Worth Noting - July 2019


  • Larry Polfliet, assistant superintendent for the wastewater treatment collections system in Marshall, Minnesota, was named 2018 Employee of the Year. 
  • The Hollister Water Reclamation Facility, operated and maintained by Veolia Water Technologies North America, received the Safety Plant of the Year award from the Monterey Bay Section of the California Water Environment Association. 
  •  The City of Vacaville Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant received the 2018 Wastewater Plant of the Year award from the California Water Environment Association’s Redwood Empire Section.
  • Dave Wilke, Enterprise Wastewater Treatment operator, was named 2018 Wastewater Operator of the Year by the Oregon Association of Wastewater Utilities.
  • Dale Lucas, Columbiana director of environmental services, was named 2019 Wastewater Operator of the Year by the Alabama Rural Water Association.
  • Lori Stenzel, senior water quality and environmental compliance specialist for Illinois American Water, received the 2019 Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association Women in Water Outstanding Woman Award.
  • Strand Associates earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement from the American Council of Engineering Companies for its work on Meister Cheese’s wastewater plant in Muscoda, Wisconsin.
  • John Myzell, operations manager for the Orangeburg County (South Carolina) Water and Sewer Authority was recognized by the county’s Community of Character initiative for his dependability. 
  • Bradley Walsh was named chief executive officer and board member by Silver Bullet Water Treatment in Colorado.
  • The Niagara Falls (New York) Water Board named Patrick Fama its new executive director.


July 14-17

Georgia Section AWWA Annual Conference, Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa. Visit www.awwa.org.   

July 23-25

Nutrient Removal and Recovery Symposium 2019, Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot. Visit www.wef.org.   

July 28-31

Alabama-Mississippi WaterJAM, presented by the Alabama Water Environment Association, the Mississippi Water Environment Association and the AWWA Alabama-Mississippi Section, The Battle House Renaissance Mobile, Alabama. Visit www.almswaterjam.com.  

July 29-30

Virginia Water Environment Association Lab Practices Conference, Omni Charlottesville Hotel, Charlottesville, Virginia. Visit vwea.site-ym.com.  

July 29-31

WEF-EESS (Water Environment Federation-Environmental Engineering Society of Singapore) Conference on Advancement in Water and Wastewater Treatment and Reuse, University Town – National University of Singapore. Visit www.awwtr2019singapore.com.  

July 31-Aug. 1

Water Environment Association of Texas Biosolids and Odor and Corrosion Conference and Expo, Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel, Spa and Conference Center. Visit www.weat.org.

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