Columbus water utility workers recognized with awards

Two Columbus City Utilities workers and the utility were recognized with awards at a recent conference.

According to the city utility, Travis Calhoun, the superintendent of the city wastewater treatment plant, received the Tumble Bug Award from the Indiana Water Environment Association. The award recognizes members of the organization who labor on behalf of the association.

Calhoun and Chris Murray, the wastewater plant operator, accepted the 2023 Biosolids Award from the Association. The award recognizes utilities who make significant contributions to biosolids beneficial use practices, which recycles nutrients, improves soil conditions, or otherwise conserves valuable natural resources. Columbus was selected due to having no violations in the past year, meeting compliance requirements, and having renewable resources.

The conference was held in August in Fort Wayne.

Photo: Travis Calhoun and Chris Murray, left to right. Photo courtesy of Columbus City Utilities.