Carl Anderson honored with George Warren Fuller Award
Carl Anderson, P.E., Vice President and Morrison-Maierle’s Billings Operations Manager, received the American Water Works Association’s George Warren
Fuller Award at the April 2016 Montana Water Environment Association/Montana Section of the American Water Works Association (MWEA/MSAWWA) Joint Conference in Bozeman.
This award is the highest honor that a state section of the AWWA can bestow on a member. George Warren Fuller Awards are presented annually to selected members for their distinguished service to the water supply field in commemoration of the sound engineering skill, diplomatic talent, and constructive leadership which characterized the life of George Warren Fuller. Fuller (1868–1934), an international expert in civil engineering, was responsible for innovations in water and wastewater treatment. He designed and built the first modern water filtration plant and the first chlorination system that disinfected drinking water in the United States.
Over the last 30 years, Anderson’s work in the water supply field has served a wide range of communities ranging in population from 1,000 to more than 300,000. Some of his most notable work includes at least six large regional rural water system projects in Montana and North and South Dakota that have brought safe drinking water to tens of thousands of people who did not previously have a reliable water source. In addition, he has worked on projects both large and small not only in Montana but also in Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
Anderson has worked on water system improvements for the Montana communities of Bozeman, Billings, Chinook, Crow Agency, Great Falls, Laurel, Lockwood, Red Lodge, and Roundup. His numerous City of Billings Water Replacement projects have spanned most of the years from 1995 to 2016 for which he served as project manager, historically, and quality assurance reviewer more recently.
As a Montana State University graduate in civil engineering who holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Anderson joins eight other Morrison-Maierle employees that have been awarded the Fuller award. Previous recipients include John Morrison, Sr., in 1967; Willis Wetstein in 1979; Tim Berry in 1988; Steve Ruhd in 1996 (while the City of Conrad’s Public Works Director); Terry Richmond in 2000; Bob Morrison in 2006; Scott Murphy in 2010; and Nancy Cormier in 2014.