Worth Noting - September 2019


Kevin Kirwan was promoted to senior vice president and chief environmental and operational excellence officer at American Water, a New Jersey-based water and wastewater utility company.

David Dickson retired as general manager of Coastside County Water District (California).

Davina Winemiller was hired as supervisor for the Town of St. Armand, New York. Addressing concerns about the town’s new wastewater plant is among her top priorities.

The City of Nampa (Idaho) Wastewater Treatment Plant received a Project of the Year award (over $3 million category) from the American Public Works Association Rocky Mountain Chapter. The city also received a 2019 Best Water/Stormwater Project award from the American Council of Engineering Companies Idaho Chapter for a best-in-class solution in meeting nutrient-removal and water-quality requirements. In addition, the city received an honorable mention for clean-water infrastructure projects from the U.S. EPA for an upgrade to its wastewater treatment plant.

EPCOR USA received a Gold Level Award from the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program. EPCOR, based in Arizona, is a private utility providing wastewater, water and natural gas service to 15 counties in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

The Vinyl Institute presented Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., with its inaugural Congressional Champion Award. The award recognizes his work to secure “significant new funding” for the nation’s wastewater and water infrastructure.

The Delaware County Commissioners received the Ohio Water Environment Authority Southeast Section’s annual Public Service Award for significant commitment to the protection and improvement of the water environment.

Randy Scott, chief collections officer of the City of Sedona (Arizona) Wastewater Department, was named the 2019 Rod Olsen Employee of the Year.

The North Red Deer Regional Wastewater System received a Project Achievement Award from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

The Leesburg Water Department received the 2018 Most Improved Water Treatment Plant – Class C award from the American Water Works Association Florida Section for the Plantation treatment facility.

The Glasgow Water Co. Barren River Lake Water Treatment Plant received the Microbial Area-Wide Optimization Program Champion Award from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Division of Water.

Nicholas Dezelan started as manager of the Greenfield (Indiana) Wastewater Department, replacing David Scheiter, who retired this spring after more than 30 years with the department.

David Turocy, commissioner of public services for Pittsfield, Massachusetts, retired after a 30-year career.


Sept. 3-5

Missouri Water Environment Association 5 Cities Conference, Hyatt Regency at The Arch hotel, St. Louis. Visit www.mwea.org.  

Sept. 9-11

Rocky Mountain Section AWWA/WEA Annual Conference, Keystone Resort & Conference Center, Keystone, Colorado. Visit www.rmsawwa.org.   

Sept. 9-11

34th Annual WateReuse Symposium, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, California. Visit www.watereuse.org

Sept. 9-12

Virginia Section AWWA WaterJAM 2019, Virginia Beach Convention Center. Visit www.vaawwa.org.   

Sept. 9-13

Ohio Section AWWA Annual Conference, Conference Hotel Cleveland. Visit https://oawwa.site-ym.com.  

Sept. 10-13

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

Sept. 17-20

Western Canada Section AWWA Annual Conference, TELUS Convention Centre, Edmonton, Alberta. Visit www.wcsawwa.net.  

Sept. 17-20

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

Sept. 21-25

Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, McCormick Place, Chicago. Visit www.weftec.org.  

Sept. 22-25

New England Water Works Association Annual Conference, Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine. Visit www.newwa.org    

Sept. 23-25

Soils and Site Evaluation for Septic Disposal Systems and Stormwater BMPs, Extension Conference Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Visit www.cpe.rutgers.edu.


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