Biosolids Management Merit Award

This award will be presented to the wastewater treatment plant to recognize outstanding efforts in biosolids management practices. 

Criteria for this award may include: proper biosolids treatment operations; development of a sound biosolids disposal program; development of an effective biosolids disposal monitoring program; research and development of alternative treatment or disposal options; public relations; and outstanding supervision of biosolids management practices. 

Awards may be made to selected nominees in each of the states of Wyoming, New Mexico and Colorado.


 1998  Littleton/Englewood WWTP  & Colorado State University  1999  Steve Glass, City of Albuquerque Southside Water Reclamation Plant
City of Colorado Springs, Water Resources Dept. Hanna ranch
 2000  Dennis Fernandez, OMI Inc / Taos WWTP  2001  Southern Ute Indian Tribe WWTP
Albuquerque Wastewater Utility Division
 2002  Aspen/Aspens II Water and Sewer District
Town of Taos WWTP
 2003  Littleton/Englewood WWTP
City of Las Cruces Jake Hands Wastewater Treatment Facility
 2004  Wayne Schultz, Parker Ag Services
Joe Madrid, OMI, Inc. City of Rio Rancho
 2005  Metro Wastewater Reclamation District
 2006 Gerald Salazar, OMI, Taos 2007   Mike Scharp,   Parker Ag Services, LLC
 2008  Paul Heppler, 75th Street WWTF Boulder 2009  Joe Bailey, Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Authority
2010 Kipp Parker, Paul Grundemann, Tim Grotheer - Pankake Ranch, Centennial Water and Sanitation, Plum Creek Wastewater
Jake Hands Wastewater Treatment Facility, City of Las Cruces
2011 Clear Springs Ranch, Colorado Springs Utilities
2012 Littleton / Englewood WWTP
Joe Madrid, CH2M HILL/Rio Ranch
2013 Eric R. Lopez at the Las Cruces Utilities
2016  Arlisa Michael, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District