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Broken Image 2020 Water/Wastewater Fundamentals School
01/27/20 - 01/31/20

Embassy Suites Conference Center
4705 Clydesdale Pkwy
Loveland, Colorado 80538
January 27 - January 31, 2020

DRAFT 2020  Fundamentals Wastewater & Water TU Schedule
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New location: Fundamentals School now takes place at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO. The hotel is located off I-25 (Exit 259) and Clydesdale Parkway.

If you are staying at the Embassy Suites, breakfast and a Manager’s Reception in the evening will be included in your room reservation. To reserve a room, call 970-612-2440 or go to https://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/F/FNLESES-RMW-20190127/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. Make sure to use the code RMWEA Fundamentals School in order to receive the discounted sleeping room rate. Rates will increase after January 6, 2019.

Water Fundamentals - $450 (after January 14, $500)
Wastewater Fundamentals - $450 (after January 14, $500)
Lunches and Course Notebooks can be included for an additional fee. (Note that anyone not purchasing a Course Notebook, will receive a folder with scratch paper)
*Scholarship options are available (deadline to submit is January 8, 2020)
Scholarships covering the tuition for one course of study in the Fundamentals School will be awarded to applicants employed by a town or municipality water or sewer district serving fewer than 3,300 residents within the Rocky Mountain Region. (CO, NM, WY)
Scholarships will be reviewed and awarded based on size of community served, location, and level of certification required for that entity by the scholarship review board.

The Rocky Mountain Water and Wastewater Fundamentals School is a basic, comprehensive overview for water and wastewater operators. The course is divided into two separate classes, one on water and one on wastewater. The course is designed for people who are new to the field or have been in it for only a few years. It should be beneficial to those seeking Class "C", "D", "T", and "S" certification.

The goal of the Fundamentals school is to provide education for operators, so they possess a better understanding of the water and wastewater fields. The courses are designed to furnish operators with basic concepts of how treatment processes work and the requirements of government regulations. The Fundamentals school curriculum also provides opportunities to prepare for either the water or wastewater certification exams. However, operators should not use the courses as their only study guide for certification exams. 

** By taking this course, you will meet the APPROVED REGULATORY REQUIREMENT for Colorado **

"A" and "B" operators are encouraged to participate in the Intermediate and Advanced School in April, which offers courses geared for experienced treatment plant operators.
Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center

Registration ends on January 15, 2020

TAC Luncheon - October 23rd 2019

TAC Facility Tour

City of Longmont WWTP - Three Wastewater Topics for the Price of One!

Exciting things are happening in Longmont! Come join the presentation and site tour at the Longmont Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Three presenters from the City will discuss three recent projects: biosolids dewatering facility, biogas treatment and renewable natural gas fueling station, and their exciting operational philosophy as a response and strategy to address Regulation 100. 

Joe Michalski will briefly discuss the recently constructed biosolids dewatering facility with a focus on cake pumping and truck loadout facilities. John Gage will discuss the City’s nearly completed Biogas Treatment and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Fueling Station for their City’s fleet of refuse/trash trucks. This project not only results in cost savings on vehicle fuel but will also receive renewable energy credits and obtained grant funding. Finally, Audra Agajanian will discuss their strategies to respond to Regulation 100. The regulation stipulates that “All delegated tasks or activities that could affect water quality or quantity, effluent quality or quantity, or the facility’s integrity must be included in the operating plan.” The City has created a system within their Operating Plan to delegate these duties efficiently. To achieve this the City has tied the delegations to a new training plan that prepares new operators to run the facilities more independently and prepares the more experienced operators for more advanced tasks and troubleshooting.
PPE is required for the site tour (must bring your own PPE): safety vest, safety glasses, hard hat, and closed toed shoes. This tour is limited to 25 people so sign up now to reserve your space.

