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05/16/18 A Chloride Reduction Strategy Webinar IEPA#12385
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When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
12:00 pm
Where: Your home or office computer
United States
Presenter: Eric Yeggy and Jeff Hellenbrand
Contact: Marianne Perino
866-521-3595 ext6

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A Chloride Reduction Strategy Webinar IEPA#12385


CEU TYPE: Technical
IEPA#: 12385
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Summary: A Chloride Reduction Strategy – The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) partnered with the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) on a research study to quantify the impact of softener optimization on chloride discharge levels. The WQRF will present the findings and explain how other utilities can partner with industry to implement a similar chloride reduction strategy. Jeff Hellenbrand, President of a family owned water treatment company in Wisconsin, will discuss how softeners work, the factors which impact efficiency and some of his experiences working with Wisconsin authorities to optimize water softeners and lower the amount of chloride which reaches the treatment plant.


Presenters:  Eric Yeggy and Jeff Hellenbrand


Eric Yeggy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa and began his career in the environmental testing industry where he gained a wide range of experience in analytical chemistry and managing quality systems. In 2009, Eric joined the Water Quality Association (WQA) and led the development of new industry standards for Sustainability of Water Treatment Products, and new industry performance standards for Electrochemical Water Treatment Systems. Eric participates in numerous industry committees and task forces including the ASPE Plumbing Standards Committee and the IAPMO We-Stand Committee. Through his role as the Director of Technical Affairs, Eric plans and coordinates the activities of the WQA Water Sciences Committee which handles the technical and scientific tasks of the association. Eric also serves as the Scientific Consultant for the Water Quality Research Foundation (the WQRF), provides advice to their Board of Directors and plays a key role in review and prioritization of WQRF research proposals.



Jeff’s water treatment career began as a youngster back in August of 1967 when his parents Jim & Florence started Hellenbrand Water Softeners. In 1994 Jeff along with his brothers Terry and Paul purchased the business from their parents.

Today Hellenbrand is well-known and respected name in the Water Treatment Industry throughout the U.S., with over 70 employees and four divisions:

• Hellenbrand Water Center in Waunakee where they market their products and services to end-users in approximately a 30 mile radius around Madison.
• Industrial Division where they provide services and products to larger users of water like Kraft, Kwik Trip, Johnsonville, New Glarus Brewery and U.W. Madison.
• Manufacturing Division where they market their products and services through the plumbing/wholesale channels in Wisconsin and through their extensive dealer network with 250 independent dealers in approximately 40-states.
• Salt Division where the wholesale salt to C-Stores in Wisconsin and through their dealer base throughout the U.S.

Jeff has an Associate Degree in Accounting & Business Administration and over 40-years of experience in the Water Treatment Industry. He is an active member in the Wisconsin Water Quality Association, the National Water Quality Association and past Board of Director of each. He is also a member of: ASPE (American Society of Plumbing Engineers) WI Plumbing Association, and the Madison Area Plumbing Association. Since 2010 Jeff has been actively involved in the reduction of chlorides with the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District as well as through WQA committee’s and task forces.

In his free time, he enjoys relaxing at the cabin in Northern WI, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and spending quality time with his family.




REGISTRATION & HOURS: This webinar will begin at 12:00pm and conclude by 1:00pm CST. Earn up to 1 PDH or RTC hour. After registering with Illinois Section AWWA, attendees will be furnished via email with all materials and links needed to participate in the webinar. Questions? Call 866-521-3595 Ext. 3


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