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April 10-12, 2011 The WesTin hArbour cAsTle ToronTo, onTArio WeAo Technical symposium and opceA exhibition 40Th AnniVersArY WATER ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO ONE WORLD. one waTer enVironMenT. The largesT Canadian TeChniCal ConferenCe for The wasTewaTer indusTry 40 TH ANNUAL weao TeChniCal syMPosiuM & oPCea eXhiBiTion welcome from the Chair on behalf of the WeAo conference committee, i am based on the number and quality of abstracts re- pleased to invite you to the 40th Anniversary of our ceived to date, the Technical program this year prom- Annual WeAo Technical symposium and opceA ises to meet the high standard that WeAo members exhibition, April 10-12, 2011, at the Westin harbour have come to expect. castle in Toronto. i would also personally encourage you to attend as once again, the members of The opceA bring the many of the associated conference events that you latest and greatest technologies and services right can. These include the student Design competition, to our door with over 100 booths to discover in the WeAo Annual Meeting, icebreaker reception, WeAo exhibition area. please keep an eye out for the free Awards lunch, opceA reception, operations chal- exhibition passes which will be issued by opceA lenge, closing banquet, and several others. early in the new year - even if you are not a full con- ference registrant, you can still attend the exhibition i believe i speak for all of the members of the con- at no charge. ference committee when i say that we look forward to seeing everyone this coming April, to help us cel- The Technical symposium of the WeAo Annual ebrate this milestone 40th Anniversary. conference offers the highest quality and most comprehensive program of any industry conference rob anderson in canada. conference chair President’s Message The time to register for our annual conference is here about the latest advances in the science and technol- again. i’d like to invite you to join us in Toronto, April ogy of our water environment. We are also pleased 10-12, 2011, for the 40th annual WeAo Technical to announce that the Water environment Federation symposium and opceA exhibition. We have a great president, Jeanette brown, is planning to attend our team of people putting together the events for the conference. conference this year and it promises to be entertain- ing and instructive. Join us to get reacquainted with don Kemp, P.eng. old friends, make some new contacts and learn more president WeAo The ontario Pollution Control equipment association exhibition opceA expects over 100 member companies to come to bring yourself and others in your group up to date together to exhibit their equipment and services for the on what’s new in the equipment and services side Water & Wastewater industry. The opceA trade show of the industry. new for this year, the exhibit area will will be attended by many consultants, operators and be open in the morning in addition to the regular other industry professionals who will be looking for new show times during all coffee breaks and Tuesday ideas, technologies, and professional expertise from lunch. As always, be sure to also join us for a relaxed the opceA exhibitors. Take this excellent opportunity get-together during our Monday evening reception. The wesTin harBour CasTle ToronTo APRIL 10-12, 2010 2011 executive director’s welcome We invite you to attend and participate in the 40th enabled attendees to gain considerable benefits Annual WeAo Technical symposium and opceA through the Trade show, technical papers, the op- exhibition being held at the Westin harbour castle in erations challenge and many new student and new Toronto. professional events. As WeAo’s executive Director i am particularly enjoy the conference, a valuable opportunity to proud to be involved in this 40th annual event. There make new friends, develop contacts, and share your have been many changes in our world, our technolo- passion for protecting ontario’s water environment. gies, and in our daily lives over the past 40 years. For those of you new to the conference you will see in my time with WeAo i have seen the Association high quality presentations and an extremely well or- evolve to address hectic lives, social networking, ganized event. This is all due to the hard work of our and reduced resources of member companies and many volunteers. employers. This conference has always provided exceptional quality for a reasonable registration and Catherine Jefferson wef representative Jeanette brown is the 2010-2011 president of the she has been an active member of the new england Water environment Federation (WeF), an internation- Water environment Association (neWeA), the Ameri- al organization of water quality professionals head- can Academy of environmental engineers (AAee), the quartered in Alexandria, Va. American society of civil engineers (Asce) and their environmental and Water resources institute (eWri) she is currently the executive Director of the stam- and the international Water Association (iWA), serving ford Water pollution control Authority (stamford, in a number of positions including president of AAee conn.) and Adjunct Faculty in environmental engi- and president of eWri. neering at Manhattan college in riverdale, n.Y. Jeanette has received WeF’s hatfield (1986) and Jeanette has been a WeF member since 1976 and public educators Awards (2003); neWeA’s neWpcA has served on WeF’s house of Delegates from operator of the Year (1988), Alfred e. peloquin (2000) 2004-2007. she has also been a member of or and public educators Awards (2002); as well as the chaired several WeF committees including op- Governor’s environment 2000 Award for contribu- erations challenge, Wise committee-Developing tions to improving the water quality of long island Guidelines and Training for Wastewater secu- sound (1993) and an epA region 1 Merit Award rity, Municipal Wastewater Treatment Design and (2007), AAee, edward J. cleary Award (2008), AAee Technical practice as well as WeF’s community of Kappe lecturer (2008). practice for Microconstituents and as the facilita- tor for WeF’s hoD strategic planning sessions and she is a licensed professional engineer in connecti- Governance. in addition, she has co-chaired and cut; board certified environmental engineer (AAee); authored several of WeF’s publications including Diplomate of the American Academy of Water re- Manuals of practice and training courses. she has courses engineers (AAWre), class 4 Wastewater also published numerous papers, made numer- Treatment plant operator; and class 4 collection ous presentations at WeFTec and other industry- system operator. Jeanette received a b.s. from the related events, and is on the editorial board of the university of Maryland in college park and an M.s. in Journal of the u.s. sJWp. environmental engineering from Manhattan college. Keynote speaker: david Phillips Monday april 11 8:30 a.m. David has been employed with environment canada’s umn in the canadian Geographic magazine. David weather service for over 42 years. his work activities frequently appears on national radio and television as relate to the study of the climate of canada and to a commentator on weather and climate matters. he promote awareness and understanding of weather is well-known as an expert on The Weather network. and climate in canada. he has published several David is a fellow of both the royal canadian Geo- books, papers and reports on the climate of canada, graphical society and the canadian Meteorological including several essays in The canadian encyclope- and oceanographic society. he has been awarded dia, a book on The climates of canada, and two best the patterson Medal for Distinguished service to Me- sellers: The Day niagara Falls ran Dry and blame it teorology in canada, and has twice received the pub- on The Weather. he is the originator and author of lic service Merit Award. David is the recipient of two the canadian Weather Trivia calendar, the most pop- honorary doctorates from the university of Waterloo ular calendar sold in canada, and now in its 24th year. and nipissing university. in 2001, David was named For nearly ten years he wrote the Weather-wise col- to the order of canada. 40 TH ANNUAL weao TeChniCal syMPosiuM & oPCea eXhiBiTion Conference events operations Challenge come see some of the best wastewater confirmed will be the contestants of the personnel in ontario display their expertise 2011 Totally Wasted Game show. please during the 40th Annual WeAo Technical contact norma linkiewicz at 905-685-4225 symposium and opceA exhibition. The x3286 or firstname.lastname@example.org event will mark the 21st consecutive year for more information or to register. for the operations challenge competition. to the exhibition show floor for Tuesday participants are required to compete in Pwo Technical session afternoon, April 12, 2011. please report to five events demonstrating their skills and Make sure you register Monday to attend the registration Desk in the Metro Foyer knowledge against competitors throughout this year’s pWo session which will feature before 8:45 a.m. to receive your name tag the province. The five events are collec- the following topics: the First Municipal and your complimentary registration to the tion system, laboratory, process control, comprehensive certificate of Approval, opceA exhibition. pump Maintenance and safety. F.o.G. (Fats, oils and Grease) and com- The ontario Water Wastewater certification each operations challenge Team must mercial Dishwashers, Filamentous bacteria office (oWWco) will provide registration follow the Water environment Federation