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01/30/13 Guidance for Stage 2 DBP Rule Compliance (Macomb, IL) IEPA#6789
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01/30/13 Guidance for Stage 2 DBP Rule Compliance (Macomb, IL) IEPA#6789

When: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Registration at 7:30 am
Where: Western Illinois University, Tillman Hall, 301D
1 University Circle
Macomb, Illinois  61455
United States
Contact: Lisa Hoffhines

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Guidance for Stage 2 DBP Rule Compliance: Strategies, Tools, and Interactive Planning


By early-to-mid 2013, small and medium sized systems (those providing water from 1 – 50,000 customers), will be nearing Stage 2 Disinfectant / Disinfection Byproduct Rule compliance dates.  Those systems experiencing concerns about complying with this rule will have limited time to assess and implement any potential changes to their systems which may be necessary for compliance.

To address this rapid timeline, the Water Research Foundation contracted Hazen and Sawyer to provide a Guidance Manual and associated webtool for assisting utilities with determining their compliance situation and providing guidance about implementing new treatment strategies for reducing DBPs.  The guidance manual and webtool is designed to guide utilities through the process of data analysis using IDSE and historical Stage 1 DBP data to assess their potential Stage 2 compliance situation, and then uses utility-provided information to assess potential site-specific efficacy and costs associated with DBP reduction strategies.  Strategies evaluated for DBP reduction address three areas key to providing high quality drinking water: Source, Treatment, and Distribution.

This interactive workshop will provide an opportunity for Schedule 3 and 4 systems struggling with compliance with the Stage 2 Disinfectant / Disinfection Byproduct Rule to learn about the guidance manual and web-based tool developed within WaterRF Project 4427.  A small amount of introductory material regarding Stage 2 DBPR Compliance will be provided, but the bulk of the workshop will be dedicated to working through examples and providing the concerned audience members with a tour of the compliance guidance materials and an opportunity to use data from their system in the new on-line tool.

NOTE: The Guidance for Stage 2 DBP Workshop will be a hands-on event with opportunities to evaluate your utility DBP data in the class.  We strongly encourage all participants to bring the following data to the class:  IDSE data or report plus historical Stage 1 DBP monitoring data.  It would be helpful if attendees also knew the general range of alkalinity, pH, and TOC at their plant.

For the Macomb workshop, attendees are also encouraged (but not required) to bring laptops or other mobile computing devices (e.g., iPad) so they can explore the on-line decision support tool.

The figure provided below shows a working diagram of the interactive output of the web-tool, designed to provide a framework for exploring impact and costs associated with Stage 2 DBPR Compliance strategies on a system-specific basis.

Ben Stanford, Erik  Rosenfeldt & Bill Becker, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C. & Michael Plewa, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


REGISTRATION & HOURS: Registration begins at 7:30am. The training will start at 8:00am and will conclude by 12:00pm. Earn up to 4 PDH’s or RTC hours.

Early Bird Registration: $35.00 Illinois Section AWWA Members • $45.00 for non members
Onsite Registration: $55.00 Illinois Section AWWA Members • $65.00 for non members

Ben Stanford, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.
Ben Stanford is the Director of Applied Research at Hazen and Sawyer in Raleigh, NC where he manages a portfolio of over 22 research grants and supports a the firm’s water, water reuse, and wastewater projects.  Ben earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has conducted studies on a variety of topics ranging from membrane applications in water reuse to climate change to chlorine chemistry.  Dr. Stanford has over two dozen peer-reviewed publications, and was awarded the 2012 Publications Award by the American Water Works Association.

William Becker, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.
William Becker, Ph.D., P.E. is Vice President and the Drinking Water Practice Leader at Hazen and Sawyer. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University. He has more than 25years consulting and utility experience and specializes in water quality and physical-chemical treatment processes. Bill has been teaching graduate courses in water treatment for 15 years and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University.

Erik Rosenfeldt, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.
Erik Rosenfeldt, Ph.D., P.E. is a Senior Principal Engineer in the Richmond, VA office of Hazen and Sawyer. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University. Erik has 13 years experience in water treatment and environmental engineering, including a 3 year stint as an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts. He has performed research and design of traditional and advanced treatment processes for utilities dealing with regulated and emerging contaminants, including DBPs, nitrosamines, EDCs and PPCPs, and algal related taste and odor and toxic compounds.

Michael Plewa University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Michael J. Plewa is University Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Genetics (College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences), and Associate Director of the Global Safe Water Institute in the College of Engineering, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has an international reputation for research and teaching in environmental and molecular mutagenesis. Dr. Plewa is a past president of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society. His research program has been continuously funded by competitive research grants for over 38 years and he has published more than 200 scientific papers and reports and books. Dr. Plewa and his laboratory established the largest in vitro toxicology database on DBPs and are resolving the molecular mechanisms of DBP-induced genomic DNA damage. Dr. Plewa is the Chair of the upcoming 2015 Gordon Research Conference on Drinking Water Disinfection Byproducts.

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