for Stage 2 DBP Rule Compliance: Strategies, Tools, and Interactive Planning
early-to-mid 2013, small and medium sized systems (those providing water from
1 – 50,000 customers), will be nearing Stage 2 Disinfectant / Disinfection
Byproduct Rule compliance dates. Those
systems experiencing concerns about complying with this rule will have
limited time to assess and implement any potential changes to their systems
which may be necessary for compliance.
To address this rapid timeline, the Water Research Foundation
contracted Hazen and Sawyer to provide a Guidance Manual and associated
webtool for assisting utilities with determining their compliance situation
and providing guidance about implementing new treatment strategies for
reducing DBPs. The guidance manual and
webtool is designed to guide utilities through the process of data analysis
using IDSE and historical Stage 1 DBP data to assess their potential Stage 2
compliance situation, and then uses utility-provided information to assess
potential site-specific efficacy and costs associated with DBP reduction
strategies. Strategies evaluated for
DBP reduction address three areas key to providing high quality drinking
water: Source, Treatment, and Distribution.
This interactive workshop will provide an opportunity for Schedule 3
and 4 systems struggling with compliance with the Stage 2 Disinfectant /
Disinfection Byproduct Rule to learn about the guidance manual and web-based
tool developed within WaterRF Project 4427.
A small amount of introductory material regarding Stage 2 DBPR
Compliance will be provided, but the bulk of the workshop will be dedicated
to working through examples and providing the concerned audience members with
a tour of the compliance guidance materials and an opportunity to use data
from their system in the new on-line tool.
NOTE: The Guidance for Stage 2 DBP
Workshop will be a hands-on event with opportunities to evaluate your utility
DBP data in the class. We strongly encourage all participants to bring
the following data to the class: IDSE data or report plus historical
Stage 1 DBP monitoring data. It would be helpful if attendees also knew
the general range of alkalinity, pH, and TOC at their plant.
Macomb workshop, attendees are also encouraged (but not required) to bring
laptops or other mobile computing devices (e.g., iPad) so they can explore the
on-line decision support tool.
figure provided below shows a working diagram of the interactive output of
the web-tool, designed to provide a framework for exploring impact and costs
associated with Stage 2 DBPR Compliance strategies on a system-specific
Ben Stanford, Erik Rosenfeldt & Bill Becker, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C. & Michael Plewa, University of Illinois
REGISTRATION & HOURS: Registration begins at 7:30am. The training will start at 8:00am and
will conclude by 12:00pm. Earn up to 4 PDH’s or RTC hours.
William Becker, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.
Early Bird Registration: $35.00 Illinois Section AWWA Members • $45.00
for non members
Onsite Registration: $55.00 Illinois Section AWWA Members • $65.00 for
Ben Stanford, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.
Ben Stanford is the Director of Applied Research at Hazen and Sawyer in Raleigh, NC where he manages a portfolio of over 22 research grants and supports a the firm’s water, water reuse, and wastewater projects. Ben earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has conducted studies on a variety of topics ranging from membrane applications in water reuse to climate change to chlorine chemistry. Dr. Stanford has over two dozen peer-reviewed publications, and was awarded the 2012 Publications Award by the American Water Works Association.
William Becker, Ph.D., P.E. is Vice President and the Drinking Water Practice Leader at Hazen and Sawyer. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University. He has more than 25years consulting and utility experience and specializes in water quality and physical-chemical treatment processes. Bill has been teaching graduate courses in water treatment for 15 years and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University.
Erik Rosenfeldt, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.
Ph.D., P.E. is a Senior Principal Engineer in the Richmond, VA office of Hazen
and Sawyer. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington
University in St. Louis, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental
Engineering from Duke University. Erik has 13 years experience in water
treatment and environmental engineering, including a 3 year stint as an
assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts. He has performed
research and design of traditional and advanced treatment processes for utilities
dealing with regulated and emerging contaminants, including DBPs, nitrosamines,
EDCs and PPCPs, and algal related taste and odor and toxic compounds.
University of Illinois
Michael J. Plewa is University Scholar and Professor Emeritus of
Genetics (College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences),
and Associate Director of the Global Safe Water Institute in the
College of Engineering, at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. He has an international reputation for research and
teaching in environmental and molecular mutagenesis. Dr. Plewa is a past
president of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society. His
research program has been continuously funded by competitive research
grants for over 38 years and he has published more than 200 scientific
papers and reports and books. Dr. Plewa and his laboratory established
the largest in vitro toxicology database on DBPs and are resolving the
molecular mechanisms of DBP-induced genomic DNA damage. Dr. Plewa is the
Chair of the upcoming 2015 Gordon Research Conference on Drinking Water