133rd Annual Conference September 21-24, 2014
The Samoset Resort ~ Rockport, Maine
Table of Contents Annual Conference Schedule of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Below Hotel and Conference Registration Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Business Meeting / Meet & Greet Reception and Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Sunday, September 21, 2014 — Monday, September 22, 2014 — Opening Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 — Technical Sessions A & B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Tuesday, September 23, 2014 — Exhibitor Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 — Technical Sessions C, D, E, and F . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10 Wednesday, September 24, 2014 — Session G - Roundtable Discussions / Annual Conference Golf Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-12 Guest and Social Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-14 8th Annual “Aging Infrastructure Simulation Contest” Rules and Entry Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 5th Annual “New England’s Best” Drinking Water Taste Test Rules and Entry Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 NEWWA Officers & Staff 2013-2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 NEWWA 2013-2014 Conference Committees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 NEWWA 2013-2014 Committee Chairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Conference Registration Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Annual Conference Gold Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Annual Conference Schedule of Events Sunday, September 21, 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2:30 PM 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
NEWWA Board of Directors Meeting – Penobscot Bay Room NEWWA Annual Business Meeting – Penobscot Bay Room Disc Golf – Disc Golf Course by Outdoor Pool “Hillbilly Picnic” Meet & Greet Reception – Poolside Meet & Greet BBQ Dinner – Poolside
Monday, September 22, 2014
7:00 AM 7:30 AM 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM - 1:20 PM - 5:45 PM -
Informal Bike Ride – Meet Outside Hotel Lobby 20th Annual Fun Run/Walk – Meet in Hotel Lobby 5:30 PM NEWWA Water For People Silent Auction - Schooner Room 11:45 AM Opening Session – Knox County Ballroom 2:00 PM Regional Water Works Association Officers Meeting (by invitation) – Penobscot Bay Room 3:00 PM Jewelry Making Class with Laurie Pearson – Spruce Head Room 4:00 PM Session A - Management and Planning –Rockport Room 4:00 PM Session B - Water Resources/Groundwater – Camden Room 7:45 PM Reception sponsored by DN Tanks and Everett J. Prescott, Inc. – Pen Bay Gardens
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 7:00 AM 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM - 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM - 1:50 PM - 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM -
9:30 AM 3:00 PM 2:00 PM 11:10 AM 11:10 AM 12:00 PM 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 4:30 PM 4:30 PM 7:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM
Informal Bike Ride – Meet Outside Hotel Lobby Past Officer Breakfast – Penobscot Bay Room NEWWA Water For People Silent Auction - Schooner Room (last bids open at 5:45 PM in the Bay Point Ballroom) Exhibitor Displays – Vinalhaven Room Session C - Water Treatment – Rockport Room Session D - Energy/Sustainability – Camden Room “Maine in America” Tour at Farnsworth Museum - Meet in Hotel Lobby Complimentary Lunch – Vinalhaven Room “Aging Infrastructure Simulation Contest” & “New England’s Best” Drinking Water Taste Test – Vinalhaven Room Cellardoor Winery Tour & Tasting - Meet in Hotel Lobby Session E - Distribution – Rockport Room Session F - Emergency Response – Camden Room Reception sponsored by R.H. White Construction Co., Inc. – Bay Point Ballroom Membership Recognition Gala – Knox County Ballroom Après Membership Gala Party – Enoteca Lounge
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
7:00 AM - 9:15 AM -
8:40 AM 3:00 PM
Session G - Breakfast Buffet and Roundtable Discussions – Rockland/Rockport Rooms Annual Conference Golf Tournament – Meet at the Samoset Golf Clubhouse
Any changes in the above schedule will be posted at the Conference Registration Desk located in the Schooner Room.
Cover photo courtesy of The Samoset Resort
Hotel and Conference Registration Information The Samoset Resort is a legendary landmark cradled between a lush green hillside and the blue waters of Penobscot Bay, reminiscent of a bygone era. This AAA Four-Diamond resort continues a tradition of gracious hospitality established over 100 years ago along with luxurious accommodations, distinctive dining, and year-round activities that celebrate the enchanting Rockport setting. First opened in 1889 the resort has distinguished itself as one of the premier luxury resorts in Maine, renowned for its award-winning service and expansive views of Penobscot Bay. Samoset is an environmental leader among Rockport, Maine hotels and Maine Resorts. In an effort to keep their renowned waters intact for generations to come, this eco-friendly resort has adopted a variety of sustainable practices aimed to reduce water and energy consumption while increasing resort-wide recycling opportunities. In addition to enjoying the beautiful surroundings, amenities include an outdoor swimming complex, four tennis courts, basketball court, volleyball, croquet, and shuffleboard. Samoset’s 18-hole premier championship golf course offers breathtaking ocean vistas and one of the most challenging finishing holes in New England. Indoors you can enjoy the heated pool, hot tub, steam saunas, and health club or indulge and pamper yourself at the luxurious spa offering an eclectic menu of spa treatments. The Samoset offers three onsite restaurants providing dining options from casual to elegant.
Hotel Reservations Room reservations must be made directly with the hotel by calling 800.341.1650 and mentioning NEWWA. Room rates for conference attendees are: $199/night for a Garden View; $219/night for an Ocean View; and $239/night for a Deluxe Ocean View. Suites are also available, call the hotel to inquire. Rates and room types subject to availability and to state and local taxes (currently 7%). The cutoff for these rates is August 20th. Descriptions of room types can be found at http://www.samosetresort.com/luxurious-accommodations/. Note: If you require special accommodations, please inform the hotel when you make your reservation.
Registering for the Conference Conference registration options are listed below. Fees are listed on the Registration Form on page 20. NEWWA is offering non-members one year of free joint membership to NEWWA/AWWA with a non-member regular conference registration. If interested, contact Iseult Morgan at [email protected]
Register online with a credit card at www.newwa.org or complete the Registration Form on page 20 and return with payment to NEWWA by fax at 508.893.9898 or mail to NEWWA, 125 Hopping Brook Road, Holliston, MA 01746-1471. Register and pay by August 20th and receive a $30 discount! Advanced registrations must be received by September 15th. No refunds will be given after September 15th. For questions about registering, call NEWWA at 508.893.7979 or email [email protected]
Your badge will be available at the Conference Registration Desk in the Schooner Room. Badges must be worn at all times in order to be allowed entrance to all conference functions. WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION FEE? Registration Option
Sunday Meet & Greet
Monday & Tuesday Technical Sessions
Tuesday Exhibitor Displays
Tuesday Evening Membership Recognition Gala
Retired Member2 Regular Registration
Guest (non water works professional)
Monday or Tuesday One-Day Only Registration
Young Professional (Tuesday)
Young Professional (Monday or Wednesday)
Wednesday One-Day Only Registration
√ Retired Member2 One-Day Registration 1 Please indicate which roundtable you would like to attend on the Conference Registration Form. 2 Retiree must be a fully retired NEWWA member.
Conference Registration Desk Hours The Conference Registration Desk is located in the Schooner Room. Registration desk hours are: Sunday from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM, Monday and Tuesday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, and Wednesday from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM.
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Attire for Sunday evening’s Meet & Greet is hillbilly style so dust off your overalls and don your straw hat! Be sure to read the details for the “best dressed” contest on page 2. Average temperatures in September range from a high of 70° to a low of 48°. Evenings by the ocean can be cool so plan accordingly. The Membership Recognition Dinner on Tuesday evening is formal. All other conference activities will be “business casual.” Comfortable clothing and footwear is encouraged for the guest activities.
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Table of Contents & Schedule of Events / Hotel and Conference Registration Information
The Samoset Resort
220 Warrenton Street, Rockport, ME 04856 Reservations: 800.341.1650 ~ www.samosetresort.com
Sunday, September 21st NEWWA Board of Directors Meeting 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Penobscot Bay Room
NEWWA Annual Business Meeting 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Penobscot Bay Room The Business Meeting is open to the public. Members are encouraged to attend and learn about association activities.
David G. Polcari, President, New England Water Works Association
Executive Director’s Report Raymond J. Raposa
David M. Kane and Gregory M. Leighton
Peter C. Karalekas, Jr. and George R. Allan
Council Reports Administration Council Matthew E. Pearson
External Affairs Council Lisa H. Gove
Operations Council Mark L. Wetzel
Recognition Council Philip H. Bilodeau
Environmental Stewardship Council Sarah Pillsbury
Water Quality/Treatment Council Robert E. “Red” Dufresne
Communication Council John B. Storer
Professional Development Council Louis P. Schoolcraft, II
Standards Council Jeffrey J. Racicot
Management Council James DeCelles Other Business
Disc Golf 2:30 PM – Disc Golf Course by Outdoor Pool Looking for something fun and different? Join us on the Samoset’s 9-hole Disc Golf course on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 PM! Played like golf, only with Frisbees® and nets, Disc Golf is something anyone can do! No special equipment is required other than flip flops and sunglasses, although outlandish clothing is encouraged. We’ll assemble teams and play a 9-hole scramble. To keep in the true spirit of fun, players will be encouraged to sample a different beer from around the Great State of Maine on each hole! And just when you think it can’t possibly get any better, we’ll throw in prizes for the winning teams. Fun, lighthearted competition, beer, prizes – it’s a no brainer! See you there!!!
“Hillbilly Picnic” Meet & Greet 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Reception – Poolside 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM BBQ Dinner – Poolside Well Doggie! Please join us down by the cement pond for a heapin’ helpin’ of hospitality – Hillbilly that is! Granny is fixin’ up some right fine vittles for y’all, and we hear tell she might even bring out her jug. There’ll be a tasty BBQ, plenty of sippin’ liquor, and the beautiful sound of banjo music. Everybody’s got a little Hillbilly in ‘em, so let it shine and dress the part. Dust off your overalls, straw hat, add a tasteful touch of camo, black out a few teeth, and get your Hillbilly on! We’ll even have cash prizes for the best dressed folks. So y’all come on down for some good ol’ fun! The Meet & Greet, sponsored by Associate and Consultant members, will include presentation of the following awards:
Sponsor of the Year Award Young Professional Employer Support Award 2 — NEWWA 133rd Annual Conference
Monday Morning, September 22nd Opening Session 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Knox County Ballroom 9:00 AM — Welcome & Opening of the Annual Conference DAVID G. POLCARI, President, New England Water Works Association, Holliston, MA 9:15 AM — “NEWWA 2013-2014: A Year in Review” RAYMOND J. RAPOSA, Executive Director and GREGORY M. LEIGHTON, Assistant Treasurer, New England Water Works Association, Holliston, MA
9:45 AM — Membership Recognition and Awards Ceremony At this time we are proud to recognize exemplary service and commitment to the water profession and the association.
AWWA 30 Year Life Member Awards AWWA 50 Year Gold Drop Awards NEWWA, Inc. Membership Awards John Chafee Distinguished Public Servant Award Legislator of the Year Award Past Presidents’ Award Dexter Brackett Award 10:00 AM — “NEWWA – A Look Ahead” CAROL A. HARRIS, President-Elect, New England Water Works Association, Holliston, MA Incoming President, Carol Harris, will discuss NEWWA’s goals and important plans for the coming year. 10:15 AM — “AWWA Perspective and Update” GENE KOONTZ, President-Elect, American Water Works Association, Denver, CO Gene has been a member of AWWA since 1982 and has been a very active volunteer and leader in the Pennsylvania Section. He has held many previous positions including Section Chair, Director, Chair of the Water Quality, Program and Strategic Planning Committees, and member of the Water Utility Council. For the Association, Gene has served as Vice President on the Finance, Pension and Governing Documents Committees, and as liaison to the Canadian Affairs and Young Professionals Committees. Gene has been with Gannett Fleming Inc. for 39 years. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and member of the Board of Directors, overseeing the firm’s water and natural resources markets. Outside of the professional organizations that Gene has been actively involved in, he has also served in many capabilities within the community. He has held a multitude of roles in youth sports, from coach to board chair for various baseball, softball, and basketball programs. He is currently completing a six-year term on the Harrisburg Regional Chamber Board of Directors. Gene received his B.S. from Lehigh University. He lives in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania with his wife Barbara. They are the proud parents of Adam and Sarah. 10:45 AM — INVITED Keynote Speaker JOHN PIOTTI, Moderator, 2014 Camden Conference, Camden, ME The Camden Conference was founded in 1987 as a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization whose mission is to foster informed discourse on world issues. Their annual conference is held on the third weekend of February, drawing some of the best minds on foreign policy to share their insights and expertise on a range of global issues. Conference topics have included the making of American foreign policy, influence of the news media on foreign policy, US-Japan relations, globalization, politics of energy and water, and global leadership. In addition to the annual conference, 50-70 conference theme-related outreach events are organized throughout the year consisting of lectures, study groups, and film series.
John Piotti is President and CEO of Maine Farmland Trust, an award-winning statewide non-profit organization that has helped over 125 Maine farms remain viable and helped protect over 25,000 acres of Maine’s best farmland. John has worked on agriculture issues al crop marks for the past 16 years. He has managed all the farm programs for Coastal Enterprises, Inc., Maine’s premiere community development organization, and has served as chair of the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group and a director of the National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture. He also served in Maine’s Citizen Legislature, where he chaired the Agriculture Committee and served as House Majority Leader. In 2005, John was one of only eight Americans awarded a prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship. He spent time in Sweden and Brussels exploring European models for using agriculture as a vehicle to advance sustainable community development. John holds degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in engineering, public policy, and management. 11:45 AM — Opening Session Adjourns NEWWA 133rd Annual Conference — 3
Sunday Activities / Monday Opening Session
9:30 AM — President’s Address DAVID G. POLCARI, President, New England Water Works Association, Holliston, MA
Monday Afternoon, September 22nd Training Contact Hours (TCHs) will be given for technical sessions on Monday and Tuesday (pending approval of state agencies). The following procedure for earning TCHs must be followed. How to Earn TCHs • Present your badge to the moderator upon entering each technical session you attend. The moderator will scan the code on your badge. You must have your badge scanned before the end of the first presenter in order to obtain credit for the session. Accordingly, plan to ARRIVE EARLY to your session. • You must remain throughout the ENTIRE session to receive TCH credit; partial attendance in any session WILL NOT qualify you for TCH Credit. You cannot move between sessions in the same time period. • At the end of the session, proceed to the TCH EXIT door to be scanned out of the session. YOU MUST BE SCANNED TWICE (BOTH IN AND OUT OF EACH SESSION) TO RECEIVE TCH CREDIT. • After completing these steps, your TCH certificate will be prepared and mailed to you within 8-10 weeks.
Technical Session A Management and Planning
1:20 PM to 4:00 PM ~ Rockport Room 2.0 Training Contact Hours Moderator — RON H. HIDU, P.E., Vice President, Woodard & Curran, Bangor, ME Assistant Moderators — THOMAS R. MORGAN, P.E., BCEE, Client Service Specialist, Tata & Howard, Inc., Marlborough, MA and DONALD L. WARE, P.E., Chief Operating Officer, Pennichuck Corporation, Merrimack, NH 1:20 PM — Welcome and Introduction 1:30 PM — “WICA and WISC - The Same But Different: A Perspective on Infrastructure Funding That Works for Private Utilities in Connecticut and Maine” by DANIEL F. LESNIESKI, JR., Infrastructure Rehabilitation Manager, The Connecticut Water Company, East Windsor, CT and STEPHEN P. COX, P.E., Director of Engineering, The Maine Water Company, Rockport, ME Both the State of Maine and Connecticut have adopted legislation to provide for Water Infrastructure Improvement Projects for private water utilities through a surcharge mechanism. Connecticut’s WICA program has been in place since 2007 and Maine more recently adopted a similar approach. This joint presentation by The Connecticut Water Company and the Maine Water Company will review the details of each program including the filing requirements, qualification criteria of projects, and results of improvements made. 2:00 PM — “A Plan for New Life in Two Old Mill Towns” (One Hour Presentation) by SETH W. GARRISON, P.E., Vice President, Woodard & Curran, Portland, ME; RICHARD KNOWLTON, Vice President Operations, The Maine Water Company, Rockport, ME; and PAUL E. COTE, P.E., Associate, Tata & Howard, Inc., Portland, ME History and Treatment - The cities of Biddeford and Saco, Maine were once thriving textile centers. As the mills closed and the population aged so did the water system. Now a revitalization of the area and the water system by the new owner, The Maine Water Company (A Division of Connecticut Water), is underway. This part 4 — NEWWA 133rd Annual Conference
of the presentation will describe the source and treatment aspects of the effort. Storage and Distribution - This part of the presentation will describe the distribution system and Capital Efficiency Plan aspects of the revitalization effort. This story can serve as a guide for many aging water systems in New England. 3:00 PM — “Developments in Pipeline Asset Management and Carbon Fiber Design” by IAN W. MEAD, P.E., BCEE, Associate, CDM Smith, Providence, RI; PETER LEPAGE, Senior Manager of Engineering, Providence Water Supply Board, Providence, RI; ANNA PRIDMORE, Ph.D., Vice President-Pipeline Solutions, Structural Technologies, Anaheim, CA Providence Water (PW) supplies drinking water for the majority of Rhode Island. Since the late 1990s, PW has relied on carbon fiber as a structural lining applied on the inside of distressed PCCP mains. A recent project included inspection of a 102” diameter pipeline length, followed by proactive repair of four distressed segments. Attendees will benefit from learning the latest developments in pipeline asset management and carbon fiber design, including joint detailing, installation process, and quality control techniques. 3:30 PM — “Let’s Get Specific” by DAVID E. PUTNAM, President, Putnam Pipe Corp., Hopkinton, MA The water works distributor sees many municipal products and installation specifications. They are often the connection between the vendor, customer, and the installer. These include new, updated, actual, intended, and incorrect specifications. With many different products, vendors, and consultants, the specifying language can get misleading and executed improperly. This can lead to confusion and costly changes either post bid or in the field. This session will discuss the process for correctly specifying products for municipalities and updating them as necessary.
4:00 PM — Final Questions & Answers - All Speakers
Monday Afternoon, September 22nd Technical Session B Water Resources/Groundwater
1:20 PM to 4:00 PM ~ Camden Room 2.0 Training Contact Hours
1:20 PM — Welcome and Introduction 1:30 PM — “Tasting the Difference - Public Outreach for Newmarket’s New Source” by MICHAEL M. GREELEY, P.E., Senior Principal Engineer, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C., Boston, MA and SEAN GREIG, Superintendent of Water and Sewer, Town of Newmarket, NH The Town of Newmarket, NH is currently designing a groundwater blending facility to bring the 300 gallon MacIntosh Well online as a groundwater source. While the untreated new well meets all regulatory criteria, it has a different mineral composition than the two existing wells. In order to address public concerns over potential aesthetic changes, the town held a tasting night to collect public feedback on the potential new blends that can be produced at the new facility. 2:00 PM — “High-Rate Post Filter Contactors for Mn Removal: From Research to Full-Scale” by JOHN E. TOBIASON, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, Professor, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA and GARY S. KAMINSKI, Process Engineer, Aquarion Water Company of CT, Shelton, CT Simultaneous removal of iron, manganese, and TOC from groundwater while maintaining one time in-well pumping through treatment to distribution, and complying with LRAA DBP regulations with a free chlorine residual, is very challenging. Bench and pilot-scale research that led Aquarion Water Company to build a full-scale high-rate postfilter contactor for removal of dissolved Mn (II) by sorption and catalytic oxidation at its Lantern Hill WTP in Mystic CT is presented; results of the first year of full-scale operation are highlighted. 2:30 PM — “Well Relocation Negotiation - Getting Geology, Neighbors, and Regulators to Cooperate for a 1.4 MGD Source” by KIRSTEN RYAN, P.G., Project Manager, Kleinfelder, Cambridge, MA and MICHAEL A. MARTIN, Superintendent, Wareham Fire District Water Department, Wareham, MA
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In 2011, construction of a new 1.4 MGD well for the Wareham Fire District was put on hold when an abutting owner appealed the final permit application. Subsequently, a complex set of negotiations took place between the district and the abutter, and involving the MassDEP Wetlands and Drinking Water Programs. Geologic exploration established a new replacement well site at a comparable performance to the previous. Despite schedule delays, the end result was beneficial for all parties.
3:00 PM — “The Quabbin Reservoir - A Brief History of Greater Boston’s Watershed” by SUSAN CHAISSON SCHUELLER, Independent IT Consultant/ Graduate Student, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Chelmsford, MA As a former resident of the North Quabbin region of Massachusetts and daughter of a local historian, I learned much about the rich history and purpose of the Quabbin Reservoir. I will share photographs and history of Greater Boston’s primary public water supply. As it is protected and managed by the state’s government for sustainability, I will also discuss the popular use of its 450,000 acres for public conservation and recreation. 3:30 PM — “Cyanobacteria in Reservoirs: Causes, Consequences, Controls” by ROBERT W. KORTMANN, Ph.D., Limnologist/President, Ecosystem Consulting Service, Inc., Coventry, CT Cyanobacteria cause water treatment difficulties, taste and odor episodes, chemical dosing fluctuation, shortened filter runs, increased oxidant demand, and some produce Cyanotoxins. Cyanobacteria have evolved a variety of adaptations to out-compete other algae, and occupy a variety of phytoplanktonic and benthic niches. Management approaches can reduce Cyanobacteria by avoiding their competitive advantages: low light requirement, ability to fix nitrogen, and buoyancy control. Desirable phytoplankton can be favored by managing silica limitation of Diatoms, CO2 availability, grazing rate, mixing depth. 4:00 PM — Final Questions & Answers - All Speakers
Monday Evening 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM — Reception sponsored by DN Tanks and Everett J. Prescott, Inc. – Pen Bay Gardens Dress casual and comfortable for this outdoor reception (weather permitting). Average temperatures in September range from a high of 70° to a low of 48°. Evenings by the ocean can be cool so plan accordingly. Any changes in location due to inclement weather will be posted at the Conference Registration Desk in the Schooner Room.
Visit the NEWWA Water For People Silent Auction in the Schooner Room from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM Revenues raised will fund Water For People projects. Please support these special activities by donating an item prior to the conference, visiting the Silent Auction, and bidding often.
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Monday Technical Sessions A and B
Moderator — MARGARET A. McCARTHY, P.E., Team Leader, Weston & Sampson, Peabody, MA Assistant Moderators — THOMAS D. LeCOURT, P.E., Director of Drinking Water Operations, Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, Springfield, MA and KRISTEN M. BERGER, P.E., ENV SP, Project Manager, Comprehensive Environmental Inc., Marlborough, MA
Tuesday, September 23rd Exhibitor Displays 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM ~ Vinalhaven Room Companies registered by May 5, 2014 are listed below Badger Meter, Inc. 4545 W. Brown Deer Road Milwaukee, WI 53223 T 414.371.5801 ▪ www.badgermeter.com
Harper-Haines Fluid Control, Inc. 125 Old Gate Lane Milford, CT 06460 T 203.693.3740 ▪ www.harper-haines.com
Badger Meter is a leading innovator, manufacturer, and marketer of flow measurement and control products, serving water and gas utilities, municipalities, and industrial customers worldwide.
EFI factory-built pump & lift stations, Glenfield specialty gate-valves & recoil high performance check valves, Cla-Val automatic control valves. NEW Service Department - We will perform service or preventive maintenance on control valves we represent and “any other control valve” and EFI pump stations.
CDM Smith One Cambridge Place, 50 Hampshire Street Cambridge, MA 02139-1548 T 617.452.6000 ▪ www.cdmsmith.com CDM Smith is a leading provider of water, environment, transportation, energy, and facilities solutions. We deliver exceptional client service, quality results, and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. CDM Smith’s experienced and dedicated professionals have a long history of municipal service, and follow our philosophy of listen, think, and deliver in providing high-quality service on every project.
DN Tanks 11 Teal Road Wakefield, MA 01880 T 781.246.1133 ▪ www.dntanks.com DN Tanks, prestressed concrete water storage tanks, designed and constructed to AWWA D110, Type III. DN Tanks provides maximum durability, longest design life and lowest cost of ownership, proven by thousands of successful installations. Contact us for your next tank project for unmatched local service.
Everett J. Prescott, Inc. 32 Prescott Street, P.O. Box 600 Gardiner, ME 04345 T 207.582.1851 ▪ www.ejprescott.com EJP is a premier distributor of water, sewer, drain, and storm water solutions products throughout the Northeast and Mid-West. Our ongoing goals are to promote quality and dependable service for our customers, as well as seek new and innovative products for our industry. We now have our 8th edition reference manual available, stop by and sign up for one today. For the nearest location call [email protected]
or visit www. ejprescott.com.
Hanna Instruments 584 Park East Drive Woonsocket, RI 02895 T 800.426.6287 • www.hannainst.com Hanna Instruments is an instrumentation manufacturer dedicated on improving water industry testing equipment. Hanna offers a variety of EPA approved testing equipment to measure parameters such as pH, Dissolved Oxygen, Alkalinity, and more.
HARCO Fittings 3721 Cohen Place Lynchburg, VA 24501 T 434.845.7094 ▪ www.harcofittings.com
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Itron Inc. 2111 N. Molter Road Liberty Lake, WA 99019 T 800.635.5461 ▪ www.itron.com Itron is a global technology company. We build innovative solutions that help utilities measure, manage, and analyze water resources. Join us in creating a more resourceful world; start at: www.itron.com.
Statewide Aquastore, Inc. 6010 Drott Drive E. Syracuse, NY 13057 T 315.433.2782 ▪ www.besttank.com Statewide Aquastore Inc. is a provider of Aquastore glass-fused-tosteel storage tanks. Applications involve the storage of potable, waste, sludge, trickling filters, SBR’s, fire, ethanol production, methane recovery, industrial waste, and many other water storage applications.
Utility Service Co., Inc. P.O. Box 1350 Perry, GA 31069 T 800.223.3695 ▪ www.utilityservice.com Utility Service Co., Inc. provides comprehensive condition assessments, rehabilitation services, and sustainable asset management solutions throughout the whole water cycle. Our comprehensive portfolio of innovative sustainable technologies and custom designed professional asset management services allow a holistic approach to optimizing water production and distribution systems.
Activities in the Vinalhaven Room 8:00 AM — Coffee, Juice, Fruit and Pastries 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM — Visit Exhibitors and Play BINGO! Pick up a Bingo card at the entrance to the Vinalhaven Room and have exhibitors sign your card. Get a bingo and be entered to win a CASH prize! Multiple $50 cash prizes will be given away! 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM — Complimentary Lunch 12:00 PM — Annual “Aging Infrastructure Simulation Contest” Assemble a team or come to watch the 8th Annual “Aging Infrastructure Simulation Contest.” Prizes will be awarded! See page 15 for the entry form (you MUST pre-register). 12:00 PM — “New England’s Best” Drinking Water Taste Test Samples from up to ten utilities will be tasted by an impartial panel of judges! See complete details, including entry form, on page 16.
Tuesday Morning, September 23rd Technical Session C Water Treatment
8:30 AM to 11:10 AM ~ Rockport Room 2.0 Training Contact Hours
8:30 AM — Welcome and Introduction 8:40 AM — “Design Chemical Injection and Mixing Using CFD Modeling” by MATTHEW T. VALADE, P.E., Vice President, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C., Boston, MA In water treatment processes often several chemicals are introduced and mixed into a flowing stream. The chemicals can be a polymer to enhance flocculation, a disinfectant to meet CT requirements, or phosphate to adjust pH range. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling is a cost-effective tool to evaluate different chemical injection and mixing design alternatives. In this presentation, we will discuss several recent CFD applications for multiport diffusers, static mixers and mechanical mixers. 9:10 AM — “Construction Challenges and Outcomes for the Danvers Water Treatment Plant” by TARA C. HOURIHAN, P.E., Project Professional, Kleinfelder, Cambridge, MA and RICHARD P. RODGERS, P.E., Danvers Town Engineer, DPW Engineering Division, Danvers, MA The recently completed $18 million Danvers WTP upgrades construction project included a new ozone treatment facility, residuals handling facility, filter building, and extensive rehabilitation work to the existing plant – all constructed on a small site with the WTP still in operation. This presentation will review how construction was implemented to minimize operational impacts, describe the working relationship developed between the town and the contractor, and present early treatment performance results with the upgrades in operation. 9:40 AM — “Granular Activated Carbon Media – A Case Study on the Pros/Cons of Iron Bacteria Residency” by CHRISTOPHER M. SILKE, P.E., Senior Project Manager, WrightPierce Engineers, Portsmouth, NH A discovery of profound Gallionella infestation within a GAC filter
al crop marks bed through in-house microscopy led to laboratory findings that
the microorganism was responsible for higher dissolved inorganic carbon concentrations, efficient iron and manganese uptake, steeper chlorine residual decay curves, pH instability, higher Total Trihalomethane concentrations and was the probable cause behind a non-acute Total Coliform Rule violation. All side effects of the biological infestation occurred while filtered water turbidity was less than 0.10 NTUs and TOC removal exceeded 65 percent.
10:10 AM — “Demystifying Controlling Copper Corrosion” by MICHAEL R. SCHOCK, Chemist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH The LCR systematically misses the highest health and corrosion risk sites for copper. Additionally, there are growing concerns for WWTP copper in sludges and discharge levels. There are many corrosion control differences between copper and lead. This presentation explains the sometimes counter-intuitive impacts of pH, alkalinity, oxidants, chloride, sulfate, NOM, and orthophosphate on copper release and the poorly-understood “aging” phenomenon, which can be either helpful or detrimental. Some related water quality impacts on pitting and pinhole leaks will be covered. 10:40 AM — “The Impact of Process Changes on At-the-Tap Lead Concentrations in Jamestown, Rhode Island” by DONALD Q. BUNKER, JR., P.E., Senior Principal Engineer, Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Burlington, MA and MICHAEL GRAY, P.E., Public Works Director, Town of Jamestown, Jamestown, RI A new WTP utilizing immersed membrane technology was constructed in 2009. In an attempt to improve treated water quality and reduce backwash frequency polyaluminum chloride (PACl) was used for coagulation for short periods of time, and used full-time beginning in November 2008. Following start-up of the new WTP, Jamestown experienced an increase in distribution system at-the-tap lead concentrations…the 90th percentile lead concentration was 89 μg/L. Following a change in primary coagulant from PACl to alum, the town has been able to reduce the 90th percentile lead concentration and come back into compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule. 11:10 AM — Final Questions & Answers - All Speakers Reminder - How to Earn TCHs • Present your badge to the moderator upon entering the session room. The moderator will scan the code on your badge. You must have your badge scanned before the end of the first presenter in order to obtain credit for the session. Accordingly, plan to ARRIVE EARLY to your session. • You must remain throughout the ENTIRE session; partial attendance in any session WILL NOT qualify for TCH credit. You cannot move between sessions in the same time period. • At the end of the session, proceed to the TCH EXIT door to be scanned out of the session. YOU MUST BE SCANNED TWICE (BOTH IN AND OUT OF EACH SESSION) TO RECEIVE TCH CREDIT. • After completing these steps, your TCH certificate will be prepared and mailed to you within 8-10 weeks.
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Tuesday Exhibitor Displays / Technical Session C
Moderator — THOMAS D. LeCOURT, P.E., Director of Drinking Water Operations, Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, Springfield, MA Assistant Moderators — AMY COPPERS COSTANTINO, P.E., Lead Project Engineer, Wright-Pierce, Andover, MA and DAVID PEELING, P.E., Principal Engineer, Kleinfelder, Rocky Hill, CT
Tuesday Morning, September 23rd Technical Session D Energy / Sustainability
8:30 AM to 11:10 AM ~ Camden Room 2.0 Training Contact Hours Moderator — JAMES J. PESCATORE, P.E., BCEE, Vice President, CDM Smith, Cambridge, MA Assistant Moderators — MICHAEL M. GREELEY, P.E., Senior Principal Engineer, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C., Boston, MA and CHRISTOPHER C. YANNONI, P.E., Senior Vice President, Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc., Burlington, MA
poor water quality. Accumulated debris, pipeline restrictions, and unnecessary pipeline components were removed during construction. The pipeline flow capacity was improved and a previously unutilized gravity feed system was reinstated. This presentation will highlight the work involved which resulted in enhanced water quality and reduced pumping and treatment costs.
8:30 AM — Welcome and Introduction
10:10 AM — “The Evolution of Sediment Control Technology” by PETER HANRAHAN, Erosion Control & Geoproducts Manager, Everett J. Prescott, Inc., Gardiner, ME
8:40 AM — “Sustainability of Lower Energy Costs by Using Proper Pipeline Materials” by ROY MUNDY, Eastern U.S. Specifications Engineer, McWane Ductile Iron, Lexington, KY The use of differing materials for distribution pipelines within water and waste water systems is many times deemed by the owners as ‘apples to apples’ comparison when evaluating the initial construction cost. The scope of this presentation will focus upon the significant energy costs that are saved (or expended) over the life of the system as a result of the decisions made during the design and specifications stage of a project in determination of the pipeline material to be utilized. 9:10 AM — “Micro-turbine Addition at a Water Treatment Plant” by DAVID F. EDSON, P.E., Senior Vice President, Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc., Hopkinton, MA and CHARLES L. DARLING, Water Resources Engineer, Westfield Water Resources Department, Westfield, MA The City of Westfield’s Granville surface water supply dates to 1895. Current improvements include replacing a mile of original raw water transmission main through a remote, scenic gorge; filter system rehabilitation; and addition of an alternative energy microturbine. This presentation will focus on the design, permitting (DEP, MEPA, FERC) and economics of the micro-turbine. Operational and procurement aspects and local power company requirements will be presented plus benefits of “green” project funding under the Massachusetts SRF program. 9:40 AM — “Raw Water Pipeline Improvements and How They Improved Water Quality, Increased Energy Efficiency, and Consequently Lowered WTP Operating Costs” by TARA E. McMANUS, P.E., Project Manager, Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc., Peabody, MA and CYNTHIA A. BLONDIN, Cynthia A. Blondin Project Management, Douglas, MA The Town of Southbridge, Massachusetts recently cleaned and lined 8,000 feet of raw water pipeline installed in the 1930s. This pipeline had been out of service for numerous years due to
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Watersheds can be adversely impacted by sediment laden runoff. Just a few decades ago, sediment and pollutant loading of our streams and waterways were unregulated. All of this changed just a little more than 40 years ago when the Clean Water Act became law in the United States. This presentation will examine the technology innovations that have evolved to deal with the protection of our precious water resources. 10:40 AM — “Clean Production Technology in Sao Paulo, Brazil Industries: Market Leadership through Environmental Stewardship” by MARINA FERNANDES, Environmental Engineer, CDM Smith, Cambridge, MA Clean production (CP) is the application of an integrated preventative environmental strategy. An important CP technique is water reuse and/or water reduction in industrial processes. This presentation will discuss CP technologies recommended for a study performed for the State of Sao Paulo for industrial sectors (paper, pulp, sugarcane, slaughterhouse, textile and beverages). 11:10 AM — Final Questions & Answers - All Speakers
Stop by the Vinalhaven Room to Visit Exhibitors and More! ● Enjoy coffee, juice, fruit and pastries beginning at 8 AM. ● Stop by for complimentary lunch from 12 to 1:30 PM. ● Play Exhibitor Bingo and be entered to win cash prizes! ● Participate in or come to watch the 8th Annual Aging Infrastructure Simulation Contest.
● Find out the winner of the 5th Annual “New England’s Best” Drinking Water Taste Test.
See page 6 for additional details and a list of registered exhibitors as of May 5th.
Tuesday Afternoon, September 23rd Technical Session E Distribution
1:50 PM to 4:30 PM ~ Rockport Room 2.0 Training Contact Hours
1:50 PM — Welcome and Introduction 2:00 PM — “Using Barcode Data to Improve GIS Mapping” by CRAIG W. DOUGLAS, P.E., District Engineer, Brunswick & Topsham Water District, Topsham, ME This presentation will review how the Brunswick & Topsham Water District has implemented a barcode scanning system to enable manufacturing data to be directly embedded into the district’s GIS system. In addition to introducing how to use barcode libraries and the resources available therein, the process flow for main inspections using a handheld GPS will be reviewed. The presentation will conclude with considerations for how to best use field GPS data when updating a utility’s master GIS map. 2:30 PM — “Condition Assessment of Cast & Ductile Iron Pipes” by EDWARD BRAIN, Technical Sales, PICA Corp., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Metallic pipes are considered to be nearing the end of reliable service life. Most lines are actually in fairly good condition and have only areas of localized degradation. Efficient decision making for the Asset Management Plan requires accurate information on the existing condition of the buried pipe. The PICA SeeSnake measures the wall thickness and corrosion 360 degrees around for the complete length of the pipe providing you with the most accurate information as to where to rehab or replace. 3:00 PM — “Chlorine Breakpoint: What it Looks Like in a Distribution System” by DAVID PEELING, P.E., Principal Engineer, Kleinfelder, Rocky Hill, CT
This presentation will use a mixed-source Massachusetts system as a case study to demonstrate how chlorine breakpoint conditions can al crop marks impact a distribution system. The discussion will include a review of breakpoint chlorination, data showing the degree of chloramine breakpoint decay experienced in the case study system due to a mixing of free chlorine and chloramines, the nature of bacteria hits encountered as a result of these conditions, the response implemented, and the improvement in chlorine residual achieved.
3:30 PM — “In-tank Aeration: A Cost-effective Alternative to Treatment Plant Upgrades for Stage 2 Compliance” by ETHAN BROOKE, Senior Product Manager, PAX Water Technologies, Richmond, CA Trihalomethanes are a type of DBP that are volatile and can be removed from water by aeration. Because storage tanks are the only place in the distribution system where finished water comes in contact with air, they are an excellent site for intervention and can be a cost-effective alternative to treatment plant upgrades. This presentation will review a spectrum of aeration technologies and how they can be optimized for cost and energy use to achieve Stage 2 compliance. 4:00 PM — “The Second Hundred Years -- Salem’s Folly Hill Reservoir” by JEFFREY E. DIERCKS, P.E., Associate, CDM Smith, Manchester, NH; DAVID H. KNOWLTON, P.E., City Engineer, City of Salem, MA; and LISA H. GOVE, P.E., Associate/Client Service Leader, CDM Smith, Cambridge MA This year marks the centennial of Salem’s Great Fire of 1914, when lack of water (pressure) for firefighting decimated the city’s waterfront and led to construction of the 10.5-MG Folly Hill Reservoir. In 2012, this football field sized, buried concrete tank was drained and chemically cleaned to perform structural inspections and concurrent mixing system installation. The presentation will cover these project aspects as well as the structural repairs and roof liner system to prevent infiltration, both slated for fall construction. 4:30 PM — Final Questions & Answers - All Speakers
Tuesday Evening See page 14 for details on Tuesday evening’s reception sponsored by R.H. White Construction Co., the Membership Recognition Gala, and the Après Membership Gala Party.
