Worth Noting - May 2013

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United Water received a 2012 Regional EPA Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award for its Westerly (R.I.) Wastewater Treatment Plant. The plant was nominated by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management to honor performance by United Water staff under the leadership of Scott Duerr, project manager, and Paul Corina, Town of Westerly utilities superintendent.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awarded a $22,000 grant to the City of Homedale for a wastewater system facility planning study, which will evaluate the wastewater treatment and collection system and identify improvements to address compliance issues and NPDES permit requirements.

The Northwest District of the Arkansas Water Works and Water Environment Association announced elected officers for 2013: Chairman Stacy Cheevers, Beaver Water District; vice chairman Roman Rios, City of Bentonville; and secretary/treasurer James Clark, Springdale Water Utilities. The district also announced its 2012 award recipients:

  • Robert Pugsley, Buffalo National River, Wastewater Operator, systems with less than 5,000 population
  • Loren Sharp, Springdale Water Utilities, Wastewater Operator, systems with more than 5,000 population
  • Rick McClain, Northwest Arkansas Conversation Authority, Manager of the Year – Wastewater
  • Buffalo National River, Small System Award – Wastewater
  • Erin Snook, City of Bentonville Wastewater Utilities, Laboratory Professional – Wastewater
  • Roman Rios, City of Bentonville Wastewater Utilities, Pretreatment Professional – Wastewater



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.


The California Water Environment Association is offering a Math for Water and Wastewater Operators course May 4, 11 and 18 in El Dorado. Visit www.cwea.org.


The Florida Water Environment Association is offering a Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium Aug. 6-8 in Orlando. Visit www.fwea.org.


The Central States Water Environment Association-Illinois Section is offering a Collection System Seminar June 27 in Aurora. Visit www.cswea.org.


The Kansas Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

  • 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
  • July 2 – Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse, Dodge City
  • July 16 – Intro to Water and Wastewater Conveyance, Dodge City
  • July 30 – Wastewater Stabilization Lagoons, Dodge City

Visit www.kwea.net.


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


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


The Department of Natural Resources is offering these courses:

  • 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 Wastewater Treatment Processes and Technologies course Sept. 24-26 in Madison. Visit http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

Calendar of Events

April 28-May 1
Arkansas Water Works and Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Hot Springs. Visit www.awwwea.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
Residuals and Biosolids 2013: Emerging Opportunities for Sustainable Resource Recovery, Nashville (Tenn.) Convention Center. Visit www.wef.org.

May 7-10
American Water Works Association Hawaii Section Conference and Exposition, Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu. Visit www.awwa-hi.org.

May 14-17
Central States Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Monona Terrace, Monona, Wis. Visit www.cswea.org.

May 15-17
Water Environment Association of Ontario Canadian Young Professionals Summit, Niagara Falls. Visit www.bcwwa.org.

June 3-5
New York Water Environment Association Spring Technical Conference and Exhibition, Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center. Visit www.nywea.org.

June 9-12
Water Environment Federation/California Water Environment Association Collection Systems 2013: Gold Nuggets of Knowledge, Sacramento Convention Center. Visit www.wef.org.

June 11-14
Mississippi Water Environment Association Annual Meeting and Technical Conference, Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center, Olive Branch. Visit www.mswea.org.

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.

July 30-Aug. 2
Kansas Water Environment Association Annual Water and Wastewater School, Lawrence. Visit www.kwea.net.

Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Atlantic Canada Water & Wastewater Association Annual Conference, Crown Plaza, Fredericton (New Brunswick) Convention Center. Visit www.acwwa.ca.


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