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The City of Manassas (Va.) Public Works and Utilities Department received the 2012 Excellence in Water Treatment Plant Performance award from the state Department of Health Office of Drinking Water. The city earned the silver designation. 

The water treatment plant in Daphne, Ala., was renamed the Henry Lovette Water Treatment Plant. Lovette was an employee of Daphne Utilities for 39 years. A recent facility upgrade included giving the building a neighborhood feel.

The Town of Leesburg (Va.) Utilities Department earned the state Department of Health Excellence in Waterworks Performance Award for the ninth consecutive year at the Kenneth B. Rollins Water Filtration Plant. The town received the 2012 Silver award for excellence in filtration and clarification.

Kentucky American Water announced two Phase III Directors Awards from the Partnership for Safe Water for its Kentucky River Station I and Richmond Road Station water treatment plants in Fayette County. The awards were presented to Dorothy Johnson of the water quality team and Mitzi Combs, supervisor of the Kentucky River Station I treatment plant, during the 2013 AWWA Conference.

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The American Water Works Association is offering these courses:

  • Sept. 23-25 – S1302 Financial Management, San Antonio, Texas, Online
  • Sept. 25 – Introduction to Wastewater Treatment, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Sept. 30 ­– AMTA/SCMA Joint Technology Transfer Workshop, South Padre Island, Texas
  • Oct. 7-27 – High Tech Operator Course 2, Online
  • Oct. 9 – Sustainable Water Management – An Introduction, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Oct. 11 – Water Harvesting Systems and Application, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Oct. 23 – New Developments in On-site Generation Technology Webinar, Online
  • Oct. 28-Nov. 17 – High-Tech Operator Course 3, Online

Visit www.awwa.org.


The Arkansas Rural Water Association is offering these courses:

  • Sept. 24-26 – Basic Distribution, West Fork
  • Oct. 8-10 – Intermediate Distribution, Gassville
  • Oct. 16-17 – Water Specialized Training, Eureka Springs
  • Oct . 22 – Basic Math, Lonoke
  • Oct. 23 – Applied Math, Lonoke
  • Oct. 24 – ADH Compliance, Lonoke
  • Oct. 29-31 – Advanced Treatment, Lonoke

Visit www.arkansasruralwater.org.


The California-Nevada Section of AWWA is offering a Backflow Tester Course Oct. 21 in Rancho Cucamonga. Visit www.ca-nv-awwa.org.


The Rocky Mountain Section of AWWA is offering a PWO Seminar Oct. 18 in Estes Park. Visit www.rmwea.org.


The Florida Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • Sept. 19 – Phosphate Testing, online
  • Oct. 2 – Post-Event Field Safety Awareness, Pompano Beach
  • Oct. 17 – Fluoride Measurements with Ion Selective Probes Webinar

Visit www.fsawwa.org.


The Illinois Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • Sept. 19 - Nov. 14 – Water Distribution System Operation & Maintenance, Westmont
  • Sept. 24 – Collecting, Documenting, & Evaluating Well & Well Pump Test Data, Romeoville
  • Sept. 25-26 – High Tech Operator Course 1, Lombard
  • Oct. 1 – Radiation Worker Training for Operators at Radium Removal, webinar
  • Oct. 3 ­­– Annual Regulatory Update, Elgin
  • Oct. 15 – A Detailed Look at Telemetry, Rockford
  • Oct. 22 – Water Operator C & D: Math Exam Refresher, Frankfort
  • Oct. 24 – Optimized Treatment Strategies to Meet Stage 2 D/DBP Rule, webinar
  • Oct. 29 – Effective Backflow Programs, Chicago
  • Oct. 30 – Maintaining Water Quality in the Distribution System, O’Fallon
  • Oct. 31 – What the Frack? Separating Myth from Fact, Elgin

Visit www.isawwa.org.


The Michigan Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • Sept. 23-25 – Basic Math & Hydraulics Short Course, Higgins Lake
  • Sept. 23-25 – Distribution System Short Course, Higgins Lake
  • Oct. 1 – Research & Technical Practices Seminar, Bath
  • Oct. 15-17 – Limited Treatment Short Course, Hickory Corners
  • Oct. 15-17 – Distribution System Short Course, Hickory Corners
  • Oct. 29-30 – U.P. Water Distribution System Operators’ Training, Gladstone

Visit www.mi-water.org.

