Tim Loftus Receives the E.
Sherman Chase Award
at annual NEWEA Conference in Boston, Massachusetts
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Tim Loftus receives the E. Sherman Chase Award from
outgoing NEWEA President Douglas Miller.
The E. Sherman
Chase Award was established in 1960 to recognize members engaged in the
operations of municipal and/or industrial wastewater treatment works, and
demonstrating notable or meritorious achievements in, but not limited to:
equipment or process, public relations, management, operations and
maintenance, economics, and contributions of information useful to the
profession. The award honors E. Sherman Chase, an outstanding professional
engineer and pioneer treatment plant operator.
pleased to present the E. Sherman Chase Award to:
Webster-Dudley Wastewater Treatment Facility
Tim Loftus, the
Chief Chemist and Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator at the Webster-Dudley
Wastewater Treatment Facility in Webster, Massachusetts, is an active member
of the NEWEA Laboratory Practices Committee (and currently serves as Chair
of the committee). Over five years ago, Tim began submitting lab-related
articles and “brain teasers” to the State Operator Association newsletters
in New England and New Jersey. He has faithfully continued the task to this
day. Tim has also authored an internet article, “The Maine Lagoon Laboratory
that contains links to his 18 wastewater lab-related articles such as,
“Sample Contamination, “QC Samples,” “Acidity and Alkalinity,” and “Coliform
and E. coli Testing.” Because of the “Maine Lagoon Laboratory Chronicles,”
Tim regularly receives and answers, with authority, lab-related questions
from operators, engineers, and consultants not only from this country but
from around the world.
The depth of
Tim’s knowledge in his field and his willingness and ability to clearly
convey that knowledge are meritorious. Tim Loftus, with his insatiable
interest in affording everyone the tools and information to do their work as
accurately and completely as possible, is just the sort of unsung hero who
deserves the recognition of the NEWEA E. Sherman Chase Award.
Tim received this
award at NEWEA Annual
Conference, held at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA, January 22-25,
2006. NEWEA, the region’s
largest organization of water pollution control professionals, has been
working to protect and improve the area’s water environment for over 75
years. The Association continually directs and promotes the research,
development, and application of more advanced and effective water pollution
control practices and technologies to protect water resources, safeguard
public health, and preserve environmental quality.
NEWEA is a Member
Association of the Water Environment Federation, a leading international
organization dedicated to preserving the global water environment.
For information on NEWEA,