NEWWA & RIWWA Joint Monthly Meeting and Vendor Exhibits November 20, 2014 — Newport, RI To Register

NEWWA & RIWWA Joint Monthly Meeting and Vendor Exhibits
November 20, 2014 — Newport, RI
To Register
8:30 AM Registration, Coffee and Pastries / Networking and Visit Exhibitors
8:55 AM Introduction by Moderators
CHRISTOPHER C. YANNONI, P.E., Senior Vice President, Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc., Burlington, MA; DAVID PEELING, P.E., Principal
Engineer, Kleinfelder, Rocky Hill, CT; and J. KEVIN REILLY, Microbiologist, U.S. EPA, Boston, MA
*Earn 1 TCH for attending the following presentations. Your badge must be scanned to receive TCH credit.
9:00 AM “Proposed Waters of the US Rule”
JACQUELINE F. LeCLAIR, Manager, Wetlands and Information Branch, U.S. EPA, Boston, MA
In March, EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams
and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources. The proposed rule is intended to provide the regulated
community with more clarity and predictability concerning federal jurisdiction over waters. Not all streams and wetlands
are currently protected equally from pollution, such as some headwater streams that provide the sources of drinking water.
The presentation will review the content of the WOUS rule as well as the waters that will fall under its future jurisdiction.
9:30 AM “Treatment Optimization for Potential Presence of Invertebrates in Source Water”
THOMAS P. CHYRA, P.E., Supervising Sanitary Engineer, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Drinking Water Section, Hartford, CT
The Connecticut Department of Public Health – Drinking Water Section (DWS) has recently focused on treatment optimization at
all regulated surface water treatment plants (SWTP) following experiences with passage of invertebrates and plant performance
issues that in one case resulted in a large scale precautionary boil water advisory. As a result, optimization principles and
tools have been incorporated into existing sanitary survey procedures. This presentation will discuss our experiences with
plant performance issues discovered since 2009, lessons learned, and how optimization is critical in maintaining high quality
drinking water even when traditional measures of regulatory compliance are being met.
10:00 AM Break / Visit Vendor Displays
*Earn 1 TCH for attending the following presentations. Your badge must be scanned to receive TCH credit.
10:15 AM “IT IS NOT AN ALGAE BLOOM! It is Cyanobacteria”
ROBERT W. KORTMANN, PH. D., Limnologist/President, Ecosystem Consulting Service, Inc., Coventry, CT
The Cyanobacteria problem experienced in Toledo was caused by a Microcystis bloom, a genera that is known to produce
a toxin that affects liver function. Other genera of Cyanobacteria commonly found in New England reservoirs can also
produce a variety of toxins, including the buoyant N-fixing genera Anabaena and Aphanizomenon. This presentation
will describe the Toledo experience, the nature of Cyanobacteria most common in New England reservoirs, features that
stimulate bloom conditions, and management techniques to help reduce bloom potential.
10:45 AM “Cyanotoxin Monitoring and Regulation in Rhode Island Drinking Water”
JUNE A. SWALLOW, P.E., Chief, Division of Drinking Water Quality, State of Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence, RI
The potential for the presence of cyanotoxins in drinking water is an emerging concern in Rhode Island. To address that concern,
the Rhode Island Department of Health is developing proficiency in analysis for microcystin, anatoxin-a, cylinderospermopsin
and saxitoxin; and all RI surface water treatment plants submitted raw and finished water samples to the Department of
Health for toxin analysis each week, June through September, 2014. The results of this testing will be presented along with
proposed regulations for monitoring and response to the presence of cyanotoxin in drinking water.
11:15 AM “Water Treatment Plant Upgrades in Newport”
JULIA A. FORGUE, P.E., Director of Utilities, City of Newport, Newport, RI
Julia will provide a summary of the design/build project that resulted in the recent construction of two new water treatment
plants that provide water to the City of Newport and other surrounding communities. **Attendees are welcome to tour
the new Lawton Valley Water Treatment Plant after the luncheon. See details at right.
