Conway Corporation Engineering and Planning Manager Greg Dell, Environmental Coordinator Trey Lieblong and Lab Technician John Noel recently earned their Class IV Wastewater certification from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.
The certification is the top level of achievement for licensed wastewater operators in the state. Chief Operating Officer Tommy Shackelford said a utility of Conway Corporation’s size is required to have at least one class IV certified operator available at any given time. Conway Corporation now has 10 on staff.
“We are fortunate to add John and Trey to our team of Class IV Wastewater operators at Tupelo Bayou Wastewater Treatment Plant and Greg’s certification brings added insight and knowledge to the engineering department,” he said. “This is an impressive achievement that does not happen without time and energy. The test is difficult and comes with a very small pass rate – for them to pass it the first time says a lot about their ability.”
The requirements for Class IV Wastewater certification include satisfactory completion of more than 450 hours of approved training, six years of experience in wastewater treatment (with at least two years in direct charge of a plant or one of the major components) and passing the Class IV test.