RMWEA Plant Operation Merit Award



Smooth OperatorThis award is given to recognize an outstanding individual who by his/her efforts has demonstrated an excellence in the operation of municipal and/or industrial wastewater treatment to achieve high levels of plant performance and effluent quality. It also acknowledges contributions to the success of the RMWEA and effort over an extensive period of time which has positively contributed to the betterment of individuals associated with facility operation.


   Plant Operation Award Recipients
 1998Glenn Pleasants,City of La Junta WWTP
Adrian Moya, Village of Los Lunas
Debbie Bult,City of Casper Wastewater Treatment Facility
 1999Jim Tallent, Littleton / Englewood WWTP
Tracy Long, City of Casper WWTP
Bobby Towle, Rio Grande Utility Corporation
 2000Steve Maxey, Parker Water and Sanitation District
Leo Orozco, City of Santa Fe
Leo Maestas, Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities
2001 Kevin Clark, Pinery Water and Wastewater District
Kelly Rubrecht, Town of Jackson
Dennis Fernandez, OMI Inc / Taos WWTP
 2002Jim Edwards, Avon WWTP
Kurt Katzer, 
Aspen/Aspens II Water and Sewer District
Arwin Vasquez, OMI Inc./ Taos WWTP
 2003Dennis Schump, Greeley Water Pollution Control Facility
Arwin Vasquez, OMI Inc./Town of Taos WWTP
 2004 Brian Pence, Breckenridge Sanitation District
Ruben Gonzales, OMI, Inc. City of Rio Rancho
 2005Jeff Mahagan
Tim Hayes
Jayne Swift
 2006Douglas Walker, City of Boulder
OMI Team, Taos
 2007Greg Farmer, Littleton/Englewood WWTP
Leo Wilson, City of Hobbs
2008Bill Burks, Tri-Lakes Joint-Use Authority
Anthony Martinez, CH2M HILL OMI
2009Mark McCormack, Widefield Water & Sanitation District
Joey Nogales, Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Authority
2010Chris Brownell, City Of Idaho Springs
Melody Robinson, City of Thermopolis
Tamara Beaty, OMI Inc. Rio Rancho
2011Greg Reichrath, 75th St. WWTF, City of Boulder
Donald Thymes, CH2M HILL OMI/Rio Rancho Project
2012Chris Douville, City of Boulder2013Dale Adams at Colorado Springs Utilities
2014Ernie Oram, City of Boulder2016Martin Alvis, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District
2017Orren West, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District2019Ramon Arguello, City of Ft. Collins