In addition to the WEF-sponsored awards mentioned above, HWEA sponsors additional awards which are specific to our association. Some of the awards which recognize members for outstanding service or achievement to the association are as follows.
WEA SERVICE AWARD
The HWEA Service Award is presented annually to the outgoing HWEA National Director, President, PWO Representative, and Specialty Committee Chairs. The award is generally given at the annual HWEA conference banquet.
HWEA APPRECIATION AWARD
The HWEA Appreciation Award is given to Specialty Committee members who provide outstanding service to the association. Awardees are usually nominated by their respective Specialty Committee Chairpersons. The award is generally given at the annual conference executive committee breakfast.
HWEA OPERATIONS CHALLENGE
The Operations Challenge Award is presented to the winner of the annual HWEA conference Operations Challenge which tests the skills of professional wastewater operators. The winning team qualifies for the national Operations Challenge at the annual WEFTEC conference and expo. The award is generally presented at the luncheon on the last day of the annual HWEA conference.
OTHER HWEA PROFESSIONAL WASTEWATER OPERATOR AWARDS
Other professional wastewater operator awards include the Operations Achievement, Bill Hong Operator of the Year, and Operations Incentive Awards.
If there is someone you know in the HWEA that is deserving of any of the above awards, the HWEA would appreciate your submission of a nomination. Nominations are to be submitted by turning in an HWEA nomination form. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Additional information can also be obtained by e-mailing email@example.com for the Hatfield award, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org for the Laboratory Analyst Excellence award.