Water Supply Engineer Christopher Melillo named NYS AWWA Young Professional of the Year; Joseph H. Baier receives Recognition for Service to the Water Profession for his decades of service.
Two engineers from D&B Engineers and Architects, P.C. a leading Long Island-based engineering firm, were recently recognized with awards by the American Water Works Association New York Chapter (NYSAWWA) at the annual New York’s Water event in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Christopher C. Melillo, M.E., Water Supply Engineer, was awarded the ‘Young Professional of the Year’ award. The award recognizes “the finest young water professionals who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their profession, provide valuable service by contributing time and energy to the NYSAWWA and the watercommunity, and who serve as a role models for young water professionals”. Mr. Melillo is a Manhattan College graduate who joined D&B Water Supply Division in 2015 and has a specialty in potable water supply design.
“It is an honor to be nominated for NYSAWWA ‘Young Professional of the Year’ by my peers and to win this award. I share this recognition with our entire team as winning this is a direct representation of the D&B Water Supply Division’s hard work and passion for the industry. This certainly keeps me motivated to improve my knowledge, expertise and find solutions for our clients’ challenges,” said Mr. Melillo, a Queens, NY resident.
Joseph H. Baier, P.E. received a special recognition for Service to the Water Profession. Photo Credit: D&B Engineers and Architects, P.C.
Joseph H. Baier, P.E., Senior Water Supply Engineer, received a special recognition from the NYSAWWA for Service to the Water Profession. The award identifies “outstanding individuals, groups or organizations who may be members or non-members of AWWA and have made significant contributions to the water supply profession”.
Mr. Baier, a Wading River NY resident, commented “Being the recipient of this award came as a complete surprise to me. Professionally, it has been rewarding to serve as an officer, committee chair and as a member of several NYSAWWA committees with peers and colleagues over the years. We all share a commitment to ensuring that our water supply is safe, and I am pleased that my efforts are being recognized by our organization.”
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About D&B Engineers and Architects, P.C.
For over 50 years, D&B Engineers and Architects, P.C. has been recognized as a regional industry leader and innovator. The firm’s experts work with partners to develop creative and effective approaches for solving a wide array of challenges with a special emphasis on drinking water quality issues. The firm prides itself on implementing environmentally acceptable engineering solutions that offer safe and budget conscious solutions for clients from the public and private sectors. For information about the firm and its services, visit www.db-eng.com.
About NYS AWWA
New York American Water Works Association provides education, advocacy, career development, and outreach for water quality protection. The New York AWWA manages the New York Water/Wastewater Response Network (NY WARN), and hosts training and events for members, and provides resources on New York water services legislation and regulations. NYS AWWA is committed to providing our over 1,700 members with the tools and education they need to continue managing and protecting our most valuable resource, clean and safe water.