George W. Burke Award
This award was established in 1982 in honor of George W. Burke, Jr., for his many years of service to both the water environment field and the Federation as staff manager of technical services. Mr. Burke was instrumental in developing the Federation's annual safety survey and assisting in the production of several safety training aids and promotional packets. The purpose of this award is to encourage an active and effective safety program in municipal and industrial wastewater facilities.
The award consists of a plaque suitably inscribed with the recipient's name and will be presented by a Water Environment Federation representative at the Kansas Water Environment Association annual conference.
- A documented and illustrated safety program and safety record of the facility for the preceding calendar year are the primary criteria for the award.
- Each member association is allowed complete freedom to establish its own criteria.
- The size of the membership dictates the frequency with which member associations are eligible to make nominations for the award.
Nominations are accepted from KWEA members. Member associations should submit the facility's name along with a one-page biography of their selection and reasons why they feel the facility is deserving of this prestigious award.
Past Recipients of This Prestigious Award
|2022||Kill Creek Water Resource Recovery Facility (City of Gardner)|
|2021||City of Dodge City: North & South Water Reclamation Facilities|
|2019||El Dorado Wastewater Treatment Plant
Kill Creek Water Resource Recovery Facility (City of Gardner)
|2017||City of Dodge City: North & South Water Reclamation Facilities
(contract operated by CH2MHill)
|2016||El Dorado Wetlands and Water Reclamation Facility|
|2014||Topeka Water Pollution Control Division|
|2013||Topeka Water Pollution Control Division|
|1999||City of Winfield|
|1997||Dodge City Wastewater Treatment Plant|
|1996||Kansas City, KS – MMTP #1 Kaw Point|
|1995||City of Junction City Professional Services Group|
|1994||Boeing Wichita Industrial Waste Treatment Plant|
|1993||City of Concordia|
|1992||City of Hutchinson|
|1990||City of Olathe|
|1989||Emporia Wastewater Treatment Plant|
|1986||Topeka Water Pollution Control Division|
|1985||City of Hutchinson|
|1984||Kansas City Water Pollution Control Department|
|1983||Vulcan Materials Co. Wichita Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant|