July 2006, Vol. 18, No.7

Business

 

American Water (Voorhees, N.J.), a provider of water services throughout North America, appointed Donald L. Correll president and CEO. For the past 3 years, Correll has served as president and CEO of Pennichuck Corp., an investor-owned water company based in Merrimack, N.H.

Veolia Water North America (Houston), a provider of water and wastewater services for municipalities and industries, named Joseph Burgess president and CEO. Burgess joined the company in 2002 as vice president and general manager of the northeast business center and was promoted to head the operating services business in 2003.

Consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm CDM (Cambridge, Mass.) has announced several promotions. Douglas W. Fredericks was promoted to senior vice president. He is an environmental engineer based in CDM’s Newport News, Va., office. Michael T. Savage was promoted to senior vice president. Based in Irvine, Calif., he is the firm’s water resources manager and water resources market initiative leader. Susan L. Crawford was promoted to vice president. Based in the Dallas office, she is responsible for water and wastewater treatment. John P. Rehring was promoted to vice president. He is a water resources engineer and treatment specialist based in Denver. Andrea E. Sewall was promoted to vice president. She is an environmental scientist based in Cambridge, Mass. Thomas R. Schoettle was promoted to vice president. He manages water and wastewater engineering design projects out of the company’s Edison, N.J., office. K. Richard Tsang was promoted to vice president. Based in Raleigh, N.C., he specializes in water and wastewater sludge handling and treatment technologies.

Randall Osburn has joined architectural, engineering, and consulting firm HDR (Omaha, Neb.) as the eastern region project manager based in the firm’s Raleigh, N.C., office. Osburn’s responsibilities include managing projects throughout the eastern region for the water business group.

The City of Stockton (Calif.) Municipal Utilities District and OMI/Thames Water Stockton Inc. (Englewood, Colo.) were awarded the Regional Gold Award by the San Joaquin (Calif.) Council of Governments in February. The award was given in honor of the Stockton Constructed Wetlands Treatment System. The City of Stockton Municipal Utilities Department contracted operation of the water, wastewater, and stormwater systems to OMI/Thames Water Stockton in 2003. Part of the contract included a design–build–operate contract to upgrade the regional water control facility. With the wetlands treatment system, OMI/Thames Water Stockton is implementing a treatment process that mimics natural filtration, meeting new national standards while providing a bird habitat and viewing areas.

James W. Hutchens was named water resources–wastewater project manager at MACTEC Engineering & Consulting (Alpharetta, Ga.). Hutchens is based in the firm’s Kennesaw (Ga.) office and is responsible for daily operations and business development of the company’s water and wastewater clients throughout the state.

The Association of Water Technologies (Rockville, Md.) has appointed John Joseph “Jay” Farmerie of Cyrus Rice Water Consultants (Pittsburgh) as its new president. Farmerie began his 1-year term as president at the association’s annual convention in Palm Springs (Calif.).

The Lititz (Pa.) Sewer Authority was awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3 Operations and Maintenance Award in the Medium Size Advanced Wastewater Treatment category. This is the second time Lititz has won this award, which is presented annually by EPA in recognition of outstanding operations and maintenance practices and compliance status. The 14,570-m3/d (3.85-mgd) two-stage activated sludge facility is operated and maintained by Severn Trent Services (Fort Washington, Pa.), a supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions.

Black & Veatch (Kansas City, Mo.), an engineering, consulting, and construction company, won the Water Project of the Year award at the 2006 Global Water Awards for its Columbia Heights, Minn., membrane ultrafiltration plant. With a current capacity of 265,000 m3/d (70 mgd) and an ultimate capacity of 295,000 m3/d (78 mgd), the plant is the largest facility of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.