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10 Years of Progress and Experience with the SSS WDRs: Expert Panel
  • by James Fischer, State of California, State Water Resources Control Board, Nicholas J. Arhontes, Nicholas J. Arhontes Consulting Services and Chris Ewers, Ewers Engineering, Inc. 
  • Track Facilitator: Yaz Emrani
  • Room: Primrose B
    Location: Convention Center
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    This expert panel discuses and examines current regulations from a collection system perspective, highlighting how managers and operators can stay out of trouble each step of the way. They'll cover what we've achieved over the past 10 years with the SSS WDRs in place and provide some insights about where we're headed with system audits. System operators and managers won't want to miss this exciting opportunity to help stay current on the SSS WDRs.

    2017 ELAP Update
  • by Christine Sotelo, Division of Drinking Water, CA Water Boards 
  • Track Facilitator: Sara Burke
  • Room: Mojave Learning Center
    Location: Renaissance Hotel
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    Christine will fill the lab community in on where ELAP currently stands at the time of the conference (can not predict exactly where it will be right now) and give everyone updates on the status of the new regulation process.

    35th Annual Sludge Trudge 5K (fee)
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  • Track Facilitator: Kristel Marie Kranz
  • Room: Demuth Park
    Location: 4375 Mesquite Avenue, Palm Springs
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    Start your conference off with a healthy dose of endorphins. The 35th Annual Sludge Trudge 5K Fun Run/Walk will be a morning run in Palm Springs. Course details and bib pick-up will be at the Conference Registration Desk on the morning of the race.

    A Contemporary Approach to Decreasing Workforce Shortage
  • by Keon Nelson, The City of Garden Grove 
  • Track Facilitator: TBD (will be assigned)
  • Room: Madera
    Location: Renaissance Hotel
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    it is important to maintain a viable workforce especially in the wastewater field and the trends of its uncanny nature. Having a workforce that advances along with the continual new technologies and willing to remain due to positive change of organizational structure.

    A Path to TNI Accreditation for Small Laboratories
  • by Keith Chapman, City of Salem, Oregon-Retired; 
  • Track Facilitator: Sara Burke
  • Room: Mojave Learning Center
    Location: Renaissance Hotel
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    A Path for Small Laboratories to become TNI accredited will outline the areas of laboratory operation that need to be adopted or changed as ELAP moves towards the 2016 TNI Standard for laboratory accreditation based on the experience of several small wastewater/drinking water laboratories that have made the transition to TNI accreditation in Oregon.

    Activities of The NELAC Institute in Improving Data Quality
  • by Jerry Parr, The NELAC Institute 
  • Track Facilitator: Sara Burke
  • Room: Mojave Learning Center
    Location: Renaissance Hotel
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    As California moves forward in re-inventing its laboratory accreditation program, small wastewater laboratories will face challenges in implementing a quality system based on the TNI standard. This presentation will describe how laboratories can easily come into compliance with the new regulation.

    Advantages and Disadvantages of CCTV Inspection of Water Distribution Mains
  • by Chuck Hansen, Electro Scan Inc. 
  • Track Facilitator: Bryan Trussell
  • Room: Pasadena
    Location: Renaissance Hotel
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    While a mainstay in wastewater, the use of CCTV in water mains is relatively new. But can CCTV actually find /assess leaks in water mains? Find out as we discuss recent industry research into this issue, merits and cost/benefit of finding/fixing leaks in smaller diameter versus larger diameter lines, etc.

    All's Fair in Polymer and Bidding: Implementing Comprehensive Dewatering Protocols
  • by Erika Gardner, East Bay Municipal Utility District and Kevin Dickison, East Bay Municipal Utility District 
  • Track Facilitator: Momcilo (Momo) Savovic
  • Room: Madera
    Location: Renaissance Hotel
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    Successful implementation of polymer bid protocols can have significant benefits for any utility. This session will show how to create a more equitable competitive bidding environment, reduce testing time, implement controls for highly variable sludge characteristics and multiple centrifuge models, and evaluate bids based on actual operating costs.

    Ammonia Based Aeration Control for Energy Conservation and Choramination Disinfection
  • by Vijay Korisal, City of Redlands and Dave N. Commons, Hach 
  • Track Facilitator: Gary Warren
  • Room: Smoketree A-E
    Location: Convention Center
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    Redlands implemented Ammonia Based Aeration Control which reduced the plant's air demand by 40% and resulted in consistent effluent NTU's, TSS, BOD and TIN removal. By allowing the plant to monitor effluent ammonia and nitrate the plant was able to switch from chlorination to chloramination resulting in reduced chemical costs.

    An Overview of Orange County Sanitation District's Pretreatment Program
  • by Jamie Malpede, Orange County Sanitation District 
  • Track Facilitator: Alina Constantinescu
  • Room: Smoketree A-E
    Location: Convention Center
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    Like all pretreatment programs across California, Orange County Sanitation District faces challenges that are unique to us. The area we serve, our treatment plant's capabilities, and what we do with our effluent impacts specific aspects of our preatment program. One such impact is the reclamation of our wastewater into drinking water for Orange County.

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