Department of Utilities earned the eighth annual "Best of the Best" Water Taste Test title at the AWWA annual conference and exposition in Dallas.

The AWWA presented several awards at the conference:

Dr. Mark LeChevallier, director of innovation and environmental stewardship at American Water, Abel Wolman Award of Excellence.Steve Hrudey, professor emeritus in analytical and environmental toxicology, Department Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta, AP Black Research Award.Dr. Joseph Jacangelo of MWH in Lovettsville, Va., Volunteer of the Year.Kenneth Bouchard, retired director of facilities at Vista (Calif.) Irrigation District, Distinguished Public Service Award.Ray Raposa, executive director of the New England Water Works Association, Jack W. Hoffbuhr Award.



The AWWA will webcast the following programs:

Sept. 5 – Impact of U.S. EPA's Third Regulatory Determination on Water Utilities Oct. 3 – Lessons Learned From Water Utility Affordability ProgramsOct. 17 – Tips and Tricks — How To Get a JobOct. 24 – An Update on Causes and Solutions for Taste & Odor IssuesOct. 31 – Utility Perspective: Successful Biological Treatment ApplicationsNov. 7 – Revised Total Coliform Rule: What Utilities Need to Know,

Visit www.awwa.org.


The Arkansas Rural Water Association is offering these courses:

Sept. 11-13 – Intermediate Distribution, BonoSept. 12 – Water Short School, Heber SpringsSept. 25-27 – Basic Distribution, LonokeOct. 2 – Basic Math, LonokeOct. 3 – Applied Math, LonokeOct. 16-18 – Basic Treatment, Mountain HomeOct. 23-25 – Advanced Distribution, RogersOct. 30-31 – Intermediate Treatment, Lonoke

Visit www.arkansasruralwater.org.


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

Sept. 10 – D1-D2 Review, RiversideSept. 11 – D3-D4 Review, RiversideSept. 12 – D1-D2 Math Review, Rancho CucamongaSept. 12 – D3-D4 Math Review, Rancho CucamongaSept. 17 – Backflow Tester Course, SacramentoSept. 17 – Cross Connection Control Specialist Course, Rancho CucamongaSept. 28 – Backflow Refresher, Rancho CucamongaOct. 22 – Backflow Tester Course, Rancho CucamongaOct. 29 – T1-T2 Review, RiversideOct. 30 – T3-T4 Review, Riverside

Visit www.ca-nv-awwa.org.

North Carolina

The North Carolina Section of AWWA and WEA is offering these courses:

Sept. 17-20 – Voluntary Maintenance Technologist Certification School and Exam, Neuse River WWTP, RaleighOct. 15-19 – Coastal Collection & Distribution School, Carteret Community College, Morehead City

Visit www.ncsafewater.org.


The Texas Water Utilities Association is offering a Utilities Safety course, Sept. 11 in Carrolton. Visit www.twua.org.


The Department of Natural Resources is offering these courses:

Sept. 4-6, 11-13, Nov. 1 – Groundwater Supply and Distribution Certification, Fond du LacSept. 5-6 – Disinfection, Chippewa FallsSept. 12-13 – Phosphorus Removal, Chippewa FallsSept. 13 – Regional Utility Management Training, DodgevilleSept. 18 – Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazardous Communication "GHS," Control of Hazardous Energy, ShawanoSept. 25-27, Oct. 2-4, 16 – Groundwater Supply & Distribution Certification, Chippewa FallswwwwwwSept. 27 – Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazardous Communication "GHS," Control of Hazardous Energy, Elk MoundOct. 17-18 – Iron, Zeolite and VOC Certification, Chippewa FallsOct. 18 – Regional Utility Management Training, Lake HallieOct. 23-25 – Surface Water Certification, West BendOct. 30-31 – Iron, Zeolite and VOC Certification, West Bend

Visit dnr.wi.gov.


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