Worth Noting - December 2016

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Fulton County (Georgia) renamed its treatment plant in Johns Creek the Tom Lowe Atlanta-Fulton County Treatment Plant. The late Tom Lowe served on the county commission for 40 years and was the longest-serving commissioner in county history.

Thomas R. Holliman was appointed to serve the Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association as regional engineer in the western continental states as well as Hawaii and Alaska. Holliman brings more than 35 years of experience in planning, management, operations and consulting in water and wastewater engineering services.

The Greer (South Carolina) Commission of Public Works’ Maple Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant received a Gold Peak Performance Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.

The city of Lumberton, North Carolina, was awarded $50,000 by the State Water Infrastructure Authority for a regional wastewater study. The grant will be used to study consolidation of multiple utilities into a single utility or provision of regional treatment. The city also received $150,000 to continue mapping its sewer system and create an asset management plan.

The city of Pembroke, North Carolina, was awarded $150,000 by the State Water Infrastructure Authority to evaluate the condition of the wastewater system and determine what repairs are needed.

Donna Davis, utilities director for Stanly County, earned the Utility Management Certification credential as announced by the Water University and North Carolina Rural Water Association. Davis has served as the utilities director for 14 years and is a 27-year veteran of the water and wastewater utility industry.

Patrick Terrell, operator III at the city of Tyler Westside Wastewater Treatment Plant, received the 2016 Operator of the Year award for the East Texas Region for cities with a population of more than 10,000 from the Texas Water Utilities Association.

The town of Winkelman received the Wastewater Treatment Center of the Year award from the Rural Water Association of Arizona after making facility upgrades.

John Miller was recognized for 40 years of service to the Clear Lake (Iowa) Sanitary District Board of Trustees. He has seen the district improve lift stations, complete more than $20 million in upgrades and grow its annual budget from $130,000 to $2.6 million.

High scores in safety, preventive maintenance and operation procedures earned honors for the Athens Utilities Wastewater Treatment Plant. Roger Miller, relief operator, accepted the community’s third-straight Best Operated Plant award from the Alabama Water and Pollution Control Association (5 to 10 mgd category).

The Greer (South Carolina) Commission of Public Works received the Gold Peak Performance Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies for its Maple Creek Wastewater Plant.

The city of Cromwell, Minnesota, was recognized for its commitment to protecting the community’s drinking water source. Tom Johnson, water/wastewater and maintenance supervisor, and LuAnn Freiermuth, clerk/treasurer, received a certificate signed by Gov. Mark Dayton at City Hall.

The El Dorado Wetlands and Water Reclamation Facility in Kansas received a Platinum Peak Performance Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.

Mount Pleasant Waterworks was named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina in a program created by SC Biz News and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group.

The Orange Water and Sewer Authority’s Jones Ferry Water Treatment Plant in North Carolina received the Phase IV 5-Year Excellence in Water Treatment Award from the Partnership for Safe Water.

Macon Water Authority received two awards for outstanding performance from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. Ronnie Evans, operator at the Frank C. Amerson Jr. Water Treatment Plant, received the Operators Meritorious Service Award. The authority received the 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Silver Award for Environmental Stewardship.

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