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06/06/13 In the Plant Training: City of Moline Water Treatment Plant (Moline, IL) IEPA#7331
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06/06/13 In the Plant Training: City of Moline Water Treatment Plant (Moline, IL) IEPA#7331

When: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Registration at 7:30 am
Where: Moline Water Treatment Plant
30 18th Street
Moline, Illinois  61265
United States
Contact: Lisa Hoffhines

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In the Plant Training: City of Moline Water Treatment Plant


SUMMARY: This training session will outline the evolution of treatment & pumping technologies at the Moline’s Water Treatment Plant. Specific topics covered will include: early history; clarification technologies, filtration; disinfection, pumping; storage and planning. This will be followed by an overview of current plant design and operational features.


7:30 – 8:00 Registration
8:00 – 8:15 Introduction| House Keeping
8:15 – 10:00 Water Plant Evolution Presentation
10:00 – 10:15 Break for those who need it | Question & Answers
10:15 – 11:45 Plant Design and Operational Feature
11:45 – 12:00 Question & Answer | Wrap-up

Part 1: Water Plant Evolution (classroom)

  1. Early History of Moline Water Supply:
    1. Early settlement
    2. No treatment
    3. Early treatment
    4. Typhoid occurrence
    5. Initial construction of existing plant
  2. Clarification technologies:
    1. Primitive
    2. Conventional 3-step
    3. Accelators – up-flow solids contact
    4. Claricone – up-flow solids contact
    5. Pre-treatment flexibility
  3. Filtration
    1. Single media
    2. Dual media
    3. Backwash
    4. Waste disposal/recycling
    5. Deposition/biological activity
  4. Disinfection
    1. Calcium hypochlorite
    2. Chlorine –gaseous.1-Ton and RMP
    3. DBP formation control
    4. Sodium hypochlorite
    5. UV
  5. Pumping
    1. Steam Plant
    2. Electrification
    3. Emergency/Peak shaving/curtailment
  6. Storage
    1. Ground storage
    2. Elevated storage
    3. Operational concerns – water age, flooding, microbial inactivation
  7. Planning
    1. Short and long term
    2. Project specific

Part 2: Current Plant Design and Operational Features (walkthrough instruction):

This portion of the training will highlight various design and operational features incorporated in the Moline Water Plant. The inspection will begin at the river intake and following the treatment and pumping process through the entire facility. Topics will range from oxidation & zebra mussel control to security and flood protection.

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. Continental breakfast will be included.

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

Presenter: Greg Swanson, City of Moline
Greg Swanson is Utilities General Manager for the City of Moline, where he has worked in the public water supply field since 1977. His work experience encompasses a broad range of activities ranging from treatment and distribution O&M to utility management and strategic planning. He has presented on a variety of drinking water topics for numerous professional, civic, and educational organizations. Greg is a strong advocate of public outreach efforts that promote knowledge and appreciation of water supply system benefits and challenges. Greg is currently Vice-Chair and is an active member of ISAWWA committees.




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