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The Town of Clarkdale, Ariz., dedicated a new wastewater treatment plant, culminating an effort that spanned more than 25 years. The plant will process 350,000 gpd.

Rick Crosby and John Burn were elected to serve on the Mount Pleasant (S.C.) Waterworks Commission.

Pat O’Neill was promoted to wastewater treatment plant superintendent in Chatfield, Minn., after the retirement of Darryl Haner.

New Martinsville wastewater operator Gary Young was named the West Virginia Chief Wastewater Operator of the Year. He is the only repeat recipient (he also received the award in 2003).

Manhattan, Kan., announced the completion of a $23 million expansion and upgrade at its wastewater treatment plant. The project boosts flow capacity at the plant from 8.7 mgd to 11 mgd.

Christina Galliher was named as chief operator at the Penn Yan (N.Y.) Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Vanessa Leiby was named as the executive director of the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association. She succeeds Dawn Champney, who retired.

The City of Florence, S.C., dedicated its new $100 million wastewater management facility, which increases treatment capacity from 15 mgd to 22 mgd.

The City of Blue Lake received the Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year Award for the North Coast Region from the California Water Environment Association.

The University of South Florida wastewater team took first place in the student design competition at WEFTEC 2013.

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


The Arkansas Environmental Training Academy is offering these courses:

  • 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 28-30 – Class I Wastewater, Hot Springs
  • May 12-20 – Basic Industrial Wastewater, Fort Smith
  • May 19-20 – Basic Industrial Wastewater, Camden
  • May 27-June 5 – 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:

  • March 11-12 – Sequencing Batch Reactor Operation: Make it Work for You
  • 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
  • June 17-19 – Microbiology of Activated Sludge

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

The Florida Water & Pollution Control Operators Association will hold its annual Spring State Short School March 24-28 at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce. Visit www.fwpcoa.org.


The Kansas Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

  • 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
  • April 2 – An Examination for Your Safety, Garden City
  • April 2-3 – Safety, Manhattan
  • April 4 – Wastewater Treatment, Pratt
  • April 8 – An Examination of Your Ethics, Garden City
  • April 8-9 – Lift Stations, Sedgwick
  • April 16-17 – Wastewater Stabilization Ponds, Lagoons and Lift Stations, Great Bend
  • April 17 – Wastewater Stabilization Lagoons, Hays
  • April 22 – Wastewater Stabilization Lagoons, Scott City
  • April 22-23 – Wastewater Stabilization Ponds, Pomona
  • April 23-24 – Utility Management Skills, Fort Scott

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 Ohio Water Environment Association is offering these courses in Lewis Center:

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

Visit www.ohiowea.org.


The Virginia Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

  • Apr. 30-May 1 – Education Conference, Richmond
  • June 12-13 – Wastewater and Collection Systems Operator Conference, Wintergreen
  • July 28-29 – Lab Practices Conference, Charlottesville

Call 804/332-5286 or visit www.vwea.org.


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

  • 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
  • April 9-10 – Activated Sludge, Introduction and Advanced, Oconomowoc
  • April 15-17 – Nutrient Removal Engineering: Phosphorus and Nitrogen in Wastewater Treatment, Madison
  • April 15-17 – Lab Intro, Wausau
  • April 22-23 – Disinfection, Intro and Advanced, Green Bay
  • April 28-29 – Primary Treatment, Intro and Advanced, Chippewa Falls
  • April 30-May 1 – Lab, Advanced, Chippewa Falls
  • May 6-8 – Pumps and Motors, Madison
  • May 13-14 – Advanced Asset Management Practices for Water and Wastewater, Madison

Visit http://dnr.wi.gov.


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