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11/08/13 - Tour of the City of Chicago South Water Purification Plant (Chicago, IL)IEPA#7543
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11/08/13 - Tour of the City of Chicago South Water Purification Plant (Chicago, IL)IEPA#7543

When: Friday, November 8, 2013
Registration begins at 9:30am
Where: City of Chicago South Water Purification Plant
3300 E. Cheltenham
Chicago, Illinois  60649
United States
Contact: Lisa Hoffhines

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Tour of the City of Chicago's South Water Purification Plant

PLEASE NOTE: Registration closes Friday, October 25, 2013 for security purposes.

SUMMARY: The talk will cover the history and evolution of operations at SWPP followed by an overview of Chicago’s current day water and sewer system. The treatment system will be discussed in detail, supplemented by video taken of the JWPP treatment process. The impact of trends in consumption and population served on operations will be presented as well.


9:30 - 10:00am
Check-in / Registration
10:00 - 12:00 pm
Presentations & Tour
12:00 - 12:30 pm
Networking Lunch (pizza)

Andrea Putz, City of Chicago Dept. of Water Management
Andrea Putz is the Water Research Specialist for the City of Chicago Department of Water Management where she is lucky enough to spend her days working on her passions - drinking water treatment, water efficiency, and water meters. Andrea has been with the City of Chicago since 2004. After receiving her BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she began her graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin where she earned her Masters degree and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. Andrea has been a member of AWWA for 14 years and is actively involved in local AWWA section activities.

Registration begins at 9:30am. The tour will start at 10:00am and will conclude by 12:00pm. Lunch will be offered at 12:00 pm. This event is worth up to 2 renewal training credit hours for water operators or professional development hours for engineers. Lunch included (pizza).
Registration closes Friday, October 25, 2013. NO ONSITE REGISTRATION WILL BE PERMITTED.

COST (registration ends 10-25-13):
Illinois Section AWWA Members: $10.00
Non Members: $15.00
Full-Time Students: FREE (use promo code free4students)

CARPOOLING/PARKING: Public transit is not encouraged for this event. Carpooling is encouraged but parking will be in the visitors.

  • No pictures
  • Attendees must bring a photo ID - drivers license or passport
  • Wear something comfortable for chilly temperatures (not as cold as outside but still chilly) and comfortable, closed-toed shoes. No high heels or flip flops
  • Attendees will be provided with hardhats. If you have your own you may bring it.
  • No onsite registrants will be permitted in the plant.

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