identification, Ferrous to Ferric conversion services for all levels of Wastewater Treat- (WeF) requirements that team members and Variable speed pumping in parallel. Al- ment, Wastewater collection, and Water be drawn from professional Wastewater though the pWo session is geared towards Treatment, including operator-in-Training operators (pWo) members, currently em- Wastewater operations, all are welcome to (oiT) examinations, but space is limited ployed or retired, from one or more facilities attend. hope to see you there! so sign up soon! participants wishing to or municipalities and each team must be register for an exam must submit their comprised of at least two operators in Pwo Tour application form and fees directly to the non-supervisory roles. The winning team is Join us on sunday April 10 as we tour the oWWco no later than March 25, 2011 eligible to represent ontario in los Angeles, city of Toronto’s impressive r.c. har- Applications, instructions and fee struc- california at WeFTec 2011. ris Water Treatment plant. This 950 Ml tures can be found at http://www.owwco. facility was built in the 1930’s and is both a ca/certificationexams.htm interested in Participating? heritage historical site and a civil engineer- please note that checking the box on be a part of the operations challenge ing historical site. of particular interest is the conference registration form will not competition by demonstrating your region’s the 40 Ml residual waste treatment plant register you for the examination, you must expertise and professionalism by entering located underground to treat the residuals register for all examinations directly with a team or becoming a volunteer on the from the plant. The bus will leave from the oWWco. committee. For more information or to harbour castle Westin at 1:00 p.m. sharp register for the operations challenge, and return by 4:00 p.m. pre-registration for new Professionals Program please contact norma linkiewicz at 905- the tour as part of your conference registra- Those new to the industry should be sure 685-4225 x3286 or norma.linkiewicz@ tion is required. space is limited and will to take advantage of the new profession- niagararegion.ca or visit http://www.weao. be on a first come, first served basis. The als (np) program. This includes discounted org/committees/Operations_Challenge/ tour will not be cancelled due to weather, conference fees, a special social hour Operations_Challenge.html so dress appropriately. safety shoes/boots to meet seasoned professionals, and a are required. For more information, please “Totally wasted” game show “new professionals” technical session contact carrie brunet, niagara region at on Monday where nps will present their Test your knowledge of wastewater. par- 905-685-4225 x3767 or carrie.brunet@ current projects. To qualify as an np, you ticipate or follow along and cheer as teams niagararegion.ca regarding the pWo Tech- must have less than 10 years employment compete for top bragging rights and prizes nical session and Tour. experience in the wastewater industry or be in the annual Totally Wasted Game show operator Certification exams under 35 years of age. (TWGs) that will take place following the operations challenge competition in the WeAo will be hosting an operator certifi- student Program Metro ballroom. cation examination session at the Annual students who are WeF/WeAo student conference. it will take place on Tuesday, Fashioned after a popular TV game show, members get free conference registration April 12th at the Westin harbour castle the TWGs is a fun competition of waste- which includes all the icebreakers, techni- hotel, Dockside 1, Toronto commencing water knowledge among contestants. The cal sessions, equipment exhibition and in at 9:00 a.m. TWGs is both educational and entertaining. addition, the first 40 student registrants will Teams should be comprised of a consul- all persons registered for the operator receive free lunches. There will also be the tant, opceA supplier and professional certification examination morning session 4th annual award for best student presen- operator. Don’t delay; the first four teams will be offered a complimentary pass tation at the conference. The wesTin harBour CasTle ToronTo APRIL 10-12, 2010 2011 weao TeChniCal syMPosiuM and oPCea eXhiBiTion 2011 wesTin harBour CasTle Conference at a glance sunday, april 10th 2011 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. student Design competition water for People Canada 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. conference registration WFpc changes the lives of many people 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Facility Tour across the face of the earth every day. help us to help them continue this important work by 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. WeAo AGM supporting our events described below. 