Ted Haseltine Award


Theodore R. Haseltine (1901-1968), civil engineer, was a civil engineering graduate of Stanford University in 1925. Ted completed graduate studies in 1927 at the University of Illinois. He operated wastewater treatment facilities in the following cities: Topeka, Kansas; Grove City, Pennsylvania; and Butler, Pennsylvania. Following his operational experiences, he joined the consulting firm of Chester Engineers and became a Partner in the firm. Ted's specialty was to put theory into practical operation. He truly was a pioneer in the design of the activated sludge wastewater treatment facilities and step aeration process. Ted was Past President of the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (153-1954), a Past President of the California Water Pollution Control Association, and a highly respected wastewater facilities designer. The Pennsylvania Water Environment Association is very proud to present the following award in honor of this exceptional person.

Award Criteria

The PWEA Ted Haseltine Award is presented to a current PWEA member in good standing who has made significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in Pennsylvania's water quality management field through design or operational work with the wastewater treatment processes.


Recipient must be a current member in good standing of the PWEA.

Nomination Process

The PWO Committee is responsible for submitting a nomination for the Ted Haseltine Award to the Awards Committee; the Awards Committee is responsible for making final selection of award recipient.