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Broken Image 2018 Joint Annual Conference
09/16/18 - 09/19/18

This is the 90th Annual Conference for the Rocky Mountain Section of AWWA and the 80th Annual Conference for the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association.  This is a Joint Conference filled with very informative presentations and a number of additional entertaining and educational activities.


The 2018 RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Annual Conference Exhibit Hall and Sponsorship registration is now open! This year’s conference will be held Sep 16-19 for the first time at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver.  Over 1,200 attendees are expected including utilities, managers, operators, vendors, engineers, regulators, students, and others. This year’s conference theme is, “What’s brewing in Rocky Mountain water.”  We are preparing an excellent technical program and are continuing many of the exhibit hall and networking features that have made this conference the premier water industry event.  In addition this year we will have a larger exhibit hall, an exciting keynote speaker during Monday’s opening session (to be announced), the 5k Fun Run on Sunday, a networking event at the Hyatt on Tuesday evening, a student poster competition in the exhibit hall on Tuesday, 6-hours of operator exam training on Wednesday, a Top Ops challenge, and many other exciting conference features.  And of course, the popular golf tournament will be held on Sunday at the Kennedy Golf Course in Denver.  We hope to see you in Denver!

The conference will be held at the Colorado Convention Center located at 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202


Hotel Information
Hyatt Regency
650 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Hotel reservations can be made by going to https://book.passkey.com/go/rmsawwa2018 OR by calling 1-800-233-1234 and requesting a room for the Joint Annual Conference RMSAWWA & RMWEA.

Room rates are as follows:  Single $199; Double $199; Triple $224; Quadruple $249

Registration Fees - these will increase after 8/10/2018
Exhibit Booth Option (Standard) - $1,250
Exhibit Booth Option (Premium) - $1,500
Exhibit Booth Option (Pre-Function) - $2,000
Full Conference (Member) - $350
Full Conference (Non-Member) - $450
Monday Conference Registration (Member) - $235
Monday Conference Registration (Non-Member) - $335
Tuesday Conference Registration (Member) - $235
Tuesday Conference Registration (Non-Member) - $335
Wednesday Conference Registration (Member) - $235
Wednesday Conference Registration (Non-Member) - $335
Exhibit Hall Only (One Day) - $135
Student - $40
Platinum Sponsorship - $2,750
Gold Sponsorship - $2,000
Silver Sponsorship - $1,000
Bronze Sponsorship - $275
Other sponsorships for special events and golf are also available.

Additional Exhibitor information included here: http://www.rmwea.org/docs/2018_RMSAWWA_Exhibitor_Service_Manual.pdf

Location: Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Argo Tunnel Mine and Treatment Facility tour

The LPC and RMWQAA have the opportunity to host a tour of the Argo Tunnel Mine and Treatment Facility in Idaho Springs. The tour will be held on June 21st beginning at 10:00 am. It is recommended that people arrive at 9:45 to allow for some time to get everyone together and organized. We are limited to 30 attendees, so register quickly to reserve your spot! There is no charge for this tour.

2330 Riverside Dr, Idaho Springs, CO 80452

Some supplemental info about the Argo Tunnel:

The Argo Tunnel was the primary drainage and ore transport tunnel from Nevadaville to Idaho Springs. Excavated between 1893 and 1910, the tunnel drained water from several mine workings, and allowed ore carts to be wheeled right up to the Argo Mill next door. Although the tunnel has not been used to transport ore since the 1940s, water still drains through it day and night. The tunnel discharge averages 300 gallons of acidic, contaminated water per minute. Nearly 850 pounds of dissolved metals are released from the tunnel each day. The Argo Tunnel Water Treatment Plant began operating in April 1998, treating water from the Argo Tunnel, the Big Five Tunnel at the west end of Idaho Springs and groundwater from Virginia Canyon.
Location: Argo Tunnel Mine and Treatment Facility
2330 Riverside Dr
Idaho Springs, CO 80452

Registration ends on June 20, 2018
There are currently 9 spots remaining out of 30

Collections System Summer Seminar

Register Now!
Event Name: Collection System Summer Seminar
Event Type(s): School
Description: Collection System Inspection Technologies, Solutions, and Applications - Approved for 0.55 Training Units
Event Date: 06-28-18
Fee: $40
Event Time: 8am to 4pm
Location: City of Westminster Utilities Operations
6575 West 88th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031

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Contact Person: Stephanie Segler
(phone: 303-764-1599)

This seminar will cover preventative and proactive maintenance programs, inspection technologies and applications, and solutions to address roots, odors, and FOGG. The morning presentations will provide a detailed discussion about cleaning technologies, frequency, and overall program management, as well as pipeline and manhole inspection technologies and application. The afternoon will include three 1-hour panel discussions with local utilities and industry experts for an open dialogue to share their experience with solutions to roots, odors, and FOGG.  A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. This seminar is intended for Operators, Managers and Engineers of water/wastewater utilities, special districts, consulting firms and regulatory agencies.
Location: City of Westminster Utilities Operations
6575 West 88th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031

