Morales Receives WEAT Presidential Award

Gulf Coast Authority (GCA) is proud to announce that Brianna Morales is the 2021 recipient of the Water Environment Association of Texas’ (WEAT) Presidential Award. The Presidential Award is given by WEAT to a person that has gone the extra mile in supporting the WEAT President in leading the organization. The Presidential Award will be awarded at the 2021 Texas Water Presidential Reception on Friday, March 26, 2021.
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Gulf Coast Authority (GCA) is honored to recognize its Washburn Tunnel Wastewater Treatment Facility (WT) as the recipient of the Water Environment Association of Texas’ (WEAT) Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year Award

Gulf Coast Authority (GCA) is honored to recognize its Washburn Tunnel Wastewater Treatment Facility (WT) as the recipient of the Water Environment Association of Texas’ (WEAT) Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year Award for operational excellence in 2020. The award is for consistent outstanding performance of daily activities beyond the normal call of duty. The award will be presented at the annual WEAT meeting on March 25, 2021.
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Levine Receives Prestigious WEAT Award

Gulf Coast Authority (GCA) is proud to announce that Leonard Levine is the 2021 recipient of the Water Environment Association of Texas’ (WEAT) Winfield S. Mahlie Award. The Winfield S. Mahlie Award is given by WEAT to a person who has “made significant contributions to the art and science of wastewater treatment and water pollution control.”
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GCA Announces Two Leadership Promotions at Bayport and Blackhawk Facilities

With a growing demand for industrial wastewater treatment, GCA’s Bayport Facility welcomes Brianna Morales as Assistant Facility Manager. Ms. Morales previously served as the Facility Manager of GCA’s Blackhawk municipal facility. Ms. Morales has eight years of experience in wastewater operations. Previously, she worked in GCA’s Central Laboratory. Ms. Morales is a graduate of the University of Houston-Clear Lake and holds a master’s degree in Industrial Management from the University of Texas at Tyler.

As a result of Ms. Morales’ advancement, Shannon Miftari was promoted to Facility Manager of the Blackhawk Municipal Facility. Mr. Miftari previously served as Operations Supervisor of the Blackhawk Municipal Facility for the past 3 years. Prior to his position at Blackhawk, he worked at GCA’s Bayport Facility as an Operator and Compliance Technician. Mr. Miftari holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

GCA Announces Hire of Sandhu as Assistant Director – Technical Services

GCA is pleased to announce the hiring of Jonathan Sandhu to the GCA Technical Services team. Mr. Sandhu brings extensive experience in water and wastewater treatment, having worked on dozens of facilities across the world with treatment capacities ranging from 6,000 gallons per day to 800 million gallons per day. Prior to joining GCA, Mr. Sandhu served as Brown and Caldwell’s Chemical and Energy Market Sector Lead, providing water/wastewater consulting to refineries, chemical, and petrochemical facilities. Mr. Sandhu received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil/environmental engineering from the University of Missouri.