Worth Noting - February 2014

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The Attleboro Sewage Plant received a Best in Class Award from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Control Association.

The Fisherman Bay Sewer District received the Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance Award from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

The Franklin Township Sewer Authority in Greene County received the Wastewater System of the Year Award from the Pennyslvania Rural Water Association.

The Fort Morgan Wastewater Treatment Plant received a Safety Award from the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association.

The City of Aledo Wastewater Treatment Plant received a Municipal Excellence Award in Public Works (cities with population less than 25,000) from the Texas Municipal League.

The City of Greeley Water Pollution Control Facility received the Partner of the Year Award from the Colorado Industrial Energy Challenge, and the Bronze Award for its efforts to reduce energy use from the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program.

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies presented the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District with three Platinum Peak Performance Awards for the Missouri River, Fenton and Lower Meramec wastewater treatment plants.

The staff at Brunswick (Maine) Sewer District’s Harry G. Shulman Water Pollution Control Facility received the Richard B. Goodenow Award from the Maine Wastewater Control Association in recognition of producing quality effluent.

Thomas Mason, treatment plant operator at the Brunswick (Maine) Sewer District’s Harry G. Shulman Water Pollution Control Facility, graduated from the Joint Environmental Training Coordinating Committee (JETCC) Management Candidate School, a course designed to prepare the next generation of water and wastewater plant managers.

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The Alabama Water Environment Association has a Collection System Operators Seminar on March 25 in Huntsville. Visit www.awea-al.com.


The Arkansas Environmental Training Academy is offering the following courses:

  • Feb. 4-6 – Class IV Wastewater, Fort Smith
  • Feb. 10-14 – Class III Wastewater, Fayetteville
  • Feb. 10-26 – Class II Wastewater, Fort Smith
  • March 3-6 – Class II Wastewater, Camden
  • March 18-20 – Advanced Industrial Wastewater, Fayetteville
  • March 25-27 – Advanced Industrial Wastewater, Hot Springs
  • April 8-9 – Basic Industrial Wastewater, Fayetteville
  • April 21-24 – Class II Wastewater, Burdette
  • April 29 - May 1 – Class I Wastewater, Hot Springs
  • May 12-20 – Basic Industrial Wastewater, Fort Smith
  • May 19-20 – Basic Industrial Wastewater, Camden
  • May 28-June 6 – Class I Wastewater, Camden

Call 870/574-4550 or visit www.sautech.edu/aeta/schedule.aspx.


The University of Florida TREEO Center offers these courses in Gainesville:

  • Feb 4-5 – Water Reclamation and Treatment Processes
  • Feb 11-13 – Train the Trainer: How To Design and Deliver Effective Training
  • Feb 24 – Basic Water and Wastewater Pump Maintenance
  • March 11-12 – Sequencing Batch Reactor Operation
  • March 18-20 – Activated Sludge Process Control and Troubleshooting
  • April 29 – The Science of Disinfection
  • April 30 – Energy Conservation at Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • May 1– Dissolved Oxygen and Oxidation Reduction Potential Training

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


The Kansas Water Environment Association is offering the following courses:

  • Feb. 5 – Wastewater Collection Systems Management, Iola
  • Feb. 5 – Wastewater Stabilization Lagoons, Phillipsburg
  • Feb. 11-12 – Secondary Treatment/Review of Activated Sludge, Newton
  • Feb. 12-13 – Activated Sludge, Wichita
  • Feb. 13 – Small Wastewater Systems, Ulysses
  • Feb. 14 – Wastewater Treatment, Liberal
  • Feb. 19-20 – Math for Operators, Hutchinson
  • Feb. 25-26 – Basic Water/Wastewater/Distribution/Collections Math, Goddard
  • Feb. 26-27 – Wastewater Plant O&M, Kansas City
  • Feb. 27 – Small Wastewater Systems, Hays
  • March 5-6 – Wastewater Collections, Hays
  • March 6 – Introduction to Water and Wastewater Conveyance, Phillipsburg
  • March 14 – Applied Math for Wastewater, Dodge City
  • March 21 – Wastewater Stabilization Lagoons, Syracuse
  • March 26 – Small Wastewater Systems, Goodland

Visit www.kwea.net.


The Michigan Water Environment Association has a biosolids training seminar March 11-12 in Big Rapids. Visit mi-wea.org.


The Missouri Rural Water Association has developed a series of free smartphone apps designed for wastewater operators using the Android and iPhone systems. They can be found by searching MRWA in the Google Play and Apple stores, respectively. Visit www.moruralwater.org.


The Ohio Water Environment Association is offering the following courses:

  • March 13 – Government Affairs Workshop, Lewis Center
  • May 1 – Collection Systems Workshop, Lewis Center
  • May 21-22 – Operations/Lab Analysis Workshop, Lewis Center

Visit www.ohiowea.org.


The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development is offering the following courses in Madison:

  • March 24-25 – Upgrading Your Sanitary Sewer Maintenance Program
  • March 26-28 – Wastewater Pumping Systems and Lift Stations
  • April 15-17 – Nutrient Removal Engineering: Phosphorus and Nitrogen in Wastewater Treatment

Visit http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering the following courses:

  • Feb. 17-21 – General Wastewater Treatment-Intro and Advanced, Madison
  • Feb. 25-26 – Anaerobic Digestion-Intro and Advanced, Green Bay
  • March 4-5 – Phosphorus Removal-Intro and Advanced, Janesville
  • March 10-14 – General Wastewater Treatment-Intro and Advanced, Green Bay
  • March 18-19 – Ponds and Lagoons – Intro and Advanced, Black River Falls
  • March 24-28 – General Wastewater Treatment – Intro and Advanced, Chippewa Falls
  • March 26-28 – Wastewater Pumping Systems and Lift Stations, Madison

Visit http://dnr.wi.gov.   


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