Alliance of Indiana Rural Water 2018 Spring Conference

03/13/2018 - 03/15/2018 • 8670 West State Road 56 French Lick, Indiana 47432
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Schedule

  • 13 March
  • 14 March
  • 15 March

Board Meeting

12:00 PM 03:00 PM

Early Registration / Packet Pick-Up / Exhbitor Set-Up

03:00 PM 08:00 PM

Pre-Conference Hospitality Event (Dinner and Drinks)

06:00 PM 08:00 PM

Registration

07:00 AM 05:30 PM

Conference Kick Off

07:45 AM 08:00 AM

Trials & Tribulations to Protecting Our Source Waters

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

TD Toby Days

Ending pump ragging without changing pumps or adding grinding equipment

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

TS Todd Sturtz, P.E.

Rural Water Systems – Perspectives on the Industry’s Major Challenges

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

JD John DeLuca

Break

09:00 AM 09:15 AM

The Economic Significance of Flexible Drop Pipe

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

CG Carlos Guerra

DW Doug Wilson

Mechanical Integration of Emergency Power Systems

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

DW Don Windmiller

Value Added Services for Your Utility (Part 1)

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

JC Jeanie Cunningham

SF Shannon Farmer

GH Gerry Harstine

SH Shelly Howay

KS Kris Schulz

CS Connie  Stevens

Exhibitor Pre-Conference Meeting

09:45 AM 10:00 AM

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

10:15 AM 10:45 AM

Phosphate Chemical Addition – The City of Rensselaer’s Road to Lead and Copper Protection

10:45 AM 11:45 AM

TB Tracy Boehmer, P.E.

Moving Solids

10:45 AM 11:45 AM

BS Barbara Smith

Value Added Services for Your Utility (Part 2)

10:45 AM 11:45 AM

JC Jeanie Cunningham

SF Shannon Farmer

GH Gerry Harstine

SH Shelly Howay

KS Kris Schulz

CS Connie  Stevens

Awards Luncheon

11:45 AM 01:15 PM

Drinking Water Testing - Then, Now and the Future (Part 1)

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

SJ Stacy Jones

PP Peter Poon

MP Matt Prater

What's all the Phos About? (Part 1)

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

PB Pat Beamon

What Do You Do When Third-Party Entities Act As Your Agents Without Your Consent or Authority

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

PK Pete King

Break

02:15 PM 02:45 PM

Drinking Water Testing - Then, Now and the Future (Part 2)

02:45 PM 03:45 PM

SJ Stacy Jones

PP Peter Poon

MP Matt Prater

What's all the Phos About? (Part 2)

02:45 PM 03:45 PM

PB Pat Beamon

The Value of a Municipal Utility

02:45 PM 03:45 PM

CD Christina De Witt

Reception

03:45 PM 05:15 PM

Hospitality Bowling Event

08:00 PM 10:00 PM

Registration

07:00 AM 03:00 PM

Breakfast

07:00 AM 08:30 AM

Opening Remarks

08:00 AM 08:30 AM

High Accuracy Data Collection with Mobile Devices

08:30 AM 09:30 AM

MD Michael DeMory

JM Joe Madej

Maintaining Wastewater Treatment During Repairs

08:30 AM 09:30 AM

JC John Croom

Regionalization, Consolidation, Privatization...Will This Affect My Utility?

08:30 AM 09:30 AM

PK Pete King

Break

09:30 AM 10:00 AM

Making the Most of Portable Ultrasonic Flow Meters for Operators & Managers

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

JM Jeff Merman

Biological Sludge Control: Eliminating Solids Accumulation in Wastewater Treatment Lagoons or Holding Ponds

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

GC Grace Corbino

Utility Budgeting

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

AR Andre Riley

Break

11:00 AM 11:15 AM

Treatment via E-Floc Electrocoagulation

11:15 AM 12:15 PM

DR Doug Ralston, P.E.

Troubleshooting Tips for Common Issues in Municipal WWTPs: Emphasis on Wastewater Microbiology

11:15 AM 12:15 PM

RH Ryan Hennessy

Building Relationships

11:15 AM 12:15 PM

BA Ben Adams, P.E.

Grand Prize Drawing

12:15 PM 12:30 PM

Lunch - On Your Own

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Exhibitor Tear Down

12:30 PM 02:30 PM

Basic Generator & Transfer Switch Maintenance (Part 1)

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

JS Jason States

Successful Inflow and Infiltration Reduction Projects to Maintain IDEM Compliance

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

DF Drew Flamion, P.E.

Social Justice in Setting Water & Wastewater Rates

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

RR Richard Radcliff

Break - Shotgun Raffle

02:30 PM 02:45 PM

Basic Generator & Transfer Switch Maintenance (Part 2)

02:45 PM 03:45 PM

JS Jason States

Advanced Technologies for Keeping Lagoons Within Compliance

02:45 PM 03:45 PM

WS Wade Stinson

What Your Next Utility Rate Increase Should Do for You

02:45 PM 03:45 PM

SB Steven Brock

Sponsors

Exhibitors

Speakers

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Toby Days

Alliance of Indiana Rural Water
Toby Days is an Indiana native who grew up in Auburn, a rural town in Northeastern Indiana. He spent his college days studying at Purdue University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources and Environmental Science and a Master’s degree from the Forestry and Natural Resources Department. After receiving his degree, Toby took a position as a Wetland Impact Associate for the Region 5 Environmental Protection Agency where he worked to enforce compliance of section 404 and 303 of the Clean Water Act. Toby returned to Indianapolis in 2002 and began working for the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water as their first and only Source water Protection Specialist. For the past 15 years Toby has worked as the Source Water Protection (SWP) Specialist for the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water, a non-for-profit and the only Indiana Affiliate of National Rural Water Association where he has been involved in developing the Indiana SWP Program and its various components. Facilitating communication and collaboration between rural utilities, citizens groups, landowners and local, state and federal agencies to develop and implementing SWP plans has been his primary responsibility for the Alliance. Toby has developed well over 100 source water protection plans and has raised over $1 million dollars in grant funds for communities to install a variety of on the ground Best Management Practices that have to spread awareness and improve water quality.

