6th Annual Water Distribution Conference
|7:30-8:30am||Attendee Registration/Breakfast/Visit Exhibit Booths||n/a|
|8:30-8:45am||Seminar Start: Introductions||Owen Keenan, Water Distribution Committee Chair|
|8:45-9:15am||Asset Management - Field Records to Decision Making||Paul Hanson, Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association|
|9:15-10:00am||Spray-on Linings for Water Mains – How Structural are They?||Firat Sever, Benton & Associates|
|10:00-10:30am||UCMR3 - Monitoring has Started|| Cindy Nettrour, American Water Works Svc. Co.|
|10:30-10:50am||Break/Visit Exhibit Booths||n/a|
|10:50-11:20am||Chicago’s On-Site Meter Testing Program|| Andrea Putz, Chicago Department of Water Management & Owen Keenan, M.E. Simpson, Co., Inc.|
|11:20-12:00pm||Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water and No-Lead Brass & Conversion|| George Gilson, Jr. & Aaron Gilson, A.Y. McDonald Mfg Co.|
|12:45-1:00pm||Tank Contest||Water Distribution Committee|
|1:00-1:45pm|| Ice Pigging: Cleaning Mains with Ice|| Randy Moore, Utility Service Co., Inc.|
|1:45-2:15pm||Benefits of CIPP Lining with GPS Mapping||Shaun McKaigue, FER-PAL Construction LLC.|
|2:15-2:30pm||Break/Visit Exhibit Booths||n/a|
|2:30-3:00pm||The Science of Mixing and Maintaining Water Quality in Distribution Tanks|| Mike Hively, Tideflex Technologies; a Red Valve Co|
|3:00-3:30pm||JULIE Policy Changes||David Van Wy, JULIE, Inc.|
|3:30-3:45pm||Closing Remarks||Water Distribution Committee|
REGISTRATION & HOURS:
Registration begins at 7:30am. The training will start at 8:30am and will conclude by 3:45pm. Earn up to 5 PDH’s or RTC hours. Continental breakfast will be included and lunch
Early Bird Registration:$50.00 Illinois Section AWWA Members • $75.00 for non members
Onsite Registration: $70.00 Illinois Section AWWA Members • $95.00 for non members
$100.00 Illinois Section AWWA Members • $125.00 for non members
As an exhibitor, this entitles 1 exhibit personnel;
Additional personnel can be registered at the regular attendee rates. Exhibitor
set up begins at 7:00am. Conference participants will be able to visit
table top exhibits prior to the conference from 7:30am to 8:30am, during
morning and afternoon breaks and lunch. Electricity will be furnished but
exhibitors are encouraged to bring their own power strip, heavy duty extension
cord and maybe even some duct tape (so no one is tripping over cords). The tables
are 8 x 2.5 feet. When you arrive to the conference you will be furnished with
your booth table number and a name tag along with an "Exhibitor” ribbon. Please be sure to read tear down instructions.
EXHIBITOR LIST - SOLD OUT
- A.Y. McDonald Manufacturing Company
- American Flow Control
- Associated Technical Services Ltd.
- Dixon Engineering
- Dorner Company
- ENECON Corporation
- Fer-Pal Construction
- Fischer Harris & Associates
- Heil 20
- Illinois Section AWWA Membership Committee
- Lee Jensen Sales Co, Inc
- M.E. Simpson Co., Inc.
- Midwest Water Group
- Pure Technologies US, Inc.
- RJN Group, Inc
- RMS Utility Services
- Sensus USA
- Tideflex Technologies, a Red Valve Co
- Utility Service Co., Inc.
- Ziebell Water Service Products
Asset Management - Field Records to Decision Making
8:45 - 9:15am, Paul Hanson, Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association
An operations approach to asset management. Almost everyone hates paperwork, but it is a necessary 5% of the job. What happens to that information we are asked to gather and why is it important anyway? This presentation will review some of the facts we can obtain from any excavation that can help the utility to wisely spend their replacement/rehab dollars.
Spray-on Linings for Water Mains – How Structural are They?
9:15 - 10:00am, Firat Sever, Benton & Associates
Water main rehabilitation with spray-on linings often provides an economic alternative to replacement with minimal nuisance to public during installation. Recent advances in the polymeric materials used for spray-on linings enabled high strength epoxies, polyureas, and polyurethanes. It is claimed that in addition to providing barrier between a deteriorating iron or steel pipe and drinking water, these relatively new materials and methods can bolster structural integrity of the deteriorated host pipe. Funded by the Water Research Foundation (then AwwaRF), this study investigates the structural capabilities of spray-on linings that are currently available on the North American market.
