The Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers (5S) was created to recognize those Member Association (MA) members whose "outstanding, meritorious service" has been "above and beyond the call of duty" in the wastewater field. Inductees are selected, there are no dues to pay, nor there are rules for induction; although there are some guidelines.
The initiation ceremony is conducted by an existing Sludge Shoveler. The recipient is awarded a badge (shovel) and certificate. Certificates are signed by the Influent Integrator as pH7 and by any other twelve members for the remaining concentrations from pH1 to pH13.
Only 5S Society members are invited to this ceremony. You can see more information on the Society here.