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. The social hour 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. ice breaker reception water for People networking Board Monday evening event Are you looking to hire new employees? building on the success of last years’ event, Monday, april 11th 2011 or are you looking for employment in the we have arranged for another night of fun, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. conference registration water environment industry? if so, then food, live music and networking, this time be sure to use the conference’s network- Morning Sessions taking in the views of Toronto’s harbour front, ing board. resumes, company informa- and all while raising funds for Water For 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Morning coffee tion, and job opportunities can be posted people. please join us at pier 4 storehouse 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Keynote speaker on this year’s networking board by restaurant, a casual waterfront hideaway 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. refreshment break sending a pDF version to Matt simons at offering outstanding food and the largest email@example.com. employ- 10:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m. pWo Technical session private collection of nautical memorabilia in ers can request an electronic copy of the eastern canada, located just a short walk 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Technical sessions resumes ahead of time in order to set up from the conference hotel. Doors open at Afternoon Sessions interviews at the conference. 7pM, buffet dinner is served at 7:30pM, band 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Awards luncheon plays 8:30-11pM. Dinner & music tickets are student Panel discussion: $45 and music tickets (after 8:30pM) are 2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Technical sessions Career Paths in the water $25 (cash bar). Tickets are available on the 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. refreshment break environment industry conference registration form, or separately 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Technical sessions students and nps are invited to attend from the WeAo office. For more event info a panel discussion where experienced 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. operations challenge, and for sponsorship opportunities, contact professionals from a wide range of back- Janice Janiec at firstname.lastname@example.org process control exam grounds will discuss career development 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. student panel Discussion in the water environment industry. The Charity draw donations 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. opceA exhibition panel discussion will primarily focus on As has become tradition at the conference areas of interest of those in attendance 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. opceA reception WeAo and opceA will be holding fund rais- through a question and answer format. ing events for WFpc. opceA hosts a recep- tion on Monday evening and the proceeds Tuesday, april 12th, 2011 student design Competition from beverage sales go directly to WFpc. The (sdC) Presentations 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. conference registration charity Draw is another great fund raiser that everyone is invited to attend the 3rd an- 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. opceA exhibition has become one of the many highlights of nual student Design competition held on the conference, with the final drawings taking 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. operator certification exams sunday, April 10th, 2011. This competi- place at the banquet on Tuesday evening. 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. operations challenge tion is intended to promote “real world” Great fun is had by all as the draw takes place design experience for students interested Morning Sessions and the winners’ names emerge. Many of last in pursuing an education and/or career year’s conference sponsors and opceA’s 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Morning coffee in water/wastewater engineering and exhibitors generously contributed items for the 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Technical sessions sciences. This year, students will be pre- charity draw. if you wish to donate an item this 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. refreshment break senting their designs for the expansion of year please contact the WFpc coordinator for the Acton Wastewater Treatment plant. 