14 March

TS

Todd Sturtz, P.E.

Deragger, Inc.
Todd Sturtz, P.E. has over a decade of pump experience working for a number of pump and equipment manufacturers in varied roles in different cities throughout the USA.

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JD

John DeLuca

CoBank
John DeLuca joined CoBank as Vice President & Senior Relationship Manager in 2016. He provides credit and financial solutions to rural water and waste water systems. Prior to joining CoBank, Mr. DeLuca was a Senior Director, Business & Relationship Management at Fitch Ratings. In 5+ years at Fitch, he was responsible for building and maintaining relationships with issuers, bankers, and financial advisors in an effort to expand Fitch’s presence in the U.S. public finance market. Prior to joining Fitch Ratings, Mr. DeLuca was Senior Vice President, Market Development, at Radian Asset Assurance Inc. During his 15+ years at Radian, he managed the development of the company's direct municipal bond insurance business through issuers, bankers, trading desks and buy-side accounts. Previously, he was group head for the company’s reinsurance business and established counter-party credit lines for structured product transactions. Prior to joining Radian, Mr. DeLuca served with Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. He earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from Hofstra University.

14 March

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Carlos Guerra

Hose Solutions
Carlos Guerra, Territory Manager for Hose Solutions Inc. Carlos is military veteran who while in the U.S. Army worked as an aircraft structural repair tech. Carlos now with Hose Solutions Inc. is also lead technical assistant for installations involving Flexible Drop Pipe. He frequently works on site to tackle specific problems and provide assistance at installations. He also shares his experiences at conferences all over the US with several organizations including the NGWA, AGWT, and several state organizations.

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DW

Doug Wilson

Hose Solutions

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DW

Don Windmiller

Cummins
Don Windmiller is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, with a B. S. in Business. He also holds an Associate’s Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from ITT Technical Institute. He has been the area sales manager for Cummins Power Systems Sales, for the past 18 years. He is based out of Evansville, IN. Besides sales, Don’s scope of work includes system design, installation, and customer training.

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CS

Connie Stevens

Alliance of Indiana Rural Water
Connie is the Executive Director for the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water. She joined the Alliance in 2012. Connie has over 20 years of previous experience as District Manager for South Henry Regional Wastewater District and served as a Clerk Treasurer for the town of Straughn for 13 years prior to that.

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GH

Gerry Harstine

ServLine

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KS

Kris Schulz

ServLine

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SH

Shelly Howay

Rural Water Impact
Shannon Farmer & Shelly Howay are co-founders of RuralWaterImpact. Rural Water Impact is the leading provider in website solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of the water and wastewater industry. And also newly launched Municipal Impact, a cutting edge, affordable website solution for small cities & towns. With over 40 years’ experience in the web design and waterworks industries, they understand the challenges you face in the day-to-day operation of your water system. They are excited to demonstrate how a website can help you run your office more productively & efficiently, as well as providing a powerful communication tool to serve your customers!

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Shannon Farmer

Rural Water Impact
Shannon Farmer & Shelly Howay are co-founders of RuralWaterImpact. Rural Water Impact is the leading provider in website solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of the water and wastewater industry. And also newly launched Municipal Impact, a cutting edge, affordable website solution for small cities & towns. With over 40 years’ experience in the web design and waterworks industries, they understand the challenges you face in the day-to-day operation of your water system. They are excited to demonstrate how a website can help you run your office more productively & efficiently, as well as providing a powerful communication tool to serve your customers!

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JC

Jeanie Cunningham

Lifestyle Healthy Benefits

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TB

Tracy Boehmer, P.E.

Commonwealth Engineers
Tracy brings over ten (10) years of extensive experience in planning, design and construction management experience to Commonwealth Engineers. Tracy has successfully worked on a large variety of projects and has a unique perspective on constructability as she has served as both lead design engineer and lead construction manager on numerous water treatment and distribution, wastewater improvement, land development, and transportation projects She is also a LEED AP ND with experience in many facets of “green” engineering practices.

14 March

BS

Barbara Smith

Wastewater 101
Barbara Smith has been In the wastewater field since 1981 and has been an instructor for many approved courses throughout lndlana and Ohio and holds a Class IV Wastewater Certification for Indiana.

14 March

SJ

Stacy Jones

IDEM
Stacy Jones is a Regulatory Implementation Specialist with the IDEM Drinking Water Branch. She has worked for IDEM since 1992 with a 3-year hiatus where she worked for a private water company. She has been working with the lead and copper regulations on a state and national level since 1993 and has been part of the state/EPA workgroup on rule revisions for the rule. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Earth Science from DePauw University and her Master of Arts in Natural Resources and Environmental Management from Ball State University.

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MP

Matt Prater

IDEM
Matt Prater is a Section Chief for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) - Drinking Water Branch and has worked for IDEM since 2011. Work duties at IDEM include implementing Public Water Supply (PWS) regulations, assisting PWS owners/operators, managing the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) database, and administering the electronic Sample Entry (eSE) application which is used by certified drinking water laboratories. Matt graduated from Ball State University in 2009 with a B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Management and a Minor in Chemistry. He also received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Bellevue University in 2013.

