CSWEA William D. Hatfield Award

    Award Description

    Established in 1946. Originally given (1946-54) for outstanding treatment plant annual reports. Since 1956, this award has been given for outstanding treatment plant operations.


    Nomination Policy and Procedures

    1.     The Hatfield Award Subcommittee, formed under the General Awards Committee, shall be responsible for nominating one wastewater treatment facility operator, supervisor, or manager from one of the member states of the Association for the William D. Hatfield Award. In general, each State Section Operations Committee will nominate one person from their respective State Section for the Hatfield Award, and the Hatfield Award Subcommittee will recommend a winner from the three nominees.  The nominee should not be the current nominee for the Operations Award.

    2.     The Hatfield Award Subcommittee shall consist of the most recent Hatfield Award winner from each of State Section of the Association. The Chair shall be from the Host State.

    3.     As a general guide in selecting the Hatfield Award winner, the Subcommittee shall consider the following basis of selection, which is recommended, but not required:

    ItemsMaximum Allowable Points
    Efficiency of treatment, considering available facilities and effluent requirements on the plant, along with effects of the effluent on the receiving waters
    Housekeeping of facilities
    Public relations
    In-service training and upgrading of subordinate operators
    Preventive maintenance emergency operation and safety practices
    Compilation of, and dissemination of in-plant studies and routine operation data to regulatory agencies and to the profession
    Preparation and dissemination of annual report
    General administration

    4.     In addition to the guidelines suggested above, the following five items must be elaborated on in detail for each Hatfield Award nomination submitted:

    a.     Public relations involving the nominee.

    b.     The businesslike accounting and budgeting conducted along with the maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant.

    c.     The operating and annual reports that are submitted to the nominee’s superior officials, which may include the basis for plant improvements, efficiency of treatment, and economy of operation.

    d.     The advancement of the art and knowledge of wastewater treatment by innovative in-plant studies and the dissemination of the results to others in the field.

    e.     Dissemination of information concerning wastewater treatment operation and maintenance through papers, articles, meetings, training sessions and reports.

    5.     Although the Hatfield Award is a WEF Award, it is presented (following approval by Association Executive Committee and the WEF House of Delegates, at the next Association Annual Meeting by a representative of WEF.

    6.     It shall be the responsibility of the Hatfield Award Subcommittee to prepare the necessary documentation and a brief statement in support of the Hatfield Award nominee. The statement shall be submitted, no later than December 1, to the Chair of the General Awards Committee by the Subcommittee Chair. Following Executive Committee approval, the Executive Director shall forward the name of the recommended Hatfield nominee to WEF for final approval by the WEF House of Delegates.


    For Information, Contact:

    Mary Fralish
    Phone: 507-387-8665


    2020 RECIPIENT

    Stephan Brand

    City of Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI



    2019Mary-Frances Klimek
    2018Thomas W. Sigmund
    2017Larry Rogacki
    2016Sue E. Baert
    2015Eric R. Lecuyer
    2014Dale Doerr
    2013John Leonhard
    2012Rick Pace
    2011Mary Fralish
    2010Dan Lynch
    2009Dan Busch
    2008Steve Reusser
    2007Albert Parrella
    2006Dennis Streicher
    2005Terry Jackson
    2004Paul Thormodsgard
    2003Dennis Lindeke
    2002Thomas Bunker
    2001Mike Callahan
    2000Robert Clavel
    1999Eugene D. Lukasik
    1998Bob Zimmerman
    1997David Frey
    1996Dean Faulkner
    1995Phillip C. Morgan
    1994Paul Nehm
    1993Ronald W. Dickrell
    1992James E. Miller
    1991Joseph L. Gehin
    1990James L. Daugherty
    1989Roger W. Sherman
    1988Charles R. DeWolf
    1987Lawrence C. Cox
    1986Carl Garrison
    1985Frank D. Munsey
    1984Larry Hughes
    1983James L. Nemke
    1982Roger C. Andrew
    1981Albin D. Pagorski
    1980Joseph D. Styx
    1979Axel A. Jensen
    1978John W. Wagner
    1977Roger Haag
    1976Albert J. Winter
    1975Grant Haugstad
    1974Gary K. Coates
    1973Otto W. Kuehne
    1972James Mayhugh
    1971Merrill D. Baldwin
    1970Maurice D. Robins
    1969James D. Pastika
    1968David W. Martin
    1967Jack F. Giles
    1966Paul Troemper
    1965Clyde F. Lehman
    1964Walter C. Hogensen
    1963J. Edward Meers
    1962Raymond D. Leary
    1961Carl A. Lund
    1960D. A. Whitlock
    1959Frank I. Vilen
    1958Kerwin L. Mick
    1957Ronald A. Kronewitter
    1956G. Knoebel
    1955(No Nominee)
    1954J. E. Meers
    1953(No Nominee)
    1952(No Nominee)
    1951J. E. Meers
    1950Walter A. Sperry
    1949George W. Martin
    1948Kerwin L. Mick,
    F. E. Peterson
    1947F. E. Peterson
    Warren H. Sleeger
    George J. Schroepfer
    1946W. M. Kunsch

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    To provide a Water Environment Federation (WEF) organization (Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin) offering multiple opportunities for the exchange of water quality knowledge and experiences among its members and the public and to foster a greater awareness of water quality achievements and challenges.