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ATCAVE 2017 Attendee Registration

February 28, 2017 - February 28, 2017
8:30 AM  3:30 PM

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Radisson - Cromwell
100 Berlin Road
Cromwell, CT 06416

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February 28, 2017 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, 100 Berlin Rd, Cromwell, CT

Get the most out of ATCAVE 2017 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.

VENDOR EXPO (FREE ADMISSION)  8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Join us for coffee/ pastries and visit the vendor expo before the morning technical session begin. The 2017 Vendor Expo is your chance to see the latest in water supply related to 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)
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.  

Reservoir Management Planning for the Future: Streamflow Regulations and Drought Management Planning
Christina Jones, P.E., Project Engineer, Tighe & Bond
Peter Galant, P.E., Vice President, Tighe & Bond

A reservoir operations model was developed for several reservoir systems in Connecticut to assess the impact of the State's updated streamflow release requirements. The model was used to evaluate the impact of streamflow requirements and drought triggers on reservoir management.

Water Quality Goal Setting Through Review of Current and Potential Future Drinking Water Regulations
Anne Malanfant, P.E., Technical Specialist, CDM Smith
Al LeBlanc, P.E., Project Manager, CDM Smith

Approach to conducting a regulatory review for a drinking water system includes looking at compliance with current drinking water regulations, while also assessing near and long term potential future regulations.

Connecticut Department of Public Health: Regulatory Update

2.0 TCH* (.20 CEU)
9:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Storage Tank Maintenance: Coating Failure and the Structural Repair Aftermath
Mark Fois, P.E., Senior Engineer, Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut

This presentation discusses challenges and solutions experience by Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut during a rehabilitation of an 8MG welded steel storage tank.

Construction of a New Pressure Zone in Southington Connecticut
Sarah H. Bounty, Staff Engineer, Tighe & Bond

This presentation will cover the details of construction of a new pressure zone, for the Town of Southington, with particular emphasis on the construction of a 1MG precast storage tank.

Best Practices of Unidirectional Flushing (UDF): Improve Water Quality and Reduce Costumer Complaints
David Lewis, Business Development, Wachs Water Services

A Unidirectional Flushing (UDF) program, properly developed and executed, is an excellent, water-efficient method of cleaning water distribution pipes to improve water quality, restore capacity, and reduce customer complaints.

2.0 TCH* (.20 CEU)
9:00 a.m.-11 a.m.

Connecticut Department of Public Health: Hot Topics

Building an Asset Management Framework
Matt Manchisi, P.E., Northeast Asset Management Lead, Hazen and Sawyer

The primary focus of this presentation will be to provide insight into the essential components of an asset management program and how water and waste water utilities can develop an asset management framework that meets their present needs and is adaptable for the future.

Michael A. Elliott, P.E., Manager Water Supply and Treatment, First District Water Department

This presentation will discuss the reactions of some of the neighbors to a tank rehabilitation project and explores ways of improving communication with stakeholders and to achieve a favorable outcomes.

 ATCAVE LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Attendees can tour the Vendor Expo, participate in the Vendor Booth Raffles and enjoy the ATCAVE luncheon buffet between the morning and afternoon technical sessions. Admission to the Vendor Expo is FREE with lunch tickets available for purchase if you are not attending the technical sessions.

2 TCH* (.20 CEU)
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

For the Matter of Clarification, Which is Which?
Richard Ross P.E., Product Manager, Westech Engineering

This session describes several types of clarifiers such as: inclined plate, Adsorption Clarifier, Solids Contact Clarifier and High Rate Sludge Densifying Clarifiers, and discusses applications, advantages and disadvantages case studies for each type.

New CT-DEEP Dam Emergency Action Plan Requirements: the Deadlines, Content, and Science
David L. Azinheira, Tighe & Bond
Daniel F. Valentine, P.E., Tighe & Bond

This presentation describes the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) newly adopted amendments to Section 22a-411a-2 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, regarding new requirements Emergency Action Plans for Hazard Class B and C dams. 

