The Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) recently awarded its first Operator Spotlight to Columbus City Utilities’ own Travis Calhoun. The award was given in recognition of “extraordinary talent, enthusiasm, and commitment to the water environment industry”.

Calhoun has served Columbus City Utilities for over 9 years, and currently serves as a Maintenance/Operator. He is also in his fourth year as President of the Southern Indiana Operator’s Association (SOIA), a not-for-profit organization providing education and networking to professionals in the wastewater recovery field.

In addition to hosting the IWEA 2021 Wastewater Challenge, Calhoun has participated in the event for the last 7 years. He has also served on the IWEA team at WEFTEC (Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition & Conference) for two years. WEFTEC is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training available. He is known by his colleagues as a hard worker, a fast learner, and as someone dedicated to the industry. Columbus City Utilities is proud to have him on the team!

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