Visit the NEWWA Water For People Silent Auction in the Schooner Room from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Last bids open at 5:45 PM in the Bay Point Ballroom) Revenues raised will fund Water For People projects. Please support these special activities by donating an item prior to the conference, visiting the Silent Auction, and bidding often. The bidding on all items will be available through Tuesday evening at the pre-Membership Recognition Gala reception.
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Tuesday Technical Sessions D & E
Moderator — DONALD L. WARE, P.E., Chief Operating Officer, Pennichuck Corporation, Merrimack, NH Assistant Moderators — GARRY F. McCARTHY, P.E., Principal, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Westford, MA and LAWRENCE A. DURKIN, P.E., Environmental Engineer, City of GloucesterDepartment of Public Works, Gloucester, MA
Tuesday Afternoon, September 23rd Technical Session F Emergency Response
1:50 PM to 4:30 PM ~ Camden Room 2.0 Training Contact Hours Moderator — KRISTEN M. BERGER, P.E., ENV SP, Project Manager, Comprehensive Environmental Inc., Marlborough, MA Assistant Moderators — RON H. HIDU, P.E., Vice President, Woodard & Curran, Bangor, ME and AMY COPPERS COSTANTINO, P.E., Lead Project Engineer, Wright-Pierce, Andover, MA 1:50 PM — Welcome and Introduction 2:00 PM — “Oh No, What Do I Do Now?” by DOUGLAS R. SARGENT, Superintendent, Ossipee Water and Sewer, Center Ossipee, NH Case Study: What follows a catastrophic pump failure destroying pump controls, motors, wiring etc. Fast thinking and good contractors to the rescue. What about insurance, is it covered and documented? Did the customers know there was a problem? Plan for the worst and work with your contractors on a regular basis. The results are better than before. 2:30 PM — “Will You Be The Next One Hacked?” by WILLIAM POOLE, Water Wastewater BDM, Schneider Electric, Rocky Hill, CT and JEFF M. MILLER, P.E., Solutions Architect, Schneider Electric, Knightdale, NC Did you read in the MIT Technology Review about the group associated with the Chinese Army who hacked and took control of a decoy water treatment plant online? This session will discuss strategies for insuring that your water system remains secure from cyber attacks. The session will explore the layers of security, malware, newly developed firewalls specifically designed for industrial control systems (ICS), and communications protocol impacts specific to SCADA and ICS used in water systems. 3:00 PM — “Contaminant Warning Systems – System Characterization and Response Planning” by DAVID L. GOTTSHALL, Senior Program Manager, Quality Assurance, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Southborough, MA In 2009, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) began implementation of a second generation contamination warning system (CWS) to better protect public health in the event of intentional or unintentional drinking water contamination. MWRA has installed eighteen advanced water quality monitoring stations throughout its distribution system. After four years of operation, MWRA has learned more about the interconnectivity of system operations and hydraulics throughout its system and has developed a response plan based upon these observations.
3:30 PM — “Responding to the #1 Threat to Your Water Supply” by RAYMOND R. LUSSIER, CET, Trainer, Life Safety Specialists, Inc., Norway, ME Each month, water supplies are threatened with contamination from the fuel and chemical spills that can occur at traffic accidents. These spills can affect surface water supplies, watersheds, and wellhead areas. These incidents can last from hours to days and can involve several response agencies from the public and private sectors. These multi-agency incidents contain many challenges for responders and for the affected utility. 4:00 PM — “Chemical Spill of Crude MCHM into the Elk River” by JEFFREY S. ROSEN, President, Corona Environmental Consulting, LLC, Scituate, MA On January 9, 2014, an undetermined amount of “Crude” 4 methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM) spilled into the Elk River in West Virginia. The spill occurred approximately 1.5 miles upstream of the Kanawha Valley water treatment plant operated by West Virginia American Water. The results of this accidental spill were that approximately 300,000 residents of the affected area were without water for all uses other than flushing toilets for 9 days. This presentation will frame the issues and lessons learned from this accident. 4:30 PM — Final Questions and Answers - All Speakers
Tuesday Evening 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM — Reception sponsored by R.H. White Construction Co., Inc. – Bay Point Ballroom 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM — Membership Recognition Gala – Knox County Ballroom See page 14 for menu, awards, and other details. 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM — Après Membership Gala Party – Enoteca Lounge Join us in a toast to our past and future president! Enjoy the deck and fire pit at the Enoteca Lounge with outgoing President Dave Polcari and incoming President Carol Harris. A “signature” drink will be available, compliments of NEWWA Associate and Consultant conference sponsors.
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Wednesday Morning, September 24th Session G Breakfast Buffet and Roundtable Discussions
A breakfast buffet will be provided to all roundtable participants from 7:00 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. There is no additional fee to attend the breakfast roundtables but you must sign up in advance so that proper seating can be arranged. Please indicate which roundtable you plan to attend on the Conference Registration Form. It is very important for planning! Moderator — THOMAS R. MORGAN, P.E., BCEE, Client Service Specialist, Tata & Howard, Inc., Marlborough, MA Assistant Moderator — KRISTEN M. BERGER, P.E., ENV SP, Project Manager, Comprehensive Environmental Inc., Marlborough, MA
Roundtable #2 — “Your Water Department’s Juggling Act What’s Spinning in the Air?” hosted by PAUL E. COTE, P.E., Associate, Tata & Howard, Inc., Portland, ME
AGAIN THIS YEAR! “In your seat prize drawings” – There are “In your seat” prizes to raffle to the participants at the session’s beginning and again at the session’s end. Note: The table moderators (also eligible to enter) will give you a drawing ticket as you sit down. Fill in your name and deposit your ticket in the box. You must be in your seat and signed in to the table you are sitting at. You may return to the buffet for more food anytime.
Managing a water department requires linkage between many dynamic parameters. Everyone’s juggling act is different under the same tent. Why some parameters are so difficult to grasp? We’ll discuss hot trends in capital planning, regulations, finance, staffing, infrastructure, monitoring, preparedness, and water delivery; especially those things that can spin out of control. Gain an understanding of what needs a reality check in your juggling act and how you can improve your department’s performance.
Roundtable Schedule 7:00 AM — Breakfast Buffet (available until 8:40 AM) 7:30 AM — Roundtables “In your seat prize drawing #1” 7:35 AM — Roundtable Discussions begin 8:35 AM — Roundtables “In your seat prize drawing #2” 8:40 AM — Roundtable Discussions End Reminder: There is ample time (about an hour) to get to the golf course for the 9:30 AM Shotgun Start. If you are playing golf after the roundtables, please feel free to wear your golf attire to this session. Roundtable Topics Roundtable #1 — “Let’s Put Everyone’s Thoughts Out on the Roundtable” hosted by CAROL A. HARRIS, NEWWA President, Woodard & Curran, Andover, MA and CRAIG W. DOUGLAS, P.E., NEWWA President-Elect, Brunswick & Topsham Water District, Topsham, ME
Our roundtable will take on new dimensions when you accept our invitation to join our collaborative, diverse, and dedicated group as we meet to exchange ideas, network with peers, and participate in timely development and improvement of NEWWA’s agenda. Help us make NEWWA a better association! Please join us for breakfast and share your ideas for a better New England Water Works Association. al crop marks The discussion will focus on your ideas to improve everything that we do including networking and events, meeting locations, event costs, the training program, publications, organization, finances, young members’ programs, student participation, legislation, committee participation and volunteerism, operations and technical programs, and partnering with other groups. Everything is on the table (including breakfast with plenty of bacon!) and we look forward to hearing from you!
Roundtable #3 — “Let’s Be More Specific” hosted by DAVID E. PUTNAM, President, Putnam Pipe Corp., Hopkinton, MA Product and process specifications are critical to the success of your next project. Let’s discuss new, updated, actual, intended and not so perfect specifications along with the effect they have on product usage, installation, and performance. We are looking for your experience with specifications, both good and bad, for different products, vendors, buyers and consultants. Responding to the specification language that can mislead and execute improperly. This roundtable will highlight the confusion and costly changes that misleading specifications have on project deliverables. Bring your thoughts on creating better specifications to equitably bid and deliver the right products to the right buyers. Roundtable #4 — “SWMI - Incremental Change or an Unfunded Mandate” hosted by BLAKE A. MARTIN, Environmental Resources Manager, Weston & Sampson, Peabody, MA The Sustainable Water Management Initiative (SWMI) is the Massachusetts Environmental Agencies’ multi-stakeholder process, begun in January 2010, to improve the way the state manages its water allocations. Come discuss the state’s effort to create sustainable watersheds and compare it against what is happening in Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, and Connecticut.
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Tuesday Technical Session F / Wednesday Breakfast Roundtables
7:00 AM to 8:40 AM ~ Rockland/Rockport Rooms
Wednesday Morning, September 24th Roundtable #5 — “Designer, Owner, Project Manager, Peer Reviewer – Sorting It All Out” hosted by MICHAEL P. OHL, P.E., Principal, Comprehensive Environmental Inc., Marlborough MA
Roundtable #7 — “Interconnecting Water Systems - The Challenges and Benefits” hosted by DONALD L. WARE, P.E., Chief Operating Officer, Pennichuck Corporation, Merrimack, NH
You may hear of water suppliers involving other participants (Owner’s Project Manager, Peer Reviewer) beyond the traditional designer/ engineer, in order to protect the water supplier’s interests. Join us for a discussion of these different roles, when you might find them beneficial, and to share your experiences.
