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The South Kingstown (Rhode Island) Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility received a 2016 Wastewater Treatment Regional Operations and Maintenance Excellence Award from the U.S. EPA.

Kara French began training as the new operator apprentice at the Three Rivers (Michigan) Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The city of Holtville, California, held a ribbon-cutting at its new $15 million wastewater treatment plant. The U.S. EPA and Border Environment Cooperation Commission along with the North American Development Bank provided more than $7.2 million in grant funds. The state Clean Water Revolving Fund provided a $4 million grant and a $3.8 million low-interest loan.

The Rural Community Assistance Partnership received $1.2 million from the U.S. EPA to improve small, publicly owned wastewater systems.

The Eustis (Florida) Public Works Department broke ground on a $6.85 million upgrade and expansion project at its Eastern Wastewater Treatment Plant, funded in part by a $2.475 million cost-share grant from the St. Johns River Water Management District.

The Mount Olivet (Kentucky) Wastewater Treatment Facility received a $259,000 USDA Water and Waste Disposal grant to assist upgrades at the facility.

Bill Breeden retired as wastewater superintendent for the city of Chillicothe, Missouri. He held the position for 20 years.

The town of Chazy, New York, received a $6,800 state grant to conduct an engineering study on a new disinfection station at its wastewater treatment plant.

The city of Huron, South Dakota, received a $352,930 Community Development Block Grant for improvements to its wastewater system.

Paul Howard of Haverhill received the 2016 Massachusetts State Leadership Award from the New England Water Works Association. Howard is senior vice president and co-founder of Tata & Howard, a water, wastewater, stormwater and environmental consulting engineering firm.

The U.S. Water Alliance announced that DC Water CEO and general manager George Hawkins and American Water CEO and president Susan Story will join its board of directors.

Randy Mahlman was named water/wastewater supervisor in West Unity, Ohio.

David Dockery retired as the Public Works director in Gainesville, Georgia.

The Belchertown (Massachusetts) Municipal Wastewater Plant received a U.S. EPA award for outstanding operations. The EPA praised treatment plant superintendent Rollin DeWitt and his staff.

The Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority Purrysburg Water Treatment Plant in South Carolina received the Presidents Award from the Partnership for Safe Water.

The South Kingstown (Rhode Island) Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility received a 2016 Wastewater Treatment Regional Operations and Maintenance Excellence Award from the U.S. EPA.
The Carpinteria Sanitary District received both Plant of the Year and Collection System of the Year awards for 2016 from the Tri-Counties Section of the California Water Environment Association.

Raymond Marshall, Narragansett Bay Commission executive director, received the 2016 Elizabeth A. Cutone Leadership Award from the New England Water Environment Association.

Ironhouse Sanitary District received four awards of excellence from the San Francisco Bay Section of the California Water Environment Association: Plant of the Year, Collection System of the Year, Newsletter of the Year, and Community Engagement and Outreach: Project of the Year.  

Joseph Emminger, supervisor of the town of Tonawanda, received the New York Water Environment Association Frank E. Van Lare Award for outstanding contributions and commitment of an elected official supporting environmental projects including water resources, wastewater facilities and water quality preservation.

The city of Duluth and MSA Professional Services of Duluth received an Engineering Excellence Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota for the city’s Lift Station No. 8 project.

Robert J. Kukenberger received a Life Membership Award from the New York Water Environment Association. Kukenberger, a 40-year member of NYWEA, served as its president in 2008 and then as a national representative to the Water Environment Federation House of Delegates for three years.

State Assemblyman Steve Englebright received the 2016 Nelson A. Rockefeller Award from the New York Water Environment Association for contributions to advancing the quality of the water environment.

The Fort Collins (Colorado) Utilities Water Treatment Facility received the Presidents Award from the Partnership for Safe Water.

New York City’s Sheldon Avenue Stormwater Management Project on Staten Island, executed by the Department of Design and Construction on behalf of the Department of Environmental Protection, received an Envision Silver sustainable infrastructure award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.

The Colorado Springs Utilities Southern Delivery System Program received a Mountain States Best Projects Award from Engineering News-Record in the Water/Environment Category.

The Lake County (Illinois) Department of Utilities has received a Directors Award from the Partnership for Safe Water for its East Water Treatment Plant in Painesville and West Water Treatment Plant in Willoughby.

Kyle Pritchett, wastewater management supervisor in Corsicana, Texas, was promoted to environmental services director.


May 3-5 AWWA Arizona Section Annual Conference, Phoenix. Visit www.azwater.org.

May 3-5 AWWA Pacific Northwest Section Annual Conference, Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, Washington. Visit www.pnws-awwa.org.

May 7-10 AWWA Ontario Section Annual Conference, Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Visit www.owwa.ca.

May 8-12 New Jersey Water Environment Associations John J. Lagrosa Conference and Exposition, Bally’s, Atlantic City. Visit www.njwea.org.

May 9-10 Michigan Water Environment Association Upper Peninsula Wastewater Operators Conference, Island Resort & Casino, Harris. Visit www.mi-wea.org.

May 15-16 Greater Water Cities Summit 2017, New York Marriott Marquis. Visit www.wef.org.

May 18-19 Water Environment Association of Texas WateReuse in Texas Conference, El Paso Convention Center. Visit www.weat.org.

May 21-24 AWWA West Virginia Annual Conference, Oglebay Resort, Wheeling. Visit www.wvawwa.org.

May 21-24 Collection Systems Conference 2017, presented by the Water Environment Federation and the Nebraska Water Environment

May 22-24 Oklahoma Water Environment Association Technical Conference: Progress In The Heartland, Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, Oklahoma City. Visit www.owea.org.

May 22-25 Central States Water Environment Association Annual Meeting, Intercontinental Riverside (previously Crowne Plaza), St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit www.cswea.org.

May 24-26 AWWA Connecticut Section Annual Conference, Newport, Rhode Island. Visit www.ctawwa.org.

May 27-30 AWWA British Columbia Section Annual Conference, Victoria. Visit www.bcwwa.org.

May 28-30 British Columbia Water and Waste Association Annual Conference and Trade Show, Victoria. Visit www.bcwwa.org.


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