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In-Line Instrumentation Committee
Mission Statement:
            Inline instrumentation has become a ubiquitous part of the wastewater treatment process.  The need for real-time process information has been driven by lower permit levels and the need to create more efficient treatment processes.  This committee is dedicated to the professionals that support and use in-line instrumentation data. 
Goals and Objectives:
  • Provide a forum for technical exchange
    • Process Control/Automation Strategies, Instrument Applications, Data Management, Instrument Maintenance/Quality Control, Instrument Trial Results, Sampling
  • Bring together providers and users of instrumentation data
  • Allow networking between municipalities, vendors and engineering groups. 
            All water professionals involved with supplying and using instrumentation data are encouraged to join the committee.  This includes: operators, laboratory staff, engineers, programmers and electricians.
Committee Meetings
            The committee will meet every two months.  The meetings will occur on the first Wednesday of odd numbered months. 
Annual Instrumentation Forum
            The committee will organize a series of short presentations and talks that relate to in-line instrumentation.  Members are encouraged to share a presentation and help with planning.  The forum will allow all RMWEA members to share their instrumentation data and experiences with the water treatment community.

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3/20/20193:00 PMIan Meyers

TAC Presentation

Overview of Denver Water’s Integrated Resource Plan

Thursday, March 28th, 2019



Denver Water aims to secure their water future for the upcoming 50 years through the development of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2065). The IRP 2065 provides an updated strategic framework to meet its customers’ short- and long-term water needs and represents a move to adaptive management and continuous planning. To prepare for future uncertainties, a state-of-the art scenario planning process was utilized, rather than the traditional deterministic approach, to develop a set of Planning Futures to guide the planning analysis. An Adaptive Plan was developed as a flexible and innovative plan that: adjusts to meet customer needs as conditions change, provides processes to monitor conditions over time, reports those conditions to the organization, and triggers decision making and action. The Adaptive Plan processes are intended to be flexible and include regular assessments of the plan and process – examining what works, what doesn’t and providing mechanisms for changing the process.  The IRP serves as a long-term guide for planning for the future of our water system.


This luncheon will be held at the Administration Building at the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District’s (MWRD’s) Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility. From I-25, exit at 58th Avenue and head east for 1 ¼ miles to the intersection with York Street. Turn left onto York Street to head north ¾ mile to the main entrance to the Hite Facility. From York Street turn right into the entrance and check-in at the gate. Proceed from there to the main entrance of the Administration Building. DON’T FORGET TO BRING IDENTIFICATION TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE CAMPUS AT THE SECURITY GATE.


TAC Registration: Registration may be made for a single attendee or for multiple attendees in a party. It will still be necessary to check in at the luncheon. Lunches will be based on the head count per the registration site. Please do not attempt to show up without registering in advance. If you are unable to pay on line, please contact Steve Polson (720-286-5376, to make arrangements for paying with check or cash.

The registration deadline for this event is Wednesday, March 27th, at 10:00 AM MST. Please be aware that with the new registration procedure, late registrations will not be accepted as in the past. This will enable us to avoid having to purchase extra lunches to allow for potential late-comers.

Check-in at the site is from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. The presentation will begin shortly thereafter. Registration fees are $20 for AWWA or WEF members, $25 for nonmembers, and $15 for Students and Retired Members.

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8:00 - 9:00 AM Committee Spotlight
9:00 - 11:00 AM RMWEA Board Meeting

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4/5/20198:00 AM to 11:00 AMCeila Rethamel

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2019 New Mexico Water Workshop
"Water Portfolio: Then, Now, Tomorrow"
Whether driven by growing demand, regulatory changes, dwindling supply, drought, wildfires or other natural disasters, or technological advances in water reuse, many water providers are seeking ways to diversify their water portfolios to meet those changing conditions. Plan to attend and learn more about water portfolios and other relevant topics.

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8 AM to 5 PM on April 18 and 8 AM to 4 PM on April 19Jill Peterson

8:30 Registration

9:00 – 4:15 Seminar

Removal of Arsenic from Mine Wastewater Using a Proprietary Absorptive Media
Industrial Dewatering
Industrial User Inspections
Cannabis: Up in Smoke or Down the Drain
High Rate Compressible Media Filtration for Regulatory Discharge Compliance
The Pretreatment Regulations or How to Protect your POTW from Toxic impacts of Industrial Wastewater
Hard Chrome Plating for the Oil/Gas Industry and Zero Liquid Discharge Opportunity
Better Plant Outcomes with Heat Exchangers and Decanting Centrifuges in Cu Mine Wastewaters

Lunch is provided, as well as snacks and a light breakfast. A TU certificate will be provided.

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4/25/2019 Randy Kenyon

8:00 - 9:00 AM Committee Spotlight
9:00 - 11:00 AM RMWEA Board Meeting

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5/3/20198:00 AM to 11:00 AMCeila Rethamel

The student conference is a research forum where talented graduate and undergraduate students from various universities in the Rocky Mountain region present water/wastewater related projects. Above all, this conference connects academia and industry through networking among students, engineering and consulting firms, local utilities, university faculty, and more.

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5/13/2019All dayPowell Hinson

Course name:  Boots on the Ground PWO – NTP Edition
Presenting facility-specific wastewater treatment technology from a real-life Operations perspective
RMWEA is sponsoring the launch of a new PWO event:  “Boots on the Ground”, where we explore the practical application, troubleshooting, and personal experience of wastewater treatment technology from the Operations perspective.  The event will encompass presentations made by the Operators and Inline Instrument Specialists who work with the equipment and processes on a daily basis.  We will discuss the process theory, history of operating the process and/or equipment, modifications needed for real-life application and/or changing conditions, and all the ingenious troubleshooting made by O&M and Inline staff.  We will follow up presentations and discussions with field visits of the actual process at the plant, to get a real ‘boots on the ground’ view.  Networking and question/answer sessions are also encouraged, to help us all learn as  a regional community.
The NTP Edition will be held at the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District’s new 4.2 avg MGD/28.8 rated MGD facility, the Northern Treatment Plant, to discuss the startup, operation, and troubleshooting of several key systems of the plant:  Secondary treatment (5-stage bardenpho with step-feed, and 100% SWAS), Tertiary treatment (flocculation/sedimentation using alum + course sand filtration), Post-Aerobic Digestion (mitigating sidestream nitrogen and phosphorus loading), and an overview of the inline instrumentation systems of the plant (which makes it all possible).
We are asking to limit attendance to municipal wastewater treatment plant field workers and supervisors.  The launch of this PWO series is an effort to connect field workers to share real-life operational experience of wastewater treatment. 

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This seminar will provide an overview of regulations, design and operational requirements for lift stations, force mains, and gravity collection system as well as shared "Lessons Learned" from local utilities who have had to deal with a system failure.  A light breakfast and lunch buffet will be provided. This seminar is intended for Operators, Supervisors, Managers, Engineers, and Consultants.

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5/22/20198:00 am - 4:00 pmStephanie Segler

20th Annual Operations Challenge Golf Tournament
Check in Opens at 7:00 AM
Shotgun start at 8:30 AM
Banquet 1:30 - 3:30 PM

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8:00 - 9:00 AM Committee Spotlight
9:00 - 11:00 AM RMWEA Board Meeting

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6/7/20198:00 AM to 11:00 AMCeila Rethamel

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