Worth Noting - November 2013

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Doug Brooks of Kentucky American Water received the 2013 Operator Meritorious Award from the Kentucky/Tennessee Section AWWA. Brooks is chief operator of the Kentucky River Station II at the Hardin’s Landing water treatment plant in Owen County.

John Wills, coordinator of the Dickinson County (Iowa) Clean Water Alliance, received the Ace Cory Conservation Award. The Okoboji Protective Association presented the award for his efforts in fashioning partnerships between organizations to preserve water quality.

Howard Neukrug, Philadelphia water commissioner, received the Public Officials Award from the Water Environment Federation.

Walt Baker, director of the Utah Division of Water Quality, received the Association of Clean Water Administrators’ top honor, the Environmental Statesman Award, recognizing leadership in national water issues.

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The AWWA is offering a Regulatory Update Webinar on Dec. 12. Visit www.awwa.org.


The Arkansas Rural Water Association is offering these courses:

  • Nov. 12-14 – Advanced Distribution, Gassville
  • Nov. 19-21 – Basic Distribution, Lonoke
  • Dec. 3-5 – Basic Treatment, Lonoke
  • Dec. 10-12 – Advanced Treatment, Nashville
  • Dec. 17 – Basic Math, Lonoke
  • Dec. 18 – ADH Compliance, Lonoke
  • Dec. 19 – Applied Math, Lonoke

Visit www.arkansasruralwater.org.


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

  • 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
  • Dec. 4 – Water use Efficiency Grade I, Rancho Cucamonga
  • Dec. 6 – Backflow Refresher, Rancho Cucamonga
  • Dec. 6 – Backflow Refresher, West Sacramento

Visit www.ca-nv-awwa.org.


The Rocky Mountain Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • Nov. 14 – Biosolids Annual Workshop, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Nov. 21 – Action Now Water Seminar, Grand Juction

Visit www.rmwea.org.


The Florida Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • Nov. 21 – Fluoride Measurements with SPADNSII Reagents Webinar
  • Nov. 30 – Florida AWWA E-learning, online
  • Dec. 31 – Florida AWWA E-learning, online

Visit www.fsawwa.org.


The Illinois Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • Nov. 13 – Social Media for Water Utilities webinar
  • Nov. 14 – Pumping and Control System Updates, Romeoville
  • Nov. 19 – Failures of Vulnerability Assessments and Emergency Response Plans, St. Charles
  • Nov. 20-21 – High-Tech Operator Course 2, Lombard
  • Dec. 3 – Chemical Properties, Safety and Security, Danville
  • Dec. 4 – Dealing With Unexpected Petroluum in Utility Excavation, online
  • Dec. 5 – New ASTM Standards for HDPE Fusion Process, St. Charles

Visit www.isawwa.org.

New York

The New York Section of AWWA is offering an Emergency Planning and Water System Security course on Dec. 11 in Woodbury. Visit www.nysawwa.org.

North Carolina

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

  • Dec. 4 – Construction Issues Seminar, Raleigh
  • Dec. 12 – North Carolina Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission exams, Kenansville, Morganton, Raleigh, Salisbury and Williamston

Visit www.ncsafewater.org.


The Ohio Section of AWWA is offering a Biosolids Workshop on Dec. 5 in Lewis Center. Visit www.ohiowea.org.


The Oklahoma Environmental Training Center is offering these courses:

  • Nov. 18 – Water Lab Operator Refresher, Stillwater
  • Nov. 18-21 – C Water Operator, Stillwater
  • Nov. 19-21 – D Water and Wastewater Operator, Tulsa
  • Dec. 3-5 – D Water and Wastewater Operator, Stillwater
  • Dec. 6 – Department of Environmental Quality Open Exam, Stillwater
  • Dec. 11 – Water Operator General Refresher, Tulsa
  • Dec. 11-12 – C Water Operator, Tulsa
  • Dec. 13 – Department of Environmental Quality Open Exam, Tulsa
  • Dec. 17-19 – D Water and Wastewater Operator, Tulsa

Visit www.accuratelabs.com.


The Texas Water Utilities Association is offering these courses:

  • Nov. 19 – Calculations, Victoria
  • Nov. 19 – Management, Gatesville

Visit www.twua.org.


The Intermountain Section of AWWA is offering a Special CEU Sale in Herriman on Dec. 3. Visit www.ims-awwa.org.


The Wisconsin Rural Water Association is offering these courses:

  • Dec. 5 – Bloodborne Pathogens/Hazard Communication GHS/Control of Hazardous Energy, Plover
  • Dec. 11 – Improving Your Residential Cross Connection Control Program, Kaukauna
  • Dec. 12 – Continuing Education For Licensed Cross Connection Control Assembly Testers, Plover
  • Dec. 17 – Permit-Required Confined-Space Entry Training, West Salem

Visit www.wrwa.org.

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

  • Nov. 12-13 – Fleet Management - Effective Practices for Public and Private Fleets, Madison
  • Nov. 12-13 – Soil Engineering for Non-Soils Engineers and Technicians, Madison
  • Dec. 3-5 – Sanitary Sewer and Collection System Engineering, Madison

Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.


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.

Nov. 20-21
Illinois Section AWWA Water Lab Alliance Security Summit, Chicago. Visit www.isawwa.org.

Dec. 1-5
AWWA Florida Section 2013 Annual Conference, Champions Gate. Visit www.awwa.org.


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