Worth Noting - July 2014

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The Wolf Treatment Plant (Shawano, Wis.) received the 2014 Registered Laboratory of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The annual award recognizes laboratories for their outstanding commitment to producing high-quality data.

Hydro Recovery LP, a provider of wastewater treatment and management services to the natural gas industry, received the 2013 Water Management Company of the Year Award from the Northeast Oil & Gas organization.

The New York City-based team of Hazen and Sawyer and Montgomery Watson Harza earned a National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies in the 48th annual Engineering Excellence Awards for assisting the city Department of Environmental Protection with its Advanced Wastewater Treatment Program.

Warren Howard was named utilities operations manager for the City of Marinette, Wis.

The Tiverton (Mass.) Wastewater Department received the Innovation Award from the Atlantic States Rural Water and Wastewater Association.

Harry Butland Jr., chief operator of the Marlborough (Mass.) Westerly Wastewater Treatment Plant, received a 2013 U.S. EPA Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Excellence Award for excellence in operations and maintenance.

The New Kent County (Va.) Public Utilities Parham Landing Wastewater Treatment Plant won the Plant Performance Award for the third consecutive year from Aqua-Aerobic Systems.

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July 20-22: Alabama Water and Pollution Control Association (AWPCA) Annual Short Course and Conference, Mobile. Visit www.awpca.net.

Aug. 26-29: Ohio Water Environment Association and AWWA Joint Conference, Hilton Columbus Downtown. Visit www.ohiowea.org.

Aug. 27-28: Water Environment Association of Texas Laboratory Topics Biennial Conference and Expo, Dallas/Allen. Visit www.weat.org.

Sept. 8-11: WaterJAM, joint conference with the Virginia Water Environment Association and the Virginia Section AWWA, Hampton. Call 804/332-5286 or visit www.vwea.org.

Sept. 27-Oct. 1: Water Environment Federation WEFTEC Conference, Morial Convention Center, New Orleans. Visit www.weftec.org.



TREEO Center at the University of Florida in Gainesville offers these courses:

  • July 8-11 – Wastewater Class C Certification Review
  • July 22-23 – Water Reclamation & Treatment Processes
  • July 29-31– Activated Sludge Process Control and Troubleshooting
  • August 4 – Basic Water and Wastewater Pump Maintenance

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


The Alliance of Indiana Rural Water is offering these courses:

  • July 10 – Lift Station Troubleshooting and Pump Service, Warsaw
  • July 17 – Financial Impact of Phosphorus Removal, Knox
  • Aug. 28 – Financial Impact of Phosphorus Removal, Roachdale
  • Oct. 21 – GIS Mapping, Scottsburg
  • Oct. 29 – Lift Station Troubleshooting and Pump Service, Indianapolis
  • Nov. 6 – GIS Mapping, Cloverdale

Visit www.inh2o.org.


The Kansas Water Environment Association is offering these courses in Dodge City:

  • July 2 – An Examination of Your Safety
  • July 8 – An Examination of Your Ethics
  • July 10 – Introduction to Water and Wastewater Conveyance
  • July 15 – Natural Systems for Wastewater Treatment
  • July 31 – Wastewater Stabilization Lagoons

Visit www.kwea.net.


The Michigan Water Environment Association is offering these following courses in East Lansing:

  • Sept. 11 – Collections Seminar
  • Oct. 29 – Health and Safety Seminar
  • Nov. 5 – Process Seminar

Visit www.mi-wea.org.


The Nebraska Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

  • July 17 – Wastewater Training, Kearney
  • Oct. 6 – Wastewater Training, Lincoln

Visit www.ne-wea.org.

New York

The New York Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

  • June 17 – Occupational Chemical Exposure, Hopewell Junction
  • July 17 – Occupational Chemical Exposure, Lockport
  • Oct. 23 – Solids Handling and Dewatering, Babylon
  • Oct. 29 – Solids Handling and Dewatering, Bath

Visit www.nywea.org.


The Virginia Water Environment Association is offering a Lab Practices Conference on July 28-29 in 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:

  • Oct. 28-30 – Wastewater Treatment Processes and Technologies
  • Dec. 3-5 – Sanitary Sewer and Collection System Engineering

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

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering these courses:

  • July 23 – Bloodborne Pathogens/Hazard Communications/Lockout-Tagout, Plover
  • July 24 – Northwoods Collection System Seminar, Marshfield
  • Aug. 5-7 – Fundamentals of Modern Wastewater Treatment Process, Milwaukee
  • Sept. 16 – Confined-Space Entry, Wauwatosa

Visit http://dnr.wi.gov.  

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