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The City of Lodi received the California Water Environment Association Northern San Joaquin Section Plant of the Year and Collection System of the Year awards for 2012.

The Plymouth Wastewater Treatment Facility received a Laboratory Excellence Award at the 76th annual conference of the Indiana Water Environment Association.

The new $9.6 million wastewater treatment plant in Bigfork, Mont., won an Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies. The facility was designed through a combined effort of the Morrison-Maierle engineering firm and members of the Bigfork Water and Sewer District board.

The Twin Cities Metropolitan Council's energy conservation initiative in wastewater treatment and transit operations earned a Continuous Improvement Award from Governor Mark Dayton. The efforts saved wastewater ratepayers and regional and state taxpayers $7.9 million in 2012.

The City of Greencastle Wastewater Treatment Plant received a Plant Safety Award from the Indiana Water Environment Association.

The Salida (Colo.) Wastewater Treatment Plant was recognized by the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association for its safety record.

HDR received a Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies Virginia chapter for its work on the Hopewell Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection Division of Water Resource Management presented 2012 Plant Operations Excellence Awards to:

City of Dunedin Wastewater Treatment FacilityBonita Springs Utilities East Water Reclamation FacilityCity of Key West Richard A. Heyman Environmental Pollution Control FacilityWinter Park Estates Wastewater Treatment FacilityMilitary Point Advanced Wastewater Treatment FacilityCity of Marathon Service Area 5 Wastewater Treatment SystemNorthlake Estates Recreational Vehicle Park

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education

SWPA

The Submersible Wastewater Pump Association will hold its semiannual Pumping Systems and Controls Training Seminar in Chicago April 17-18. The program, now in its 12th year, is based on the systems approach to lift station design, operation and maintenance, which optimizes performance by ensuring that components operate efficiently and in concert with each other. Participants will explore more than 20 topics, including a presentation from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago. Visit www.swpa.org.

Alaska

The Department of Environmental Conservation is offering a Pumps and Pump Systems: Specifications, Installation and Operation Course May 22-23 in Anchorage. Visit www.awwma.org.

Kansas

The Kansas Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

April 9 – Applied Math for Wastewater Operators, Garden City

April 12 – Wastewater Certification Preparation, Hays

April 16 – Special Topics: Ultrasound and Ultraviolet, Cheney

April 19 – Wastewater Treatment, Scott City

April 24-25 – Math for Operators, Pittsburg

April 24-25 – Collection Systems, Topeka

May 3 – Wastewater Stabilization Lagoons, Dodge City

May 7 – Intro to Water and Wastewater Conveyance, Ulysses

May 9 – An Examination of Your Ethics, Scott City

May 15 – An Examination of Your Safety, Scott City

May 21 – Small Wastewater Systems, Liberal

May 23 – Special Topics: Ultrasound and Ultraviolet, Dodge City

May 23 – Certification for Collections, Distribution and Maintenance, Newton

May 30 – Wastewater Stabilization Lagoons, Cheney

June 5 – Natural Systems for Wastewater Treatment, Dodge City

June 7 – An Examination of Your Ethics, Dodge City

June 11 – An Examination of Your Safety, Dodge City

June 19 – Small Wastewater Systems, Dodge City

June 27 – Special Topics: Corrosion, Dodge City Visit www.kwea.net.

Michigan

The Michigan Water Environment Association has a Lab Practice Seminar on May 14 in East Lansing. Visit www.mi-wea.org.

Ohio

The Ohio Water Environment Association has a Collections System Workshop on May 9 in Grove City. Visit www.ohiowea.org.

Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering these courses:

April 1-5 – General Wastewater Treatment Intro and Advanced, Madison

April 8-9 – Activated Sludge Intro, Stevens Point

April 10-11 – Activated Sludge Advanced, Stevens Point

April 16-18 – Lab Intro, TomahApril 22-23 – Lab Advanced, Appleton

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

April 24-25 – Ponds and Lagoons, Intro and Advanced, Appleton

April 26 – General Wastewater Treatment Intro and Advanced, Green Bay

April 30 – General Wastewater Treatment Intro and Advanced, Madison

May 7-9 – Pumps and Motors, Madison

May 14-15 – Advanced Asset Management Practices for Water and Wastewater Utilities, Madison Visit http://dnr.wi.gov.

The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development has a Nutrient Removal Engineering: Phosphorus and Nitrogen in Wastewater Treatment seminar April 23-25 in Madison. Visit http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

The Central States Water Environment Association has an Education Seminar on April 2 in Monona Grove, Wis. Visit www.cswea.org.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

April 7-9

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

April 7-10

Alabama Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Perdido Beach Resort, 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 16-17

Georgia Association of Water Professionals Spring Conference and Expo, Macon. Visit www.gawp.org.

April 16-19

California Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Palm Springs Convention Center. Visit www.cwea.org.

April 18-19

Nebraska Water Environment Association Great Plains Spring Conference, Embassy Suites La Vista. Visit www.ne-wea.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.

April 28-May 1

Florida Water Resources Conference, Renaissance Hotel at SeaWorld, Orlando. Call 407-363-7751 or email hollyh@fwrc.org.

April 29-May 2

Alaska Water Wastewater Management Association Annual State Conference, Anchorage Hilton Hotel and Conference Center. Visit www.awwma.org.

May 5-8

Water Environment Federation Residuals and Biosolids 2013: Emerging Opportunities for Sustainable Resource Recovery, Nashville Convention Center. Visit www.wef.org.

May 14-17

Central States Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Monona Terrace, Monona, Wis. Visit www.cswea.org.

June 3-5

New York Water Environment Association Spring Technical Conference and Exhibition, Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center, Syracuse. Visit www.nywea.org.

June 9-12

Water Environment Federation/California WEA Collection Systems 2013: Gold Nuggets of Knowledge, Sacramento Convention Center. Visit www.wef.org.

June 12

American Public Works Association-Washington State Chapter, Northwest FOG Forum, Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. Visit www.apwa-wa.org/chapter.

June 18-20

Ohio Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Great Wolf Conference Center, Mason. Visit www.ohiowea.org.

June 23-26

Michigan Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls. Visit www.mi-wea.org.

July 14-17

Georgia Association of Water Professionals Annual Conference and Expo, Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.
Visit www.gawp.org.



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