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Peter Poon

IDEM
Peter Poon is an Environmental Engineer with the Drinking Water Branch Compliance Section at IDEM. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master's Degree in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Indiana. Peter started his career in the environmental field in 2001 with the Air and Radiation Division at US EPA Region 5 headquarters in Chicago. Then he worked in wastewater at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago until 2004 when he moved to Indiana to join the Drinking Water Branch Compliance Section at IDEM. He left IDEM in 2016 to manage the Commercial Septic System Permits Section at the Indiana State Department of Health before returning to the Drinking Water Branch.

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PB

Pat Beamon

Archaea Solutions
Pat Beamon is Vice President of ArchaeaSolutions, Inc. of Georgia. They specialize in wastewater process enhancement and Archaea addition, design and installation of medium and fine bubble aeration systems, and evaluation and implementation of municipal and industrial process changes. Pat has taught classes throughout the country for Rural Water Associations and other environmental associations. Pat was also an instructor with Ivy Tech State College in Evansville, Indiana where he taught from 1990 to 1997 and is Certified in Indiana and Kentucky.

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PK

Pete King

Cline, King & King, P.C.
Peter King was greatly influenced by his father, longtime and well respected Columbus attorney, Arthur D. King. He joined his father in the practice of law in 1979 and developed a community based practice addressing civil law issues. On any given day, Pete can be found in the boardroom of any one of the several regional water companies he represents or in the courtrooms of any level of our state and federal courts. He advocates for his clients’ interest or confers with community leaders in both the private and public sectors providing sound and reasoned counsel drawn from his years of experience and knowledge of the law.

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CD

Christina De Witt

Umbaugh
Christina graduated from Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting in 2004. She has completed professional courses sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Indiana CPA Society and other professional organizations. She is a member of the Indiana CPA Society, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and American Water Works Association. She is currently serving as the Management Committee Chair for the Indiana section of AWWA. She has previously served on the Finance Committee, AWWA Young Professionals Committee and was the Secretary/Treasurer for the Indiana Section of AWWA. Christina joined Umbaugh in March of 2005. Prior to joining Umbaugh, she worked as an Auditor for Deloitte and Touche. In 2006 she successfully completed the requirements to become licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Indiana. Since 2005 Christina has been involved with many professional engagements including financial studies for municipally‐owned utilities, rate filings with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, not‐for‐profit corporations, regional water and sewer districts and conservancy districts. These studies quite often have involved the determination of utility revenue requirements, cost of service studies and the financial planning associated with the issuance of taxexempt bonds. In 2016 Christina became a Principal in the Accounting Services Group of Umbaugh.

14 March

MD

Michael DeMory

Seiler Instrument
Michael DeMory is the Indiana Mapping Sales Representative for Seiler Instrument. He has been in this position since 2012. Prior to working with Seiler Instrument, Michael worked for the Lake County Indiana Surveyor as a GIS technician for 5 years. Michael has 8 years of experience using GPS in the field and 10 years experience with GIS. Michael graduated from Indiana University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Geography and graduated from Western Michigan University in 2010 with a master’s degree in Geography.

15 March

JM

Joe Madej

Seiler Instrument
Joe is a member of the Seiler Instrument Mapping Technical Support team in St Louis, MO. He serves in technical support and a Certified Trimble trainer of both Trimble mapping hardware and software. Prior to Seiler, Joe has spent his 10+ year GIS career working on Federal and Local Government projects, rural water line mapping, and field data collection. Joe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science with and Area of Specialization in GIS from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He also hold his GIS Professional Certification.

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JC

John Croom

AUC Group, L.P.
John Croom is AUC Group's Senior Business Development Manager responsible for new client acquisition and account management across the southeastern United States, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Mr. Croom was previously a Process Sales Engineer with Southern Water Technologies where he worked with municipal and industrial clients providing water and wastewater treatment needs. He owned and operated his own environmental consulting firm, OSR, LLC. A graduate of the University of Southern Alabama, he is an active member and presenter with AWWA, AWEA, WEF, AL-MS-FL associations, PEP Industrial Environmental Partners, Mobile Bay NEP and the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce.

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JM

Jeff Merman

Automatic Controls Co.
JEFF MERMAN, President - 37 year experience selling industrial instrumentation and controls in the Ohio Valley area (Automatic Controls Company and Panelmatic). 29 years with Automatic Controls, including 2 years as Regional Sales Manager for Cincinnati and Louisville offices. Prior experience includes: two years experience in construction management with Camargo/Jacobs Engineering; speaker at ISA 88 in Houston (Paper 88-1526), ISA 96 in Chicago (Paper 96-001 ), and ISA 2001 in Houston (Paper 01-1045) & TAPP! 3/2002 Session 37; previously ISA District Six liaison for the Industrial Computer Society; and Senior ISA member. Also member of The Vibration Institute. Our agency is also a member of MANA & Kentucky Rural Water Association. A.S. in Manufacturing Technology, University of Kentucky and Northern Kentucky University.

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Grace Corbino

Blue Frog Technologies
Grace Corbino, President - Prior to joining Blue Frog Technologies LLC, Grace spent over 20 years in the food service and dairy processing industries. She worked with two of the nation's leading food and beverage companies (Suiza/Dean Foods and National Dairy). During those years, Grace served in several executive levels ranging from National Account Manager to Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Grace is an energetic results-oriented individual who has a history of building strong relationships, developing and implementing business growth strategies that guide the direction of the business, achieving the organization's overall strategic goals and profitability requirements.

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Andre Riley

Umbaugh
Andre Riley has been with Umbaugh since October 2003 and is based in the Indianapolis office. Andre was promoted to the position of Manager in July, 2015. Andre’s experience includes financial studies and project for municipally‐owned water, sewage and stormwater utilities, not‐for‐profit water, regional water and sewer districts and conservancy districts. These projects often involve bond financing, financial analysis and determining utility revenue requirements, cost‐of‐service studies and financial planning associated with capital acquisition and utility controller assistance. Andre grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from the University of Kentucky and his Masters of Professional Accounting from Indiana University.

