Worth Noting - November 2017

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Ed Watt retired from the Hamilton County (Tennessee) Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority Board of Commissioners after 24 years.

The city of Sandpoint received a $65,000 wastewater planning grant from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to help prepare a wastewater planning study.

The New Jersey American Water Canal Road Water Treatment Plant in Raritan received a 15-Year Directors Award from the Partnership for Safe Water.

The Illinois Bloomington and Normal Water Reclamation District earned awards for two wastewater treatment facilities from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies. The J Michael Callahan Southeast Wastewater Treatment Facility received a Platinum Peak Performance Award, and the Howard Southerland West Wastewater Treatment Facility received a Gold Peak Performance Award.

The U.S. EPA Region 10 honored four Pacific Northwest communities for excellence in providing safe drinking water by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program: Stevens County (Mission Ridge), Washington; and Ashland, Baker City and Garibaldi, Oregon.

Four Clayton County Water Authority water reclamation staff members were honored by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. Herlon Fayard, Shoal Creek Water Reclamation Facility supervisor, received the William D. Hatfield Award. Life Member status for 30 years of service to the association went to David Blackstock, Northeast Water Reclamation Facility supervisor; Dan Doss, W.B. Casey Water Reclamation Pelletizing Operation plant supervisor; and Chris Hamilton, water reclamation manager.

Five wastewater treatment plants on the north Olympic Peninsula in Washington received 2016 awards for outstanding performance in 2016 from the state Department of Ecology: the Clallam Bay Sewage Treatment Plant, the Sequim Water Reclamation Facility, the Clallam Bay Correction Center Sewage Treatment Plant, the Forks Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Port Townsend biosolids program.

Deepthi Kalyanam, P.E., a Buchart Horn water resources specialist, received the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association Golden Manhole Society Award for promoting wastewater collections system understanding, operation and maintenance, training and continuing education.

Norma Camacho was named CEO by the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors. She had served as interim CEO since March 2016.

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Oct. 30-Nov. 2 - Alaska Rural Water Association Annual Training Conference, Sheraton Hotel & Spa, Anchorage. Call 907/841-2800 or visit www.arwa.org.

Oct. 30-Nov. 2 - Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition, Westin Galleria, Houston. Visit www.awwa.org.

Nov. 2-3 - British Columbia Water & Waste Association Yukon Water and Wastewater Conference and Tradeshow, Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon. Visit www.bcwwa.org.

Nov. 5-8 - CIPHI Annual Education Conference, Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, British Columbia. Visit www.ciphi2017.ca.

Nov. 7-8 - Nebraska Section AWWA Annual Conference, Younes Conference Center, Kearney. Visit www.awwaneb.org.

Nov. 7-9 - Nebraska Water Environment Association and Nebraska Section AWWA Joint Fall Conference, Younes Convention Center, Kearney. Visit www.nebwea.org.

Nov. 8 - Central States Water Environment Association-Minnesota Section Conference on the Environment, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis. Visit www.cswea.org.

Nov. 8-10 - Water Environment Federation Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference 2018, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia. Visit www.dbia.org.

Nov. 12-15 - North Carolina Section AWWA and the North Carolina WEF Member Association Annual Conference, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh. Visit www.ncsafewater.org.

Nov. 12-16 - AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon. Visit www.awwa.org.

Nov. 21-22 - British Columbia Water and Waste Association SCADA Conference, Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, Richmond, British Columbia. Visit www.bcwwa.org.

Nov. 26-30 - Florida Section AWWA Annual Conference, Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate, Florida. Visit www.fsawwa.org.


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