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Illinois Section AWWA - E-Splash -  January 2013

Get On The Small Systems Bus!
Pat Gleason, Illinois Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) and Small Systems Committee Member

WaterCon 2013 will again feature a combined Operator and Small Systems Day, starting with Meet the IEPA. This first session gives the IEPA a chance to talk about changes at the Agency, and participants a chance to ask questions directly of IEPA staff. Last year’s forum had very active participation, and we anticipate the same for this year’s WaterCon. Following the Meet the IEPA session, the Operator track and a Small Systems track will split into two (2) separate rooms. The Small Systems track (Training for Minimally Staffed Utilities) is geared towards operators who are interested in a more hands-on approach to issues facing the water industry while still gaining valuable CEU’s.

Along with offering some of the more popular sessions that were held during last year’s Small Systems track, and the addition of a Traffic Challenge (taking place in the parking lot of the Crowne Plaza), we have added a tour to the South Sangamon Water Commission Water Treatment Facility. Springfield’s CWLP has always graciously hosted operators and other interested parties to various ventures at their plant; however, sometimes a multi-million gallon surface water plant is not necessarily relevant to folks who serve populations under 10,000.

Many of Illinois’ small systems are ground water systems. This plant tour will feature a ground water system that has incorporated more recent technologies. This in-plant training will include an examination of their membrane filtration technology and zeolite softeners. While this water plant is not the smallest of the small plants that are scattered around the prairie, this tour will introduce operators to some new technology and provide a wealth of material for those who are interested in ground water systems.

This tour will be hosted by our Small Systems Committee’s own Wayne Nelson and the on-site operator Dan Held. The Small System’s committee has arranged for a bus to transport operators to and from the plant from the Crowne Plaza. Operators who attend will also receive CEU’s for this event.

Though part of the Small Systems track, this tour is available to any participant of WaterCon, so at 3:00 p.m. come and get on the bus - the more the merrier. Upon conclusion of the tour, the Small Systems Committee will be convening for a social hour at the Crowne Plaze starting at 5:00 P.M. You don’t have to be a member of the Committee to come and share some great stories, good company, and learn more about our committee and what we do.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please feel free to contact out committee chair, Jon Meyer, at 312-780-7754 or

See you at WaterCon 2013!

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