San Francisco Section Honors Outstanding Professionals, Including Angela Lowrey, Lenny Rather and Tom Johnson

During the CWEA San Francisco Bay Section awards banquet on January 20th several water professionals were honored, including:

Community Engagement And Outreach Person Of The Year

Angela Lowrey
Delta Diablo Sanitary District

angela_lowrey_image“As Delta Diablo’s Public Information Manager, Angela is responsible for ensuring that the District’s customers are informed about our services. She is a passionate advocate for sound water quality and wastewater management practices.

“She works tirelessly, and creatively, to stimulate public awareness of the value of wastewater treatment to public health, our economy and the water environment. She encourages staff across all areas of our agency to become involved and help support the mission and vision of our nationally-recognized agency.” – From the award nomination

Supervisor of the Year

Lenny Rather
Oro Loma Sanitary District

lenny_rather__sup_of_yr_2016“Lenny has always taken a ‘lead by example’ approach to
supervising. He is a visionary and motivational leader. As a long range planner and analytical thinker, his philosophies are passed along to his department, which encourages his employees to buy-in to the asset management program.

“The department has reached seemingly unachievable goals such as 2,000,000 feet/year of pipeline cleaned and/or televised, 6,058 days without a loss time injury in the department, and 539 days without a Sanitary Sewer Overflow.” – from the award nomination

Young Professional of the Year

Tom Johnson
WECO Industries

tom-johnson-weco“Thomas is young and very enthusiastic. At such a young age, he brings great knowledge to the industry. Thomas is always bringing the latest and greatest technology out to his customers, and is very knowledgeable. He is always a phone call away with advice.

“Thomas is a great asset to CWEA and its members. He belongs to both the SF Bay Section and Santa Clara sections where he is the vendor liaison. He volunteers at all of the trade shows, and is definitely worthy of the Young Professional Award with many years to come of service to the people of the sewer industry.” – from the award nomination


Additional winners included:

  • Collection System of the Year (small) – Ironhouse Sanitary District
  • Collection System of the Year (medium) – City of Livermore
  • Collection System of the Year (large) – Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
  • Engineering Research Achievement Award – San Francisco Public Utilities Commission for the “Thermal Hydrolysis Process and Anammox Project”
  • Engineering Achievement Award – City of Hayward for the “Biogas Cogeneration Project”
  • Treatment Plant of the Year (small) – Ironhouse Sanitary District
  • Treatment Plant of the Year (large) – Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
  • Safety Program of the Year – Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
  • Community Engagement and Outreach Project of the Year (large) – Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
  • Community Engagement and Outreach – Newsletter of the Year (small) – Ironhouse Sanitary District

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