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Technical sessions this draw, Dave Kirkland at 905-670-2660 or email@example.com Afternoon Sessions guest Program 2011 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. lunch in exhibit Area The Guest program will start Monday morning with a light breakfast then off hotel information 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Technical sessions to a full day of crafting. We will have a MaKe your reserVaTions early 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. refreshment break stampin up instructor spend the day with To geT The grouP raTe! 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ops challenge Awards us exploring different ways to be creative The Westin harbour castle Toronto 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Totally Wasted Game show with paper. Tuesday we will meet in the 1 harbour square, Toronto, on M5J 1A6 hotel for a leisurely breakfast. After break- Tel: 1-888-627-8559 Conference Banquet fast we will explore some of the shopping email: firstname.lastname@example.org 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. pre-banquet reception that Toronto has to offer. For lunch we will Credit card or advanced deposit required, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. conference banquet dine at one of the restaurants in the area cancellation policy: 48 hours prior to arrival. and then back to our hotel. specify: “weao 2011” 40 TH ANNUAL weao TeChniCal syMPosiuM & oPCea eXhiBiTion 2011 Conference Technical Program overview Monday aPril 11, 2011 session 1 session 5 order Delivery Methods through a General utility Management wetland Treatment systems services contract (Gsc) which is a portion The utility Management session will have This session will provide a closer look at of the Toronto basement Flooding protec- presentations on the challenges that we recent applications of wetland treatment tion program, and the construction chal- face in the management of our wastewater technology in canada. presentations will lenges, and lessons learned. The afternoon infrastructure capital assets and resources. address economic and design consid- will conclude with the presentation of the Topics include lessons learned in asset erations, while sharing experiences on analysis of the transportation of the viruses management and master planning, prepar- performance assessment and upgrades of and the effect of water ionic strength on vi- ing for labour shortage and new energy existing wastewater treatment plants, and rus transport in rock fracture given the fact opportunities. development of new projects. that many small suburban communities in canada rely on subsurface for both septic session 2 session 6 wastewater and drinking water supply. new Professionals–a Professional wastewater operators This np session features papers presented (Pwo) session 10 by new professionals with less than 10 years All are welcome to attend the presentations advanced Treatment-B of experience or under the age of 35. The in this session which are geared towards increasingly stringent regulations on morning session will start with research on Wastewater operations. Topics include: wastewater treatment and discharge in the effects of powdered activated car- F.o.G. and commercial dishwashers, fila- ontario are challenging the plant owners bon addition on removal mechanisms of mentous bacteria identification, ferrous to and operators to find cleaner and cost endocrine Disrupting compounds (eDcs) ferric conversion and vibrations in pumps. effective solutions for disinfection, and in Mbrs. This will then be followed by a enhanced nutrient removal. This session case study of the ontario power Generation session 7 will cover the current issues in advanced program called Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) and its environmental health, safety & security wastewater treatment in ontario and, impact on the viability of biogas cogenera- The environmental, health, safety and in particular, will provide evaluative tion. Then we will look at the case study of security committee are please to bring information on both new and established design and engineering services during the you three presentations. The two safety technologies in this area. The second construction for upgrades to the Amherst- papers, Digester Gas safety and Work- part of the Advanced Treatment session burg WWTp to improve the effluent quality place electrical safety (Arc Flash) are very will present papers on tertiary filtration while maintaining growth requirements in timely in the wastewater industry. The systems and evaluation of physico- the area. Finally, the morning will conclude third paper Veolia’s Water impact index: A chemical and biological phosphorus with a presentation which highlights the new Tool for Water Footprinting offers an removal technologies. functionality of custom-built software for exciting method for stakeholders to identify managing large-scale monitoring