Worth Noting - March 2021


Paul D. Jones II, P.E., Eastern Municipal Water District general manager, received the John P. Fraser Emissary Award from the Association of California Water Agencies.

The Orange County Water District was the Region 10 winner of the 2020 Outreach Recognition Award from the Association of California Water Agencies for helping the association accomplish its legislative goals. 

The Clayton County Water Authority’s W.B. Casey Water Reclamation Central Lab earned its first Laboratory QA/QC Gold Award for Municipal Wastewater Systems greater than 20 mgd, from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. The team had earned the Lab of the Year award twice before the award was changed to a silver, gold and platinum system. The Carrollton Water Treatment Plant received a Laboratory QA/QC Silver Award for facilities serving 10,000 to 100,000 residents.

New Jersey American Water received a Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. 

The South Valley Sewer District received a 2020 Sherwin-Williams Impact Award for restoration of eight deteriorated membrane bioreactor basins at the Jordan Basin Water Reclamation Facility in Bluffdale, Utah.

The Gulf Coast Water Authority in Texas City, Texas, dedicated a new $19 million industrial pump station in honor of Joseph A. Willhelm, its first general manager.

For the second year in a row, the City of Concord Water Department was named Wastewater Collection System of the Year for medium-sized systems by the AWWA North Carolina Section.

The Lincoln Wastewater System received the 2020 Nebraska Water Environmental Association Scott Wilber Award for excellence in facility operation and maintenance. The system’s Theresa Street Facility received the Special Innovation Award for biogas recovery and generating renewable natural gas for vehicle fuel.

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March 8

AWWA Women’s Day Webinar, online. Visit www.awwa.org.

March 23-25

Water Environment Federation Collections Systems 2021: A Virtual Event. Visit www.wef.org.

March 31

Staying Ahead of PFAS Using AWWA’s Drinking Water Treatment for PFAS Selection Guide Webinar. Visit www.awwa.org.


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