UCMR3 - Monitoring has Started
10:00 - 10:30am, Cindy Nettrour American Water Works Svc. Co.
On January 1, 2013 the third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR3) monitoring started for both point of entry and distribution systems by a much larger set of community of water systems than had in previous rounds. In this presentation we will describe utility compliance laboratory experiences and insights from activity in preparation for monitoring and any insight to the early testing. We will review sampling issues noted during the initial sampling events, look at first quarter sampling detects per method and detects in field blanks.
Chicago's On-Site Meter Testing Program
10:50 - 11:20am - Andrea Putz, Chicago Department of Water Management & Owen Keenan, M.E. Simpson, Co., Inc.
The City of Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM) serves the City of Chicago and 125 suburbs. To service this large population, DWM maintains 192,000 metered accounts of almost 500,000 total water accounts. These metered accounts are traditionally tested on an as-needed basis at DWM’s meter testing facility. However, in 2012, DWM began testing their large (3-inch to 16-inch) water meters on-site to: 1) reduce the amount of time and cost of replacing the existing large meter with a new meter and then testing the original meter at DWM’s testing facility, 2) validate the existing testing protocol and 3) recover lost revenue resulting from meter inaccuracies.
Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water and No-Lead Brass & Conversion
11:20 - 12:00pm, George Gilson Jr. & Aaron Gilson, A.Y. McDonald Mfg Co.
Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Legislation effective January 4th, 2014. Details, discussion, and how it affects water works products and installation overall in 2013 and beyond. This presentation will specifically focus on brass products that currently are being made to meet the current AWWA C 800 standards for leaded brass and NSF 61 / 372 standards for no-lead brass products and materials.
Ice Pigging: Cleaning Mains with Ice
1:00 - 1:45pm, Randy Moore, Utility Service Co., Inc.
Increasing regulatory pressure represented by the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Product Rule and the proposed revisions to the Total Coliform Rule present complex challenges for maintaining water quality within aging distribution systems. Problems typically caused by sediment and biofilm build-up that accumulate over time within the distribution system mains can eventually manifest in consumer and regulatory issues. To the consumer the problem may be aesthetic, such as "red water” or as unpleasant taste or odor. For the water operator it could mean water quality compliance issues such as residual loss, elevated disinfection by-products or positive coliform tests. Current approaches to manage these issues such as flushing, mechanical and soft pigging no longer represent the sustainable best practice. This paper describes a new sustainable technique for cleaning the potable water distribution system using slush ice called Ice Pigging. Ice Pigging has been proven to be between 100 and 1000 times more effective at removing sediment and biofilm than water flushing alone. The slush Ice can be inserted and removed through fire hydrants and other existing fittings so expensive excavations are not required. Because Ice Pigging relies on the natural glacial effect of ice to pick up unwanted sediment or biofilm it uses approximately 50% less water than standard water flushing and takes significantly less time. Typically the section of main being cleaned is out of service for no more than two or three hours. Ice Pigging represents a more sustainable best practice than current approaches to main cleaning. Information from the August 12 Opflow article co-authored by the presenter on main cleaning technologies will be included with results from recent US trials and projects.
Benefits of CIPP Lining with GPS Mapping
1:45 - 2:15pm, Shaun McKaigue, FER-PAL Construction LLC.
Water mains across Illinois are damaged and in need of rehabilitation as municipalities have entered into the dawn of the age of infrastructure replacement. Main breaks are growing in numbers and the water loss as a result of this is staggering. Through an examination of a case study, the benefits of CIPP as well as the GPS mapping service will be highlighted as a solution to this problem.
The Science of Mixing and Maintaining Water Quality in Distribution Tanks
2:30 - 3:00pm, Mike Hively, Tideflex Technologies; a Red Valve Co
This technical seminar will provides the attendees a fundamental understanding of mixing processes in all styles of water storage tanks. The discussion is supported by the use of CFD and Physical Scale model animations so the attendees will actually see short-circuiting and mixing in storage tanks. Several "before and after” case studies are presented using field sampling data that shows the elimination of stratification, improvement in residuals, and reduction in water age.