In today’s tight resource environment, the interconnection of water systems provides many benefits, such as increased purchasing power, elimination of duplicate facilities/equipment, and more available back up resources. While the advantages are measurable and tangible, the political challenges required to create a common water provider can be daunting. Pennichuck will lead the discussion based on its experience with operating/integrating over 70 individual water systems. We would like to hear your ideas, observations, and experience with integrating systems.
Roundtable #6 — “When Does Cleaning and Cement Lining Mains Make Sense?” hosted by JAMES J. PESCATORE, P.E., BCEE, Vice President, CDM Smith, Cambridge, MA In New England, field cleaning and cement mortar lining of existing water mains has been commonly done for more than 60 years. In the new millennium, when some unlined cast iron pipes are getting really old, does it still make sense? This roundtable will discuss the reasons for cleaning and cement lining mains and decision methodologies for cement lining versus replacement.
8:40 AM — Roundtable Discussions Adjourn
There is ample time to get to the golf course for the 9:30 AM shotgun start. Feel free to wear your golf attire to this session.
Annual Conference Golf Tournament Wednesday, September 24th
The Samoset Resort’s championship 18-hole golf course winds through seaside woods and gardens while showcasing some of the most formidable holes in New England. The course is as challenging as it is beautiful, with contoured greens, added bunkers, and an impressive seawall along with 14 holes that offer spectacular views of the Atlantic.
Meet at the Samoset Golf Clubhouse by 9:15 AM for a 9:30 AM Shotgun Start.
The fee for the tournament is $125 per person and includes greens fees, golf cart, boxed lunch, and an after golf reception with hors d’oeuvres and prizes.
Prizes for low score, closest to pin, and long drive will be awarded.
TO REGISTER: All players must be registered for the conference. Register online at www.newwa.org or complete the
Conference Registration Form on page 20 and include the fee for golf with your conference registration. Any questions, contact Dave Polcari at CDM Smith, 603.222.8353/[email protected]
or Iseult Morgan at NEWWA, 508.893.7979/[email protected]
FOURSOMES: If you have a prearranged foursome, please email the names of the people you have made arrangements to play with to Iseult Morgan at [email protected]
Please confirm your playing arrangements with the others listed in your foursome prior to registering. If you have not made arrangements to play in a foursome, you will be placed in one at random.
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Guest and Social Programs
All events have limited space so it is important to register early.
Sunday, September 21, 2014 2:30 PM — Disc Golf – Disc Golf Course by Outdoor Pool
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM — “Hillbilly Picnic” Meet & Greet Reception – Poolside Well Doggie! Please join us down by the cement pond for a heapin’ helpin’ of hospitality – Hillbilly that is! Granny is fixin’ up some right fine vittles for y’all, and we hear tell she might even bring out her jug. There’ll be a tasty BBQ, plenty of sippin’ liquor, and the beautiful sound of banjo music. Everybody’s got a little Hillbilly in ‘em, so let it shine and dress the part. Dust off your overalls, straw hat, add a tasteful touch of camo, black out a few teeth, and get your Hillbilly on! We’ll even have cash prizes for the best dressed folks. So y’all come on down for some good ol’ fun! One Meet & Greet ticket is included in a Regular Registration. The cost of additional Meet & Greet tickets is $60. Additional Meet & Greet tickets can be purchased under Part IV of the Conference Registration Form. 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM — Meet & Greet BBQ Dinner – Poolside
Monday, September 22, 2014 7:00 AM — Informal Bike Ride – Meet Outside Hotel Lobby Join the NEWWA cyclists for an informal bike ride in the morning to start the day off right! The pace is moderate but not competitive and all are welcome. Meet outside the lobby at 7:00 a.m. There is no fee for the bike ride, but please check the box on the Conference Registration Form if interested. For further details, contact Don Bunker at 781.221.1141 or [email protected]
7:30 AM — 20th Annual Fun Run/Walk – Meet in Hotel Lobby
The 20th Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk will take place on the ocean course at the Samoset Resort. You’ll enjoy breathtaking views of al crop marks the ocean and shoreline around this gorgeous resort. Whether you prefer the competition of a friendly jog or just a scenic walk, you’ll enjoy our Fun Run. In addition to a light workout, you’ll see the best parts of picturesque Rockport. Prizes will be awarded in various categories and Tee Shirts will be provided for all participants who pre-register for the event. The cost of the Fun Run/Walk is $20. Sign up under Part IV on the Conference Registration Form. For further information, contact Dave Putnam at Putnam Pipe, 508.435.3090 or at [email protected]
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM — Water for People Silent Auction – Schooner Room Revenues raised at the Silent Auction will fund Water For People projects. Please support these special activities by donating an item prior to the conference, visiting the Silent Auction, and bidding often. The bidding on all items will be available through Tuesday evening at the pre-Membership Gala reception. 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM — Jewelry Making Class with Laurie Pearson – Spruce Head Room If you love jewelry, you are sure to love Laurie Pearson’s creations. Laurie is a local artist specializing in handmade beaded jewelry made from semiprecious stone, glass, wood, bone, shell, and metal from around the world. Her jewelry ranges from the classic to the exotic. Join Laurie in an intimate setting to learn how to make and take home your own custom beaded necklace and earring set. This is a perfect way to remember your time spent at the resort or would make a unique gift for a friend or loved one. All materials and tools will be provided by Pearson’s Pagoda. Refreshments will be available for participants. The cost of the Jewelry Making Class is $45. Tickets can be purchased under Part IV of the Conference Registration Form. 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM — Reception sponsored by DN Tanks and Everett J. Prescott, Inc. – Pen Bay Gardens Dress casual and comfortable for this outdoor reception (weather permitting). Average temperatures in September range from a high of 70° to a low of 48°. Evenings by the ocean can be cool so plan accordingly. Any changes in location due to inclement weather will be posted at the Conference Registration Desk in the Schooner Room.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 7:00 AM — Informal Bike Ride – Meet Outside Hotel Lobby Join the NEWWA cyclists for an informal bike ride in the morning to start the day off right! The pace is moderate but not competitive and all are welcome. Meet outside the lobby at 7:00 a.m. There is no fee for the bike ride, but please check the box on the Conference Registration Form if interested. For further details, contact Don Bunker at 781.221.1141 or [email protected]
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM — Water for People Silent Auction – Schooner Room (last bids open at 5:45 PM in the Bay Point Ballroom) Revenues raised at the Silent Auction will fund Water For People projects. Please support these special activities by donating an item prior to the conference, visiting the Silent Auction, and bidding often. The bidding on all items will be available through Tuesday evening at the pre-Membership Gala reception.
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Golf Tournament / Guest and Social Programs
Looking for something fun and different? Join us on the Samoset’s 9-hole Disc Golf course on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 PM! Played like golf, only with Frisbees® and nets, Disc Golf is something anyone can do! No special equipment is required other than flip flops and sunglasses, although outlandish clothing is encouraged. We’ll assemble teams and play a 9-hole scramble. To keep in the true spirit of fun, players will be encouraged to sample a different beer from around the Great State of Maine on each hole! And just when you think it can’t possibly get any better, we’ll throw in prizes for the winning teams. Fun, lighthearted competition, beer, prizes – it’s a no brainer! See you there!!! The cost is $5 per player. Tickets can be purchased under Part IV on the Conference Registration Form.
9:00 AM to 11:45 AM — Opening Session – Knox County Ballroom See page 3 for the full agenda of the Opening Session.
Guest and Social Programs
All events have limited space so it is important to register early. 9:45 AM to 12:00 PM — “Maine in America” Tour at Farnsworth Museum – Meet in Hotel Lobby Maine in America is the museum’s permanent collection that traces the development of art in Maine within the larger context of American art history, featuring such well-known artists as Fitz Henry Lane, George Bellows, Frank Benson, Mardsen Hartley, John Marin, Rockwell Kent, Lois Dodd, and Neil Welliver. Through this tour you will explore why artists have always been drawn to our state and how they have depicted its landscape and people. The cost for the “Maine in America” tour is $20. Tickets can be purchased under Part IV of the Conference Registration Form. 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM — Cellardoor Winery Tour & Tasting – Meet in Lobby The Cellardoor Winery is Maine’s oldest vineyard. You will enjoy a 4-course wine pairing with Cellardoor’s new private label line of jams, jellies, and other wine friendly nibbles. You’ll have time to stroll through the vineyard or relax on the porch of the charming 1790 bar and enjoy the beautiful countryside. The gift shop has a full selection of one-of-a-kind wines and artisanal foods. The cost for the Cellardoor Winery Tour & Tasting is $40. Tickets can be purchased under Part IV of the Conference Registration Form. 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM — Reception sponsored by R.H. White Construction Co., Inc. – Bay Point Ballroom 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM — Membership Recognition Gala – Knox County Ballroom
National Anthem ~ Giving of Thanks Welcome & Introduction President’s Dinner First Course Caesar Salad Entrée Selections Grilled New York Sirloin served with a mushroom Bordelaise or Baked Stuffed Haddock topped with lobster and crab stuffing in a seafood cream sauce
Water For People Silent Auction Results NEWWA Scholarship Awards Dessert
Deep Dish Apple Crisp Pie
K.O. Hodgson Distinguished Service Award ▪ Award of Merit Younger Member of the Year Award ▪ Utility Recognition Awards David M. Erickson Groundwater Award ▪ Jerome J. Healey Award George Warren Fuller Award
Election Results ~ Passing of the Gavel New President’s Greeting
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One Membership Recognition Gala ticket is included in a Regular Registration and Young Professional Tuesday Only Registration. The cost of extra tickets is $60 and can be purchased under Part IV on the Conference Registration Form. Please indicate how many will attend along with meal choice(s). 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM — Après Membership Gala Party – Enoteca Lounge Join us in a toast to our past and future president! Enjoy the deck and fire pit at the Enoteca Lounge with outgoing President Dave Polcari and incoming President Carol Harris. A “signature” drink will be available, compliments of NEWWA Associate and Consultant conference sponsors. The Meet & Greet reception on Sunday and the Après Membership Gala Party on Tuesday are sponsored by Associate and Consultant members who contribute as sponsors to the association. These events are provided as a networking opportunity for attendees and guests. The association would like to thank the companies for sponsoring these events. If you work for an Associate or Consultant, your company should contribute as a sponsor if you plan to attend these events.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 9:15 AM to 3:00 PM — Annual Conference Golf Tournament– Meet at the Samoset Golf Clubhouse Meet at the Samoset Golf Clubhouse by 9:15 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. Shotgun Start. The format is a Scramble and you are welcome to set up your own group. If you are a single, we will pair you up with a golfing group. There will be prizes for low score, closest to the pin, and long drive. The fee for the tournament is $125 per person, and includes green fees, golf cart, boxed lunch, and an after golf reception with hors d’oeurves and prizes. All players must be registered for the conference. Register online at www.newwa.org or complete
the Conference Registration Form on page 20 and include the fee for golf with your conference registration. Any questions, contact Dave Polcari at CDM Smith, 603.222.8353/[email protected]
cdmsmith.com or Iseult Morgan at NEWWA, 508.893.7979/ [email protected]
If you have a prearranged foursome, please email the names of the people you have made arrangements to play with to Iseult Morgan at [email protected]
Please confirm your playing arrangements with the others listed in your foursome prior to registering. In addition to the above scheduled activities, there are many unique and relaxing things to do during your stay. The nearby villages of Camden and Rockland offer numerous antique shops, galleries, and boutiques. Visit Merryspring Nature Center’s 66 acres of ornamental gardens, rolling lawns, and mixed forests, or walk along the mile-long Rockland Breakwater to Rockland’s Lighthouse built around the turn of the century.
