Worth Noting - August 2020

People/Awards; Events


Naperville’s Springbrook Water Reclamation Center received the 2019 Group One Best Operated Wastewater Treatment Works Award from the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators.

The Northwest Wastewater Treatment Plant in Carbondale was named 2019 Plant of the Year by the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators.

The Decatur Wastewater Treatment Plant and McClelland Consulting Engineers won the Engineering Excellence Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arkansas.

The Henry County Water Authority received multiple Georgia Association of Water Professionals spring awards:

Best Operated Water Treatment Plant, Certificate of Achievement, and Platinum Award, Tussahaw Water Treatment Facility

Best Operated Water Treatment Plant, Certificate of Achievement, and Platinum Award, Towaliga Water Treatment Facility

Wastewater Facility Gold Award, Indian Creek Water Reclamation Facility

Land Application System Gold Award, Bear Creek Water Reclamation Facility

Golden Hydrant Society Induction for Andy Young, operations supervisor at the Towaliga Water Treatment Plant 

District 3 Top Water Plant Operator for Sheila Kern, Class 1 operator at the Tussahaw Water Treatment Plant

Education Program of Excellence Award 

Shaun Youravich was been appointed Hardin County (Kentucky) Water District No. 2 general manager. He is a 28-year veteran of the district.

Richard Adams, Palm Coast (Florida) utility director, retired after almost 43 years working for the community.

The Glasgow (Kentucky) Water Co.’s Barren River Lake Water Treatment Plant was recognized as the state’s top plant for microbial removal and three-year compliance performance. The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet also recognized the company for Area-Wide Optimization Program longevity.

Lea Wang, a sophomore at Council Rock High School South in Northampton Township, Pennsylvania, won the 2019 President’s Environmental Youth Award in the U.S. EPA Mid-Atlantic Region for her work on the Teen Research and Education in Environmental Science program. She took part in a study using charcoal filters to remove antibiotics during wastewater treatment.


Aug. 5

AWWA webinar, Disinfection Byproducts: Perspectives on Formation, Control and Mitigation. Visit www.awwa.org.  

Aug. 12

AWWA webinar, Tools to Build Utility Source Water Protection Programs. Visit www.awwa.org.  

Aug. 18-20

Puerto Rico AWWA Section Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Visit www.prwea.org.  

Aug. 19

AWWA webinar, Sustaining an Asset Management Program: What Works? Visit www.awwa.org.  

Aug. 22-26

Missouri AWWA Section Annual Conference, Tan-Tar-A, Osage Beach, Missouri. Visit www.awwa-mo.org.  

Aug. 24-27

World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference, Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis. A virtual attendance option is also available. Visit www.worldofwipes.org.  

Aug. 26 

AWWA webinar, Stormwater Management: The Case for a One Water View. Visit www.awwa.org.  

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