JULIE Policy Changes
3:00 - 3:30pm - Dave Van Wy, JULIE, Inc.
The JULIE Board of
Directors, representing multiple stakeholders, identified several issues and
thoroughly researched, discussed and determined an enhanced extent limitation
policy was needed and additional modifications were necessary on two other
issues. This presentation will discuss these policy changes and address the
impact they may have on your operations.
Owen Keenan, M.E. Simpson Co., Inc.
Mr. Keenan is currently employed as a Project Engineer for the ME Simpson Company.Mr. Keenan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction from Bradley University in Peoria, IL and is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Public Water Supply Operator (Class A) in Illinois.Mr. Keenan has over 35 years of experience as an engineer (29 years with the City of Chicago.)Mr. Keenan is a Life Member of AWWA and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); he currently serves as Chair of the Water Distribution Committee for ISAWWA.
Andrea Putz, City of Chicago Dept. of Water Management
Andrea Putz is the Water Research Specialist for the City of Chicago Department of Water Management where she is lucky enough to spend her days working on her passions - drinking water treatment, water efficiency, and water meters. Andrea has been with the City of Chicago since 2004. After receiving her BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she began her graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin where she earned her Masters degree and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. Andrea has been a member of AWWA for 14 years and is actively involved in local AWWA section activities.
Firat Sever, Benton & Associates
Education: PhD in Civil/Environmental Engineering (Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana), MS in Civil/Hydraulic Engineering (Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey), BS in Civil Engineering (Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey).
I have about 10 years of experience in water and wastewater engineering as a consultant, field engineer, and graduate research assistant. As a part of my past experience, I have participated in and led teams for providing design, construction administration, and construction phase services of water and wastewater facilities (pipeline, treatment plants, and pump stations). Additionally, I have conducted research on the use of polymeric liners in the rehabilitation of water and wastewater pipelines under three grants and led a project team for ISO 9000 quality assurance/quality control certification.
Paul Hanson, Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association
Mr. Hanson received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Valparaiso University. Paul’s previous experience includes the position of Project Engineer for a consulting firm, Construction Engineer for a large underground contractor and the positions of Supervisor of Construction and General Superintendent for a water/sewer utility in Suburban Chicago.
Mr. Hanson joined DIPRA in 1989. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Illinois and Indiana and a NACE International Certified Corrosion Specialist. He is a member of the American Water Works Association, NACE International, the American Public Works Association (APWA), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
George Gilson Jr., AY McDonald Mfg. Co.
I have been in the waterworks industry for almost 15 years and I currently am the National Water Works Sales Manager for A.Y. McDonald and have been employed for 8 years by the company. A.Y. McDonald Mfg. was established in 1856 and is the oldest brass manufacturer of waterworks and plumbing products in the industry. My presentations always provide training of all brass materials and components that make up a water service lateral from pipe to meter. My training topics often will include one or more topics containing information on manufacturing processes, material composition of both 85-5-5-5 brass and no-lead brass, proper installation procedures and practices, ball valve vs. plug valve design differences, recognition and prevention of damaged brass products, meter setters and meter connections, brass saddles, and finally different types of end connections available for brass components involved in a service lateral. I have done training through distribution, through municipal end-users, and through organizations such as AWWA and Rural Water throughout the United States.
Aaron Gilson, A.Y. McDonald Mfg Co.
I have been in the water works industry for almost 12 years,
and I currently am the Territory Manager for A.Y.
McDonald and have been employed for 3 months by the company. A.Y. McDonald Mfg.
was established in 1856 and is the oldest brass manufacturer of waterworks and
plumbing products in the industry. My presentations always provide training of
all brass materials and components that make up a water service lateral from
pipe to meter. My training topics often will include one or more topics
containing information on manufacturing processes, material composition of both
85-5-5-5 brass and no lead brass, The Reduction of Lead In Drinking Water
Legislation, proper installation procedures and practices, ball valve vs. plug
valve design differences, recognition and prevention of damaged brass products,
meter setters and meter connections, non-revenue water reduction and water
accountability, brass saddles, and finally different types of end connections
available for brass components involved in a service lateral. I have done
training through distribution, municipal end-users, and local
Michael Hively, Tideflex Technologies, a Red Valve Co
Mike Hively works as a Tideflex Mixing System Product Manager. Mike’s 10 years’ experience of consultative sales, training, and management led him to the role of TMS Product Manager. Mike conducts technical seminars and webinars, The Science of Mixing and Maintaining Water Quality in Water Storage Tanks, to OEM’s, engineers, water utilities, and all levels of Rural and AWWA associations. Mike is responsible for training a national network of local Red Valve representatives.