11:45 AM Questions and Answers - All Presenters
12:00 PM Networking and Social / Visit Vendor Displays
12:30 PM Luncheon, Announcements, Presentations, Business Meeting
Update by NEWWA President, CAROL HARRIS and RIWWA President, JIM DECELLES
2:00 PM Monthly Meeting Adjourns / Optional Lawton Valley Water Treatment Plant Tour
Register for the meeting online at www.newwa.org. Or,
complete the registration form on the reverse side and return
it to NEWWA by mail at 125 Hopping Brook Road, Holliston,
MA 01746-1471 or fax to 508.893.9898.
The price for advanced reservations is $70 for NEWWA or
RIWWA members and $80 for non-members. The price after
November 12th is $80 for NEWWA or RIWWA members and $90
for non-members. The fee includes a buffet lunch including
soup, salad, seared salmon, roasted chicken, and dessert. If
you require a vegetarian meal or have other dietary restrictions,
please indicate those needs on the registration form.
Refunds: If you cannot attend, refunds are only provided
on cancellations received in writing by November 12th.
No Shows will be charged the original registration fee.
Advanced registration is necessary for planning.
Overnight Accommodations
Arrangements have been made for those needing sleeping
accommodations for November 19th at the Hyatt Regency. The
rate is $99 single/double per night (plus tax) when you mention
New England Water Works Association. For reservations, call
401.851.1234. The cut-off date for this rate is October 20th.
*Training Contact Hours
Receive 2 TCHs for attending this meeting (pending approval
from state agencies). You must arrive by 9:30 AM. Your badge
will be scanned when you enter and exit the session room.
**Lawton Valley Water Treatment Plant
Tour Information
Attendees are welcome to tour the new Lawton Valley
Water Treatment Plant (DAF, GAC filtration followed by GAC
contactors put into service in September) after the luncheon.
No transportation will be provided. Directions will be available
at the Registration Desk. Please indicate on the registration
form if you plan on visiting the facility for planning purposes.
Committee Meetings
Check the Registration Desk for committee meetings and
specific room assignments.
Exhibitors Wanted!
NEWWA will provide table-top displays at this meeting, the
Water Resources & Sustainability Symposium on October 23rd
in Boxborough, MA, and the January 15th monthly meeting in
Concord, NH. For information on exhibiting, contact Iseult
Morgan at [email protected]
New Committee Opportunities for 2015
NEWWA committees are organizing for 2015. If you’d like
information on a committee, check the box on the registration
form or contact Katelyn Cahalane at [email protected] or
508.893.7979. Visit www.newwa.org for a list of committees.
Hyatt Regency Newport
1 Goat Island, Newport, Rhode Island
T 401.851.1234 ● F 401.846.7210
www.newport.hyatt.com
November 20, 2014 NEWWA/RIWWA Joint Monthly Meeting Registration Form
Register online at www.newwa.org or complete this form and return by fax to 508.893.9898, or mail to NEWWA, 125 Hopping Brook Road, Holliston, MA
01746-1471. The early registration fee due by November 12th is $70 for NEWWA or RIWWA members and $80 for non-members. After November 12th the
fee is $80 for NEWWA or RIWWA members and $90 for non-members. The price includes a buffet lunch. If you require a vegetarian meal or have special
dietary needs, please indicate below. Be sure to check in at the Registration Desk and pick up your badge upon arrival. Refunds: If you cannot attend,
refunds are only provided on cancellations received in writing by November 12th. No shows will be charged the original registration fee.
Would you like information on joining a NEWWA committee?  Yes  No.
 Please check here if you have a disability and require accommodations to fully participate. You will be contacted by NEWWA.
