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ATCAVE 2020 Technical Sessions Registrations


February 25, 2020
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Aqua Turf
556 Mulberry street
Plantsville, CT

New Location


24th Annual ATCAVE

February 25, 2020

Aqua Turf Club

556 Mulberry Street,  Plansville, CT


Get the most out of ATCAVE 2020 by earning Training Contact Hours (TCH) toward your Connecticut Treatment and Distribution System Operator Certification. Select from tracks in Water Quality and Treatment, Distribution and Storage, or Management. New this year Hydrant Hysteria demonstrations during lunch break.

ATCAVE Vendor Expo

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Kay's Pier North

Join us for coffee/pastries and visit the vendor expo before the morning technical sessions begin. The 2020 Vendor Expo is your chance to see the latest in water supply related technologies and equipment from among dozens of vendors and specialists in the water supply industry. For many attendees, the knowledge gained and the contacts made at the Vendor Expo add significant value to their attendance at ATCAVE.


2.0 TCH* (.20 CEU)

9:00 AM-11:00 a.m.

Holding Back the Water - Recent Rehabilitation projects for Two Aquarion Water Company’s Dams

Hetal Shah, Aquarion Water Company

Chris Haker, Tighe & Bond

Coventry Well – Bringing a New Groundwater Source Online Located within a 100-year Flood Zone

Amy Coppers Costantino, P.E., Wright-Pierce

Todd Ritchie, P.E., Wright-Pierce

PFAS and Public Outreach: Risk Communication Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Kirsten N. Ryan, P.G., Kleinfelder  


2.0 TCH* (.2 CEU)

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Assessing Old Pipelines with New Technologies to Improve Capital Planning

Kristen Barrett, P.E., Hazen and Sawyer

Dan Sheeran, P.E., Hazen and Sawyer

Levi Wallace, P.E., Hazen and Sawyer

Innovative Trenchless Technology Solution to Rehabilitate PCCP Water Mains

Edward Gajek, P.E., Mott MacDonald

CT DPH: Public Water System Compliance Update                                               

Christopher Roy, CT Department of Public Health


2.0 TCH* (.2 CEU)

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

CT DPH - Important Items and Department Initiatives           

Lori Mathieu, Connecticut Department of Public Health

Innovative Adaptations of Modern Data Collection Tools for On-Site Facility Assessments    

Allison Platt, P.E., Hazen and Sawyer

The Cost of Demand Charge – The Largest Cost Savings You Don’t Know About

Chelsea Conlon, JK Muir

Alex Rozen, JK Muir

AWIA Section 2013: New Risk Assessment and Emergency Response Plan Requirement

Mark Sceery, EPA


11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Between the morning and afternoon technical sessions, tour the Vendor Expo, participate in the Vendor Booth Raffles and enjoy the ATCAVE Luncheon Buffet.



2.0 TCH* (.2 CEU)

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Connecticut Department of Public Health: Revised Lead and Copper Rule Overview

Cindy Sek, CT DPH Drinking Water Section

Evaluating Manganese Removal Options for Existing Surface Water Treatment Facilities   

Gianna Terravecchia, E.I.T., Weston & Sampson

Iron and Manganese Removal by Biofiltration                                                                      

Derek Belanger, P.E., Tighe & Bond, Inc.

What’s Bugging Your Water – The Application of Advanced Microbial Testing to Improve Plant and Distribution System Water Quality

Maria Tortorelli, Mott MacDonald

John Civardi, P.E., Mott MacDonald


2.0 TCH* (.2 CEU)

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Updates in Second Edition AWWA M55 HDPE Pipe                       

 Amster Howard, Civil Engineering Consultant

Design and Construction of Kenilworth Road Tank                                                                                                                                                              

Justin Keskin, Manager, Aquastore

DBP Management: Using the Data to Identify the Tailored Approach

Anne Malenfant, P.E., CDM Smith

Improved Distribution System Resiliency -New Water Storage Tank Case Study

Barry Parfitt, P.E., Wright-Pierce      

Mariusz Jedrychowski, P.E., Wright-Pierce


2.0 TCH* (.2 CEU)

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Eel Abatement System Test

Richard Stevens, Groton Utilities           

Asset Management Implementation, Start to Finish

Steve Robbins, P.E., Woodard & Curran

CT DPH: New Fiscal and Asset Management Requirement for Small Community PWS and Other DPH Capacity Development Initiatives        

Mandy Smith, Connecticut Department of Public Health

Managing Generational Differences in a Utility’s Workforce

Roy Mundy, P.E., McWane, Inc.
















$165.00 CT Section AWWA Utility Member Full Day Registration - Morning & Afternoon Sessions INCLUDES LUNCH
$100.00 Earlybird rate before February 24

$115.00 CTAWWA Utility Member Morning Session Only-INCLUDES LUNCH

$115.00 CTAWWA Utility Member-afternoon session INCLUDES LUNCH

$145.00 Non-Member Half-Day Registration (Morning Session Only - INCLUDES LUNCH)

$0.00 Student-Does NOT Include Lunch

$0.00 Speaker Registration

$0.00 Student Regisration-Dose NOT Include Lunch or Training Sessions

$135.00 Member Utility 30+Ateendes Full Day

$70.00 Member Utility 30+ Morning Session Only-Includes Lunch

$70.00 Member Utility 30+ Afternoon Session Only-Includes Lunch

$0.00 ATCAVE20 Volunteer