Worth Noting - April 2021


Four City of Houston wastewater treatment plants won Peak Performance Awards from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies:

Kingwood Cedar Bayou Plant, Platinum Award

Forest Grove Plant, Gold Award

Kingwood West and West Lake Houston plants, Silver Awards

The Clayton County Water Authority earned four awards from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals: Excellence awards for its collection and distribution systems, Lab QA/QC Award (wastewater systems larger than 20 mgd), and Best Consumer Confidence Report Award (large systems).

The East Bay Municipal Utility District was recognized for exemplary execution commitment to public safety and water services with the Association of California Water Agencies 2020 Huell Howser Best in Blue Award.

Rhonda Carter Adams, workforce and supplier diversity program manager with Illinois American Water, received the Jerry Garland Award for Excellence in Supplier Diversity from the Illinois Utilities Business Diversity Council.

The Chickasha Water Treatment Plant received a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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

Jefferson City, Missouri, received an award for water fluoridation quality from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Randy Conner, Chicago water commissioner, retired after 25 years with the city, mostly in the transportation and streets and sanitation departments.

Roy Hesemann was named Utilities Director in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He has served as water pollution control plant manager, water utility plant manager, project engineer and, most recent, as interim water utility plant manager.

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April 6-8

The WaterNow Alliance Virtual Summit, online. Visit www.waternow.org.

April 7

Virginia WEA Collection Systems Seminar: The Collection System of the Future, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Auditorium, Richmond, Virginia. Visit www.vwea.org.

April 7-8

AWWA Virtual Summit: Lead and Water Quality, online. Visit www.awwa.org.

April 13

Central States WEA 26th annual Education Seminar, online. Visit www.wef.org.

April 14

AWWA Leading Research in the Field of Potable Reuse Research Webinar, online. Visit www.awwa.org.

April 19-21

AWWA Indiana Section Annual Conference, Marriott Hotel – East Indianapolis. Visit www.inawwa.org.

April 20-23

WEF Odors and Air Pollutants Conference 2021, online. Visit www.wef.org.

April 21

AWWA Mobile Membrane Systems Used for Humanitarian Aid and Military Operations Webinar, online. Visit www.awwa.org.

April 22

Virginia WEA Stormwater Seminar, Westin Richmond. Visit www.vwea.org.


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