Worth Noting - October 2021

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The Washington County Service Authority earned the 2020 Virginia Optimization Program Gold Award from the Virginia Department of Health Office of Drinking Water, the highest excellence ranking. WCSA has received the award each year since 2010.

The Orange County (California) Water District and the City of Fullerton have begun operation of the Kimberly Well 1A PFAS Treatment Plant, the county’s first wellhead filtration treatment plant to remove PFOA and PFOS.

The Aqua Pennsylvania wastewater treatment plant in Upper Providence township received the Phase III Directors Award from the Partnership for Clean Water.

Three members of the Town of Purcellville wastewater treatment staff were recognized by the Virginia Rural Water Association. Adam Bailey was named Wastewater Rookie of the Year, Jason Chapman was named System Operator Specialist of the Year and Kristen Muller was named Lab Technician of the Year.

Scott Young was named as Kentucky Rural Water Association executive director, replacing Gary Larimore, who retired after leading KRWA for 42 years.

The City of Framingham Water Department received a 2020 Public Water System Award from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in the Large Consecutive Community Systems Category.

The City of Toledo (Ohio) Collins Park Water Treatment Plant was recognized as 2020 Co-Project of the Year for a 40 mgd expansion project from the Toledo Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

SCV Water received the Best Environmental Project award from the American Public Works Association – High Desert Branch in California for removing PFAS from groundwater.

Randy Hamilton retired after 45 years with Chillicothe (Ohio) Municipal Utilities, the last 27 as water systems superintendent.

Dean Stokes was named wastewater treatment plant manager in Salem, Ohio, replacing Jeff Zimmerman, who retired after 28 years in the utilities department.

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Events

Oct. 6

AWWA webinar Asset Management Practice: Where Is the Industry, and Benchmarking Your Own Practice. Visit www.awwa.org.

Oct. 6-8

2021 Intermountain AWWA Section Annual Conference, Zermatt Resort, Midway, Utah. Visit www.ims-awwa.org.

Oct. 10-13

AWWA and Arkansas WEA 2021 Annual Conference, Embassy Suites Hotel, Hot Springs. Visit www.awwwea.org.

Oct. 12-14

2021 North Dakota AWWA Section Annual Conference, Fargo. Visit www.awwand.org.

Oct. 16-20

WEFTEC 2021, McCormick Place, Chicago. Visit www.weftec.org.

Oct. 18-21

California-Nevada AWWA Section Annual Conference, online. Visit www.ca-nv-awwa.org.

Oct. 20 

AWWA webinar, Microplastics in Drinking Water: From Research to Application. Visit www.awwa.org.

Oct. 24-26

Southwest Section AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition, Hyatt regency, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Visit www.swawwa.org.

Oct. 26-28

2021 Iowa AWWA Section Annual Conference, Cedar Rapids. Visit www.awwa-ia.org.



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