William D. Hatfield Award
The William D. Hatfield Award recognizes outstanding treatment plant operators. It was established by the Water Pollution Control Federation in 1946, and now honors each year exceptional operators of wastewater treatment works throughout the world.
This award is named appropriately for William D. Hatfield, 19th president of the WPCF and the long-time "operator" of the Decatur, Illinois, Sanitary District Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Kansas Water Environment Association may name an outstanding Kansas operator to be honored with this award every year.
- Must be a member of the Water Environment Federation.
- A successful system of reports from the operator to his or her superiors that fulfill the information requirements and provide the operator with a forum for suggestions for improvements.
- Use of a good public relations program. The nominee should have contributed to the dissemination of information concerning advancements in the field.
- The size of the membership dictates the frequency with which member associations are eligible to make nominations for the award. The Kansas Water Environment Association is eligible to give this award yearly.
Nominations are accepted from KWEA members. Members should submit a one-page biography of their selection and reasons why they feel the person is deserving of this prestigious award.
Past Recipients of This Prestigious Award
|2022||Michael Braden & Mike Turner|
|1981||Thomas E. McMahon|
|1969||Irl E. Wall, Jr.|
|1966||John Glidewell, Jr.|
|1964||Wilbur K. Moffatt|
|1961||Victor W. Pickering|