August 2021 E-Newsletter
Issue #133
E-newsletter Sponsors
Section Quarterly Training Sponsor
Fall Committee and Subsection Training and Trustee Meeting In-Person or Virtual
Campbell's Lake Chelan, September 29-October 1 
Please join us for the 2021 Fall Committee Officer Training and Trustee Meeting to be held September 29 - October 1 at Campbell's Resort on Lake Chelan.  Find out what being an officer of a section committee or subsection entails: what are your responsibilities as an officer and what tools are available to you to keep our members engaged, informed and excited about our association!  

While we would hope that everyone would attend in-person, we know that some of you may have concerns about gathering together or do not have the support from your employers to travel. On our registration form there is a box for you to check if you would like to attend virtually. If there is enough interest from all of you, we can provide this service. It won't be the same as meeting in-person but its the next best option. Just check the box on the registration and let us know.
AWWA's Water Quality Technology Conference
Comes to Tacoma November 7-10, 2021 
AWWA's premier conference for water quality professionals is coming to Tacoma this November 7-10.

This established and highly regarded conference provides a practical forum for a wide range of water technology professionals to exchange the latest research and information and it's happening this year in our own backyard.

Don't miss this opportunity to register early for discounted pricing!
Utility Management Committee January 2022 Training
Financial and Workforce Sustainability - Mark Your Calendars! 
Plan to attend the Utility Management Committee (UMC) 2022 Conference scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 27, at the Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The theme is “Financial and Workforce Sustainability” and will feature presentations on:

·       Water Rates
·       Water Infrastructure Funding
·       Leadership Training
·       Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
·       Succession Planning
·       A Water Operator Internship Program 

Be on the lookout for the final program including speakers and CEUs, a registration link, and a follow up networking event at a local pub.  

For more information and to inquire about scholarships please contact Ann Hajnosz or Kim Reid .

Southern Oregon Subsection Water And Wastewater Virtual Short School September 21-23
Registration is Now Open 
The Southern Oregon Subsection is pleased to announce that they are once again offering a strong, affordable educational program in Southern Oregon. We aim to provide up to 2.0 CEU's for both Water and Wastewater Operations.
With support from water and wastewater operators from across the region, the 2019 school was a tremendous success. This will be our seventh short school in 13 years and this year's event promises an even better educational program, vendors and networking opportunities galore!
2022 Excellence in Engineering Awards
Call for Entries! 
Engineering Contest
Submit your entry for the 2022 Excellence in Engineering Awards. These awards recognize excellence in engineering for water supply, treatment, or conveyance projects. Persons, agencies, consultants, contractors, and water utilities who have recently or will be completing a water supply, treatment, or conveyance project for a water supply utility or agency in Idaho, Oregon or Washington may apply.

To be considered for the 2022 Awards, the Committee will be looking for outstanding water related engineering projects which have shown:

  • Incorporation of innovative technologies or approaches
  • Difficulty of the challenges overcome
  • Inclusion of sustainability elements (includes resource sustainability or cost effectiveness)
  • Considerations for system or project resiliency (seismic, flood, system redundancy, etc.) 

Please feel free to nominate one of your Projects or someone else's that you feel is deserving of an Award. Entry deadline is January 14.
It's Not Too Late to Register for the Last Two Golf Tournaments of the Summer
Golf threesome
Reconnect with your fellow water professionals at any or all of these events scheduled for this summer!

Job Postings

  • Design Engineer
  • Engineering Tech/GIS
  • Water Filtration Plant and Distribution System Operator
  • Side Sewer Inspector / Technician
  • Water Systems Engineer
  • Water System Operator II
  • Wastewater Project Manager
  • Staff Engineer
  • Manager, Accounting
  • City Engineer
  • Construction Inspector I or II
  • Engineering Regional Manager
  • Public Works Director
  • Project Engineer
  • Field Technician III - LME
  • Field Operations Supervisor
  • Civil Engineer
  • Process Engineer Positions
  • Water Treatment Plant Supervisor
  • Business Manager
  • Utility Technician I and II
  • Payroll Specialist I or II
  • Field Operations Maintenance Person I or II
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee
  • Superintendent
  • Utility Worker I or II
  • Utility Person
  • Director of Operations and Engineering
  • Seasonal Laborer
  • Stormwater Collection System Specialist
  • General Manager
  • Facility Operator Grade 1-3
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator
  • Engineering Technician
  • Small System Operator
  • Environmental Compliance / Source Control Specialist
  • Construction Operator
  • Utilities Director
That's it for this month! Please send your news or information for inclusion in the October edition to the Section office.

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Kyle Kihs
Executive Director