Water, Water, Could be Everywhere!
It’s our 8th Aging Infrastructure Simulation Contest Here’s the way it works . . . Our water delivery systems are aging and often they’re said to be held together with “paper clips, band-aids, and chewing gum.” Many water department personnel are pretty darn good at holding things together in this manner. Here’s your opportunity to demonstrate your skills or discover how difficult it is working with only what you’ve got.
RULES FOR YOUR TEAM AND THE JUDGES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
All construction materials and water will be provided to each team at 11:45 AM on Tuesday, September 23rd at the start of the event. A team can consist of either two or three members (no more); talk to your friend(s). The Team Leader must be a NEWWA member. Teams must have a name or one will be assigned by the judges. All teams must register at the Conference Registration Desk before 4:00 PM on Monday, September 22nd. (So the judges can secure the necessary materials.) 6. Each team should bring one standard X-acto knife with #11 blade to modify the provided construction materials. The knife may not be used for the support structure. 7. The provided elevated tank construction materials kit may include: a. One 16-oz plastic Solo cup (this is your tank). b. 30 standard non-flexible plastic straws (Market Basket or equivalent brand). c. 20 large paper clips (1-inch height deduction for not using paper clips). d. One pack of chewing gum (1-inch height deduction for not using gum). e. Four regular band-aids (1-inch height deduction for not using band-aids). f. Six rubber bands. g. Eight push pins. h. 20 inches of string. i. 12 toothpicks (flat). j. One marker & cutting board (not to be used for tank support structure). 8. WARNING - One or more components will be added or removed by the judges at the start of the construction period. (Change happens!)
JUDGING A team arriving with less than two members cannot participate; last minute subs are OK. Each team will be given 30 minutes to construct the tallest free-stranding tank that holds 8 ounces of water to be added by the judges just after measuring the height from the base to the top rim of the cup. Each team’s time for completion of construction will be recorded by the judges and used for the purpose of breaking a height measurement tie. Tank must stand and hold 8 ounces of water for 30 seconds.
To secure advance team registration before Wednesday September 17, or for questions & comments please contact:
Functionality - Rewards Provided by NEWWA
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Architectural Appeal - Rewards Provided by Utility Service Company Inc.
$ 100 and all bragging rights $ 75 $ 60 $ 45 $ 30
When the tank construction time expires, all tanks will be judged for “Architectural Appeal” and “Not So Appealing.” Utility Service Company Inc. is providing $150 and $50, respectively. Most Appealing $150 and all bragging rights Least Appealing $50
Thomas R. Morgan, Chair, NEWWA Waterworks Innovations Committee email at [email protected]
NEWWA’s 2014 AGING INFRASTRUCTURE SIMULATION CONTEST - OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (Please Print) Return form by email to [email protected]
Submittal Date: ___________________ Team Name: _________________________________________________________________________ Representing - community, agency, utility, vendor, consultant: ______________________________________________________________ Team Leader Name (Must be a NEWWA Member): __________________________________________________________________________
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Team Leader Cell Phone: ________________________ Team Leader email: _____________________________________________________
Team Leader Address: _______________________________________ City: __________________________ State: _____ Zip: ____________ Team Member: ________________________________________________ Phone: __________________________________________________ Team Member: ________________________________________________ Phone: __________________________________________________
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Your team’s goal is to construct the tallest elevated tank on site in the shortest time with available materials.
“New England’s Best” Drinking Water Taste Test Open to NEWWA Utility Members Bragging Rights up for Grabs! Enter YOUR water in the 2014 Drinking Water Taste Test ACT FAST - Limited to the first 10 utilities to return their Entry Form. CONTEST RULES Eligibility 1.
Participating utilities must be NEWWA members.
Entrants must have incurred no state or federal drinking water violations (MCL, monitoring, recordkeeping, etc.) during 2014.
The local utility for the conference host city will be invited to participate in the taste test.
Requirements 1. You, or a representative from your utility, must be attending the Annual Conference and be present at the taste test on Tuesday, September 23rd in order participate. 2.
Samples must be hand-delivered to the Conference Registration Desk at The Samoset Resort no later than 9:00 AM on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Water must be ambient upon submittal or it will be disqualified.
Two samples are required, each in a 1-liter container. Glass containers are recommended and preferable. Once participants have been chosen by NEWWA, utilities will be contacted and issued a number that will be used to identify their samples. Each sample must be clearly marked with that number when delivered.
Contest Judging 1. The panel will be a mix of NEWWA/AWWA members and conference attendees. 2. Samples will be judged on a 10-point scale from Good (1) to Best (10). 3. Scores will be tabulated and the winner will be announced immediately following the taste test. 4. Only the winning sample will be announced - samples will not be ranked, nor will scores be released. The winner will receive a complimentary exhibits-only registration to AWWA ACE15 in Anaheim, CA and recognition at NEWWA’s December Monthly Meeting. This year’s winner will also receive the highly respected “Water Cup” trophy. Don’t get too attached, the trophy is destined to be passed on each year to the home of New England’s best water. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ENTRY FORM - ACT FAST! First Come/First Served - Limited to the First 10 Utilities Returning this Form This Entry Form must be received by September 2, 2014. You will be contacted by NEWWA if you are chosen for the taste test and will be issued a number to identify your sample. Please type or print clearly and return this completed entry form with your conference registration to: NEWWA, 125 Hopping Brook Road, Holliston, MA 01746 or Fax at 508.893.9898. Official Water System Name: _________________________________________________________________________________ Water System Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Contact Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Email: _____________________________________________________ Phone: _________________________________________ Name of Representative Attending Conference (if different from above): ________________________________________ Treatment and Source of Water (this information is for NEWWA only and will not be made available to the judges): ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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A Section of the American Water Works Association and
New England Water Works Association, Inc. 2013-2014 President David G. Polcari President Elect Carol A. Harris Vice President Craig W. Douglas
Directors & Council Assignments Administration Council Matthew E. Pearson
AWWA Director F. Adam Yanulis
Professional Development Council Louis P. Schoolcraft, II
Communications Council John B. Storer
Past President David A. Harris
Environmental Stewardship Council Sarah Pillsbury
External Affairs Council Lisa H. Gove
Treasurer David M. Kane
Recognition Council Philip H. Bilodeau
Management Council James L. DeCelles
Assistant Treasurer Gregory M. Leighton
Standards Council Jeffrey J. Racicot
Operations Council Mark L. Wetzel
Water Quality/Treatment Council Robert E. Dufresne
Publications Editors Journal Editor Peter C. Karalekas, Jr.