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Doug Ralston, P.E.

Engineering Resources
Doug is a 1969 Graduate of Hanover College obtaining his Professional Engineers registration in 1980. Prior to obtaining his PE, Doug was a certified operator (Class IV Municipal; Class D Industrial) in Indiana and Kentucky. He has been in the water/wastewater profession since 1972 either as a chemist, operator, operations specialist or engineer. He is a SS Award winner, 20 Year IWEA Club Member, WEF Quarter Century Operators' Club, and a Lifetime Member of WEF. He resides in Ft. Wayne, IN and is a Senior Associate with Engineering Resources. Doug is married to his lovely wife Lisa and they have 3 precious Shih Tzu's, Jack, Hazel and Coach. Doug plays golf when time allows and if he needs some extra cash.

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Ryan Hennessy

Midwest Contract Operations
Ryan Hennessy is a licensed water and wastewater operator with over 10 years of experience. Ryan studied under Dr. Michael Richard, a world authority on wastewater treatment biology. He specializes in filament identification, wastewater microscopy and troubleshooting. Ryan assists various clients and organizations with training and continuing education.

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Ben Adams, P.E.

Commonwealth Engineers
Benjamin (Ben) Adams has more than 20 years of experience in the planning, design and construction management of municipal street, storm drainage, water and wastewater facilities improvements projects. Municipal wastewater system experience includes both large and small diameter sewerage interceptors, pump stations, force mains, vacuum collection systems, pressure collection systems, sewage treatment facilities and CSO equalization facilities. Municipal water system experience includes transmission and distribution systems, elevated storage tanks, wells and related water treatment facilities. Municipal storm drainage experience includes the design of storm sewer systems, detention/retention basins and watershed studies. Street improvements experience includes the design of new streets, the reconstruction of existing streets, the inspection of street improvements and related resurfacing activities. Ben is the manager of Commonwealth’s Fort Wayne Office.

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Jason States

Evapar
Jason States has been in power generation field for 20 years, working on single units to Multi paralleled units and controls. Working as a technician for multiple years Jason has learned the art of preventive maintenance and troubleshooting to keep units running at top performance. The past 13 years Jason has instructed classes for Distributers and technicians for Generac Power Systems. Jason now serves as VP of Service at EVAPAR and focuses on customer service and responding to the customer needs, and provides technical assistance to customers.

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Drew Flamion, P.E.

Commonwealth Engineers
Drew has significant stormwater, dam and levee experience with field evaluation, inspection and assessment of existing facilities; complex hydrologic and hydraulic modeling capabilities; design and planning for necessary rehabilitation, upgrades or new critical facilities; various waterway permit assistance; erosion control design and permits; and construction oversight and engineering for all such projects. Drew has provided leadership in the creation of Master Plans, Preliminary Engineer Reports for funding opportunities and inspections of High Hazard Dams. Drew has led various types of projects for design and construction oversight, including: stormwater collection structures and piping networks, detention facilities, channel enhancement and armorment, rehabilitation and upgrades to dams and levees, lake dredging, emergency drawdown facilities, roadway drainage improvements, trenchless pipe installation, concrete coatings, groundwater drainage facilities, embankment and critical utility infrastructure protection, irrigation systems, waterway debris removal, worker safety components or improvements, energy dissipation facilities, land acquisition, green infrastructure and wetland plantings.

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Richard Radcliff

Beam, Longest & Neff
Richard Radcliff has over 30 years of environmental experience, including work at IDEM, a hazardous waste testing laboratory, 2 drinking water testing laboratories, a position as South bend’s Combined Sewer Overflow Operations Manager, and most recently as a Water Resources Engineer for Beam, Longest and Neff. Mr. Radcliff studied Chemistry, Environmental Science, German and Civil Engineering and holds degrees from Indiana University and a BSCE from Trine University. Mr. Radcliff has professional experience in the areas of water treatment, water chemistry, advanced treatment technologies, emerging contaminants, combined sewer overflow collection system management, flow monitoring, green infrastructure, and sustainability.

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Wade Stinson

Wastewater Compliance Systems
Wade Stinson grew up in Pasco, Washington. After spending a few years providing service to his church, he persuaded his now wife to marry him and begin a beautiful family. Wade later studied Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah where he received his Bachelor’s degree. Wade has been with WCS since 2013 and has been helping wastewater lagoon facilities meet new regulations ever since. Since 2013, Wade has directly worked on and continues to work on over 100 projects across the nation helping engineers and communities explore potential treatment options.

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Steven Brock

Therber, Brock & Associates
Steven Brock has an MBA, is a CPA and has worked with regulated utilities in Indiana for over 30 years. He is the only consultant in Indiana that has worked as a consultant for both the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, the Office of the Utility Consumer Counselor and the Indiana State Revolving Loan Fund. In addition Mr. Brock has had hundreds of utilities as clients for financial services and has “prepped” many utilities on the advantages and disadvantages of selling their utility.

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Covalen

Moblie App & Platinum Sponsor
Pumps

LWG

Moblie App & Platinum Sponsor
Financial

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.

Alliance of Indiana Rural Water

Allied Pump, Technical & Underwater Services

Construction Equipment Sales, Rental & Service; Consultants; Equipment Sales & Services; Piping Systems Cleaning; Pumps; Sand & Grit Removal; Tank/Tower Services; Wastewater Equiipment / Services; Water Equipment Services; Commercial Diving Services; Underwater Construction, Inspection & Repair

American Pump Repair & Service, Inc.

