The Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) named Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Manager, David Kulju, as Industrial Waste Professional of the Year. The award recognizes David’s dedication to wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) operation, involvement in MWEA, professional accomplishments, and promotion of the wastewater treatment profession to the public.

David leads operations at the City of Rockwood WWTP, as part of Wade Trim’s five-year O&M contract with the City. He also routinely monitors influent and effluent flows, takes water samples, cleans facilities, and works to find cost-effective treatment and testing solutions for the City.

As an O&M project management professional for more than 27 years, David has attended multiple MWEA training courses and seminars throughout his career. He holds Industrial A-2c, B-2a, B-2c, B-3b, C-2a, and C-2b licenses; Municipal Wastewater Licenses for A, B, C and D; and a Stormwater Management – Industrial A-1 license.