As a member of NRWA and AWWA, Mike’s main objective is to educate engineers and water utilities by way of technical seminars to ensure every community enjoys high quality tap water.
Utility Service Company, Inc.
Randy Moore has
been with Utility Service Company, Inc. (USCI) since 1998 and is currently Vice
President of Market Development. At Utility Service Company Randy travels
nationwide promoting USCI’s complete line of integrated sustainable products
and services for potable water distribution systems. He has over (30) years
experience in industrial sales and marketing. For the past (28) years he has
worked in the water industry specializing in potable water storage tanks and
distribution systems. Randy has experience in the protective coatings, steel
fabrication, galvanizing, and international sales and marketing.
He attended the Missouri
University of Science
& Technology (Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy) earning a B.S. in
Metallurgical Engineering and a M.S. in Engineering Management. Randy also completed the MBA program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.
He is certified by the Construction Specifications Institute as a "Construction
Document Technologist” and serves as a voting member on the AWWA D102 Revision
Task Force, the Distribution System Water Quality Committee and the
Distribution System Operations & Maintenance Committee. He has recently served as a commissioner on
the Safe Drinking Water Commission for the state of Missouri. Randy was a presenter at the AWWA 2003
National Satellite Teleconference on "Water Storage” discussing the topic of
potable water storage tank inspection. He was also a presenter at the 2005, 2010 and
2011 National Rural Water Association Conference, 2007 AWWA DSS conference
presenting on asset management programs for potable water storage tanks, the
AWWA ACE10 and ACE12 and presented AWWA webcasts in 2008, 2009, and 2010 on "Water Storage Tanks: Operation and
Maintenance”. In 2012, Randy developed and moderated a three part AWWA webcast
series on "Sustainable Distribution System Water Quality Management” which was
then used as the basis for a series of AWWA Opflow magazine articles. Randy has
been a regular contributor to the AWWA "Opflow” magazine. In addition, Randy
conducts water operator training sessions nationwide for various state rural
water associations and AWWA sections.
Shaun McKaigue, FER-PAL Construction LLC.
Shaun McKaigue began his tenure at
FER-PAL in 1987 and is the current Vice President, COO and principal.
Before Shaun joined FER-PAL he was
active in the legal surveying, engineering surveying as well as inspection,
with both legal and engineering firms.
Joining the company in 1987 he
helped introduce different methods of water main rehabilitation to the company
such as cured-in-place-piping, which is the company’s specialty today. Shaun
also led to development of a satellite office which is currently located in
Currently a member of several
organizations (such as the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering
Technicians and Technologists, the Centre of Advancement for Trenchless
Technologies, The American Water Works Association, American Public Works
Association, Ontario American Water Association, Ontario Public Works
Association) Shaun is an active member in the trenchless water main
Shaun grew up in Shediac (New
Brunswick) and graduated from George Brown College (Toronto). He has been
married for 33 years to his wife Rosemary and is the father of three daughters.
Cindy Nettrour, American Water
As QA/QC Manager of the Central Laboratory, Cindy brings over 25 years of risk management, audit and compliance experience. She has worked in various industries including medical research, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical. She has acquired practical insights, exposure to leading compliance practices, and seasoned judgment based on her work with EPA and NELAC. In addition to her experience, Cindy has the following academic credential: B.A. in Science from Mary Baldwin College.
David Van Wy, JULIE, Inc.
has over 20 years of experience in the Damage Prevention industry. He started
out as a facility locator contracted by numerous major utility companies which
lead to his providing training to other locate technicians and managers in
seven states. His current position as a Damage Prevention Manager with JULIE
affords him the opportunity to work with and educate facility owners,
excavators and the general public on all aspects of damage prevention and
excavation safety. David is the President of the NE IL Chapter of the Common
Ground Alliance and also serves on the Safety Committee for the Illinois
Underground Contractors Association, the Utility Committee with the Illinois
Road & Transportation Builders Association (IRTBA) and participates in the
Greater Chicagoland Damage Prevention Council.