Tim Hobson

Jim Current Year: 

2004

Tim graduated from Pittsburg State University with BS (Spr. 1968) and MS (1971) degrees in Biology. After graduating from PSU, Tim worked in labs for 9 years (the first 3 years while working on the MS degree) analyzing potable water, wastewater, explosives, sermiconductor materials and materials for the nuclear industry. His last 3 years in the lab were supervisory at a wastewater treatment facility where he was also involved in evaluating wastewater treatment systems.

Tim passed the Kansas Class IV Wastewater Operators Exam in 1975 and presently holds a Class IV license in Kansas and a Class A in Oklahoma.

He taught wastewater treatment courses (50 long-term courses) and workshops (approx. 180) during a 26 year career at Salina Area Tech School (SATS). He retired from SATS in 2002.

During 19 summers when at SATS Mr. Hobson worked with FSCC on the EPA 104(g)(1) program. He provided wastewater treatment facility evaluation and training services for more than 100 municipal wastewater treatment systems. For his work with the 104(g)(1) program, Mr. Hobson received the first annual EPA National Award for “Exceptional Technical Assistance”.

Tim has written and published a book, “Activated Sludge – Evaluating and Controlling Your Process”. Presently Mr. Hobson is the sole-proprietor of Environmental Consulting Services, based in Salina. 

Tim has been married for 40 years to Suzanne. They have 4 grown children and 4 grandchildren.