Worth Noting - November 2015

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Mantech, based in Guelph, Ontario, received the Wastewater Technology Award at the 2015 Water’s Next award program. The award was given for its PeCOD unit. Water’s Next celebrates innovators in the water industry at the individual and company level by recognizing leading technology in water resources, conveyance, drinking water and wastewater.

Brad Ault was named the superintendent of water and wastewater treatment for the Village of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Ault, who joined the village in 2007 as a wastewater treatment plant operator, holds Ohio Water Treatment I and Wastewater Treatment II operator’s licenses.

Sharon Gillum was named the Water System Operator of the Year by the Louisiana Rural Water Association.

SUEZ Environnement North America subsidiary United Water received an award for innovation from the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships for its wastewater operation in Nassau County, New York.

The City of Braham received a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Facility Operational Award for 2015, marking its 11th certification of commendation received since 1993 and the seventh in a row for operator Mike Piha from PeopleService.

Matthew J. Worth was named the director of public works for the City of Batavia, New York. He supervises about 50 workers in the bureaus of engineering, inspection, water/wastewater and maintenance.

William Norton was named to lead the wastewater treatment facilities in Fairfield, Connecticut. He had been water pollution control commission administrator in West Haven.

The City of Windsor was recognized for the best-tasting water in Ontario by the Ontario Water Works Association at its annual water conference and trade show.

The Russellville (Alabama) Wastewater Treatment Plant was renamed the Radford Joe Murray Wastewater Treatment Plant in honor of Radford “Joe” Murray, plant manager for 33 years who died last year.

The City of Richmond was recognized by the Virginia Department of Heath with the 2014 Gold Water Treatment Plant Performance Award for excellence in clarification, filtration and backwash.

The Hamilton (Illinois) Water and Sewer Department named Aron Metternich superintendent after the retirement of longtime superintendent Tim Schilson.

The Georgia Association of Water Professionals presented the Macon Water Authority with the best-tasting water honor. Macon’s Dale Moorehead received the Operator’s Meritorious Service Award. Darryl Macy, manager of sewer conveyance and water distribution, received the Arthur Sidney Bedell Award for service to the Water Environment Federation. Jocelyn Hunt, assistant manager of water operations, was inducted into the 5-S Society. The authority received the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Clayton County Water Authority’s Shoal Creek Water Reclamation Facility was named Wastewater Plant of the Year in the category for advanced treatment, 3 to 5 mgd, by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. Jim Hill, plant supervisor at Shoal Creek, was named Top Wastewater Operator for District 3.

More than one-third (127) of Washington’s wastewater treatment plants received 2014 Outstanding Performance Awards from the state Department of Ecology for perfect permit compliance.

The Bergen County (New Jersey) Utilities Authority’s Little Ferry Water Pollution Control Facility and Edgewater Water Pollution Control Facility received the Gold Peak Performance Award for 2014 from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.

California American Water hired Chris Cook as an assistant engineering manager in Monterey.

Public Water Supply District No. 6 of Clay County, Missouri, hired Alliance Water Resources to provide operation and management services.

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Nov. 1 - AWWA Mexico Section Annual Conference, Chihuahua. Visit www.awwamexico.com.

Nov. 4 - Missouri Water Environment Association Fall Technical Conference, Stoney Creek Inn, Columbia. Visit www.mwea.org.

Nov. 4-5 - Alabama Water Environment Association Water and Wastewater Technology Conference, The Hotel at Auburn University, Auburn. Visit www.awea-al.com.

Nov. 4-6 - Nebraska Water Environment Association Fall Conference, Younes Convention Center, Kearney. Visit www.ne-wea.org.

Nov. 9-11 - European Biosolids and Organic Resources Conference, Seminar and Exhibition, Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, England. Visit www.european-biosolids.com.

Nov. 11-12 - Quebec Section AWWA Annual Conference, Riviere-du-Loup. Visit www.reseau-environnement.com.

Nov. 15-18 - North Carolina Section AWWA Annual Conference, Raleigh Convention Center. Visit www.ncsafewater.org.

Nov. 15-19 - AWWA 2015 Water Quality Technology Conference, The Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit www.awwa.org.

Nov. 15-19 - International Water Conference, Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida. Visit www.eswp.com.

Nov. 17-18 - Water 2015, Radisson Blu Portman, London, England. Visit www.marketforce.eu.com.

Nov. 18-20 - Indiana Water Environment Association Annual Conference, The Westin, Indianapolis. Visit www.indianawea.org.

Nov. 29-Dec. 3 - Florida Section AWWA Annual Conference, Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Visit www.fsawwa.org.


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