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Broken Image 2019 Water/Wastewater Intermediate & Advanced School
04/15/19 - 04/19/19

Embassy Suites
Loveland, Colorado
April 15 - 19, 2019

The Intermediate/Advanced School offers courses designed to furnish established operators with information to better understand treatment processes and perform their duties in an ever-changing environment. Approved Training Units (TUs) for the courses will be available on the website.

To pay the advance (discounted) fee, your registration must be received no later than April 1, 2019.
Intermediate Water - $450 (after April 1, $500)
Advanced Water - $450 (after April 1, $500)
Intermediate Wastewater - $450 (after April 1, $500)
Industrial Wastewater - $450 (after April 1, $500)
Biosolids - $450 (after April 1, $500)
Activated Sludge - $450 (after April 1, $500)
Lunches and Course Notebooks can be included for an additional fee.
*Scholarship options are available (applications need to be returned by March 28, 2019 in order to be reviewed) - Scholarships covering the tuition for one course of study in the Intermediate/Advanced 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.

Hotel Reservations

New location: The Intermediate & Advanced 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 with your room reservation. To reserve a room, call 970-612-2440 or go to https://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/F/FNLESES-RIA-20190414/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. Make sure to use the code RMWEA Intermediate/Advanced School in order to receive the discounted sleeping room rate. Rates will increase after March 30, 2019.

Location: Embassy Suites Loveland
4705 Clydesdale Parkway
Loveland, CO 80538

Registration ends on April 19, 2019

Broken Image Rocky Mountain Water Conference 2019
09/08/19 - 09/11/19

This is the 91st Annual Conference for the Rocky Mountain Section of AWWA and the 81st Annual Conference for the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association.  This Conference is filled with very informative presentations and a number of additional entertaining and educational activities.


The Rocky Mountain Water Conference 2019 Exhibit Hall and Sponsorship registration is now open! This year’s conference will be held Sep 8-11 at the Keystone Events Center in Keystone, Colorado.  Over 900 attendees are expected including utilities, managers, operators, vendors, engineers, regulators, students, and others. 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 expanded expo hours, an exciting keynote speaker during Monday’s opening session (to be announced), the 5k Fun Run on Sunday, a networking event on Tuesday evening,  and many other exciting conference features.  And of course, the popular golf tournament will be held on Sunday at the Keystone River Course.  We hope to see you in Keystone!

The conference will be held at the Keystone Conference Center  located at 633 Tennis Club Rd, Dillon, CO 80435

Lodging Information
Bookings for lodging during Rocky Mountain Water Conference 2019 will be through Keystone Group reservations. Follow the link below for 
Attendees can also call Keystone Group Reservations at 800-258-0437 and refer to CK2WA9 to book lodging via phone.

Registration Fees -
Exhibit Booth Option (Standard) - $1,250
Exhibit Booth Option (Premium) - $1,500
Full Conference (Member) - $350 early bird / $450 on-site
Full Conference (Non-Member) - - $425 early bird / $525 on-site 
Monday Conference Registration (Member) - $235 early bird / $285 on-site
Monday Conference Registration (Non-Member) - $335 early bird / $385 on-site
Tuesday Conference Registration (Member) - $235 early bird / $285 on-site
Tuesday Conference Registration (Non-Member) - $335 early bird / $385 on-site
Wednesday Conference Registration (Member) - $235 early bird / $285 on-site
Wednesday Conference Registration (Non-Member) - $335 early bird / $385 on-site
Exhibit Hall Only (One Day) - $150
Speaker (One Day) - $235
Student - $40
Platinum Sponsorship - $2,750
Gold Sponsorship - $2,000
Silver Sponsorship - $1,000
Bronze Sponsorship - $275

Location: Keystone Conference Center
633 Tennis Club Rd
Dillon, CO 80435

TAC Luncheon April 2019

TAC Presentation

City of Evans’ Consolidated WWTF –
How they got wastewater treatment out from under the water.

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

When the flood occurred in September 2013, the City of Evans, Colorado was already evaluating needed improvements to increase capacity of the wastewater infrastructure at the Evans Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF).  The City of Evans had two lagoon wastewater treatment facilities: Evans WWTP (located on the east side of Evans) and Hill-N-Park Facility (located at the southwest side of Evans). After the flood and further studying the issue, the City decided that the most financially responsible option was to consolidate wastewater operations between the two WWTFs by eventually closing the Evans WWTP facility and adding capacity at the Hill-N-Park facility, which was out of the floodplain. The flood caused serious damage to the facilities, highlighting the vulnerability of maintaining a treatment facility in a floodplain. Construction of the new, 2.88 MGD Consolidated WWTP was complete in 2018. The new facility was built partially with funding through a Natural Disaster Grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. The luncheon will consist of a short presentation with a tour of the facility following. Presentation and tour will be given by Robby Porsch, Acting Wastewater Superintendent with the City of Evans, and Keith Meyer with Ditesco.

