Worth Noting - June 2013

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection honored Bonita Springs Utilities with the 2012 Plant Operations Excellence Award for the East Water Reclamation Facility.

Rich Hunt, a maintenance reliability manager and field operations and maintenance specialist for Woodard & Curran, won the Operator Safety Award from the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA).

The Lee (Mass.) Wastewater Treatment Plant received a 2012 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award from the U.S. EPA.

Peter Laramie, chief operator of the Fair Haven (Va.) Wastewater Treatment Plant, received a 2012 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Excellence Award from the U.S. EPA.

Charles Tyler, project/program manager of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (Boston area) received a 2012 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Excellence Award from the U.S. EPA.

The Wixom Wastewater Treatment Facility received the Michigan Voluntary Protection Program Star Award from the Michigan OSHA.

Pasteurization Technology Group received the 2012 Katerva Materials and Resources Award for a wastewater disinfection technology that generates renewable energy.

The Wausau (Wis.) Wastewater Treatment Plant and Becher-Hoppe won the State Finalist Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies consin for installing microturbines to generate power from biogas.

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The California Water Environment Association has a Collection System Benchmarking Workshop on Aug. 21 (location TBD). Visit www.cwea.org.

The Georgia Association of Water Professionals is offering a Pipeline Collection Workshop on June 27 in Albany. Visit www.gawponline.org.

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

The Illinois Water Environment Association is offering a Nutrient Removal and Recovery Workshop on Sept. 13 in Sandwich. Visit www.iweasite.org.

The Kansas Water Environment Association is offering the following courses:

  • 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.

New York
The New York Water Environment Association has a Pump Stations and Pump Hydraulics Seminar on Aug. 21 in Rochester. Visit www.nywea.org.

The Ohio Water Environment Association has an Operations/Laboratory Analysts Workshop Sept. 25-26 in Grove City. Visit www.ohiowea.org.

The Central States Water Environment Association-Wisconsin is offering these courses:

  • June 6 – Classic Collection Systems, Watertown
  • July 25 – Collection Systems, Marshfield

Visit www.cswea.org/Wisconsin.

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

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 Calif. 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 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.

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

Aug. 6-8
2013 International Society of Automation Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium, Crowne Plaza Orlando-Universal Hotel, Orlando, Fla. Visit www.wef.org.

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


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