Worth Noting - February 2021


The Maine City of Rockland has renamed its wastewater treatment plant the Terrance G. Pinto Wastewater Treatment Facility and Campus in honor of its longtime facility director.

The Sequim Water Reclamation Facility received a Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance award for 2019 by the Washington Department of Ecology.

The King County (Washington) Wastewater Treatment Division received national recognition as a Utility of the Future Today for its beneficial use of Loop biosolids.

Four Tulsa, Oklahoma, wastewater treatment plants received National Association of Clean Water Agencies Peak Performance awards: Lower Bird Creek, Platinum; Southside, Gold; Northside and Haikey Creek, Silver.

The Greeley (Colorado) Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation Facility received a National Association of Clean Water Agencies Peak Performance Silver Award.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named Orange County (Florida) Utilities as a 2020 WaterSense Partner of the Year.

The City of Gonzales won the Louisiana Municipal Association Community Achievement Award in the category of Outstanding Community Improvement in Technology and Creativity for the $15 million expansion of its wastewater treatment facility and improvements to the infrastructure throughout the city.

The Idaho Rural Water Association earned the 2020 State Association of the Year award from the National Rural Water Association.

Jared Glick, water superintendent for Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO, was named Water Distribution Operator of the Year by the North Carolina AWWA and the North Carolina Water Environment Association.

The Rochester (New York) Water Reclamation Plant received a Gold Peak Performance Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies for the 22nd consecutive year.

University of Colorado Boulder professor Karl Linden received the 2020 Clarke Prize, the nation’s most prestigious award for water research from the National Water Research Institute and the Joan Irvine Smith and Athalie R. Clarke Foundation. The annual $50,000 award is given to leaders in water research whose work serves to solve real-world problems.

The Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District received the Operator’s Meritorious Service Award from the AWWA California-Nevada Section.

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Feb. 10-11

AWWA Virtual Summit on Sustainable Water Management, PFAS and Waterborne Pathogens, online. Visit www.awwa.org.


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