programs how our everyday activities affect our water session 11 and it’s various applications for The city of environment. Collection systems Management-B hamilton’s combined sewer system. The second part of the collection system session 8 Management session will discuss issues session 3 asset Management related to hydraulic transients in collection advanced Treatment-a Asset Management is the process and systems, review cso monitoring programs, increasingly stringent regulations on waste- way of business in order to optimize the discuss systems for remote control water treatment and discharge in ontario are performance of an asset through its lifecycle and storage of wet weather flows, and challenging the plant owners and operators while meeting the intended level of service in address issues related to climate change to find cleaner and cost effective solutions the most cost effective way for present and vulnerability in collection systems. for disinfection, and enhanced nutrient future needs. The papers in this session will removal. This session will cover the current touch upon aspects of asset management session 12 issues in advanced wastewater treatment in including: level of service, condition assess- small Community issues ontario and, in particular, will provide evalua- ment, capital replacement programs and This session will focus on issues of special tive information on both new and established utilizing information management. concern to small communities and rural technologies in this area. The first part of the areas. presentations will focus on the de- session 9 velopment of design principles and display Advanced Treatment session will present new Professionals-B of experiences on challenging effluent papers on removal of Quaternary Ammonia This np session features papers presented limits, phosphorus removal and sustainable compounds from wastewater, and advanced by new professionals with less than 10 biomass conversion strategy for wastewa- disinfection techniques using paracetic acid years of experience or under the age of ter treatment plants in these areas. and uV disinfection. 35. The afternoon session will start with a session 4 story of a canadian engineer working on session 13 Collection systems Management-a water projects in south western uganda as Professional wastewater operators The first part of the collection system Man- a part of long-term canadian international (Pwo) agement session will discuss approaches Development Agency funded initiative. All are welcome to attend the presentations to control and treatment of cso and wet next, we will look at the city of hamilton’s in this session which are geared towards weather flows and address the challenges pollution prevention program in support of Wastewater operations. Topics include: the of inflow and infiltration in municipal subdivi- the city’s sewer use by-law. This will then first municipal comprehensive c of A and a sions and collection systems. be followed by a presentation on the Task presentation from the Moe. The wesTin harBour CasTle ToronTo APRIL 10-12, 2010 2011 2011 Conference Technical Program overview Tuesday aPril 12, 2011 session 14 Wastewater Treatment Facility in northern for tertiary nitrification in the effluent. Biosolids Management-a ontario. Another paper discusses about This is followed by a case study of This session will start with an update on the study undertaken to identify an effective the construction of a compact upright the progress of the non-agricultural source and efficient combination of blower and bioreactor for the elimination of nutrients materials land application regulations diffuser system. (cuben i) within the industrial wastewater under the nutrient Management Act. The treatment process, then a paper on the remainder of the session will be devoted to session 17 application of a continuous fill intermittent providing participants with a better under- Biological Treatment-a discharge sequence batch reactor standing of trace contaminants, including The first part of this two part session deals (sbr) as an effective high performance dioxins, furans, brominated fire retardants with fixed film and ballasted processes. biological nutrient removal process for a (bDe’s), personal care products and Fixed film systems that will be presented wastewater treatment plant with a high pharmaceuticals. The presentations will include bAF, iFAs and Mbbr. presenta- infiltration rate, and finally, a paper on the provide an overview of the nature of these tions will include important issues such as interference by activated sludge matrix compounds, why they are of interest in startup, re-rating expansion and meeting in the measurement of sMp (soluble municipal biosolids and why they may be of enhanced limits. microbial products). concern in the environment and a literature session 18 