Worth Noting - December 2012

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Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission wastewater treatments plants in Seneca, Parkway and Damascus received Platinum Peak Performance Awards from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies for 100 percent compliance with their NPDES permits for five consecutive years.

The Red River Regional Wastewater Authority received the 2012 Spirit of Kentucky Award at the 37th annual Governor's Local Issues Conference.

The City of Clinton (Okla.) Wastewater Treatment Facility won the 2012 George W. Burke Jr. Facility Safety Award from the Water Environment Federation.

The Dublin San Ramon Services District received the Organizational Excellence Award from the California Association of Sanitation Agencies for its efforts in organizing the Bay Area Chemical Consortium, a cooperative of wastewater and water agencies that solicits sealed bids collectively to reduce the cost of chemicals.

Bossier City received the Community Achievement Award from the Louisiana Municipal Association for its work in expanding and upgrading the city's water treatment plant.

The Metro Wastewater Reclamation District Board of Directors (Denver, Colo.) elected the officers to one-year terms: Margaret Medellin, chairperson; Pete Adler, chairman pro tem; Daniel Mikesell, secretary; and Philip Burgi, treasurer.

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The Georgia Association of Water Professionals has a Backflow Prevention Specialty Workshop on Dec. 12 in Savannah. Visit www.gawp.org.


The Kansas Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

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

Jan. 3 – An Examination of Your Ethics, Dodge City

Jan. 4 – An Examination of Your Safety, Dodge City

Jan. 8 – Special Topics-Emerging Contaminants, Garden City

Jan. 17 – Intro to Water and Wastewater Conveyance, Dodge City

Jan. 22 – Special Topics-Ultrasound and Ultraviolet, Hays

Jan. 24 – Special Topics-Corrosion, Garden City

Jan. 24-25 – Wastewater Workshop, Ft. Scott

Feb. 1 – Wastewater Preparation, Phillipsburg

Feb. 8 – Small Wastewater Systems, Dodge City

Feb. 13-14 – Utility Management Skills, Independence

Feb. 14 – Wastewater Stabilization Lagoons, Liberal

Feb. 20-21 – Wastewater Workshop, Parsons

Feb. 26 – Special Topics-Emerging Contaminants, Dodge City

Feb. 28 – Special Topics-Corrosion, Dodge City

Visit www.kwea.net.


The Nevada Water Environment Association has an Activated Sludge/BNR Training Course on Dec. 6 in Reno. Visit www.nvwea.org.

New York

The New York Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

Dec. 5 – Fundamentals of Wastewater Asset Management, Hazen and SawyerDec. 12 – Sustainability, Hazen and Sawyer Visit www.nywea.org.


The Ohio Water Environment Association has a Biosolids Workshop on Dec. 6 in Lewis Center. Visit www.ohiowea.org.


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering these courses:

Dec. 4 – Permit-Required Confined Space Entry, PloverFeb. 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 these courses:

Dec. 4-6 – Sanitary Sewer and Collection System Engineering Seminar, Madison

March 18-19 – Upgrading Your Sanitary Sewer Maintenance Program, Madison

March 20-22 – Wastewater Pumping Systems and Lift Stations, Madison

April 23-25 – Nutrient Removal Engineering: Phosphorus and Nitrogen in Wastewater Treatment, Madison

Visit epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.


Jan. 27-30

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

Feb. 4-6

New York Water Environment Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, New York Marriott Marquis. Visit www.nywea.org.

Feb. 25-28

Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo International, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis. Call 866/933-2653 or visit www.pumpershow.com.

March 10-13

American Water Works Association and Water Environment Federation Utility Management Conference, Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa. Visit www.wef.org.

March 18-21

Illinois Water Environment Association and Illinois Section-AWWA Watercon 2013, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield. Visit www.isawwa.org.

April 20-24

British Columbia Water and Waste Association Annual Conference and Trade Show, Kelowna, B.C. Visit www.bcwwa.org.


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