Environmental Protection

AWWA Continues its Webcast Run

On Sept. 23, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) will host a Membrane – Best of Conference Webcast and on Sept. 30, the association will host a Key Elements to Maintaining Distribution System Integrity Webcast. The cost for each of these is $75 for single license registration for members and $125 for non-members.

The membranes Webcast features three of the best presentations given at this year’s AWWA Membrane Technology Conference (MTC), focusing on the operations, issues, innovations, and lessons learned at some of the most prominent membrane treatment facilities in the country, as described by plant staff.

Topics and presenters are:

  • Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant –Contract to Production in 30 Months, Brian MacDonald, plant manager, Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant, San Marcos, Calif.;
  • Membrane Plant Optimization: Reducing Costs and Improving Full-Scale UF Operations, Mike Kosterman, plant Ssperintendent, Racine Water Utility, Racine, Wis.;
  • The GWR System – Challenges and Experiences of Running a 70 mgd Membrane Facility, Mehul Patel, principal process engineer, Orange County Water District, Fountain Valley, Calif.

The distribution Webcast will be the second of the AWWA Fall Operator Series. In this edition, presenters will explore the advantages and disadvantages of different hydrant types, troubleshoot common hydrant problems and minimizing adverse effects of distribution systems on water quality.

Presenters include:

  • John Martin, Western region sales manager, American AVK Company;
  • Ray Olson, operations manager, Town of Castle Rock;
  • Tom Graybeal, district supervisor, Denver Water;
  • Eddie Hernandez, superintendent of Transmission & Distribution, Denver Water.

For details, go to www.awwa.org/Education/webcasts.

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