New York

The New York Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • Sept. 24 – Top Ops Boot Camp, Troy
  • Sept. 25 – Media and Public Relations, Utica
  • Sept. 25 – Basic Laboratory Skills, Troy
  • Oct. 2 – UV Disinfection and Facility Tour, Kingston
  • Oct. 9 – Chemical Metering Pump Operation, Canastota
  • Oct. 9 – Total Coliform Rule Revisions, Peekskill
  • Oct. 16 – Basic Laboratory Skills, Rochester
  • Oct. 16 – UV Disinfection, Utica
  • Oct. 22 ­– Chemical Metering Pump Operation, Norwich
  • Oct. 23 – Basic Laboratory Skills, Troy
  • Oct. 29 ­– Media and Public Relations, Melville

Visit www.nysawwa.org.

North Carolina

The North Carolina Section of AWWA and WEA is offering these courses:

  • Oct. 1 – Water Distribution Seminar, Clemmons
  • Oct. 14-18 – Coastal Collection and Distribution School, Morehead City
  • Oct. 31 – NCWTFOCB Exams, Kinston, Morganton and Raleigh

Visit www.ncsafewater.org.


The Ohio Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • Sept. 19 – Hands-On Collection Workshop, Zanesville
  • Sept. 25-26 – Plant Operations & Laboratory Analysts Workshop, Grove City
  • Oct. 17 – 2013 Hands-On Collection Workshop – NE Section, TBA
  • Oct. 24 – 2013 Hands-On Collection Workshop – SW Section, TBA

Visit www.ohiowea.org.


The Oklahoma Environmental Training Center is offering the Oklahoma Water and Pollution Control Association Short School and Conference Sept. 30-Oct. 4 in Midwest City. Visit www.rscoetc.wordpress.com.


The Texas Water Utilities Association is offering these courses:

  • Sept. 23-25 – Management, Corpus Christi
  • Sept. 24-26 – Calculations, Terrell
  • Oct. 8-10 – Chlorinator Maintenace, Gatesville
  • Oct. 15-17 – Valve and Hydrant, Victoria

Visit www.twua.org.


The Intermountain Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • Sept. 26 – Water System Operator Workshop, Orem
  • Oct. 1-2 – Operator Precertification Training, Washington
  • Oct. 9 – Improving Your Water System, webinar

Visit www.ims-awwa.org.


The Wisconsin Rural Water Association is offering these courses:

  • Sept. 26 – Regional Utility Management Training, Plover
  • Oct. 8 – Excavation “Competent Person” Safety, Mt. Horeb
  • Oct. 14-18 – Cross Connection Control Assembly Tester Certification, Plover
  • Oct. 22 – Excavation “Competent Person” Safety, Greenville

Visit www.wrwa.org.

The UW-Madison Department of Engineering - Professional Development is offering a Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention course Oct. 28-Nov. 1 in Madison. Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of Continuing Education is offering a Sustainable Water Management course Oct. 9 in Milwaukee. Visit www4.uwm.edu.


Sept. 18-20
Wisconsin Water Association Annual Conference, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells. Visit www.wiawwa.org.

Sept. 19-20
Confluence Conference, sponsored by the water associations in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina; Greenville, S.C. Visit www.confluence.cc.

Sept. 22-25
AWWA World Congress 2013, Las Vegas, Nev. Visit www.awwa.org.

Sept. 23-25
Northwest Membrane Operators Association First Annual Symposium,  “Getting the Best from Your Membrane Treatment Plant,” Vancouver, Wash. Visit www.nwmoa.com.

Sept. 30-Oct. 3
California-Nevada Section AWWA Annual Fall Conference, Sacramento Convention Center/Hyatt Regency. Visit www.ca-nv-awwa.org.

Oct. 1-3
National Rural Water Association H2O-XPO, Louisville, Ky. Visit www.waterproconference.org.

Oct. 2-4
WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, Las Vegas, Nev. Visit www.watersmartinnovations.com.

Oct. 5-9
Water Environment Federation WEFTEC conference, Chicago. Visit www.weftec.org.

Oct. 13-15
Alabama-Mississippi AWWA Section Annual Conference, Tunica Resorts, Miss. Visit www.awwa.org.


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