session 22 review on the presence, persistence and Membrane Bioreactor Treatment energy from waste fate of these chemicals including research Membrane bioreactors continue to be This session is focused on the production from around the globe. The final speaker popular in the treatment of wastewater and of energy from biosolids management pro- of the morning will bring us up to date on this session will focus on Mbr-related top- cesses. We start with unraveling the rules a study of trace contaminants in canadian ics and technology. presentations include and understanding the layers. Then on to biosolids. Does digestion have any impact discussions related to trends in Mbr energy production through anaerobic diges- on concentrations in biosolids and what are system procurement and applications and tion, gasification and a look into the future the concentrations in biosolids that are ap- technical aspects such as hydraulic capac- through the WerF optimization program. plied to agricultural land in ontario? ity and membrane fouling. session 23 session 15 session 19 Biological Treatment-B new Technologies and research-a stormwater The second part of this two part ses- The first part in a two part session will Management of stormwater is one of many sion deals with upgrades, construction focus on the comparison of digestion of issues that needs to be addressed from sequencing and process selections at mixed sludges in an anaerobic membrane a watershed perspective. localized and facilities throughout southern ontario and bioreactor using a conventional digester, downstream impacts need to be consid- with capacities ranging from small to large. followed by the use of yeast cells to remove ered. The stormwater session will look at Topics discussed will include meeting new heavy metals from wastewater using ab- a number of projects that have addressed hydraulic capacities, meeting non-toxic sorption technology. A comparative study various aspects of stormwater management effluent limits, staging construction and involving disinfection by-products formation including the implementation of decentral- process selection. as a result of the treatment of wastewater ized stormwater management techniques, using peracetic acid versus sodium hypo- long-term monitoring of planned wastewater session 24 chloride, then a study of the causes of high treatment plant upgrades through surface watershed issues centrate in the centrifugation of digested water quality monitoring programs, con- understanding watershed issues is sludge, and a paper dewatering digested structed wetlands for stormwater treatment, essential to establishing treatment will be presented. and climate change vulnerability of dams. standards for wastewater and stormwater effluents. localized and downstream session 16 session 20 impacts need to be considered for all emissions and optimization Biosolids Management-B parameters; especially nutrients. This This session covers two categories: treat- The session will start with a presentation session will look at a number of projects ment of air emissions associated with by the winner of the exemplary biosolids that have completed watershed and wastewater, and plant optimization. in the Management Award for 2011. From there assimilative capacity assessments to emissions category, the two presentations we will move to look at a novel approach to identify site specific effluent requirements, address the specifics of treatment option biosolids management in honduras. A look treatment and technology approaches. selected to achieve the regulatory limits. at trends in biosolids management from a one of them in particular also details the session 25 global perspective will be followed by an authors ‘successful experience in ad- Collection systems Management-C update the group on the canadian council dressing the different regulatory require- The third part of the collection system of the Ministers of the environment initiatives ments, within the project schedule. in the Management session will address issues for municipal biosolids management. optimization category, the two presenta- related to surface water treatment for public tions focus on the major component of session 21 amenities, present an innovative design for the plant operational costs – energy. one new Technologies and research-B cso control and treatment, and discuss of the two papers presents the upgrade The second part in a two part session the iso 50001 energy management works undertaken towards head works and involves a paper on using Membrane- standard with respect to the water and aeration feed system improvements at a Aerated biofilm reactor (MAbr) process wastewater sector. 