Pumps; Wastewater Equipment / Services; Water Equipment / Services

Ampstun Corporation

Utility Billing Software

Automatic Controls Company

Flow Metering Products

Banning Engineering

Engineering

BBC Pump & Equipment Co., Inc.

Control Panels; Equipment Sales & Services; Motors; Pumps; SCADA/Telemetry; Wastewater Equipment / Services; Water Equipment / Services; Wireless Communication

BL Anderson Co., Inc.

Wastewater Equipment / Services; Water Equipment / Services

Bledsoe & Associates

Automatic Control Valves; Control Panels; Consultants; Engineering Services; Flow Meters; Meters Monitoring Service; Process Control Equipment; Regulators; SCADA/Telemetry; Valves; Wireless Communication; Valve Actuators; Flow, Level, Pressure & Temperature Controls

Blue River Technologies

Dewatering

Clouse Inspection Services

Tank/Tower Services; Storage Tank Systems; Consultants

CoBank

Financial Services

Commonwealth Engineers, Inc.

Consultants; Engineering Services

Core & Main

Pipe & Fittings

Covalen

Pumps; Wastewater Equipment / Services; Water Equipment / Services

Craig Kelman & Associates Ltd.

Critical Power Technologies

Culy Contracting, Inc.

Coatings & Linings; Consultants; Contract Operations; Ditching/Earth Moving; Leak Detection; Tapping Equipment Sales & Services; Specialty Line Stopping / Valve Insertion Services; Wastewater Equipment/Services; Water Equipment/Services;

Cummins

Curry & Associates, Inc.

Consultants; Engineering Services;

DLZ Indiana

Engineering

DN Tanks

Water Storage Tanks

Eco Infrastructure Solutions

Equipment Sales & Service; Safety Equipment; Wastewater Equipment / Services

Element Materials Technology

Environmental & Microbiological Testing Services; Laboratory Equipment & Services; Wastewater Equipment/Services; Water Equipment/Services

Engineered Solutions Midwest

SCADA / Telemetry

Environmental Labs, Inc.

LAB

Environmental Mgmt. & Development

Chemicals; Cross Connection Control / Backflow Prevention; Wastewater Equipment / Services; Water Equipment / Services

E-Tank / E-Pump, Ltd.

Construction Equipment Sales, Rental & Service; Equipment Sales & Service; Filters & Filtration Equipment; Flow Meters; Pipe & Fittings; Pumps; Storage Tank Systems; Wastewater Equipment & Services; Water Equipment & Services; Pump Rentals

EVAPAR

Construction Equipment Sales, Rental & Service; Equipment Sales & Service; Generators

Everett J. Prescott, Inc.

Castings / Manholes / Grates; Couplings; Cross Connection Control / Backflow Prevention; Equipment Sales & Service; Fire Hydrants; Pipe & Fittings; Tapping Equipment Sales & Service; Valves; Wastewater Equipment / Services; Water Equipment / Services

Ferguson Waterworks

SUPPLIER

Ford Meter Box Company, Inc.

Pipe & Fittings; Tapping Equipment Sales & Service; Valves; Water Works Brass; Uniflange

FPBH, Inc.

Consultants; Engineering Services; GIS

Frakes Engineering

Communications; Control Panels; Cyber Security; Engineering Services; SCADA / Telemetry

Frontier Geospatial, LLC

Computer Software; GIS

George E. Booth Co., Inc.

Valves & Fittings

Gripp, Inc.

Chlorination/Dechlorination Equipment; Equipment Sales & Service; Flow Meters; Laboratory Equipment/Services; Meters; Monitoring Service; Wastewater Equipment & Services; Water Equipment & Services

GRW

Consultants; Engineering Services; GIS

Hach Company

Computer Equipment; Chemical & Equipment Distributors; Laboratory Equipment & Services; Process Control Equipment; Wastewater Equipment & Services; Water Equipment & Services; Instrumentation

Hawkins Water Treatment Group

Chemicals; Chemicals & Equipment Distributors; Chlorination & Dechlorination Equipment; Jar Testing

Henry P. Thompson Company, The

Manufacturers Representative; Water and Wastewater Equipment

HML, Inc.

Laboratory Equipment / Services

Hose Solutions

Pipes, Valves & Fittings; Pumps; Pumps & Water/WW Equipment Service

Hurst Technical Services

SCADA / Telemetry; Calibration Service

HWC Engineering

Engineering Services

HydroCorp., Inc.

Cross Connection Control / Backflow Prevention, Meter Installation

IDEM

Indiana Bond Bank

Financial Services

Indiana Department Of Natural Resources

Indiana Geographic Information Council

Indiana Regional Sewer District Association

Indiana State Department of Health

Infrastructure Systems, Inc.

Contractor

InWARN

J & J Municipal Supply, Inc.

Automatic Control Valves; Castings/Manholes/Grates; Couplings; Cross Connection Control/Backflow Prevention; Fire Hydrants; Flow Meters; Gaskets; Leak Detection; Meters; Pipe & Fittings; Pumps; Regulators; Safety Equipment; Tapping Equipment; Valves; Wastewater Equipment & Services; Water Equipment & Services; Well Services

J.D. Petro & Associates, Inc.

Coatings & Linings

Jack Doheny Companies

JCM Industries, Inc.

Couplings; Pipe & Fittings

Jet Vac Environmental

L & D Mail Masters, Inc.

Marketing & Print Materials

Ladd Engineering, Inc.

Consultants; Engineering Services

Layne, Inc.

Equipment Sales & Service; Filters & Filtration Equipment; Motors; Pumps; Trenchless Pipeline Rehabilitation; Valves; Water Equipment & Services; Well Services

Leary Construction Co., Inc.

Coatings & Linings; Safety Equipment; Tank & Tower Services

Lewis Municipal Sales

SUPPLIER

LiquiForce Services, USA

Cured In Place Lining; Laterral Lininng; Manhole Rehabilitation

Living Waters Co., Inc.

