City Receives Wastewater Collection System Award

At the November 6, 2023 City Council meeting, Public Utilities Director Tim Johnson presented the 2023 Wastewater Collection System Award in Category II (for systems with 125 to 500 miles of collection lines) to Wastewater Superintendent Shane Noland. 

The City of Augusta Wastewater Division recently received the award from the Kansas Water Environment Association (KWEA) at their joint conference with the American Water Works Association.  The award recognizes outstanding and significant contribution in wastewater collection.  Criteria for the award include excellence in operations and maintenance, safety and training, improvements, innovative ideas, planning and design, and service; documentation and supporting information detailing the contribution; and recommendation made by the KWEA Collection Systems Awards Committee.

Some of the details the Awards Committee considers are:

  • Maximum peak daily flow in millions of gallons
  • Average daily flow in millions of gallons
  • Total miles of sewer maintained
  • Date original collection system was constructed
  • Date of latest collection system improvements
  • Total number of lift stations
  • Number of collection system employees
  • Number of personnel with ABC collection systems certification
  • Average number of training hours per employee
  • Number of reported system overflow discharges
  • Comprehensive plan for inflow & infiltration and capacity issues and
  • Maintenance program.

Past recipients of the award include Ottawa, El Dorado, Derby, Lawrence, and Olathe.

Congratulations to the staff of the City of Augusta Wastewater Division (Mike Boston, Anthony Cabrales, Jerry Kindler, and Shane Noland) for their hard work and dedication to providing quality wastewater collection services.