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#2307 06/05/29 A Comparative Analysis of Large Valve Solutions in Grand Rapids, MI IEPA#:13994

LIVE DATE: 06/05/19
IEPA#: 13994
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This presentation will compare the two approaches that Grand Rapids took – one being replacement of assets at great cost and the other being rehabilitation of assets at significantly lower cost and why rehabilitating valves as opposed to replacing valves is a no-brainer when you look at the cost, but time and operational capabilities should also be taken into consideration.


Wayne Pratt - Wayne Pratt leads the Business Development efforts for Wachs Water Services – a subsidiary of Pure Technologies. An active member of the AWWA since 2007, Wayne is passionate about learning, education, training and development. As a member of the Illinois Section Education Committee since 2010, Wayne has provided educational opportunities for section members by leading and hosting “Manage for Success” – a 16 hour program on Utility Supervision and Management; “Project Management” – a 16 hour primer for PMP Certification; and “Time Management” – a 3 hour ISAWWA Webinar. He has been actively engaged in training Young Professionals in several state Chapters including Illinois and Michigan.

Wayne has spent over 30 years in utility construction and maintenance – the last ten in the Water and Waste Water Sector. He has an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and is an Adjunct Professor at both Concordia University of Wisconsin and Columbia College of Missouri.


Alex Fleet, P.E.- Senior Project Engineer – City of Grand Rapids Water System
Alex is a graduate of Trine University in Angola, Indiana (BSCE, 2011). He began his career in the private municipal engineering field for three years before transitioning to the public sector. Under his current role, Alex is heavily involved with capital planning, asset management, day to day operations and maintenance of the Grand Rapids Water System. He holds a Professional Engineer and S-1 Water Operator License in Michigan.



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