Chlorination / Dechlorination Equipment; Equipment Sales & Services; Wastewater Equipment & Services; Water Equipment & Services

LWG

Accounting; Consultants; Financial Services; Rate Consulting

M L Johnson Company

M.E. Simpson

Leak Detection Equipment & Services; Meters; Valves

Master Meter

Meters

McCoy & McCoy Laboratories, Inc.

Laboratory Services

Midwest Meter, Inc.

Meters

Midwestern Engineers, Inc.

Consultants; Engineering Services

MS Consultants, Inc.

Engineering Services

Muni-Link

Utility Billing Software; Website Development

National Water Services, LLC

CONTRACTOR

Ortman Drilling & Water Services

Pumps; Water Equipment & Services; Well Services

PayGov.us

Computer Software; Financial & Utility Billing Services

Peerless-Midwest, Inc.

Control Panels; Filters & Filtration Equipment; Motors; Pumps; SCADA / Telemetry; Water Equipment & Services; Well Services

Pelton Environmental Products

Precision Products

Preload, LLC

Water Storage Tanks

Rural Water Impact/Municipal Impact

Ruxer Ford-Lincoln, Inc.

Vehicle Sales

Rycom Instruments

S&ME

Engineering Services

Seiler Instrument Company

GIS

Sherman, Barber & Mullikin

Accounting; Consultants; Rate Consulting; Financial Advisory Services

SmartBill, Ltd

Bill Printing / Online Services

Snyder Construction Co.

CONSULTANT

Software Solutions, Inc.

Computer Software; Utility Billing Software

Southeastern Equipment Co., Inc.

Construction Equipment Sales, Rental & Service; Equipment Sales & Service; Wastewater Equipment / Services

SpanSet USA

Fall Protection / Safety Management

Straeffer Pump & Supply Co.

Pumps; Wastewater Equipment / Services

SUEZ Advanced Solutions

Coatings & Linings; Concrete Services; Consultants; Engineering Services; Equipment Sales & Service; Filters & Filtration Services; Leak Detection Equipment / Services; Meters; Storage Tank Systems; Tank / Tower Services; Water Equipment & Services; Well Services; Wireless Communications

Therber, Brock & Associates, Inc.

Accounting; Consultants; Financial Services; Rate Consulting Services

TNT Technologies

Engineering Services; Equipment Sales & Service; Flow Meters; Monitoring Service; Motors; Pumps; SCADA / Telemetry; Wastewater Equipment & Services; Water Equipment & Services; Wireless Communication

Tokio Marine HCC - Public Risk Group

INSURANCE

Triad Associates, Inc.

Engineering Services;

Tyler Technologies, Inc.

Computer Software;Financial & Utility Billing Software

Umbaugh

Accounting; Consultants; Financial Services

United Systems & Software, Inc.

Computer Software; Leak Detection Equipment / Services; Meters

USABlueBook

Tapping Equipment Sales & Services; Valves; Safety Equipment; SCADA/Telemetry, Storage Tank Systems; Pipe & Fittings; Leak Detection Equipment & Services; Meters; Monitoring Service; Filters & Filtration; Fire Hydrants; Automatic Control Valves; Castings/Manholes/Grates; Chemicals; Chemicals & Equipment Distributors; Chlorination & Dechlorination Equipment; Computer Software; Control Panels; Couplings; Cross Connection Control / Backflow Prevention; Flow Meters; Gaskets; Laboratory Equipment / Services; Pumps; Wastewater Equipment / Services

USDA Rural Development

Utilities Employees Credit Union

Financial Services

Utility Pipe Sales

Fire Hydrants; Pipe & Fitting

Utility Supply Company

Castings, Manholes & Grates; Couplings; Cross Connection Control / Backflow Prevention; Fire Hydrants; Flow Meters; Gaskets; Leak Detection Equipment & Services; Meters; Pipe & Fittings; Safety Equipment; Tapping Equipment Sales/Services; Valves; Wastewater Equipment & Services; Water Equipment & Services

Waller's Meter, Inc.

Couplings; Cross Connection Control / Backflow Prevention; Fire Hydrants; Flow Meters; Gaskets; Meters; Pipe & Fittings; Pumps; Regulators; Tapping Equipment Sales & Services; Valves; Wastewater Equipment / Services; Water Equipment / Services

Water Solutions Unlimited

Chemicals; Chemicals & Equipment Distributor; Chlorination / Dechlorination Equipment; Dehumidifiers; Pumps; Wastewater Equipment & Services; Water Equipment & Services

WTH Technology, Inc.

GIS

Xylem Inc., Flygt Products

Control Panels; Equipment Sales & Service; Motors; Process Control Equipment; Pumps; Wastewater Equipment & Services; Water Equipment & Services

Board Meeting

12:00 PM 03:00 PM Truman

Early Registration / Packet Pick-Up / Exhbitor Set-Up

03:00 PM 08:00 PM Lobby - Registration Desk

Pre-Conference Hospitality Event (Dinner and Drinks)

06:00 PM 08:00 PM Garden Area (Weather back up - Clifton Ballroom)

Join us for some dinner and drinks before we kick off the conference.

Registration

07:00 AM 05:30 PM Lobby - Registration Desk

Registration Desk Open

Conference Kick Off

07:45 AM 08:00 AM Hoosier Ballroom / Exhibit Hall

Join us for coffee, doughnuts and opening remarks
Water (1 Tech. W & 1 Gen. WW)

Trials & Tribulations to Protecting Our Source Waters

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Windsor C

This class will explain the process of developing a strategic plan that lays out a structured approach that a water system can use to protect their valuable Source Waters. Discussions on the regulatory requirements and how a community and/or water system can stay in compliance will lead the class into an interactive dialog on the social and psychological benefits healthy waters have on a community. Also, meet Team Storm - Four students from Terre Haute, IN competing in the FIRST LEGO League Hydrodynamic World Championships this spring. Come hear them present their unique and cost efficient idea of using QR codes to label and track storm drains. A project that could be implemented in your community to improve water quality and report illicit discharges.

