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.Fees -
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, firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
|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!|