Worth Noting - November 2012

Worth Noting - November 2012
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A wastewater treatment design by Timmons Group Inc. (Richmond, Va.) was awarded the System of the Year by the Virginia Rural Water Association.

The Water Environment Federation announced the following award recipients at the WEF Awards and Presidential Celebration Reception:

Collection Systems Award, John Larson

Emerson Distinguished Service Award, Albert (Al) B. Pincince, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE

Engelbrecht International Achievement Award, Brian Evans

Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal, Prof. Perry L. McCarty

Gascoigne Wastewater Treatment Plant Operational Improvement Medal, Justin deMello

Innovative Technology Award, SL-RAT, InfoSense, Inc.; Bio-Dome (aka Poo-Gloos), Wastewater Compliance Systems, Inc.; Model 4100 Liquid Vacuum Doser, JCS Industries, Inc.

Member Association Safety Award, California Water Environment Association

Morgan Operational Solutions Award, Robert James Baur

Outstanding Member Association Award, Georgia Association of Water Professionals

Public Education Award, Andrew Sullivan (individual category), Indiana Water Environment Association (member association category)

Public Officials Award, James A. Hanlon, Roy Rogers

Rudolfs Industrial Waste Management Medal, Kar Munirathinam, Rangesh Srinivasan, Jeff J. Tudini, Tom A. Sandy and Tim D. Harrison

Schlenz Public Education Award, Dr. Samuel Lee Hancock

WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship, Matthew Seib

The City of Westminster, Md., announced the following:

Joe Appel of the Wastewater Treatment Plant received his Class 5 Wastewater Treatment License.

Zac Amoss of the Utility Maintenance Department received his Water Distribution License.

Ryan Gladhill of the Utility Maintenance Department received his Wastewater Collection License.

Matt Knox of the Utility Maintenance Department received his Five Year Service Award.

TPO welcomes your contribution to this listing. To recognize members of your team, please send notices of new hires, promotions, service milestones, certifications or achievements to editor@tpomag.com.



The Atlantic Canada Water & Wastewater Association has a Wastewater Collection Seminar from Nov. 13-16 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Visit www.acwwa.ca.


The University of Florida Center for Training, Research and Education for Environmental Occupations has an Activated Sludge Process Control and Troubleshooting Seminar from Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in Gainesville. Visit www.treeo.ufl.edu/water.


Oct. 29-Nov. 1
Alaska Rural Water Association Annual Training Conference, Sheraton Hotel & Spa, Anchorage. Visit www.arwa.org.
Nov. 1
Missouri Water Environment Association Fall Conference, Columbia. Visit www.mwea.org.
Nov. 11-14
North Carolina-American Water Works Association WEA Annual Conference, Raleigh, N.C. Call 919/784-9030 or visit www.ncsafewater.org.
Nov. 13-14
Georgia Association of Water Professionals Fall Conference & Expo and Laboratory Symposium, Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center, Dalton. Visit www.gawponline.org.
Nov. 13-14
Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association Wastewater Technology and Collections Conference, Bowling Green, Ky. Visit www.kytnwea.org.
Nov. 14-16
Indiana Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Westin Hotel, Indianapolis. Visit www.indianawea.org.
Feb. 4-6
New York Water Environment Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, New York Marriott Marquis. Visit www.nywea.org.


The Kansas Water Environment Association is offering the following courses:

Nov. 1 – Applied Math for Wastewater Operators, Dodge City

Nov. 6 – Intro to Water and Wastewater Operators, Liberal

Nov. 7-8 – Advanced Wastewater Treatment, Ft. Scott

Nov. 7-8 – Basic Electrical Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Junction City

Nov. 8 – Special Topics-Ultrasound and Ultraviolet, Dodge City

Nov. 13 – Intro to Water and Wastewater Conveyance, Syracuse

Nov. 16 – Small Wastewater Systems, Phillipsburg

Nov. 28-29 – Math for Operators, Kansas City

Nov. 30 – Wastewater Treatment, Dodge City

Dec. 4 – An Examination of Your Ethics, Hays

Dec. 5-6 – Advanced Electrical Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Lawrence

Dec. 5-6 – Wastewater Concepts, Olathe

Dec. 6 – An Examination of Your Safety, Hays

Dec. 11 – Special Topics-Ultrasound and Ultraviolet, Garden City

Dec. 12-13 – Wastewater District School, Emporia

Dec. 20 – Small Wastewater Systems, Scott City

Dec. 27 – Special Topics-Corrosion, Dodge City

Visit www.kwea.net.


The Michigan Water Environment Association has a Process Seminar on Nov. 7 in East Lansing. Visit www.mi-wea.org.


The Nebraska Water Environment Association has a Wastewater Certification Training Session Nov. 13-15 in Lincoln. Visit www.ne-wea.org.

New York

The New York Water Environment Association is offering the following courses:

Nov. 7 – Nutrient Removal Technology and Process Optimization, Lyons

Nov. 28 – Pump Hydraulics, Selection, Sizing and Controls, Hazen
and Sawyer

Nov. 29 – Sustainability, Williamsville

Dec. 5 – Fundamentals of Wastewater Asset Management, Hazen and Sawyer

Dec. 12 – Sustainability, Hazen and Sawyer

Visit www.nywea.org.


The Ohio Water Environment Association is offering the following courses:

Nov. 1 – Biosolids, webinarNov. 15 – Plant Operations, Cincinnati

Dec. 6 – Biosolids Workshop, Lewis Center

Visit www.ohiowea.org.


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering the following courses:

Nov. 6 – Personal Protective Equipment, Baraboo

Dec. 4 – Permit-Required Confined Space Entry, Plover

Feb. 18-22 – General Wastewater Treatment Intro and Advanced, Chippewa Falls

Visit dnr.wi.gov.

The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development is offering a Sanitary Sewer and Collection System Engineering Seminar Dec. 4-6 in Madison.

Visit http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu. 


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