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Wastewater (1 Tech. W & 1 Tech. WW)

Ending pump ragging without changing pumps or adding grinding equipment

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Windsor B

Learn about real time pump protection and how this protection can solve your pump ragging and clogging issues.

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Administrative (1 Tech. W & 1 Gen. WW)

Rural Water Systems – Perspectives on the Industry’s Major Challenges

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Windsor A

Rural water utilities are wrestling with a variety of issues ranging from aging infrastructure, regulatory requirements, water quality and supply, technology changes, financing options and changing customer bases. Consolidation may offer benefits, but it’s also triggered debate on its community impact. How systems react to these challenges will impact their customers for years to come.

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Break

09:00 AM 09:15 AM Foyer Area

Water (1 Tech. W & 1 Gen. WW)

The Economic Significance of Flexible Drop Pipe

09:15 AM 10:15 AM Windsor C

Using flexible drop pipe in a water well you can achieve many benefits over your standard rigid pipe. We will discuss friction loss (50% less than rigid pipe), electrical savings, different installation and retrieval methods, quick installation, quick retrieval, the ability to maintenance and rehab your well quick and efficiently, test pumping. We will also talk about the hose life expectancy, hose constructions, tensile strength, PSI capability, max depth setting and zero corrosion, as well as other benefits.

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Wastewater (1 Tech. W & 1 Tech. WW)

Mechanical Integration of Emergency Power Systems

09:15 AM 10:15 AM Windsor B

Participants will be able to identify best practices related to the design and integration of mechanical systems for emergency power systems in order to meet application requirements.

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Administrative (1 Tech. W & 1 Gen. WW)

Value Added Services for Your Utility (Part 1)

09:15 AM 10:15 AM Windsor A

We are all looking for the “biggest bang for the buck”, and your customers are no exception. Join us for a discussion on ways you can enhance your value and image to your customers without adding to your expenses.

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Exhibitor Pre-Conference Meeting

09:45 AM 10:00 AM Hoosier Ballroom / Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

10:15 AM 10:45 AM Hoosier Ballroom / Exhibit Hall

Visit our fantastic exhibitors, purchase some raffle tickets for our Sportsman's Raffle, get a free photo in our photo booth, and grab some refreshments!
Water (1 Tech. W & 1 Gen. WW)

Phosphate Chemical Addition – The City of Rensselaer’s Road to Lead and Copper Protection

10:45 AM 11:45 AM Windsor C

The presentation will provide a brief overview of lead and copper testing and requirements, as well as the deficiencies within the city’s distribution system that warranted the use of phosphate chemical addition.

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Wastewater (1 Tech. W & 1 Tech. WW)

Moving Solids

10:45 AM 11:45 AM Windsor B

Being mindful when pumping primary, setting return rates or wasting activated sludge and consequences of not paying attention

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Administrative (1 Tech. W & 1 Gen. WW)

Value Added Services for Your Utility (Part 2)

10:45 AM 11:45 AM Windsor A

We are all looking for the “biggest bang for the buck”, and your customers are no exception. Join us for a discussion on ways you can enhance your value and image to your customers without adding to your expenses.

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Awards Luncheon

11:45 AM 01:15 PM Exhibition Center (formerly the Activities Center)

Join us in the attached Exhibition Center (formerly called the Activities Center) for lunch and a celebration of Indiana's awesome utility professionals!
Water (1 Tech. W & 1 Gen. WW)

Drinking Water Testing - Then, Now and the Future (Part 1)

01:15 PM 02:15 PM Windsor C

Learn about what we test for in drinking water and why - review the last 25 years of regulations and look to the future.

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Wastewater (1 Tech. W & 1 Tech. WW)

What's all the Phos About? (Part 1)

01:15 PM 02:15 PM Windsor B

Lean how to biologically remove phosphorus or lessen the amount of chemicals used for precipitation.

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Administrative (1 Tech. W & 1 Gen. WW)

What Do You Do When Third-Party Entities Act As Your Agents Without Your Consent or Authority

01:15 PM 02:15 PM Windsor A

Learn about what to do when a third-party vendor collects info from your customers on behalf of your utility but without your utilities knowledge or consent.

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Break

02:15 PM 02:45 PM Hoosier Ballroom / Exhibit Hall

Visit our fantastic exhibitors, purchase some raffle tickets for our Sportsman's Raffle, get a free photo in our photo booth, and grab some refreshments!
Water (1 Tech. W & 1 Gen. WW)

Drinking Water Testing - Then, Now and the Future (Part 2)

02:45 PM 03:45 PM Windsor C

Learn about what we test for in drinking water and why - review the last 25 years of regulations and look to the future.

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Wastewater (1 Tech. W & 1 Tech. WW)

What's all the Phos About? (Part 2)

02:45 PM 03:45 PM Windsor B

Lean how to biologically remove phosphorus or lessen the amount of chemicals used for precipitation.

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Administrative (1 Tech. W & 1 Gen. WW)

The Value of a Municipal Utility

02:45 PM 03:45 PM Windsor A

The presentation will explain and explore the positive aspects of a municipal utility and how it adds value to the overall community.

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Reception

03:45 PM 05:15 PM Hoosier Ballroom / Exhibit Hall

Join us in the exhibit hall for a regional water taste test, some fun, food, drinks and Sportsman Raffle drawing.

