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04/28/15 8th Annual Water Distribution Conference (Addison, IL) IEPA#8764
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4/28/2015
When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Visit Exhibitors from 7:00 to 8:00 AM
Where: Medinah Banquets
550 Shriners Drive
Addison, Illinois  60101
United States
Contact: Angela Podesta
866-521-3595 ext 2


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8th Annual Water Distribution Conference - IEPA#8764

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AGENDA

7:00 am - 8:00 am
  Registration & Visit Exhibits
8:00 am - 8:15 am
Owen Keenan, WDC Chair Welcome
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Todd Schaefer, M. E. Simpson
Fire Hydrant Operation, Testing and Maintenance
8:45 am - 9:30 am
Jon Meyer, CDM Smith
Selecting Watermain Materials for Replacement Projects
9:30 am - 10:00 am
  Visit Exhibits
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Paul Schumi, Wachs Water Services
Pipeline Condition Assessment:  90 Year Old Transmission Main (Is it Cheaper to Keep Her?)
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Mary Reed, Compliance Assurances, IEPA
Segundo Nallatan, Elgin Regional Office, IEPA
 -IEPA Compliance Overview
-When to Call Elgin / When to Call Springfield
11:30 am -12: 15 pm
  Lunch & Visit Exhibits
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Scott Bernholdt, WDC Vice-Chair
Tank Calendar Contest Presentation
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Aaron Gilson, A Y McDonald
No Lead - Past & Present
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Bill O'Malley, Westshore Pipeline
Excavating & Working Safely Near Petroleum Pipelines
1:45 pm - 2:00pm
  Visit Exhibits
2:00 pm  - 2:30 pm
Jeff Schramuk, CP Solutions
Practical Solutions to External Corrosion Problems on Buried Water Mains
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Scott Bernholdt, Elk Grove Village
Mike Ramsey, Village of Westmont
-Marking and Location Your Valves Under Snow or When Construction Destroys Your Reference Points
-Quick Review of Operator Math
3:00 pm
   Adjourn

ABSTRACTS & HANDOUTS

Fire Hydrant Operation, Testing & Maintenance - Todd Schaefer, M. E. Simpson Co., Inc.
This presentation will cover inspection, operation, maintenance and testing of dry barrel hydrants for ISO compliance as well as obtaining potential fire flow in the distribution system.

Selecting Watermain Materials for Replacement Projects - Jon Meyer, P.E., CDM Smith
This presentation will provide an overview of the common pipeline distribution system materials commonly used in Illinois. Review important material properties to consider for each. Cover different methods of replacement, and focus on the potable water industry (however the concepts are generally similar to both wastewater and potable water). A pipe material selection process will be presented to assist decision makers in selecting a mutually agreed upon pipe material.

Pipeline Condition Assessement:  90 Year Old Transmission Main (Is it Cheaper to Keep Her?) - Paul Schumi, Wachs Water Services (Lisa Douglas, Pure Technologies, Presenter)
Water distribution system performance is the quantitative ability of the utility to effectively and continuously deliver water to customers.  Reactive costs during emergencies greatly impact performance.  Over time, controlling those costs becomes increasingly important in an environment where debt service is projected to increase dramatically in line with pipeline replacement.  Attendees will leave the session with a working knowledge how and when to apply the technologies as a solution by way of understanding specific problems.  Also, gain new insight into the symptoms of aging infrastructure, their specificities and how solutions are arrived at through condition assessment. 

-IEPA Compliance Overview - Mary Reed, Compliance Assurance Section, IEPA
-When to Call Elgin / When to Call Springfield - Segundo Nallatan, Elgin Regional Office, IEPA 

No Lead - Past & Present - Aaron Gilson, A Y McDonald
This presentation will cover the no lead legislation, updates, and how it has affected manufacturers, distributors, municipalities, and the end users. It will cover the grey areas of what is and isn't included in the legislation and what to look for to make sure you are getting the correct material. It will also cover how the material has changed the manufacturing process, tooling, stocking, and installation of the product. We will have in depth discussions on what is being seen out in the field and how to make sure that we are enforcing the law in our communities.

Excavating & Working Safely Near Petroleum Pipelines - Bill O'Malley, Westshore Pipeline
Petroleum pipelines carry everything from jet fuel to unleaded through underground pipes passing through numerous jurisdictions. These lines are often buried at the same depths as water and sewer mains. Care and caution must be used when working around these lines to ensure everyone's safety.

Practical Solutions to External Corrosion Problems on Buried Water Mains - Jeff Schramuk, CP Solutions
Corrosion of various forms of buried cast iron, ductile iron, and steel piping is a serious problem to municipal water utilities. However, infrastructure asset management tools combined with cathodic protection can significantly reduce the number of premature breaks caused by corrosion. Properly designed, installed, and maintained cathodic protection systems can add years of additional service life to both new and existing water transmission and distribution mains.

-Marking and Location Your Valves Under Snow or When Construction Destroys Your Reference Points - Scott Bernholdt, Elk Grove Village
During the Winter of 2013-2014 when the snow piled up, froze and the temperatures were ridiculous, some of our staff used Google Street view to identify the locations of valve boxes, valve vaults, manholes and even buffalo boxes. This was in part due to the standards and methods used for marking and locating these items when the weather was nicer.
-C & D Operator's Math Review - Mike Ramsey, Village of Westmont


REGISTRATION & HOURS
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Registration begins at 7:00am, attendees will be able to visit exhibit booths at this time. The training will start at 8:00am and will conclude by 3:00pm. Earn up to 5 PDHs or RTC hours. Continental breakfast and lunch will be included.

EXHIBITOR TABLE TOP INFORMATION:

Table top exhibits are available for $125.00 per display for Illinois Section AWWA members and $150.00 per display for non members. This includes 1 exhibit personnel; Additional personnel can be registered at the regular attendee rates. Exhibitor setup begins at 6:00am. Participants will be able to visit table top exhibits prior to the conference from 7:00-8:00am, during morning and afternoon breaks and lunch. Electricity will be available; exhibitors are encouraged to bring power strips and heavy duty extension cord. 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.


COST:


Attendee & Add'l Exhibitor Registration Type
ISAWWA Member Price
Non Member Price
Early Bird (ends 04/17/15)
$48
$72
Regular (ends 04/24/15)
$58
$82
After 04/24/15 or Onsite
$68
$92


Exhibitor ISAWWA Member Price
Exhibitor Non Member Price
$125
$150

2015 EXHIBITORS (SOLD OUT!)

  1. A.Y. McDonald
  2. ADS Environmental
  3. American Cast Iron Pipe Co.
  4. American Flow Control
  5. Associated Technical Services, Ltd.
  6. Aqua Backflow
  7. BSI Online
  8. Cathodic Protection Management, Inc.
  9. Clow Valve
  10. Dixon Engineering
  11. EJ
  12. Fischer Harris & Associates
  13. Grundfos
  14. Hydro Flow Products (Hose Monster)
  15. Illinois Section AWWA, Membership Committee
  16. Jim Jolly Sales, Inc.
  17. Kamstrup Water Metering
  18. M.E. Simpson Co, Inc.
  19. Midwest Meter
  20. Midwest Water Group
  21. PDC Laboratories
  22. Ricmar Industries
  23. RJN Group, Inc.
  24. RMS Utility Services
  25. Sensus
  26. Subsurface Solutions
  27. Suburban Laboratories, Inc.
  28. Swanson Flo
  29. Underground Pipe & Valve
  30. Water Products Company
  31. Ziebell Water Service Products

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