Worth Noting - October 2013

Interested in Education/Training?

Get Education/Training articles, news and videos right in your inbox! Sign up now.

Education/Training + Get Alerts


Rick Stautz retired as director of public works for the City of Shawano (Wis.) after 30 years with the city (25 years heading up the Department of Public Works and five years as an engineer with Shawano Municipal Utilities).

The City of Raleigh (N.C.) Public Utilities Department’s Wastewater Treatment Division was awarded the 2013 Excellence in Management Gold Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies for its commitment to sustainability, resiliency and innovation.

The Little Creek, Smith Creek and Neuse River Wastewater Treatment Plants in North Carolina received Peak Performance Awards from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.

The Maine Wastewater Control Association announced that Sofie Irons (first place), Nick Rocray (second place) and Faith Ledger (third place) were winners in its poster competition, “What Clean Water Means to Me,” for students in grades 3-8.

City of Washington (Iowa) officials were honored by Alliant Energy at the 2013 Iowa Energy Summit for their efforts to incorporate energy-saving methods and technologies during the construction of their new wastewater treatment facility.

Gresham, Smith and Partners received the Grand Award for the Water and Wastewater category in the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee’s 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards competition.

Denman Braun from the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District was recognized by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for maintaining a perfect record of compliance with the plant’s wastewater treatment permit.

TPO welcomes your contribution to this listing. To recognize members of your team, please send notices of new hires, promotions, service milestones, certifications or achievements to editor@tpomag.com.



The Alabama Water Environment Association has a Collection System Operators Seminar Dec. 17 in Tuscaloosa. Visit www.awea-al.com.


The California Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

  • Oct. 17 – Elements of a Winning Collection System Seminar, Belmont
  • Nov. 13 – Collection System Benchmarking, location TBD

Visit www.cwea.org.


The Florida Water Environment Association has a Fall Wastewater Process Seminar Nov. 5, in Winter Haven. Visit www.fwea.org.

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

  • 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
  • Nov. 13 – Energy Conservation at Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Nov. 14 – Science of Disinfection
  • Jan 14-16 – Introduction to Electrical Maintenance
  • Jan. 21-23 – Process Control of Advanced Waste Treatment Plants

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


The Illinois Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

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

Visit www.iweasite.org.


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

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

Visit www.mi-wea.org.


The Missouri Water Environment Association has a Fall Technical Conference Nov. 7, in Columbia. Visit www.mwea.org.


The Nebraska Water Environment Association has a Wastewater Certification Training session Oct. 7-9, in Lincoln. Visit www.ne-wea.org.

New Hampshire

The New England Water Environment Association has a Northeast Biosolids and Residuals conference in Concord Oct. 29-30. Visit www.newea.org.

New York

The New York Water Environment Association is offering these courses:
Oct. 23 – Portable Pumps: Uses, Sizing and Planning, Babylon
Nov. 6 – Clarifier Optimization and Flow Measurement, Lyons
Nov. 7 – Clarifier Optimization and Flow Measurement, Ithaca
Nov. 8 – DMR-Electronic Reporting and Proper Completion, Rexford
Visit www.nywea.org.


The Ohio Water Environment Association is offering a Biosolids Workshop Dec. 5 at Lewis Center. Visit www.ohiowea.org.


The Pennsylvania Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

  • Oct. 3 – Collections Systems Workshop
  • Oct. 25 – Safety Workshop
  • Nov. 6 – Laboratory Workshop

Call 570/549-2204 or visit www.pwea.org.


The Texas Water Utilities Association is offering the following courses:

  • Oct. 21 – Activated Sludge, Corpus Christi
  • Nov. 4 – Wastewater Collection, Corpus Christi
  • Nov. 19 – Calculations, Victoria
  • Nov. 19 – Management, Gatesville

Visit www.twua.org.


The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development has a Sanitary Sewer and Collection System Engineering Seminar Dec. 3-5 in Madison. Visit http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.  

calendar of events

Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Atlantic Canada Water & Wastewater Association Annual Conference, Crown Plaza, Fredericton Convention Center, 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 770/618-8690 or visit www.gawp.org.

Nov. 20-22
Indiana Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis. Visit www.indianawea.org.

Jan. 21-22, 2014
Water Environment Association of Texas Collection Systems Conference and Expo. Visit www.weat.org.

Feb. 25-28
Water Environment Federation 2014 Utility Management Conference. Call 703/684-2441 or visit www.wef.org.

April 27-30
Arkansas Water Works and Water Environment Association Annual Conference, in Hot Springs. Visit www.awwwea.org.


Comments on this site are submitted by users and are not endorsed by nor do they reflect the views or opinions of COLE Publishing, Inc. Comments are moderated before being posted.