AMTA and AWWA announce ward winners
The American Membrane Technology Association and the American Water Works Association recently announced the winners of four awards at this year's Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition.Robert Hildreth of the Colorado River Municipal Water District in Big Spring, Texas picked up this year's Robert O. Vernon Operator of the Year Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by a plant operator working at a membrane filtration, desalination or water reuse facility that resulted in significant, long-term improvement in water production and/or water reuse. Hildreth was cited for his work as plant supervisor for the district's Raw Water Production Facility.
Orange County Water District's Groundwater Replenishment System in Fountain Valley, Calif. was presented with this year's Membrane Facility of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding water/wastewater facility that uses any membrane technology with high efficiency in an environmentally friendly approach. The Groundwater Replenishment System is the world's largest water purification system for indirect potable reuse and increases Orange County's water independence by providing a locally controlled, drought-proof supply of high-quality water.
Jim Lozier of CH2M in Tempe, Ariz. won this year's Water Quality Person of the Year Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by an individual in government, academia, research or other to water supply improvement.
Ovivo USA, from Austin, Texas was presented with this year's Membrane Exhibit of the Year Award. The award recognizes the organization that highlights the importance of membrane technology with an exhibit booth at MTC.