Hospitality Bowling Event

08:00 PM 10:00 PM Pluto's Alley

Come on down to Pluto's Alley for some pizza, drinks and bowling!

Registration

07:00 AM 03:00 PM Lobby - Registration Desk

Breakfast

07:00 AM 08:30 AM Hoosier Ballroom / Exhibit Hall

Join us for a hot breakfast buffet to get the day started off right!

Opening Remarks

08:00 AM 08:30 AM Hoosier Ballroom / Exhibit Hall

Win a Kindle Fire! Must be present to win!
Water (1 Tech. W & 1 Gen. WW)

High Accuracy Data Collection with Mobile Devices

08:30 AM 09:30 AM Windsor C

Learn about how to collect data with high accuracy with mobile devices.

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Wastewater (1 Tech. W & 1 Tech. WW)

Maintaining Wastewater Treatment During Repairs

08:30 AM 09:30 AM Windsor B

In this presentation, we will discuss options for maintaining wastewater service during major repairs or upgrades to existing wastewater treatment facilities. Treating existing flow during wastewater treatment plant improvements is critical and in most cases, cannot be stopped or diverted. Procuring an additional treatment facility is expensive and an inefficient use of capital and time. This session will compare timing and costs related to temporary bypass plants vs pump and haul to an alternate facility.

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Administrative (1 Tech. W & 1 Gen. WW)

Regionalization, Consolidation, Privatization...Will This Affect My Utility?

08:30 AM 09:30 AM Windsor A

Discussion of distressed utilities and current events regarding regionalization, consolidation and privatization of rural water utilities.

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Break

09:30 AM 10:00 AM Hoosier Ballroom / Exhibit Hall

Visit our fantastic exhibitors, purchase some raffle tickets for our Sportsman's Raffle, get a free photo in our photo booth, and grab some refreshments!
Water (1 Tech. W & 1 Gen. WW)

Making the Most of Portable Ultrasonic Flow Meters for Operators & Managers

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Windsor C

Learn the techniques to help isolate leaks in water and waste water systems, and review of the types of tools to spot them.

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Wastewater (1 Tech. W & 1 Tech. WW)

Biological Sludge Control: Eliminating Solids Accumulation in Wastewater Treatment Lagoons or Holding Ponds

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Windsor B

It is a proven, tested technology, that provides an economical solution for municipalities and various industries. Blue Frog™ technology provides full scale solutions that include lower operating and maintenance costs, equipment warranties, and system guarantees with finance options.

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Administrative (1 Tech. W & 1 Gen. WW)

Utility Budgeting

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Windsor A

Define the steps and timeline for building a budget. Connect the dots between utility budgeting and tax supported budgets (how they work together).

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Break

11:00 AM 11:15 AM Hoosier Ballroom / Exhibit Hall

Visit our fantastic exhibitors, purchase some raffle tickets for our Sportsman's Raffle, get a free photo in our photo booth, and grab some refreshments!
Water (1 Tech. W & 1 Tech. WW)

Treatment via E-Floc Electrocoagulation

11:15 AM 12:15 PM Windsor C

Learn about optional treatment technology for chemical elimination /reduction.

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Wastewater (1 Tech. W & 1 Tech. WW)

Troubleshooting Tips for Common Issues in Municipal WWTPs: Emphasis on Wastewater Microbiology

11:15 AM 12:15 PM Windsor B

Causes and control tips for filamentous bulking, foaming, dispersed growth, loss of nitrification, toxicity, and denitrification issues.

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Administrative (1 Tech. W & 1 Gen. WW)

Building Relationships

11:15 AM 12:15 PM Windsor A

Important Planning/Management Aspects Associated with the Negotiation of Interlocal Treatment Agreements Between Municipalities & Rural Entities.

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Grand Prize Drawing

12:15 PM 12:30 PM Hoosier Ballroom / Exhibit Hall

Come find out the winner of the Grand Prize Sportsman's Raffle!

Lunch - On Your Own

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Exhibitor Tear Down

12:30 PM 02:30 PM Hoosier Ballroom / Exhibit Hall

Water (1 Tech. W & 1 Tech. WW)

Basic Generator & Transfer Switch Maintenance (Part 1)

01:30 PM 02:30 PM Windsor C

Basic Generator & Transfer Switch Maintenance (Part 1)

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Wastewater (1 Tech. W & 1 Tech. WW)

Successful Inflow and Infiltration Reduction Projects to Maintain IDEM Compliance

01:30 PM 02:30 PM Windsor B

Successful Inflow and Infiltration Reduction Projects to Maintain IDEM Compliance

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Administrative (1 Tech. W & 1 Gen. WW)

Social Justice in Setting Water & Wastewater Rates

01:30 PM 02:30 PM Windsor A

Social Justice in Setting Water & Wastewater Rates

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Break - Shotgun Raffle

02:30 PM 02:45 PM Windsor C

Are you the winner of the shotgun?! Find out in Windsor C!
Water (1 Tech. W & 1 Tech. WW)

Basic Generator & Transfer Switch Maintenance (Part 2)

02:45 PM 03:45 PM Windsor C

Learn basic fundamentals on oil, coolant, battery and fuel specs for generators. Also how to properly do load testing will be covered as well as transfer switch care preventative maintenance to save on downtime.

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Wastewater (1 Tech. W & 1 Tech. WW)

Advanced Technologies for Keeping Lagoons Within Compliance

02:45 PM 03:45 PM Windsor B

This presentation will explore varying technologies that can be applied to a typical lagoon system to maintain compliance for next one to two permit renewing cycle.

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Administrative (1 Tech. W & 1 Gen. WW)

What Your Next Utility Rate Increase Should Do for You

02:45 PM 03:45 PM Windsor A

Learn what to require and what to expect from a utility rate increase.

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