Worth Noting - August 2023


Dustin White, wastewater foreman in Albert Lea, Minnesota, earned his Class A Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Certificate from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

The Galesburg Sanitary District Wastewater Treatment Plant was named Group 1 Plant of the Year by the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators.

Peter Baratti, manager of the Minden Gardnerville Sanitation District, was named 2023 System Manager of the Year by the Nevada Rural Water Association.

Manuel Dos Santos, lead plant operator for the City of South San Francisco – San Bruno Water Quality Control Plant, was named 2022 State of California Operator of the Year by the California Water Environment Association.

The Macon Water Authority was recognized by the AWWA for the Best Tasting Drinking Water in Georgia.

The City of South Lyon, Michigan, was recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Dental Association, and the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors for maintaining fluoride in its drinking water for the last 50 years.

The Camas Wastewater Treatment Plant received a 2022 Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance award from the Washington Department of Ecology.

The North Slope Wastewater Treatment Plant in Moline was named Best Operated Treatment Plant by the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators.

The City of Kirksville, Missouri, recognized Larry Bradshaw in his retirement after 27 years of service. He began as a customer service representative reading water meters, became a utility maintenance worker, and then served as a utility operator at the water treatment plant for nearly 20 years.

Gregorio Ramon, chief executive officer of the Little Rock (Arkansas) Water Reclamation Authority, retired.

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Aug. 2

AWWA All in One Place – Water Project Planning and Funding Clearinghouses webinar. Visit www.awwa.org.

Aug. 14-16

Alabama Water and Pollution Control Association Conference, Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach. Visit www.awpca.net.

Aug. 15-17

AWWA Rate-Settling Essentials: Connecting Financial Planning, Cost-of-Service and Rate Design seminar, Hampton Inn Boston Seaport District, Massachusetts. Visit www.awwa.org.

Aug. 21-24

Ohio AWWA Section Annual Conference, Greater Columbus Convention Center. Visit www.onewaterohio.org.

Aug. 23-25

Indiana Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Grand Wayne Convention Center, Fort Wayne. Visit www.indianawea.org.

Aug. 28-30

Kentucky Rural Water Association Annual Conference & Exhibition, Galt House Hotel & Suites, Louisville. Visit www.krwa.org.

Aug. 29-31

Annual KWEA/KsAWWA Water & Wastewater Conference, Hyatt Regency & Century II Convention Center, Wichita, Kansas. Visit www.kswaterwastewater.com.

Aug. 30

AWWA Utility Management of Workforce Development Webinar for All Disciplines, online. Visit www.awwa.org.


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