Worth Noting - July 2018

People/Awards; Calendar


The Pollution Management engineering firm, which designed upgrades to Riviera Utilities’ wastewater works, won an American Council of Engineering Companies of Arkansas Excellence Award.

The City of Braham Wastewater Treatment Facility received a 2017 Certificate of Commendation from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection presented 2017 Plant Operations Excellence Awards to the Military Point Regional Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility and the Rivercamps on Crooked Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant in Cleveland received an Envision Silver Award for sustainable infrastructure.

Diana Golt was hired as public works director for Kent County, Delaware.

Tom Axsom was hired as the assistant director of operations for the City of Bloomington (Indiana) Utilities. Joseph Potts was hired as superintendent of the Blucher Poole Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Michael Ramsey, public works director in Westmont, Illinois, received the George Warren Fuller Award from the Illinois Section, American Water Works Association for distinguished service to the water supply industry.

The Lithia Water Treatment Plant was one of 14 facilities recognized by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection with the 2017 Plant Operations Excellence Award.

The City of Grand Junction received the Colorado Award for Excellence in Water Fluoridation.

The Portland Water District received the 2018 Espy Land Heritage Award from the Maine Coast Heritage Trust for its commitment to protecting forestland in the Sebago Lake watershed and so maintaining the lake’s high quality as a source of public drinking water.

Nathan Lavallee of Burlington, Vermont, received a 2017 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator of the Year Excellence award from the EPA.

Bruce Rittmann of Arizona State University, and Mark van Loosdrecht of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, were named 2018 Stockholm Water Prize laureates for their work in pioneering biotechnology-based water and wastewater treatment processes.

The Padre Dam Municipal Water District received the 2018 Recycled Water Community Outreach/Public Education Program of the Year award from WateReuse California.

The South Orange County Wastewater Authority’s J.B. Latham Wastewater Treatment Plant was named Plant of the Year by the local chapter of the California Water Environment Association.

Spartanburg Water’s Syndee Poteat received the Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award from the Water Environment Association of South Carolina.


July 8-11

Kentucky/Tennessee Section AWWA Annual Conference, Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee. Visit www.kytnwpc.org.

July 15-18

Georgia Section AWWA Annual Conference, Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. Visit www.gawp.org.  

July 19-20

Nebraska Water Environment Association Heartland Operators Conference, Holiday Inn, Kearney, Nebraska. Visit www.nebwea.org.  

July 24-26

AWWA Summer Workshop 2018, Holiday Inn Denver-Cherry Creek, Colorado. Visit www.awwa.org.  

July 29-31

Water Environment Federation Disinfection and Reuse Symposium, Portland (Oregon) Crowne Plaza. Visit www.wef.org.  

July 30-31

Virginia Water Environment Association Good Lab Practices Conference, Omni Charlottesville. Visit www.vwea.org.


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