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The Hartford (Ky.) Municipal Water Works was recognized by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) for success in producing drinking water that consistently meets or exceeds state water quality standards. The utility was one of 54 systems across Kentucky to meet microbial goals at least 95 percent of the time in 2012.

Joe Goodwill, a doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, received the AWWA 2013 American Water Scholarship for his academic abilities, industrial experience and leadership toward the advancement of science in drinking water.

Denver Water has received the Steel Water Pipe Century Club award from the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association, in recognition of the reliability of Conduit 40, a 24-inch diameter steel pipe installed in 1911.

Louisville (Ky.) Water Co.’s Pure Tap drinking water won the “People’s Choice” award at the AWWA annual conference and exposition in Denver.

Tampa Bay (Fla.) Water’s Board of Directors hired Matthew W. Jordan, P.E., as general manager. He comes from the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority in Wilmington, N.C., where he served as chief executive officer.

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The American Water Works Association is offering these courses:

  • Oct. 23 – New Developments in On-site Generation Technology Webinar
  • Oct. 28-Nov. 17 – High-Tech Operator Course 3, Online
  • Nov. 6 – Finding Hidden Dollars in Your O & M Budget Webinar

Visit www.awwa.org.


The Arkansas Rural Water Association is offering these courses:

  • 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
  • Nov. 5-7 – Intermediate Treatment, Nashville
  • Nov. 12-14 – Advanced Distribution, Gassville
  • Nov. 19-21 – Basic Distribution, Lonoke

Visit www.arkansasruralwater.org.


The California-Nevada Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • Oct. 21 – Backflow Tester Course, Rancho Cucamonga
  • Oct. 30 – Emergency Preparedness Workshop, West Sacramento
  • Nov. 2 – T1-T2 Review, El Cajon
  • Nov. 9 – T2-T3 Review, El Cajon
  • Nov. 12 – T1-T2 Review, West Sacramento
  • Nov. 13 ­– T1-T2 and T3-T4 Math Review, West Sacramento
  • Nov. 14 ­– T3-T4 Review, West Sacramento
  • Nov. 15 – Backflow Refresher, Rancho Cucamonga

Visit www.ca-nv-awwa.org.


The Rocky Mountain Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • Oct. 18 – PWO Seminar, Estes Park
  • Nov. 14 – Biosolids Annual Workshop, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Visit www.rmsawwa.net.


The Florida Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • Oct. 17 – Fluoride Measurements with Ion Selective Probes Webinar
  • Nov. 7 – Post Event Field Safety Awareness, Pompano Beach
  • Nov. 21 – Fluoride Measurements with SPADNSII Reagents Webinar

Visit www.fsawwa.org.


The Illinois Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • Oct. 15 – Telemetry: 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
  • Nov. 5 – New ASTM Standards for HDPE Fusion Process, Mundelein
  • Nov. 6 – Water Loss Control Triumphs: A Peer-to-Peer Storytelling Series Webinar
  • Nov. 8 – Tour of the City of Chicago South Water Purification Plant, Chicago
  • Nov. 13 – Social Media for Water Utilities: Navigating the Crossroads of Social Media Webinar
  • Nov. 14 – Pumping & Control System Updates, Romeoville
  • Nov. 19 –  Failures of Vulnerability Assessments & Emergency Response Plans, St. Charles
  • Nov. 20-21 –  High Tech Operator Course 2, Lombard

Visit www.isawwa.org.


The Michigan Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • 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:

  • 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
  • Nov. 4 – Basic Laboratory Skills, Poughkeepsie
  • Nov. 5 – Automatic Control Valves O&M, Peru
  • Nov. 6 – Basic Laboratory Skills, Peru
  • Nov. 6 – Basic Laboratory Skills, Melville

Visit www.nysawwa.org.

North Carolina

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

  • 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:

  • 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 Texas Water Utilities Association is offering these courses:

  • Oct. 21 – Activated Sludge, Corpus Christi
  • Oct. 22 – Water Lab, Bridge City
  • Nov. 19 – Calculations, Victoria
  • Nov. 19 – Management, Gatesville

Visit www.twua.org.


The Intermountain Section of AWWA is offering a Water System Operator Workshop on Nov. 7 in Beaver. Visit www.ims-awwa.org.


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resouces is offering these courses:

  • Oct. 29-30 – Iron, Zeolite, and VOC Certification, West Bend
  • Nov. 4 – Lime Softening Certification, Fond du Lac
  • Nov. 18 – Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Training, Plover

Visit http://dnr.wi.gov.

The Wisconsin Rural Water Association is offering these courses:

  • Oct. 14-18 – Cross Connection Control Assembly Tester Certification, Plover
  • Oct. 15 – Cross Connection Hazards and Your Water System, Union Grove
  • Oct. 16 – Cross Connection Hazards and Your Water System, Plover
  • Oct. 22 – Excavation “Competent Person” Safety, Greenville

Visit www.wrwa.org.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Engineering Professional Development is offering these courses:

  • Oct. 28-Nov. 1 – Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention, Madison
  • Oct. 21-23 – Essentials of Hydraulics for Civil and Environmental Professionals, Madison
  • Nov. 12-13 – Fleet Management - Effective Practices for Public and Private Fleets, Madison

Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.


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

Oct. 22
Southwest Membrane Operator Association MF/UF Workshop, Stockton, Calif. Visit www.swmoa.org.

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

Nov. 3-7
2013 Water Quality Technology Conference, Long Beach, Calif. Visit www.awwa.org.

Nov. 4-8
AWWA Mexico Section 2013 Annual Conference, Acapulco, Guerrero. Visit www.awwa.org.

Nov. 6-7
AWWA Nebraska Section 2013 Annual Conference, Kearney. Visit www.awwa.org.

Nov. 10-13
AWWA North Carolina Section 2013 Annual Conference, Concord. Visit www.awwa.org.


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