Worth Noting - August 2021

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The Henry County Water Authority earned four awards for operations and programming from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals: Education Program of Excellence Award for Water Systems, Platinum awards for the Towaliga and Tussahaw Water Treatment Plants and a Gold Award for the Bear Creek Land Application System.

New Jersey American Water received a Commerce Magazine Environmental Award from the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey. 

Jenna Covington, P.E., was named executive director/general manager of the North Texas Municipal Water District.

Steven Carroll, Village of Le Roy water/wastewater superintendent and plant operator, received the Charles Walter Nichols Award for excellence in the environmental field from the Genesee Valley Branch of the American Public Works Association, New York Chapter.

Jonesville wastewater plant superintendent Brian Boyle was named the 2020 Operations Professional of the Year by the Michigan Water Environment Association.

Stephen Leone, assistant director of the Framingham (Massachusetts) Water and Wastewater Department, was promoted to director, replacing James Barsanti, who retired.

The Staunton Water Treatment Plant received a 2020 Gold Award for Performance Excellence from the Virginia Department of Health Office of Drinking Water.

The Orange County Water District received the Clair A. Hill Water Agency Award for Excellence from the Association of California Water Agencies for its PFAS Pilot Project.

Dr. Joseph Goodwill, a researcher at the University of Rhode Island, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award worth $500,000 to study the effects of ferrate and sulfite to develop an advanced water treatment method.

The Thomasville Water Treatment Plant received a Platinum Award from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals for a full year of meeting or outperforming all Safe Drinking Water Act requirements.

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Aug. 1-4

Alabama/Mississippi Joint Water Annual Conference, Mobile Convention Center, Alabama. Visit www.almsawwa.org.

Aug. 3

AWWA/WEF Young Professionals Virtual Summit, online. Visit www.awwa.org.

Aug. 3-6

AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference, Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Visit www.awwa.org.

Aug. 8-11

Missouri Section AWWA Annual Conference, Margaritaville, Osage Beach. Visit www.awwa-mo.org.

Aug. 8-11

South Carolina Environmental Conference, Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Visit www.scwaters.org.

Aug. 9-11 

Illinois Section AWWA WATERCON, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield. Visit www.isawwa.org.

Aug. 15-18 

Kentucky-Tennessee AWWA Section Annual Conference, Chattanooga Convention Center. Visit www.kytnwpc.org.

Aug. 25-27

Annual Indiana WEA Conference, Grand Wayne Convention Center, Fort Wayne. Visit www.indianawea.org.

Aug. 29-Sept. 2

New Jersey AWWA Section Annual Conference, Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Atlantic City. Visit www.njawwa.org.

Aug. 31-Sept. 2

Kansas AWWA/Kansas WEA Joint Annual Conference, Topeka (Kansas) Capitol Plaza/Stormont Vail Events Center. Visit www.ksawwa.org.

Aug. 31-Sept. 3 

Chesapeake Tri-Association Conference, Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, Maryland. Visit www.chesapeaketricon.org.


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