Worth Noting - September 2021


The Prince William County Service Authority’s H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility now maintained perfect wastewater compliance for 12 successive years, earning its most recent Platinum Peak Performance Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.

The Clayton County (Georgia) Water Authority earned three 2020 awards from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals:

-Biosolids/Residuals Program of Excellence for Small Operating Systems (less than 5 dry tons), Northeast Water Reclamation Facility in Rex, Georgia

-Public Education Program of Excellence in Water (large systems)

-Denise Skinner-Hurst Pretreatment Award, Jennifer Brandon, environmental compliance manager

All three of the authority’s water production plants earned Platinum Awards for 100% compliance J.W. Smith Water Production Plant (12 years), Terry R. Hicks Water Production Plant (20 years) and W.J. Hooper Water Production Plant (23 years). The Shoal Creek Water Reclamation Facility earned its 23rd Platinum Award for 100% compliance.

Jordan Young, wastewater operations superintendent at Decatur Utilities, was named 2020 Young Professional of the Year by the Alabama/Mississippi Section American Water Works Association.

The city of American Falls claimed the 2021 title of the Idaho’s best-tasting drinking water from the Idaho Rural Water Association.

Bob Kuchenski, system operator for the Bayview Water and Sewer District, was named 2021 Water Operations Specialist of the Year by the Idaho Rural Water Association.

The City of Hamilton, Ohio, chose Edwin Porter as executive director of infrastructure, replacing interim director Dan Moats, who retired after more than 40 years with the city’s utilities.

The Staunton Public Works Department earned the Gold Award for Performance Excellence from the Virginia Department of Health for water treatment.

The City of Winchester’s Percy D. Miller Water Treatment Plant earned the gold award through the 2020 Virginia Optimization Program.

Rossarden, Tasmania, won the Best Municipal Water for 2021 award at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting event.

William Varley, chief growth officer of American Water Works Co., announced his retirement.

Johann Coetzee retired from his job as water resources general manager for the city of Elizabethton, Tennessee.

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Aug. 31-Sept. 3

2021 Tri-Con Association Conference, Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, Maryland. Visit www.chesapeaketricon.org.

Sept. 7-10

New England Water Works Association Annual Conference, Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Visit www.newwa.org.

Sept. 12-15

AWWA 2021 Water Infrastructure Conference, Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona. Visit www.awwa.org.

Sept. 12-15

Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, Boise Centre, Idaho. Visit www.wef.org.

Sept. 13-16

Virginia WEA WaterJam 2021, Virginia Beach Convention Center. Visit www.wef.org.

Sept. 14-17

2021 Michigan Section AWWA Annual Conference, Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids. Visit www.mi-water.org.

Sept. 14-17

Minnesota Section AWWA Annual Conference, Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. Visit www.mnawwa.org.

Sept. 14-17

Rocky Mountain Virtual Water Summit & Expo, online. Visit www.rmsawwa.org.

Sept. 21-23

2021 Iowa WEA Annual Conference, Prairie Meadows, Altoona. Visit www.iawea.org. 

Sept. 21-24

WCW (Western Canada WEA) Annual Conference and Exhibition, online. Visit www.wcwwa.ca.


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