The Source Editor George R. Allan
Currents Editor Matthew E. Pearson
Journal Assistant Editors Charles D. Larson / Michael Schock
New England Water Works Association Staff Executive Director Raymond J. Raposa Deputy Executive Director Francis E. Kenney Accounting Manager Pam Amalfi
Office Manager Linda Smith
Director of Communications Kirsten King
Accounting Clerk Claire O’Dell
Registrar Jeanne Gilpin
Instructor/Education Program Coordinator Paul Riendeau
Member & Meetings Manager Iseult Morgan
Materials Preparation Assistant Melissa Boyd
Cross Connection Control & Backflow Prevention Program Coordinator Nelson Cabral
Executive Assistant Jacqui Campana
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Officers and Staff of the New England Water Works Association
2013-2014 NEWWA Conference Committees Nominating Committee
David Harris, Chair Sarah Pillsbury Raymond Raposa (non-voting)
Brian Antonevich David Belknap Amy Coppers Costantino James Donison Larry Durkin Kevin Flood
Kristen Berger, Chair • Michael Greeley, Vice Chair Thomas Morgan Jennifer Fulton Christina Jones David Peeling Paul Gardner Thomas LeCourt James Pescatore Carolyn Giampe Garry McCarthy David Putnam Gregg Giasson Margaret McCarthy Raymond Raposa Carol Harris J. Kevin Reilly Ron Hidu
Ronald Sharpin Melissa Simoncini Demetrios Vidalis Donald Ware Robert Williamson Christopher Yannoni
Sponsor Services Committee
Barbara Cook, Chair • Christopher Hodgson, Vice Chair Jennifer Lachmayr Terence McGlone Sam Peirce Robbi Lockhart Iseult Morgan David Polcari
Michael Ganem Tom Garrity Jeff Houser
Jami Pompeo David Putnam Raymond Raposa
Award of Merit Committee
Raymond Raposa, Chair • J. Kevin Reilly, Secretary
David M. Erickson Groundwater Award Committee
Andrew B. Miller, Chair
J. Theodore Morine
Fuller Award Committee Jon Beekman
Robert Hoyt, Chair
J. Kevin Reilly
Jerome J. Healey Award Committee
David Harris, Chair
J. Kevin Reilly
John H. Chafee Distinguished Public Servant Award and Legislator of the Year Award Committees Craig Douglas
F. Adam Yanulis, Chair David Paris Raymond Raposa
K.O. Hodgson Distinguished Service Award Committee
Louis Schoolcraft, Chair Christopher Hodgson
Lifetime Achievement Award Committee
David Polcari, Chair
NEWWA Scholarship Awards Committee
Jeanine Plummer, Chair • Thomas MacElhaney, Vice Chair Anthony Maressa John McClellan Raymond Raposa (non-voting)
Operator Meritorious Service Award Committee
Matthew Pearson, Chair Stephen Melanson
Publication Awards Committee (Dexter Brackett Memorial Award and Past President’s Award) Marcis Kempe
Leo Yuskus, Chair
Utility Recognition Awards Committee
Phil Bilodeau, Chair Barbara Cook
Waterworks Innovation Award Committee Thomas Morgan
Younger Member Recognition Awards Committee
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Louis Schoolcraft, Chair
2013-2014 Committee Chairs by Council External Affairs
Executive David G. Polcari
Historical Landmarks George G. Palmisciano
Nominating David A. Harris
Membership Michael Pelletier
Organizational Development Craig W. Douglas
NEWWA Scholarship Jeanine D. Plummer
Past Presidents David A. Harris
Student Activities Kenneth Lee
Planning Craig W. Douglas
Water For People Katie L. Chamberlain
Young Professionals Tara E. McManus
AWWA Nominating F. Adam Yanulis
Exhibits Ralph D’Onofrio Facilities Thomas Descoteaux Fund Raising Savas C. Danos/ Bernard J. Rousseau Programs Kristen M. Berger Site Selection Craig W. Douglas Sponsor Services Barbara K. Cook
Communication Customer Service Ron Salois Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Stephen Estes-Smargiassi/ David B. Paris Public Relations Jeanne E. Richardson Publications Matthew E. Pearson Social Networking Jon DiPietro Emergency Preparedness/Security Barry W. Woods
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Conservation Matthew L. Mostoller/Alyson Watson Sustainability Kenneth B. Booth/Blake A. Martin Water Resources Michael B. Metcalf
Financial Management Mark D. Abrahams/David F. Russell
Honorary Member Michael A. Covellone Innovations Thomas R. Morgan Jerome J. Healey Award David A. Harris John H. Chafee Distinguished Public Servant and Legislator of the Year Awards F. Adam Yanulis K.O. Hodgson Distinguished Service Award Louis P. Schoolcraft, II
Information Technology Jonathan Grant
Younger Member Recognition Awards Louis P. Schoolcraft, II
Education Albert Renzi, Jr. Laboratory Operations Vijay L. Jain Operator Certification William Sullivan
Recognition Award of Merit Raymond J. Raposa AWWA Awards F. Adam Yanulis
Standards Activated Carbon Powdered & Granular Christopher C. Yannoni Air Release and Vacuum Valves Roger A. Ward Backflow Preventors Francis E. Kenney Ball Valves Lebert D. Thomas Butterfly Valves Roger A. Ward Concrete Pressure Pipe Stephen A. McKelvie Carbon Dioxide Matthew J. Simeone Ductile Iron Pipe and Fittings Timothy M. Stinson
David M. Erickson Groundwater Award Andrew B. Miller
Filtering Materials Michael G. Barsotti
Fuller Award Robert D. Hoyt
Flexible Reservoir Covers & Linings David G. Miller
Heroism Award Stephen J. Densberger
Pumps, Horizontal Centrifugal James S. Casagrande
Sluice Gates Paul E. Brunelle
Utility Recognition Awards Philip H. Bilodeau
Board of Certification of Backflow Prevention and Cross Connection Control Thomas V. Cravens
Protective Interior Coatings for Valves and Hydrants Keith A. Nadeau
Operator Meritorious Service Award Matthew E. Pearson
Groundwater James H. Vernon
Iron Salts, Aluminum Salts, & Related Coagulant Aids Larry W. VandeVenter
PVC Pipe and Fittings Pipe Stephen A. McKelvie
Publications Awards Leo R. Yuskus
Small Systems Barry W. Woods
Hydrants Sean D. Osborne
Lifetime Achievement Award David G. Polcari
Distribution/Storage Christopher C. Hodgson
Safety James L. DeCelles
Grooved and Shouldered Type Joints Donald L. Ware
Softening & Conditioning Chemicals Pamela M. Marchand Steel Elevated Tanks, Standpipes and Reservoirs E. John King Tendon Type Prestressed Concrete Tanks Mark L. Wetzel Vertical Turbine Pumps Stephen J. Defrancesco Water Main Rehabilitation Benedict H. Ebner Water Meters Mark L. Aigen/ William J. Shaughnessy Wells William Beyer Wire Wound Prestressed Concrete Water Tanks William B. Powers
Water Quality/Treatment Corrosion Catherine M. DiPietro Disinfection Gregg M. Giasson/Michael C. Unger Filtration Alan G. LeBlanc/David Michelsen Fluorides Christopher Marcos WTP Residuals David G. Miller
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Annual Conference Registration Form Register online at www.newwa.org or complete this form and return by fax to 508.893.9898 or mail to NEWWA, 125 Hopping Brook Road, Holliston, MA 01746-1471. Register and pay by August 20th to receive a $30 discount. Advanced registrations must be received by September 15th. No refunds after September 15th.
PART I - CONTACT INFORMATION (Please print clearly. Name and title will appear on badges as they are written here.) Name
Spouse/Guest Home Town
Spouse/Guest Email (so that NEWWA can contact you about guest/social programs)
To register a spouse/guest there is a registration fee as well as separate fees for individual activities (see below). A spouse/guest must be a non water works professional.
PART II - INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION OPTIONS & FEES WITH MEALS* *The fees below include one Meet & Greet ticket and one Gala ticket
Retired Member (Must be a fully retired NEWWA member)
1-Day Young Professional (Tuesday includes 1 dinner ticket)
The above registrations include one dinner ticket on Sunday and Tuesday. Please check the box if you will attend the Meet & Greet on Sunday: Please indicate your choice of meal for the Member Gala on Tuesday:
Grilled NY Sirloin
Baked Stuffed Haddock
PART III - INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION OPTIONS & FEES WITHOUT MEALS** (Please indicate which day for 1-Day options) **Tickets for the Meet & Greet and Member Gala must be purchased separately.
Guest Registration (non water works professional)
Full-Time Student (Both days - no meals) 1-Day Monday or Tuesday Only
1-Day Wednesday Only 1-Day Operator Monday or Tuesday
1-Day Retired Member (must be a fully retired NEWWA member) MON
Early Registration Discount - Individuals registering and paying by 8/20, check here and deduct $30. Speaker Discount - If you are a speaker, check here and deduct $70 from your registration fee. (Speakers Only) Wednesday Roundtables - Indicate which roundtable you plan to attend: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
PART IV - REGISTERED ATTENDEE/GUEST ADDITIONAL OPTIONS (Not Included in Above Registration Fees) You must be registered for the conference to attend these activities. Register early. Space is limited.
SUNDAY – Extra Meet & Greet Ticket(s)
Amount Paid $60
– Disc Golf
MONDAY – Fun Run/Walk
– Jewelry Making Class with Laurie Pearson
TUESDAY – “Maine in America” Tour at Farnsworth Museum
– Cellardoor Winery Tour & Tasting
– Extra Member Gala Ticket(s) - Indicate meal choice(s): # Grilled NY Sirloin # Baked Stuffed Haddock
WEDNESDAY – Golf Tournament. Please email foursome names to [email protected]
- see page 12. BIKE RIDE – There is no fee for the bike ride, but please indicate which day(s) you will participate:
PART V - DISCOUNTED MEMBER UTILITY/REGULATORY AGENCY REGISTRATION FEES (The organization must be a NEWWA member) Utilities/state agencies who choose the group packages below may send up to 10 emloyees to the conference. The packages below include all meals for the # of employees listed; additional registrants must purchase meal tickets. If you choose this registration option, complete the Conference Registration Form for yourself and check the box to have a separate form faxed to you for your employees. Individual names must be submitted by September 15th. Registration must be submitted as a group and payment received prior to September 15th. Please contact Jeanne Gilpin 508.893.7979 or [email protected]
if you have any questions. Regular Registration Fee
Registration Package (includes meals) 2 (commissioners/employees)
Early Registration Discount - Organizations registering and paying by 8/20, check here and deduct $30.
I am the contact person for my utility/agency. Please fax me the form at the above fax # to indicate additional employee names from my utility/agency.
PART VI - METHOD OF PAYMENT Personal Check (Payable NEWWA)
Company Check MasterCard
Credit Card #
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TOTAL PAYMENT (total fees) $ Signature
Check if you have a disability and require accommodations to fully participate.
Annual Conference Gold Sponsors The association appreciates all the support of its many sponsors. The following companies are supporting the association’s ongoing activities at the Gold Level of $1,500 at the time of publication.
Annual Conference Registration Form / Annual Conference Gold Sponsors
WATER & WASTEWATER PROCESS, PUMPING & VALVE SYSTEMS
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