March 21-24th, 2016
Springfield, IL - Crowne Plaza Hotel


Offering a Water & Waste Digest Discount
$25.00 off full registration - valid thru 1-11-16

use discount code WASTE

Water - Wastewater - Stormwater - Reuse

Join Water Professionals at Illinois's Largest
Total Water State Conference



WATERCON provides an opportunity for utility mangers, directors and operators to stay current on relevant topics and new technologies. Over 220 exhibitors and 200 technical sessions will give you first-hand information on latest developments to help your utility to take actions to implement our future.


Registration is now open! Book your hotel before they are sold out. For more information visit the WATERCON web page. Plan your visit to the Exhibit Hall.

WATERCON 2016 Sneak Preview
View the Pre-conference Program



Monday - March 21, 2016  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Technical Sessions

  • Water and Regional History
  • Wastewater Energy Recovery and Efficiency
  • WWTP Headworks
  • Best of T-Con (Technology Conference)
  • Wastewater Engineering Management
  • Nutrients
  • Round Table Lunch
  • Poster Competition, Lunch and Presentation
  • Asset Management and Corrosion
  • Storm Water Management
  • Wet Weather and Collection Systems
  • Water Loss: Water Providers Workshop
  • Asset Management: Understanding and Addressing  Well Performance Issues
Exhibit Hall Open 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Top Ops 5:00 pm



Tuesday - March 22 2016 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Technical Sessions
  • Operator Track
  • Asset Management
  • Source Water
  • Wastewater Engineering and Treatment
  • Potable Water Engineering and Treatment
  • Water Loss:  Getting Ahead of the Mandates
  • Small Systems
  • Water and Wastewater Management
  • Wastewater Engineering
  • ABC Awardee of Professional Operator Designation
  • Hydrant Hysteria Competition
  • Casino Night - sponsored by Water Well Solutions, A Utility Group
  • Exhibit Hall Education - "Stretch Your Education"  operator credits
Exhibit Hall Open 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Museum Open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Wednesday - March 253, 2016 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Technical Sessions
  • Operations
  • Corrosion
  • Water and Wastewater Management
  • Distribution
  • Water Loss
  • Science Fair Presenters
  • Biosolids
  • Metering and Flow Monitoring
  • Outreach
  • Utility Internship Panel Discussion
  • Operators A/B and C/D Refresher followed by IEPA exam
  • "This Old Plant" Event
  • Fuller Awards Lunch

Past Chair Breakfast 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Exhibit Hall Open 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Museum Open 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tapping - Meter Madness Contests - 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm


Illinois Section American Water Works Association

545 S. Randall Road
St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone: 866-521-3595
Fax: 866-521-3591

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