Worth Noting - April 2014

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Bob Conner, assistant director of the water and wastewater utility for the City of Lakeland (Fla.), was promoted to interim director.

Peter A. Bozick Jr., P.E., of George Miles & Buhr in Delaware, Derek J. Wold, Baxter & Woodman Wastewater Group Leader and board of directors vice president, earned the Board Certified Environmental Engineer Credential in water supply and wastewater engineering from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.

American Water Works Company announced that Jeff Sterba will retire from his role as president and CEO of American Water in May. American Water’s current senior vice president and chief financial officer, Susan N. Story, will succeed him.

A laboratory in the City of Fort Smith (Ark.) Utility Department was recertified, allowing it to continue analysis of surface water and wastewater and serve as a backup to state labs in Little Rock.

The city council of Princeton, Mo., hired David Akins as wastewater supervisor. He replaces Jeff Peace, who retired after 33 years of service.

Brad Eitel, wastewater superintendent in Edina, Mo., for 15 years, resigned that position to become the utility supervisor for the City of Kirksville, Mo.

JWC Environmental received the 2013 James C. Morriss Member Achievement Award from the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association.

Jairo Luque Villanueva, a Humboldt State University student, received a Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship from the U.S. EPA. Villanueva is an environmental resources engineering major studying wastewater treatment methods.

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The Arkansas Environmental Training Academy is offering these courses:

  • 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 Alliance of Indiana Rural Water is offering the following courses:

  • April 24 – Lift Station Troubleshooting and Pump Service, Jasper
  • April 30 – Financial Impact of Phosphorus Removal, Connersville
  • June 24 – Meeting Ammonia Limits in Lagoon Systems, Mulberry
  • July 10 – Lift Station Troubleshooting and Pump Service, Warsaw
  • July 17 – Financial Impact of Phosphorus Removal, Knox

Visit www.inh2o.org.


The Kansas Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

  • 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
  • May 13 – Introduction to Water and Wastewater Chemistry, Dodge City
  • May 15 – An Examination of Your Safety, Scott City
  • May 20 – Special Topics-US and UV, Hays
  • May 23 – An Examination of Your Ethics, Scott City
  • May 28 – Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse, Hays
  • May 30 – Natural Systems for Wastewater Treatment, Pratt

Visit www.kwea.net.


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

  • May 1 – Collection Systems Workshop
  • May 21-22 – Operations/Lab Analysis Workshop

Visit www.ohiowea.org.


The Virginia Water Environment Association is offering the following:

  • April 30 - May 1 – Annual Education Conference, Richmond
  • June 12-13 – Operations Conference & Ops Challenge, Wintergreen
  • July 28-29 – Good Laboratory Practices Workshop & Seminar, Charlottesville

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


The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development is offering a course in Nutrient Removal Engineering: Phosphorus and Nitrogen in Wastewater Treatment in Madison April 15-17. Visit http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering these courses:

  • 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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