Worth Noting - September 2020

People/Awards; Events


The Palm Springs Wastewater Treatment Facility, operated by Veolia North America, received the 2019 small wastewater plant award for safety from the California Water Environment Association.

The City of St. Albans Wastewater Treatment Facility upgrade and phosphorus removal project received the Merit Award in the water supply/treatment category from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Vermont.

Robert Lindley, assistant wastewater utility superintendent for the City of Monticello, received the Wastewater System Operations Specialist of the Year award from the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water.

North Port Utilities won three awards from the Florida Water Environment Association:

The North Port Wastewater Treatment Plant and operations team received the coveted Earle B. Phelps Award for outstanding water quality and service. 

The Utilities Department earned the David W. York Reuse Award for the Tommy’s Car Wash project on Sumter Boulevard.

Meter reader Angela Coppock received the Samuel R. Willis award for heroism in assisting with a motorcycle accident.

The Clayton County Water Authority staff received 2020 awards from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals:

The Northeast Water Reclamation Facility was named the Wastewater Plant of the Year for the advanced treatment 6 to 9.9 mgd category.

Jordan Cole, pelletizing chief operator at the W.B. Casey Water Resource Recovery Facility, was named the District 3 Wastewater Top Op.

Mike Harp, general services lead maintenance technician, was named Top Maintenance Technician 2020.

Roy Light retired after 25 years with the Eastsound (Washington) Sewer and Water District, most recently as general manager. He was replaced by Christopher Giesting.

The Middlesex Water legal department, headed by Jay L. Kooper, received a 2020 Professional Excellence Award from the New Jersey Law Journal.

The East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland, California, appointed Clifford Chan, a 23-year employee, to replace Alexander Coate as general manager. Coate retired after 27 years.

The Hudson River Watershed Alliance in New York honored 2020 Watershed WaveMakers for protecting water resources: Peter Smith of the Quassaick Creek Watershed Alliance, the Upper Hudson Watershed Coalition, the Albany Water Department and Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.

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Sept. 14-17

Virginia Section AWWA and Virginia Water Environment Association WaterJAM, virtual. Visit www.vaawwa.org.  

Sept. 16-17

MI-ACE 22020: A Virtual Experience, virtual. Visit mi-water.site-ym.com.  

Sept. 16-18

Wisconsin Section AWWA Annual Conference, virtual. Visit www.wiawwa.org.  

Sept. 16-18

South Dakota AWWA Annual Conference, Aberdeen, South Dakota. Visit www.sdawwa.org.  

Sept. 20-23

New England Water Works Association Annual Conference, virtual option and in-person option at Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Visit www.newwa.org.

Sept. 22-25

Ohio Section AWWA Annual Conference, virtual. Visit oawwa.site-ym.com.  

Sept. 22-25

Minnesota Section AWWA Annual Conference, virtual. Visit www.mnawwa.org.  

Oct. 3-7

Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), virtual. Visit www.wef.org.


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