City of Greeley employee, Dennis Schump received the coveted Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association (RMWEA) 5-S award at that organization’s annual business meeting held in Cooper Mountain, Colorado in September.
The Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers (5-S) award recognizes “outstanding meritorious service above and beyond the call of duty" to the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association. One cannot join the Society, the recipient is must be selected based on merit. Therefore, selection to membership is recognition of 'outstanding’ meritorious service above and beyond the call of duty. The 5-S award consists of a ‘gold shovel’ that is to be worn as a lapel pin or a tie clasp at association meetings to indicate a member in high regard.
Dennis has worked at the Greeley Water Pollution Control Facility for 32 years as an operations supervisor and process analyst. He was recognized for his many years of service and contributions to the RMWEA Biosolids Committee including the years he served as chair and co-chair of that committee.
RMWEA was founded in 1936 and provides its 1,300 members working in the water/wastewater industry with information on water quality issues, technology, regulatory changes, and latest research developments. RMWEA is a Member Association of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international organization with over 40,000 members worldwide.