Worth Noting - January 2013

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The City of Boulder (Colo.) 75th Street Wastewater Treatment Facility received the Plant Performance Award from the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association in recognition of the facility's outstanding maintenance, operations and public relations.

The Kill Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant won the Kansas Water Environment Association Plant Award and the KWEA Plant Safety Award.

The Bonner Springs Utilities Department Wastewater Division received the 2012 KWEA Collections System Award.

The Olathe Wastewater Collection Program received the 2012 Category II Collection System Award at the KWEA and Kansas Section of the American Water Works Association joint annual conference.

The Montesano Wastewater Treatment Plant received the Outstanding Performance Award from the Washington Department of Ecology.

The International Society of Automation announced these award winners at the 2012 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium:

David Wilcoxson, MWH Americans and Travis Crane from the Jacksonville Energy Authority, honorable mention, Best Paper, "Optimization of Wastewater Lift Station for Reduction of Energy Usage and Greenhouse Gas Emissions."

Bob Dusza Jr., Manchester (Conn.) Water and Sewer Department, Best Presentation, "Using Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET) for a Wastewater Treatment Plant."

Blair Sooley, Trihedral Engineering, honorable mention, Best Presentation, "Asset Tracking and Revision Control for Automated Water/Wastewater Control Systems."

Norman Anderson, CH2M HILL, Best Poster, "Planning and Designing SCADA Systems for Wastewater Collection Optimization."

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 Department of Environmental Conservation is offering these courses:

Jan. 14-18 – Intermediate Wastewater Treatment Training, Fairbanks

Feb. 4-8 – Intermediate Wastewater Treatment Training, Anchorage

Feb. 21-22 – Electrical Troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance, Anchorage

May 22-23 – Pumps and Pump Systems: Specifications, Installation and Operation, Anchorage

Visit www.awwma.org.


The California Water Environment Association has an Introduction to Wastewater Collections Seminar Jan. 1-3 in Gilroy. Visit www.cwea.org.


The Florida Water Environment Association has a Utility Management Seminar on Feb. 21 in Gainesville. Visit www.fwea.org.


The Kansas Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

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

March 6 – Intro to Water and Wastewater Conveyance, Phillipsburg

March 6-7 – Topics in Wastewater, Kansas City

March 14 – Small Wastewater Systems

Visit www.kwea.net.


The Michigan Water Environment Association has a Lagoon Seminar on Feb. 21 in Frankenmuth. Visit www.mi-wea.org.


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering these courses:

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

Feb. 26-27 – Primary Treatment Intro and Advanced, Madison

March 5-6 – Anaerobic Digestion, Stevens Point

March 7 – Anaerobic Digestion Advanced, Stevens Point

March 12-13 – Phosphorus Removal Intro and Advanced, Green Bay

March 14 – Paper Industry Wastewater Treatment, Green Bay

March 19-20 – Trickling Filters and RBCs Intro and Advanced, Chippewa Falls

Visit dnr.wi.gov.

The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development is offering these courses:

March 20-22 – Wastewater Pumping Systems and Lift Stations, MadisonApril 23-25 – Nutrient Removal Engineering: Phosphorus and Nitrogen in Wastewater Treatment, Madison

Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.


Jan. 27-30

New England Water Environment Technical Conference and Exhibition, Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. 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. 23-26

Water Environment Federation Disinfection and Public Health Conference 2013, Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Ind. Visit www.wef.org.

March 10-13

American Water Works Association and Water Environment Federation Utility Management Conference, Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa, Phoenix, Ariz. 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.

March 23-27

Missouri Water Environment Association/American Water Works Association Joint Annual Conference, Osage Beach. Visit www.mwea.org.

April 7-9

Water Environment Association of Ontario Technical Symposium, Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto. Visit www.weao.org.

April 7-10

Alabama Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Orange Beach. Visit www.awea-al.com.

April 14-18

Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators Association Annual Conference, Galt House Hotel & Suites, Louisville. Visit www.kwwoa.org.

April 20-24

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

April 28-May 1

Arkansas Water Works and Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Hot Springs. Visit www.awwwea.org.


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