News Oklahoma Water & Pollution Control Conference Presents Six Awards to the City of Chickasha

Oklahoma Water & Pollution Control Conference Presents Six Awards to the City of Chickasha

The Oklahoma Water & Pollution Control Conference (OWPCC) was held this month in Midwest City at Rose State College on October 8-11, 2018.  The OWPCC is an annual conference that caters to individuals in the water and wastewater industry.  Conference attendees can pursue continuing education classes, sit in on keynote presentations, and exchange knowledge and ideas with others in the industry. This event is designed to encourage networking and highlight outstanding performance, as well as offer educational opportunities.

The OWPCC, once called the Oklahoma Water & Pollution Control Association (OWPCA), dates back to 1926 and is one of the oldest Operators Associations in the Country.  The OWPCA was created to help train Operators in the Water and Wastewater Industry.  Today, the OWPCC still continues those traditions.  On October 10, 2018, the OWPCC held its Annual Awards for the Operators throughout the State of Oklahoma.  The Awards were based on Large, Medium, and Small Wastewater and Water Systems throughout the State.  The City of Chickasha came away with Six Awards for Medium Plants.  The Plant Awards were established in 1972 to recognize outstanding Water and Wastewater Plants.

This year, Bill Clark, Environmental Coordinator, Rose State College and Steve Hardeman, City of Norman Wastewater Plant Supervisor, both members of the OWPCC Board presented the Awards.

Chickasha received the following Awards:

  1. Medium Water Plant of the Year – USW Utility Group, City of Chickasha
  2. Most Improved Medium Wastewater Plant of the Year, Chickasha Wastewater Plant, USW Utility Group
  3. Medium Wastewater Plant Supervisor of the Year – Debbie Segroves, USW Utility Group, City of Chickasha
  4. Medium Wastewater Plant Maintenance Supervisor of the Year – Derrick McDaniel, USW Utility Group, City of Chickasha
  5. “The Darcey Award” – Darrel White, USW Utility Group, City of Chickasha – Established in 1961 in honor of H.J. Darcey, State Sanitary Engineer, this award is given to the Wastewater Operator of the Year.
  6. “The Stapley Award” – Timothy R. Anderson, USW Utility Group, City of Chickasha – Established in 1961 in honor of Edward Stapley who as an educator at Oklahoma Agricultural & Mechanical College (now Oklahoma State University) was deeply involved in educating operators, this award is given to the Water Operator of the Year.

After the Awards were presented, Mike Jump, Oklahoma Regional Manager, USW Utility Group, stated: “These Awards would not have been possible without the support and dedication from the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager.”

 

 

 

 

 

From Left to Right: Steve Hardeman, Debbie Segroves, Mayor Chris Mosley, Mike Jump, and Bill Clark, presenting Medium Water Plant of the Year to Chickasha.

 

 

 

 

 

From Left to Right: Steve Hardeman, Mike Jump, Debbie Segroves, Derrick McDaniel, Darrel White, Timothy R. Anderson, Mayor Chris Mosley, and Bill Clark, presenting Six Awards to Chickasha and USW Utility Group Operators.

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Clark and Steven Hardeman, Present the OWPCC Awards to Chickasha

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Hardeman and Bill Clark, present the OWPCC Awards to Chickasha