This prize is presented to a Water New Zealand member in recognition of their efforts made in solving an operating difficulty or problem at a water or wastewater treatment plant.
The winner is chosen by the Operations SIG.
Application details will be available early 2020.
The winner of the Operations Prize receives a prize package to the value of $2500.
Water New Zealand thanks IXOM for its generous sponsorship of this award.
Marcus Coley, Downer & Leevaai Toremana, Horowhenua District Council.
Past Recipients of this Award:
|2018||Sharon Danks and the Triangle Road Pumpstation Commissioning Team, Watercare Services|
|2016||Matthew Keil, Southland District Council|
|2015||Alistair Forsyth, Wellington Water|
|2014||Marcus Coley, Downer|
|2013||Russell Dean, Manawatu District Council|
|2012||Mathew Jamieson, Veolia Water, Thames Coromandal|
|2011||Ian Loffhagen, Waimakariri District Council|
|2010||John Clemens, Water Plant Manager at Timaru District Council|
|2009||Gore District Council Team: John Braithwaite and Neville Phillips|
|2008||The Downer Works Team: Terry Lamb, Louis Du Preez, Josy Bird, Scott Collinge, Sinclair Carter and Gordon McRobbie|
|2007||The Gisborne Water Treatment Team: Pete McKay, Ged Brown, Ralph Ogden, Josh Takao and Lynnette Brown|
|2005||Les Collins and Dave Neru for their assistance in restoring services to communities devastated by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in South East Asia. Duties performed under the most harrowing of conditions.|
|2002||Murray Clayton of Kaimai Valley Services for his innovative application of existing technology.|
|2001||Graham McClymont, Self Employed of Masterton for his investigation and study of septic tank discharges and their cumulative effect on groundwater quality in a developing are of rural Masterton. While a local study it was applicable to a huge area of New Zealand where there are thousands of septic tanks and groundwater discharge problems.|
|2000||Nigel Anderson from the Bay of Plenty for his untiring efforts in producing Whakatanes drinking water from very difficult raw water. Nigels strength, enthusiasm and contribution in training treatment plant operators are regarded as outstanding.|
|1999||Clinton Lyall of Serco Viatech for his co-ordination of an excellent wastewater team emergency response, during the Pukekohe floods in January 1999.|
|1997||Stu Craib of Serco in Christchurch, in recognition of the skills he brought to bear when commissioning the new wastewater treatment plant for Banks Peninsula District Council at Lyttelton, and for the many hours he has devoted over recent years as the Canterbury/West Coast Operators Regional Representative.|
|1996||Todd Frank, Water Quality Technician, responsible for the operation of South Taranaki District Councils 14 water treatment plants and eight sewage treatment plants. Todd received the Award for the commissioning of the buoyant media clarifier at the Waimate West Water Treatment Plant.|
|1995||Adrian Van Niekerken of Rangitikei District Council for addressing, successfully, summer water quality problems at the Marton Water Treatment Plant.|
|1994||Bob Andrews of Kapiti Coast District Council in recognition of his achievements in designing, building and operating a water treatment system for Paekakariki.|
|1993||Malcolm McGregor of Wairoa District Council for his design and construction of an innovative lime slurry mixing system.|
|1992||The Otago-Southland Operators Group for solving the problem of communication in their area for over 10 years.|
|1991||Richard Thomas of Hamilton City Council for Sludge digestion at the Hamilton City Council Water Pollution Control Plant a paper presented at the 1991 Conference.|