Worth Noting - September 2018


The Williston (North Dakota) Water Resource Recovery Facility was dedicated to Monte Meiers, a longtime city employee and former director of public works. It is the first municipal facility in North Dakota to achieve a Class A biosolids. 

The Exit 24 Wastewater Treatment Facility, on Interstate 77 in Wythe County, Virginia, was officially opened. 

The North Carolina Department of Labor presented a Gold Award for safety to the city of Morganton Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

EPCOR USA was recognized by the Arizona Water Association with awards for operational excellence and safety. Among its honors: wastewater treatment in Anthem, Bullhead City, and Northwest Valley Reclamation Facility, and the wastewater collections system in Sun City. 

Steve Wyzgoski was hired as the wastewater/water treatment plant superintendent for the city of Saline, Michigan. He replaces Bob Scull, who retired. 

The City of Bronson received $1.6 million as part of the state of Michigan Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater Grant. 

The Piqua (Ohio) Wastewater Treatment Plant received a Cooperative Weather Observer Institutional Award from the National Weather Service for providing weather observations for more than 75 years. 

Riverhead, New York, received a Diamond Award in recognition of its sewer district’s wastewater reuse recovery system. The award was presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York. 

Jamie E. Potteiger III, a lab director for the city of Camden Wastewater Treatment Plant, received an individual Crystal Crucible Award and the facility overall won another Crystal Crucible Award at the South Carolina Environmental Conference. 

Rick Lallish, program director of Water Pollution Control at the Environmental Resources Training Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville was named Outstanding Operator of the Year by the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators. 

The Prince William County (Virginia) Service Authority’s H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility won a Platinum Peak Performance Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies for the fifth consecutive year. 

A project that helped the Helena Wastewater Treatment Plant meet reduced permit limits earned the Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Alabama. The project consisted of multiple improvements that helped the plant meet strict total phosphorus limits. 

The Star City and Cheat Lake wastewater treatment plants owned by the Morgantown (West Virginia) Utility Board received Platinum Peak Performance awards by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies. It was the 17th consecutive Platinum Award for the Star City facility and the 19th for Cheat Lake plant. 

The L.G. Everist wastewater treatment system received the 2017 Operation and Maintenance Wastewater Treatment Award from the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources. 

The Noman M. Cole Jr. Pollution Control Plant owned by Fairfax County, Virginia, earned its 20th consecutive Platinum Peak Performance Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.  

Donald J. Tata posthumously received the Kenneth J. Miller Founders Award from Water For People. 

The City of Hayward received the 2018 Water System of the Year award from the Wisconsin Rural Water Association. 

Iowa Lakes Regional Water received a 2018 National Environmental Achievement Award in the category of Operations and Environmental Performance from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies. 

The Cordova (Alaska) Public Works Water Division received a WATERS Awards from Region 10 of the EPA for innovative and effective Drinking Water State Revolving Fund projects. 

Bruce Partridge retired as wastewater treatment plant chief operator after 36 years with the Bergen (New York) Department of Public Works. 

Kevin Williams was been named director of public works in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.


Sept. 9-12

WateReuse Symposium, held in cooperation with the Water Environment Federation, JW Marriott, Austin, Texas. Visit www.watereuse.org.  

Sept. 9-12

Atlantic Canada Water & Wastewater Association Canadian Biosolids & Residuals Conference, World Trade and Convention Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Visit www.acwwa.ca.  

Sept. 10-13

WaterJAM 2018, presented by the Virginia Water Environment Association and the Virginia Section-American Water Works Association, Virginia Beach Convention Center. Visit vwea.site-ym.com.  

Sept. 11-14

Michigan Section AWWA Annual Conference, Radisson Kalamazoo. Visit https://mi-water.site-ym.com.  

Sept. 12-14

South Dakota Section AWWA Annual Conference, Deadwood. Visit www.awwa.org.  

Sept. 12-14

Wisconsin Section AWWA Annual Conference, Madison. Visit www.wiawwa.org

Sept. 15-18

Rocky Mountain Section AWWA Annual Conference, Colorado Convention Center, Denver. Visit rmsawwa.site-ym.com.  

Sept. 16-19

New England Section AWWA Annual Conference, Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe, Vermont. Visit www.newwa.org.  

Sept. 16-19

Atlantic Canada Water & Wastewater Association Annual Conference, Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, Sydney, Nova Scotia. Visit www.acwwa.ca.  

Sept. 17-18

AWWA Customer Service Seminar, Louisville Water, Louisville, Kentucky. Visit www.awwa.org.  

Sept. 18-21

Minnesota Section AWWA Annual Conference, Duluth. Visit www.mnawwa.org.  

Sept. 18-21

Western Canada Section AWWA Annual Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Visit www.wcsawwa.net.  

Sept. 19-20 

Effective Utility Management Seminar, Louisville Water, Louisville, Kentucky. Visit www.awwa.org.

Sept. 21-22 

Water Distribution Systems Modewling Using EPANET, EPA, Cincinnati. Visit www.regonline.com.  

Sept. 24-25

Kentucky Water & Wastewater Operators Association Fall Conference-Central, Rough River State Resort Park, Falls of Rough. Visit www.kwwoa.org.  

Sept. 25-27

Tri-State Seminar, presented by the Nevada Water Environment Association, Arizona Water Association and California Water Environment Association, South Point Hotel Casino, Las Vegas. Visit www.tristateseminar.com.  

Sept. 29-Oct. 3

Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, Morial Convention Center, New Orleans. Visit www.weftec.org.  

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