Woodard & Curran authors win Water Environment Federation medal

Woodard & Curran's William Luksha and Paul Rodriguez were awarded the 2003 George Bradley Gascoigne Medal by the Water Environment Federation during the annual WEFTEC Conference in Los Angeles, Calif.

Nov 13th, 2003


PORTLAND, Maine, Nov. 13, 2003 -- Woodard & Curran's William Luksha and Paul Rodriguez were awarded the 2003 George Bradley Gascoigne Medal by the Water Environment Federation during the annual WEFTEC Conference in Los Angeles, Calif.

The medal honors authors of an article that "presents the solution of an important and complicated operating problem at a full-scale, appropriately staffed, operating wastewater treatment plant."

The duo won for their article, "Attack of the Lagoon Bloom," which was published in the February 2002 issue of Water Environment & Technology. The article describes how a dissolved air flotation process was used to remove algae from lagoon effluent and thereby lower total suspended solids and biochemical oxygen demand levels in plant effluent.

Luksha is a Senior Area Manager with Woodard & Curran's Operations & Management team and has more than 20 years of experience in the operation, maintenance, and management of wastewater treatment facilities nationwide.

Rodriguez is a Project Engineer with the firm and specializes in water and wastewater process design for clients in the municipal and industrial arenas.

Founded in 1979, Woodard & Curran is a 450-person environmental consulting firm integrating services in engineering, science, and operations. The firm has offices in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Florida and contract operates nearly 50 treatment facilities across the U.S.


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