Worth Noting - October 2018

People/Awards; Calendar


Jerry Beausoleil, director of Public Works for Putnam, Connecticut, retired after 50 years.

Officials in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, held a ribbon-cutting for the city’s $52.5 million ocean outfall project.

The City of Brandon received a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Iowa Department of Economic Development to upgrade wastewater treatment and sewer system.

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

The Bolton (New York) Wastewater Treatment Plant received a $50,000 grant from The FUND for Lake George to install a wood chip bioreactor, a drainage technology meant to reduce effluent nitrates.

The Town of Taber, Alberta, signed a utility services agreement to operate Lantic’s wastewater treatment plant for the Rogers Sugar Factory in Taber.

A Garver-led project that helped the Helena Wastewater Treatment Plant adhere to reduced permit limits received the Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Alabama.

ESG Operations was hired to operate the city of Vicksburg (Mississippi) Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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.

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

Former Carroll County (Maryland) civil engineer manager Andrew Watcher began his new role as chief of the Bureau of Utilities.

Angelo Klousiadis, water treatment plant manager for Mansfield, Ohio, retired after a 45-year career with the city.

The Kannapolis Water Treatment Plant and the Morganton Water Treatment Plant earned the North Carolina Area Wide Optimization Program award from the state Division of Water Resources for turbidity levels below federal and state limits.

The Hampton Roads Sanitation Division Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow received the U.S. Water Prize in the public sector from the U.S. Water Alliance. 

The Tennessee American Water Whitwell plant earned the Award of Excellence for Water Treatment Operation (Small Plant Category) from the American Water Works Association. 

The Lynn Water and Sewer Commission was recognized for outstanding water quality by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Drinking Water Program. The commission, in partnership with Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, achieved one of the top scores among the large and medium community systems in the 2018 Public Water System Awards Program.

The Waynesboro Wastewater Treatment Plant was named the Virginia Rural Water Association 2018 Wastewater System of the Year.

El Paso (Texas) Water earned the Partnership for Safe Water Directors Award for Distribution System Operations.

The Southwest Membrane Operators Association presented the following awards:

  • Outstanding Membrane Plant Award, San Elijo Water Reclamation Plant, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California.
  • Outstanding Plant Operator Award, Tyson Neely, Orange County Water District.
  • First Runner-Up, Best Tasting Membrane Water in the Southwest Region, Irvine Ranch Water District Baker Water Treatment Plant.
  • Best Tasting Membrane Water in the Southwest Region, Irvine Ranch Water District Irvine Desalter-Potable Treatment Plant.
  • Distinguished Service Awards: David Smith, Olivenhain Municipal Water District; and Troy Walker, Hazen and Sawyer.
  • Presidential Awards: Wayne Wright and Hazen and Sawyer.

Emory University in Atlanta was recognized by the International District Energy Association (IDEA) with the 2018 IDEA Innovation Award for the WaterHub, a facility that reclaims and reuses campus wastewater.


Sept. 29-Oct. 3

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

Oct. 10-11

AWWA Best Practice Water Audits and Loss Control Programs Seminar, Renaissance Dallas Galleria, Addison, Texas. Visit www.awwa.org.  

Oct. 10-12

Intermountain Section AWWA Annual Conference, Zermatt Resort, Midway, Utah. Visit www.ims-awwa.org.  

Oct. 11

Indiana Water Environment Association Collection Systems Conference, FORUM Event Center, Fishers, Indiana. Visit www.indianawea.org.  

Oct. 14-16

Alabama-Mississippi Section AWWA Annual Conference, The Sheraton Birmingham Hotel. Visit www.almsawwa.org.  

Oct. 16-18

North Dakota Section AWWA Annual Conference, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Visit www.awwand.org.  

Oct. 17-18

Michigan Water Environment Association Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Conference, Holiday Inn Battle Creek. Visit www.mi-wea.org.  

Oct. 18

American Academy of Environmental Engineers West Coast Con- ference, UCLA Convention Center, Los Angeles. Visit www.cwea.org.  

Oct. 22-25

California/Nevada Section AWWA Annual Conference, The Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, California. Visit www.ca-nv-awwa.org .  

Oct. 23-24

AWWA-Chesapeake Section 2018 Mid-Atlantic Utility Conference, Turf Valley Resort, Ellicott City, Maryland. Visit www.csawwa.org.  

Oct. 28-31

AWWA Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition, Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Visit www.awwa.org.  

Oct. 29-Nov. 1

Alaska Rural Water Association Training Conference, Sheraton Hotel & Spa, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit www.arwa.org.

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