On Friday, September 17, at the Illinois Potable Water Supply Operators Association (IPWSOA) Conference in Springfield, IL, the organization awarded its first-ever President’s Award. The recipient of this inaugural achievement was CMT’s Bill Brown, Water Resources Senior Project Manager & Water Treatment Specialist. Bill (left in photo) received this award from IPWSOA President Todd LaFountain (right in photo) for his lifetime achievement in the water industry. The organization intends on making this an annual award, rewarding individuals who have made significant contributions to the water industry.
Congratulations on this wonderful lifetime achievement, Bill! Your CMT family is very proud of you and your accomplishments. Thank you for using your talents to make our community a better place for all.
More About Bill
Bill worked in the CMT lab in Springfield, IL from 1975 to 1984. In 1984, Bill started working for City Water, Light, and Power where he retired as General Superintendent of Water Purification in 2004. There, he was responsible for operations in water resources, water quality, and water purification, including lake and watershed management, new water source development, and managing property and agricultural issues. In 2004, Bill returned to CMT. He has nearly 50 years of experience in water treatment, engineering, and management, and has a thorough understanding of city, state, and federal codes, and regulations. Bill has provided evaluations and operational assistance to many CMT clients. Bill holds an Illinois Class A Waterworks License and has also taught chemistry, mathematics, and principles of operation for waterworks operators at the local community college. Bill graduated from the University of Illinois Springfield with his bachelor’s degree in physical science and went on to obtain his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois.