Worth Noting - August 2013

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Tom Schultz, director of the Mechanic Falls (Maine) Wastewater Treatment Plant, retired after nearly 42 years in the field.

The City of Willis Public Works Department won the Category 1 Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year Award from the Water Environment Association of Texas.

Bari Wrubel, supervising operator of the Marysville Water Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant, received the Public Utility Management Professional of the Year Award from the Michigan Water Environment Association.

H2M received a 2013 Gold Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York in the category of Waste and Storm Water. Judges for the Engineering Excellence Awards competition selected the firm’s project entry, the Patchogue Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade and Expansion, for its demonstration of superior skill and ingenuity.

Dargan Evans, wastewater treatment plant operator for Renewable Water Resources, received the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator of the Year Award from the Water Environment of South Carolina.

The Moberly Wastewater Treatment Plant received the Biosolids Management Award from the Missouri Water Environment Association.

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


The University of Florida TREEO Center is offering these courses in Gainesville:

  • Aug. 27-29 – Process Control of Advanced Waste Treatment Plants
  • Sept. 10-11 – Water Reclamation and Treatment Processes
  • Sept. 17-19 – Activated Sludge Process Control and Troubleshooting
  • Oct. 15-16 – Sequencing Batch Reactor Operation: Make It Work for You
  • Oct. 29-31 – Microbiology of Activated Sludge
  • Nov. 5-6 – Flow Meter Calibrations

Visit www.treeo.ufl.edu/wastewater-courses.aspx.


The Georgia Association of Water Professionals will hold a Nutrient Removal Workshop on Aug. 28 in Marietta, Ga. Visit www.gawponline.org.


The Illinois Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

  • Nov. 14 – Collection Systems Seminar, Lisle
  • Nov. 21 – Biosolids Seminar, location TBD

Visit www.iweasite.org.


The Michigan Water Environment Association is offering these courses in East Lansing:

  • Sept. 17 – Collections Seminar
  • Oct. 30 – Health and Safety Seminar
  • Nov. 6 – Process Seminar

Visit www.mi-wea.org.


The Nebraska Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

  • Aug. 15 – Wastewater Training, Omaha
  • Sept. 12 – Wastewater Training, Sidney

Visit www.ne-wea.org.

New York

The New York Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

  • Aug. 21 – Pump Stations and Pump Hydraulics, Rochester
  • Oct. 23 – Portable Pumps – Uses, Sizing and Planning, Babylon

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 Water Environment Association of Texas has a Biosolids Odor and Corrosion Conference and Expo July 31-Aug. 1 in San Marcos. Visit www.weat.org.


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.course on Sept. 24-26 in Madison. Visit http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.  

Calendar of events

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.

Aug. 27-29
Kansas Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Wichita. Visit www.kwea.net.

Sept. 8-11
Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Keystone, Colo. Visit www.rmwea.org.

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

Oct. 5-9
2013 Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, McCormick Place South, Chicago. Visit www.weftec.org.

Oct. 22-25
Wisconsin Wastewater Operators Association Annual Conference, Holiday Inn, Stevens Point. Visit www.wwoa.org.

Nov. 12-13
Georgia Association of Water Professionals Fall Conference and Expo, Athens. Call 770/419-6336 or visit www.gawponline.org.


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