The luncheon will be held at the Longmont Wastewater Treatment Plant. The plant entrance is located east of South Martin St and south of the railroad tracks (the nearest intersection is South Martin St and 1st Avenue). From South Martin St approximately 0.5 miles north of Hwy 119 (E. Ken Pratt Blvd) turn right onto the entrance road just south of the railroad tracks, just north of the Western Foundries property. Head east along the road paralleling the railroad tracks, the entrance to the WWTP will be on the right. Meet at the Administration Building near the middle of the plant site.

TAC Registration: Registration and payment for TAC luncheons is handled on line at the RMWEA Event Registration website. 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, steve.polson@jacobs.com) to make arrangements for paying with check or cash.

The registration deadline for this event is Tuesday, October 22nd 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 is from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. The presentation will begin shortly thereafter. Registration fees are $22 for AWWA or WEF members, $27 for nonmembers, and $17 for Students and Retired Members.


Location: City of Longmont Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour
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Longmont, CO

The attendee limit has been reached for this event.

Young Professional Development: Negotiation in the Workplace

Young Professional Development: Negotiation in the Workplace
1670 Broadway Suite 3400
Denver, CO 80202
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
4:00-6:00 pm
Join us for a seminar on negotiation skills for the workplace. We will learn about different conflict styles, negotiation strategies, and how to reach an agreement that is most beneficial for all parties. Snacks will be provided. We will head to a local bar for happy hour after the event.
Members of RMWEA or RMSAWWA: $10
Nonmembers: $15
Students: Free
Presenter: Pieter Van Ry, P.E.
Pieter Van Ry is the Director of South Platte Water Renewal Partners and has more than 24 years of experience in the water, wastewater, and environmental industry. This experience has been in both the public and private sectors. After many years as an engineering consultant, Pieter transitioned to the public sector where he has worked for water districts and municipal utilities with a focus on executive management and leadership. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Denver and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse. 
Location: HDR
1670 Broadway Suite 3400
Denver , CO 80202

Registration ends on October 28, 2019

State of the Biosolids

RMWEA Biosolids Committee
2019 Annual Seminar
When:          November 14, 2019
Where:           Northern Treatment Plant of the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District Treatment Facility, 51 Baseline Rd. Brighton, CO  80603
  Contact Arlisa Michael with questions:  amichael@mwrd.dst.co.us
8:00 Registration
8:15 PFAs – A National Perspective
Ned Beecher, Special Projects Manager – Nebra    (0.1 TU)
9:15 The Future of PFAs
Todd Williams, Jacobs (0.1 TU)
10:00 Small Group Discussion – PFAs
Addressing concerns, educating the public, regulation preparation   (0.05 TU)
10:45 The Impacts of Monovalent Cations on the Dewaterability of Anaerobically Digested Biosolids
Zwelani Ngwenya     (0.05 TU)
11:15 Who Will Take the Cake? An Evaluation of Two Emerging Dewatering Preconditioning Technologies
Heidi Bauer, Jacobs     (0.05 TU)
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
Jim Grice, Radiation Program Manager, CDPHE – HMWMD     (0.05 TU)
1:30 Industrial Hygiene TENORM Sampling
Ken and Julie Tinetti, Centennial Water and Sanitation District     (0.05 TU)
2:00 Small Group Discussion – TENORM
Utility impact and planning efforts
2:15 Gas to Energy Projects and Food Waste Impacts on RINS
Soloman Abel, P.E., CDM Smith     (0.05 TU)
2:45 Thermal Hydrolysis for the Treatment of Biosolids,
Soloman Abel, CDM Smith     (0.05 TU)
3:15 PFAs – A Colorado Perspective
David Dani, CDPHE – WQCD     (0.1 TU)
4:15 PFA Panel Discussion
Ned Beecher, Todd Williams, Stephanie Fevig, David Dani     (0.05 TU)
4:45 TU Certificates and Farewell!

Location: Northern Treatment Plant of the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District Treatment Facility
51 Baseline Road
Brighton, CO 80603