Worth Noting - August 2018


Steve Tarallo was named associate vice president and manager of the water/wastewater unit for Dewberry’s office in Baltimore.

Pleasant Mount Welding of Carbondale, Pennsylvania, received a Ben Franklin iXchange Innovation Award for development of a sequencing batch reactor for municipal, commercial and industrial wastewater treatment facilities.

Dana M. Hicks was named vice president of sales at BCR in Jacksonville, Florida. Hicks will lead BCR’s sales team with a focus on municipal markets.

Phillip Gibson was hired by Neel-Schaffer and is managing the company’s Central Mississippi Water/Wastewater Department.

Jay Irwin, chief operator for the Village of Sherman Wastewater Treatment Plant, received the 2018 Wastewater Operation Specialist of the Year award from the New York Rural Water Association.

The Clayton County Water Authority’s Northeast Water Reclamation Facility was named 2018 Wastewater Plant of the Year for the Advanced Treatment by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. Its W.J. Hooper Water Treatment Plant earned a Certificate of Achievement for Best Operated Water Plant (Surface Water). Marcus McLester, stormwater maintenance foreman, was named Stormwater Top Operator. Jeff Jones, distribution and conveyance department manager, was inducted into the Golden Hydrant Society.

The Riverhead wastewater reuse project was recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York with a Project Excellence Award.

Representatives from the National Weather Service honored the Piqua (Ohio) Wastewater Treatment Plant with a Cooperative Weather Observer institutional award. The plant has a solar-powered weather station with a rain gauge and thermometer for recording daily highs and lows. The plant supplies the data to the National Weather Service.

Dionysios Dionysiou, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science professor, received the Royal Society of Chemistry Sustainable Water Award for his work in water and wastewater treatment.

The Brandon, Evansville, Garfield and Millerville wastewater treatment plants in Douglas County were honored by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for permit compliance for 2016-17. Nearby plants also honored were Glenwood, Parkers Prairie and Urbank.

The Framingham Public Works Water Division was recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Drinking Water Program for outstanding performance in 2017.

Virgil White, superintendent of the City of Athens Wastewater Treatment Plant, received a 2018 William D. Hatfield Award from the Alabama Water Environment Association.

The Glasgow Water Co. water treatment plant was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for exceptional drinking water quality, an award presented by the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection. For 12 consecutive years, the plant has achieved the Area-Wide Optimization Program designation. The company also received the Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year award from the Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators Association and a 2018 Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Kentucky for its Sewer Overflow Abatement Project.

The Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal Facility in Boise, Idaho, and the construction firm of Brown and Caldwell received the Grand Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies 51st Engineering Excellence Awards competition.

The City of Port Angeles (Washington) Combined Sewer Overflows project won a national 2018 Project of the Year award from the American Public Works Association.


Aug. 7-9

Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium, presented by the ISA Water and Wastewater Industries Division and the Water Environment Federation, Hyatt Regency, Bethesda, Maryland. Visit www.wef.org.

Aug. 15-17

Regional Meeting of American Water Works Association Section Officers IV, Aspen Hotels of Alaska, Sitka. Visit www.awwa.org.

Aug. 20-23

Water Environment Federation USBI Biochar 2018: The Carbon Link in Watershed Ecosystem Services, Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, Delaware. Visit www.wef.org.

Aug. 27-30

Ohio Section AWWA Annual Conference, Greater Columbus Convention Center. Visit www.oawwa.org.

Aug. 27-30

One Water Conference and Expo, presented by Ohio Water Environment Association and the Ohio Section AWWA, Hilton Columbus Downtown and Columbus Convention Center. Visit www.onewaterohio.org.

Aug. 28-30

Kansas Water Environment Association and the Kansas Section AWWA Joint Annual Water and Wastewater Conference, Capitol Plaza Hotel, Topeka. Visit www.kswaterwastewater.com.

Aug. 28-31

Chesapeake Section AWWA Annual Conference, Ocean City, Maryland. Visit www.csawwa.org.

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