Worth Noting - July 2023

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John Rellick retired as superintendent of the Indiana Borough (Pennsylvania) Wastewater Treatment Plant after 34 years of service. He started his career as an operator at the plant.

The Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility project in Johnson County, Kansas, was named a 2023 Capstone Award winner by the Kansas City Business Journal.

The Siloam Springs Water Treatment Plant received an Honor Award in the Water and Wastewater Category at the 2023 Engineering Excellence Awards presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arkansas. 

Brian Miller retired after 35 years in the lab and maintenance department at the Marseilles (Illinois) Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The City of Denison, Texas, named its water treatment plant for Dean Rylant, who retired after 43 years with the city, much of that time as plant superintendent.

Clay Rural Water System was named 2022 System of the Year by the South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems.

Evanston won the best-tasting tap water award at the Illinois Section AWWA annual conference.

Strand Associates received a National Recognition Award for engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 56th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards for designing major upgrades to the Star City Wastewater Treatment Plant in Morgantown, West Virginia.

The Mount Laurel Municipal Utilities Authority received the WAVE Award for Best Management Practices from the Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey.

Mike Maples, Choteau public works director, was named 2022 Manager of the Year by the Montana Rural Water Systems.

Brad Jones was hired as director of operations with Operators Unlimited. He has more than 10 years’ experience in operational management and extensive knowledge of strategic planning, system building and leadership.

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June 27-30

WEF Collection Systems Conference 2023, Kansas City (Missouri) Convention Center. Visit www.wef.org.

July 12

AWWA Designing and Evaluating Effective and Ongoing Drought Communications webinar. Visit www.awwa.org.

July 16-19

Georgia AWWA Section Annual Conference, Savannah. Visit www.gawp.org.

July 16-21

Louisiana Rural Water Association 2023 Annual Conference, L’Auberge Casino Resort, Lake Charles. Visit www.lrwa.org.

July 17-Aug. 18

AWWA Water Treatment Operator Level 1 webinar. Visit www.awwa.org.

July 18-20

WEF Circular Water Economy Summit, Renaissance Nashville. Visit www.wef.org.

July 19-21

2023 Nebraska Wastewater Operators Division Heartland Conference, Holiday Inn Kearney. Visit www.nebwea.org.

July 24-26

AWWA Potable Reuse & Biological Treatment Symposium, Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel, Utah. Visit www.awwa.org.

July 26

Arkansas Water & Wastewater Managers Association 2023 Summer Conference, Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs. Visit www.arkwwma.org.

July 26-28

2023 Minnesota Wastewater Operators Association Annual Conference, Timberlake Lodge, Grand Rapids. Visit www.mwoa.net.

July 30 - Aug. 2

Kentucky-Tennessee AWWA Water Professionals Conference 2023, Renasant Convention Center, Memphis. Visit www.kytnawwaorg.


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