Worth Noting - June 2020


The Newport (Rhode Island) Wastewater Treatment Facility, Cranston (Rhode Island) Wastewater Treatment Facility, and Presque Isle (Maine) Utilities District received 2019 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Awards from the U.S. EPA New England office.

The Vallejo (California) Flood and Wastewater District received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. It also earned the Investment Policy Certification from the California Municipal Treasurers Association.

The Perry Wastewater Treatment Facility received three awards from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals: the George W. Burke Jr. Facility Safety Award, Outstanding Wastewater Collection System Excellence Platinum Award and Best Tasting Tap Water award, which it won for the second year in a row.

The City of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, received a 2020 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence. Its food-to-waste program exemplified the theme of Innovative Community/Governmental Initiatives.

American Structurepoint of Indianapolis earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement from the American Council of Engineering Companies for new phosphorus removal and aeration systems at the Noblesville (Indiana) Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Illinois American Water’s Pontiac District received a Partnership in Conservation Award from the Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District. 

Fort Bliss Water Services, a subsidiary of American States Water Co.’s American States Utility Services, received an Outstanding Activity Award from military leadership at Fort Bliss American by States Water Co. for its support to the 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and the El Paso (Texas) community.

The Hollister Water Reclamation Facility, operated by Veolia North America, received a 2020 Safety Plant of the Year Award from the Monterey Bay section of the California Water Environment Association.

The Westborough (Massachusetts) Wastewater Treatment Plant received a Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year award from the U.S. EPA New England Division.

The Laconia (New Hampshire) Water Department received an award for drinking water fluoridation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Harrisonburg received a 2019 Excellence in Waterworks Operations/Performance Award from the Virginia Department of Health.

The City of Deerfield Beach, Florida, won the Water Project of the Year award for its West Water Treatment Plant Lime Contact Tank Rehabilitation Project and the Stormwater Project of the Year award for the Kingfisher Canal Outfall Treatment Structure Project from the American Public Works Association.

Superintendent Steve Lamale retired after 41 years with the Fremont (Ohio) Water Treatment Plant. 

Ben Crawford was appointed Laconia (New Hampshire) Water Department superintendent, succeeding Seth Nuttelman, who retired.

Jennifer Reynolds, former deputy commander for South Florida for the Army Corps of Engineers, was named director of ecosystem restoration and capital projects for the South Florida Water Management District.

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