Manuel de los Santos, Product Manager – Biological Treatment at Aqua-Aerobic Systems, was recently named the recipient of the 2016 Water Stewardship Award from the Central States Water Environment Association.
As a volunteer member of the Global Water Stewardship, Manuel traveled to Costa Rica in 2015 with other volunteers. The group’s goal was to resolve sanitation issues by educating people and engineering sustainable centralized solutions that keep waterways clean and communities healthy.
With his knowledge of wastewater and his ability to speak Spanish, Manuel was instrumental in educating local elementary school children about wastewater and the consequences of poor sanitation. In addition, he led meetings with government officials and other organizations to promote the group’s mission.
The award will be presented during a banquet at the 89th Annual Meeting at Monona Terrace in Madison, WI, on Thursday, May 19, 2016.