Worth Noting - April 2018


The town of Clinton, Connecticut, received a $55,000 grant under the State of Connecticut’s Responsible Growth and Transit-Oriented Development Grant Program to design an onsite wastewater treatment system for the former Unilever factory property.

Jerry Corbin retired after serving 22 years as Public Works director for the city of Dothan, Alabama. Overall, he worked for the city for 29 years.

Chuck Sliva was named the Public Works director for the city of Columbus, Nebraska. He had been serving as the interim director.

The village of North Branch received a $425,000 grant as part of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater Program.

The Fremont Wastewater Treatment Facility received a Scott Wilber Award for the 13th straight year from the Nebraska Water Environment Association for excellent operations and maintenance.

The Etowah Water & Sewer Authority in Georgia recognized John Cronan, construction manager, as Administration Office Employee of the Year; Dolly Pendley, treatment systems manager, as Manager of the Year; and Victor Beck, Class I operator at the Hightower Water Treatment Facility, as Operator of the Year.

Allison Strube was promoted to water utilities director is San Angelo, Texas.

Tim Drumm, wastewater superintendent in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, has retired after 26 years’ service to the community.

Carol Ellinger Haddock was named director of the Houston Public Works and Engineering Department. She is a licensed professional engineer who has worked in the private sector and for city, county, and federal governments.

The Concord Water Treatment Facility received the Water Fluoridation Quality Award for 2016 from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Josh Brooks, field services superintendent with Union County Public Works, received the Raymond E. “Red” Ebert Award at the 2017 North Carolina American Water Works Association/Water Environment Association Annual Conference.

The city of Homer was recognized by the Alaska Rural Water Association as Source Water System of the Year, and Todd Cook, water and sewer superintendent, was named Wastewater Operator of the Year, both in the category for population greater than 1,000.

Alan Howe joined the city of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, as director of water and sewer. A certified industrial wastewater treatment operator, he has more than 20 years’ leadership experience in plant operations in a variety of industries.

The Collier County South County Water Reclamation Facility received a 2017 Domestic Wastewater Plant Operations Excellence Award from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.


April 3-4 Nevada WEA 2018 Conference, Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks, Nevada. Visit www.nvwea.org.   

April 8-11 Alabama WEA Technical Conference and Exhibition, Grand Hotel, Point Clear, Alabama. Visit www.awea-al.com.   

April 8-11 Water Environment Federation Collection Systems Conference 2018, Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Visit www.wef.org.   

April 8-12 Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators Association 2018 Conference, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, Kentucky. Visit www.kwwoa.org.   

April 9-10 AWWA Effective Utility Management Seminar, Bellevue Utilities, Bellevue, Washington. Visit www.awwa.org.   

April 10-12 New York Section AWWA Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York. Visit www.nysawwa.org.   

April 11-12 WEF Energy Efficiency and Asset Management Conference, Merrimack, New Hampshire. Visit www.wef.org.   

April 15-17 WEA of Ontario Technical Symposium and Exhibition, London Convention Centre, London, Ontario. Visit www.weao.org.   

April 15-18 Florida WEA 2018 Conference, Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida. Visit www.fwea.org.   

April 16-18 Illinois Wastewater Professionals 2018 Conference, Crowne Plaza, Springfield, Illinois. Visit www.iweasite.org.   

April 17-20 WEA of Utah 2018 Conference, Dixie Center, St. George, Utah. Visit www.weau.org.   

April 23-26 Texas Water 2018, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio. Visit www.tawwa.org.

April 25-27 Pacific Northwest Section AWWA Annual Conference, Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, Tacoma, Washington. Visit www.pnws-awwa.org.   

April 26 WEF Annual Stormwater Seminar, The Westin Richmond, Richmond, Virginia. Visit www.wef.org.   

April 29-May 2 Arkansas Water Works and WEA 2018 Conference, Embassy Suites Hotel, Hot Springs, Arkansas. Visit www.awwwea.org.   

April 29-May 2 Ontario Water Works Association Annual Conference, Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Visit www.waterconference.owwa.ca.

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