Premier Magnesia and Thioguard Extend our Thanks to Mary Evans for her Dedication to the Wastewater Treatment Industry

As we begin to emerge from the challenging times of this past year, it is
inspiring to be reminded of the tremendous works of the leaders around us.
On behalf of the Thioguard Team and the Premier Magnesia family,
Congratulations to Mary Evans on being selected for the
2021 W. Walter Chiang Lifetime Achievement Award

The Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) recently announced Mary Evans as this year’s recipient of the W. Walter Chiang Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes a current or past WEAT member who has demonstrated continual and tireless contributions toward the improvement of the water environment throughout a long, distinguished career in the wastewater treatment industry and in WEAT/WEF.

Mary Evans has had a very distinguished career serving the wastewater industry, including serving for over 10 years as the South-Central Regional Account Manager for Premier Magnesia, LLC. She is an outstanding leader for the industry, serving as a local Section President, WEAT President, WEAT Delegate to the WEF HOD, and many, many years in participation and as a leader for the WEAT and WEF Challenge Laboratory events and on numerous committees that look out for the best interests of WEAT in this challenging environment.

Mary has also worked with numerous utility staff for many years to educate them on appropriate laboratory techniques, not only for the optimization of their plant processes, but also for their plant compliance issues and operator certification/licensing opportunities. There are scores of folks who will tell you that Mary’s support was an integral key to their success in obtaining and increasing their operator licenses. Mary has exemplified the goals and vision of WEAT throughout her life, and she is most deserving of this recognition.

The Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) is an open association of water environmental professionals, practitioners and operations specialists, and public officials with a broad range of expertise working together to foster members’ professional growth and development, educate the public on water quality issues, and benefit society through protection and enhancement of the water environment. For more information, visit

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