Evans Wastewater Treatment Facility
3492 49th Street
Evans, CO 80620


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

The registration deadline for this event is Wednesday, April 17th, 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. Also, there is a limit on the number of attendees so sign up early!

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.


Location: Evans Wastewater Treatment Facility
3492 49th Street
Evans, CO 80620

The attendee limit has been reached for this event.

Industrial Wastewater PWO Seminar

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.
Location: Metro Wastewater Reclamation District Northern Treatment Plant
51 Baseline Rd
Brighton, CO

Registration ends on April 23, 2019
There are currently 21 spots remaining out of 40

16th Annual Rocky Mountain Student Conference

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.
Location: CU Boulder
Boulder, CO

Registration is Coming Soon for this event

Boots on the Ground PWO – NTP Edition
05/15/19 - 05/15/19

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. 
Location: Northern Treatment Plant
51 E. Baseline Rd
Brighton, CO 80603

The attendee limit has been reached for this event.

Sh!t Happens - Lessons Learned in Lift Station & Collection System Failures

Event Name: Sh!t Happens - Lessons Learned in Lift Station & Collection System Failures
Description: 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.
Event Date: 5/22/2019   8:00 - 4:00
Location: Metro Wastewater Reclamation District Board Room 
6450 York St 
Denver, CO 80229

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Location: Metro Wastewater Reclamation District Board Room
6450 York St
Denver, CO 80229

Registration ends on May 20, 2019

2019 Operations Challenge Golf Tournament

The event is sold out. Please contact Brenna to get on the wait list.
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
Location: Todd Creek Golf Club
8455 Heritage Drive
Thornton, co 80602

Registration ends on July 1, 2019

Greeley PWO Seminar 2019

PWO Seminar
Double Tree by Hilton Greeley at Lincoln Park
919 7th St., Greeley, Colorado 80643

June 13, 2019

Presenter Title of Presentation Time Slot Company

Location: Double Tree by Hilton Greeley at Lincoln Park
919 7th St
Greeley, CO 80643

Registration ends on June 11, 2019
There are currently 39 spots remaining out of 40

5th RMWEA Innovation Seminar
07/10/19 - 07/10/19

The 5th Annual RMWEA Innovation Seminar Sponsored by the Innovative Water Technology Committee
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 8:00AM - 4:30PM2019
Check in at 7:30AM

Wellshire Events Center
3333 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO.

Innovative Technologies Committee webpage (https://www.rmwea.org/innovation_seminar.php)

Members - $100
Non-Members - $135 (includes RMWEA membership)
Scholarships available for small utilities. Please contact Tanja Rauch-Williams for details. trauch-williams@carollo.com

Location: Wellshire Events Center
3333 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO

Registration ends on July 10, 2019

2019 Summer Planning Meeting
07/11/19 - 07/12/19

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - Taft Room
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.       Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m           Board Meeting (Taft)
3:00 - 3:15 p.m.           Break Beverages & Snacks
3:15 - 5:00 p.m.           Board Leadership Development Meeting (Taft)

5:30 - ? p.m.                 Happy Hour
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.          Board Dinner with 2 Drink Tickets on Veranda

Friday, July 12, 2019 - Taft Room
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.           Board Breakfast 
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.         Board Meeting (Taft)
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.        Break Beverages & Snacks
10:15 - 12:00 p.m.        Board Meeting (Taft)
12:00 p.m.                     Box lunch provided (mixture of subs, clubs or wraps)

To reserve a room at the Hotel Colorado, call 1-800-544-3998 or go to https://reservations.travelclick.com/2939?groupID=2499745. Make sure to use the code Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association in order to receive the discounted sleeping room rate. 

Location: Hotel Colorado
526 Pine Street
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Leadville Operator School 2019
07/22/19 - 07/26/19

JULY 22 – JULY 26, 2019

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. 

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 15, 2019

Southern Colorado PWO Seminar

More information will be posted soon.

Breakfast, Lunch and beverages will be provided.
Location: Penrose House
1661 Mesa Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Registration is Coming Soon for this event

Estes Park PWO Seminar 2019


OCTOBER 10, 2019


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

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

Registration ends on October 8, 2019

2019 Vail PWO Seminar
10/16/19 - 10/16/19

Seminar starts at 8:00 am

Deadline for Registration is October 14th.
Location: Lionshead Grand View Room
395 E. Lionshead Circle
Vail, CO 81657

Registration ends on October 13, 2019
There are currently 35 spots remaining out of 40