The 84th New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) Winter Meeting was held in February in New York at the luxurious Marriott Marquis hotel. The mission of NYWEA is protection of public health and through the protection of our environment by employing sound engineering principles to water and wastewater related issues. D&B has supported the goals of NYWEA for many years and has always been an active participant at the winter conference.
Several D&B employees received awards for outstanding service to the organization. Steve Fangmann became Vice President – Elect for 2012 and will be President in 2014. Dennis Koehler was recognized for making outstanding contributions to NYWEA by serving as Long Island Chapter Representative for the past three years. Rich Lenz was given recognition as Environmental Engineer of the Year. Nick Bartilucci serves on the NYWEA Board of Directors as Treasurer. Nick Bartilucci, Henry Chlupsa and Steve Fangmann have been inducted into the NYWEA Hall of Fame. Offering continuing education is a large part of the NYWEA program. D&B presented two technical papers at the conference. Garrett Byrnes presented a paper on “The Gowanus Canal Interim Oxygen Transfer System” and Steve Fangmann presented “Biofilter Installations for Control of Odorous Air from Sludge Drying and Sludge Composting Facilities” using projects at the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority and the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority as examples. Pictured are Dennis Koehler and Rich Lenz receiving their awards from NYWEA President Tony Della Valle. Also, President Della Valle, assisted by Nick Bartilucci and Steve Fangmann, presenting an award to Congressman Tim Bishop for his long standing support and contributions to NYWEA.