Registration ends on June 27, 2018

Tour of SeaCrest WET Testing Laboratory

Tour of SeaCrest WET Testing Laboratory
3:00 PM

Come get the inside scoop on what actually happens with your WET test samples. Learn about aquatic toxicology and biomonitoring, and get close and personal with Fathead Minnows, Ceriodaphnia dubia, Daphnia Magna, and Daphnia Pulex. Then join us nearby afterwards at Crystal Springs Brewing (657 S Taylor Ave Unit E, Louisville) for a no-host testing of their liquid samples.
Location: SeaCrest Group Laboratory
500 South Arthur Avenue, Unit 450
Louisville, CO 80027

Registration ends on June 28, 2018
There are currently 4 spots remaining out of 10

Leadville Operator School 2018
07/16/18 - 07/20/18

JULY 16 – JULY 20, 2018

A full curriculum for Water and Wastewater Plant Operators as well as Collection and Distribution System Operators is being offered at this year’s conference. This conference has been designed to upgrade operational skills, obtain the required Training Units for certification renewal or obtain additional education and aid in helping those studying for certification exams. 

The Water course is limited to the first 45 participants. Math classes will be divided into Basic and Advanced. The Distribution / Collection course is limited to 35 participants. 

The PWO Committee of the RMWEA will offer two tracks for the Wastewater Operator, Advanced (A/B certifications) and Intermediate (C/D certifications). The Wastewater tracks will be limited to 35 participants for each course.  

The Colorado Mountain College offers dormitory style housing and meals served cafeteria style. Single occupancy room and board for 5-nights is $550 and is limited to a first come first served basis. This will provide lodging from Sunday night through Thursday night; it also includes meals from Monday breakfast through Friday lunch. Check-in for the dorm rooms are handled by the college and starts Sunday after 4:00 pm. If you are taking an exam on Saturday, be sure to register for a 6-night stay, $620. (you must be pre-registered by March 1st to take an exam).

The dorm rooms have limited furnishings. There is no TV, radio or alarm clock. There is free internet via High Speed Wireless. The bed is a single and includes linen, bring your own pillow. There is a common area with a TV lounge and pool table. 

Cafeteria meal tickets are available for those staying off campus for $185 for the week. Individual meals can be purchased at the conference information desk in the cafeteria. No meals are served after lunch on Friday. 

Please check website for updated schedule information. http://www.rmwea.org or http://www.rmsawwa.org 
REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE WILL BE LIMITED, so please send your application in early! 
Registration confirmation will be acknowledged by phone or e-mail. 
Limited evening activities have been planned to allow time to study or enjoy Leadville and the surrounding area. All attendees are encouraged to Check-In for the conference at the residence hall Sunday afternoon during our “Meet & Greet” session, which will include snacks and beverages; this is an opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow operators and conference coordinators. These beverages and snacks will be provided from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, no dinner will be served at the cafeteria Sunday. 

There will be a “Special Math Help Session” during the week; more information on this will be available during the conference.
Thursday night has been set aside for the traditional “Toilet Bowl Competition” (Water and Wastewater trivia). Four person teams consisting of 2 Water and 2 Wastewater people will vie for the coveted, savagely contested, priceless and precious individual trophies for First and Second Place (Bragging rights included). 

Training Unit Certificates will be emailed to attendees; you must provide a working email address when you register. 

 All 5-Day courses will provide a minimum of 3.0 TU’s for their respective field. 

This is the largest Water & Wastewater Conference specifically for OPERATOR’s in the Rocky Mountain region. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet, interface and network with others in your industry

Location: Colorado Mountain College - Leadville
Leadville, Co

Registration ends on July 13, 2018

Estes Park PWO Seminar 2018
10/11/18 - 10/11/18

There is no charge to attend this event for current RMWEA and WEF members. Non-members can join RMWEA and then register for this event.

Location: Ridgeline Hotel
101 S. St. Vrain
Estes Park, CO 80517

Registration ends on October 9, 2018

2018 Vail PWO Seminar
10/17/18 - 10/17/18

Seminar starts at 8:00 am

Deadline for Registration is October 16th.
Location: Evergreen Lodge - Vail
250 S. Frontage Road West
Vail, CO 81657

Registration ends on October 16, 2018
There are currently 50 spots remaining out of 50

A Colorado Perspective on Biosolids

Name:  A Colorado Perspective on Biosolids
Location:  Metro Wastewater Northern Treatment Plant (NTP)
Date: November 8, 2018
Cost:  Members $110.00, Non-members $145.00 (includes a 1 year associate membership), Students $65.00
Registration includes lunch and free parking
Location: Metro Wastewater Northern Treatment Plant (NTP)

Registration is Coming Soon for this event