Name:__________________________________________________________________________ Company: ________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip: ______________________________________________________
Please indicate below if you have special dietary needs:
# requiring a vegetarian meal
Special Dietary Needs:
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Reservations After 11/12/2014
# NEWWA/RIWWA Members @ $80
# Non-Members @ $90
Other Names: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Reservations By 11/12/2014
# NEWWA/RIWWA Members @ $70
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Signature
Method of Payment:  Personal Check (Payable NEWWA)  Company Check  MasterCard  Visa  Discover  AMEX
Exp. Date
Indicate # to attend Lawton Valley Water Treatment Plant Tour
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Location / Directions
From Points North/East: Take I-93 to Rte. 24 South toward Fall
River. Continue on Rte. 24 into RI. At the end of Rte. 24, merge
onto Rte. 114 South and proceed approximately 11-12 miles to
Newport. Continue one mile past the Newport city line and take
the first right after the police station onto Marlborough St. Follow
to the traffic light and turn right onto America’s Cup Avenue. At
the next light, turn left at the Goat Island Connector Rd./Gladys
Carr Bolhouse Rd. Proceed over the causeway to the Hyatt.
From Points West: Take the Mass Pike East to Rte. 146 South/
Providence via Exit 10A. Merge onto I-295 South toward
Warwick. At the end of I-295, merge onto I-95 South, staying left
to turn onto Exit 9. Follow Rte. 4 South for 10 miles. At the end
of Rte. 4, follow Rte. 1 South and take the first exit to Rte. 138
East and follow to the Jamestown/Newport/Bridges. Continue
over the Jamestown Bridge, then the Newport Bridge. Follow
directions below from the Newport Bridge.
From the Newport Bridge: Take the first exit after going over
the bridge, Scenic Newport/Rte. 238. Turn right at the stop sign
and proceed to the second traffic light. Turn right onto Rte.
238/America’s Cup Avenue, then right onto RI-238/Goat Island
Connector Rd. Follow for 0.2 miles. Proceed over the causeway
to the Hyatt.
Upcoming 2014-2015 Events
OCT 23 Water Resources & Sustainability Symposium
Westford, MA
OCT 24
DEC 18
JAN 15
JAN 16
FEB 3-4
APR 1-2
NEWWA Council Meeting - Holliston, MA
December Monthly Meeting - Randolph, MA
January Monthly Meeting - Concord, NH
NEWWA Annual Ski Classic - TBD, NH
Joint MWUA Meeting & Trade Show - Portland, ME
Joint Regional Conference & Exhibition - Worcester, MA
NEWWA Call for Papers and Presenters
The NEWWA Program Committee is soliciting abstracts for 2015
meetings and conferences. Abstracts should not exceed 80 words
and should relate to one of the following topics: treatment,
distribution, groundwater, water resources, international, GIS/
asset management, dams, young professionals, customer service,
cross-connections, residuals, energy/sustainable resources,
security/emergency response, regulations, management/
finances, O&M, IT/SCADA, or safety/OSHA. Submit an abstract
online at www.newwa.org. If you have questions about
submitting an abstract, contact Amy Coppers Costantino, Program
Committee Abstract Coordinator, 978.416.8000 ext. 8019, amy.
[email protected], or Jacqui Campana at NEWWA,
508.893.7979, [email protected]
The abstract submittal deadline for the January 15, 2015
membership meeting in Concord, NH and the 2015 Spring
Joint Regional Conference & Exhibition in Worcester, MA is
October 15, 2014.
November 2014
Joint Monthly Meeting
and Vendor Exhibits
Highlights of the Meeting
• “Proposed Waters of the US Rule”
• “Treatment Optimization for Potential Presence
of Invertebrates in Source Water”
• “IT IS NOT AN ALGAE BLOOM! It is Cyanobacteria”
• “Cyanotoxin Monitoring and Regulation in Rhode
Island Drinking Water”
• “Water Treatment Plant Upgrades in Newport”
Plus
• Lawton Valley Water Treatment Plant Tour
• Earn up to 2 TCHs (pending state agency approval)
• Updates from NEWWA & RIWWA Presidents
November 20, 2014
Hyatt Regency
Newport, Rhode Island
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8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
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