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10/1/2013
When: 10/01/13
9:00am
Where: conference call
Contact: Lisa Hoffhines


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Backflow Committee Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 9:00am


On Call:

Mike Eisenhauer

Laurie Dougherty
Lisa Hoffhines
Denis Riordan
Don Jensen
Lou Allyn Byus
Tom Weathers


  1. Green code update/discussion from Mike E. - Backflow committee supports the code.
    1. ACTION: Lisa to let WUC know that the Backflow Committee supports the sustainability section of the plumbing code subpart N
  2. Splash ideas for article:
    1. Air in the water? Utilities receiving air complaints - could equal a backflow device problem
    2. suggestion to interview IEPA to accumulate stats of violations to help to enforce regs -
      1. ACTION: Mike contact Bev to ask Dave McMillan if we can gather info for a splash article
  3. Update/News: Berry Walter from Hydro Design passed away recently - National APWA
  4. WATERCON
    1. Speaking Slot - The committee has a technical session spot on Wednesday from 2:00-3:00pm. This will be prior to the Drought Water Forum
      1. The committee needs to gather input to put together another 1-hour mock trial about a backflow incident for a technical session
        1. Ideas
          1. Trial? The Section has two attorneys that could possibly be used from City of Chicago and Illinois American Water
          2. Debate?
        2. ACTION: Mike to send some ideas to the committee & gather input on what the title and short abstract will be for this technical session and put something together for the next committee meeting on October 1.
  5. Open Floor
  6. Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 9:00am
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