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly-Filter Asset Management Plans proposed at Three WTP's in Hanover, MA
Margaret McCarthy, P.E., Weston and Sampson
Andrew Taylor, Water Service Professional

This presentation will present case studies in which asset management techniques are being applied to three separate filter plants in Hanover, Massachusetts, at various stages in their life cycle.

2 TCH* (.20 CEU)
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Connecticut Department of Public Health: Lead Treatment and Exceedances

Building a Service Line Inventory
Sarah DeMezzo, Sr. GIS Analyst, Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut

Recognizing the importance of accurate distribution system records, Aquarion Water Company proactively re-evaluated their methods for storing service line data. This presentation will highlight workflows, types of data collected, data accuracy, quality controls, lessons learned, and will describe the final product.

The True Value of a Pipeline as an Asset
Roy Mundy, Sales Engineer, McWane Ductile

This presentation discusses a model developed by the University of Michigan which compares the service life of PVC and Ductile iron pipe.

2 TCH* (.20 CEU)
1:30 p.m-3:30 p.m.

Tapping Talent for the Utility Industry-Public Utility Management Degree Program
James Flynn, VP Operations, South Central Connecticut Reginal Water Authority

This presentation chronicles the collaborative partnership between the South Central Connecticut Reginal Water Authority and the Connecticut State University in the development of a unique Public Utility Management degree program.

Construction Communications for Customers and Non-Customers
Dan Meaney, APR, Director of Corporate Communications Connecticut Water Company

This presentation shares the Connecticut Water Company’s efforts in developing a communication program that provides information to customers, motorist and other stakeholders about construction projects that have an impact in their communities.

Creating a Culture of Safety
Rose M. Gavrilovic, P.E., Director of Capitol Planning & Delivery, South Central Connecticut Reginal Water Authority
Joe Antinozzi, Safety Administrator, South Central Connecticut Reginal Water Authority
Orville A.D. Kelly, Project Manager, South Central Connecticut Reginal Water Authority

This presentation will review how safety has evolved at Reginal Water Authority, both internally with their employees, as well as externally with their Consultants, Vendors and Contractors. The second part of the presentation will discussed Reginal Water Authority’s technical guidelines and methodology on incorporating safety into all aspects of their projects.

 *Training Contact Hour (TCH) approvals are pending for these sessions.

Please note that due to weather and circumstances out of our control we must caution the programs are subject to change.  CTAWWA will however work to provide substitute instruction that provides the best possible educational alternative. 
Small System: An independently owned & operated water system that serves a population < 1,000 people.

Group Discount Available if registering 20 or more.

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$160.00 CTAWWA Member Full Day - Morning & Afternoon Session INCLUDES LUNCH

$110.00 CTAWWA Member Half-Day - Morning Session Only INCLUDES LUNCH

$110.00 CTAWWA Member Half-Day - Afternoon Session Only INCLUDES LUNCH

$210.00 Non-Member Full Day - Morning & Afternoon Session INCLUDES LUNCH

$135.00 Non-Member Half-Day - Morning Session Only - INCLUDES LUNCH)

$135.00 Non-Member Half-Day - Afternoon Session Only INCLUDES LUNCH

$160.00 CTAWWA Utility Member Full Day - Morning & Afternoon Sessions INCLUDES LUNCH

$110.00 CTAWWA Utility Member Half Day Registration - Morning OR Afternoon Sessions INCLUDES LUNCH

$0.00 Small System Full Day - Morning & Afternoon Sessions - DOES NOT INCLUDE LUNCH

$35.00 LUNCH TICKET - For Small System or Expo Only Attendees

$0.00 ATCAVE2017 Speakers & Volunteers

$0.00 Expo Only - Free

$130.00 Group 20+ Utility Full Day-Morning & Afternoon Session INCLUDES LUNCH


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