Ottumwa – The Water Environment Federation and the Iowa Water Environment Association have awarded Kam Reeves, Operations Supervisor of the Ottumwa Water Pollution Control Facility, the William D. Hatfield Award. The award is presented for outstanding performance and professionalism in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant. Reeves was bestowed with the William D. Hatfield Award at the 95th Annual Conference of the Iowa Water Environment Association.
This award was established in honor of Dr. William D. Hatfield, superintendent of the Decatur, Illinois Sanitary District, who was president of the Water Environment Federation in 1958.
The Water Environment Federation is an international organization of engineers and industry professionals related to wastewater, water, and water reuse.
Reeves presently holds a Grade 4 Wastewater Operations Certificate, the highest certification in the state of Iowa. He has worked at the Ottumwa Water Pollution Control Facility for 18 years, and was recognized with the City’s Outstanding Employee of the Year Award in 2006.