Geoffrey Whynot joined the company in 2010 as CFO

Mazzei Injector Co. LLC announced the promotion of Geoffrey Whynot to the position of president. Since joining Mazzei in 2010, Whynot has been an integral part of the company. Originally hired to the position of CFO, in 2012 Whynot’s title and duties expanded to include that of COO.

Angelo Mazzei, chairman/CEO and founder of the company, noted that in addition to his financial expertise, from day one Whynot threw himself into learning the operation and the technical applications of the company. In addition, he showed leadership and the ability and desire to develop the people that make up the Mazzei team. [Read more]

There is good news for commercial, industrial, and institutional water users looking to treat and reuse water onsite as a means of increasing the reliability of water supplies and achieving sustainability goals. A new law went into effect on October 1, 2014 allowing private sector companies to obtain Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loans to construct onsite industrial water reuse projects for the first time.

The 2014 Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) was signed into law on June 10, 2014 with the goal of helping to modernize the nation’s water infrastructure. WRRDA also allows privately owned water reuse facilities to have access to government subsidized loans for the first time. While public water utilities have long had access to government subsidized financing through the CWSRF, industries have had to finance their water treatment and reuse systems primarily through a combination of commercial loans and the issuance of corporate bonds.

The WateReuse Association has released a new White Paper that explains the changes in eligibility for the CWSRF, the pros and cons of this financing option, and the steps to take to apply for funding.

To read the WateReuse Association White Paper, click here.

Dr. Nicholas Pinhey, a CWEA Past President, recently came across a bit of history while gathering research for his contributions to the Pasadena sewage treatment collection. Take a look at the proceedings “How other cities in the United States are disposing of their sewage” from the Nineteenth Annual Convention of the League of California Municipalities, dated March 10-15th, 1916.

Blake Anderson, a CWEA/WEF member passed away on October 14 after a battle with cancer. Anderson is credited with being a visionary and leader in the original push for the Orange County, CA Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) project.  He was an exceptional CWEA supporter with a wealth of experience in the wastewater industry. Our thoughts go out to his family during this time of mourning.

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) honored Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) with its Award for Excellence in Innovation for its use of WERF research as the utility evaluated new technologies in establishing its advanced wastewater treatment pilot plant. The award was presented at WEFTEC in New Orleans, Louisiana during the celebration of WERF’s 25th anniversary.

The WERF Award for Excellence in Innovation recognizes organizations that have made improvements to wastewater and stormwater collection, storage or treatment operations, facilities, or processes by applying WERF research.

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