40 TH ANNUAL weao TeChniCal syMPosiuM & oPCea eXhiBiTion Monday, april 11, 2011 8:30-9:30 Keynote Speaker - Frontenac Ballroom 9:30-10:00 Refreshment Break - Frontenac Ballroom Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6 Session 7 A.M. Harbour Ballroom A Pier 4 Harbour Ballroom B Harbour Ballroom C Pier 5 Pier 9 Pier 7 & 8 Collection Systems Professional Wastewater Environmental Health, Utility Management New Professionals A Advanced Treatment A Wetland Treatment Systems Management A Operators (PWO) Safety & Security Chairs: Vanessa Chau Chairs: Erin Longworth Chairs: Harpreet Rai Chairs: Chuck Hudsonroder Chairs: Germana Numes Chair: Carrie Brunet Chair: Duane Forth Richard Pindler Matt Simons Brian Gage Matthew Ballaban John Pies 10:00- Sewer Use Bylaw Program Effects of Powdered Activated Quaternary Ammonium CSO Control in a Changing The Upgrading of Lagoon-Based Variable Speed Pumping Digester Gas Safety and 10:30 Re-Design For Effective Infra- Carbon Addition on Removal Compounds Removal at Five Climate: a Practical Approach to Wastewater Treatment Systems in in Parallel Handling Systems structure Protection Mechanisms of 17B-Estradiol and of the City of Londons Sewage Planning & Design Northern Areas using High Perfor- Jeff Johnson, ASL Roteq Jerry D’Ortenzio, Westech Chris Barlow - York Region 17a-Ethyinylestradiol in MBRs Treatment Plants Stephane D’Aoust & Adrien Comeau mance Lagoon-Aerated Engineered Industrial Limited Michele Maitre - York Region Wenbo Yang - Trojan Technolo- Tony Van Rossum - City of London - Stantec Consulting Ltd., Louis Julien Wetland Systems Vanessa Chau - CH2M HILL gies, Nazim Cicek - University of - City of Ottawa James Higgins & John Langan - Stantec Manitoba, Hongde Zhou - University Consulting, Martin Hildebrand - Nelson of Guelph Environmental 10:30- Risk-Based Approaches to Main- Brown Gold - Ontario’s New Effectiveness of Peracetic Acid Planning, Design, and Construction Windsor Lake Water Treatment Plant London Fog 2: Com- Workplace Electrical 11:00 tenance. mprove Asset Reliability Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) Improves Vi- for Disinfection of Municipal of Hamilton MacMaster CSO Constructed Wetland for Backwash mercial Dishwashers Safety - Based on CSA and Save Money. ability of Biogas Cogeneration Wastewater - Field Trial at Storage Tank Water and FOG Z462. The importance of Frank Godin - EMA Canada Inc., Darrel Yong & Peter Burrowes - the Valley East WPCP, City of Mark Stirrup - Hatch Mott MacDonald, Andrew Niblock -City of St. John’s, John Barry Orr & Tony VanRos- following this standard Rob Lash - Toronto Water, Sherry CH2M HILL, City of Barrie Greater Sudbury Jan Hudoba - J&M Structural, Jerry Pries & Michael Blair - CH2M HILL sum - City of London, Roy and providing the neces- Revesz - APG Tony Cecutti & Murray MacCumber Parisotto & Susan Jacob - City of Griffin- Griffin Plumbing sary PPE and safety - AECOM Canada, Dan Miron - City Hamilton equipment to employees. of Greater Sudbury Len Cicero, Lenco 11:00- Toronto Basement Flooding Pro- A comprehensive Wastewater Evaluation of Peracetic Acid as Investigation of Basement Flooding Performance Assessment and Char- Filamentous Bacteria Veolia’s Water Impact 11:30 tection Program: Infrastructure Strategy Allows the Town of an Effective Disinfectant at the Alfred Ho & John Presta - Region of acterisation of Two Natural Wetland Identification and Their Index: A New Tool for Stimulus and Thinking Outside Amherstbeurg to Improve Effluent Dundas WWTP Durham, Phil Grey - XCG Ltd., Tracey Treatment Systems Control Strategies Water Footprinting of the Box Quality While Meeting Growth Jamie Jupp - CH2M HILL, Andrew Ehl - Tracey Ehl Harrison Consulting Collin Yates - University of Waterloo Jianrong Liu - GENIVAR Laurent Auguste of Veolia Anthony Pagnanelli - City of Toronto, Requirements Grice - City of Hamilton Water Americas Tony Petrucci - CH2M HILL Kathleen Hum, Terry Hearn, & Tim Constantine - CH2M HILL, Lou Zalenga & Antonietta Giofu - Town of Amherstburg 11:30- Taking A Leap in Greening Facili- Reinstating Harmony in a World New Developments in Design of York Region and Area Municipali- Commerce Township Treatment Operational Impacts 12:00 ties: Region of Waterloo’s First of Flow Monitoring Chaos New LP/HO Ultraviolet Disinfec- ties - Inflow and Infiltration Wetland of Ferrous to Ferric Wastewater Treatment Plant GHG Marc Telmosse & John Barton tion Systems Tara Clayton - York Region Robert H. Kadlec - Wetland Management Conversion Facility Inventory - Stantec Consulting Ltd., Chris Irwin Osinga - Cole Engineering Services Lucyna Mroczek & Jane Zeina Elali & Val Saknenko - RV Gainham - City of Hamilton Purificati - Ontario Clean Anderson Associates Ltd, Stephen Water Agency, William Graham - SGA Energy Ltd., Kaoru Fernandes - Region of Peel Yajima - Region of Waterloo 12:00-2:00 Awards Luncheon - Frontenac Ballroom Session 8 Session 9 Session 10 Session 11 Session 12 Session 13 P.M. Pier 2 Harbour Ballroom A Pier 4 Harbour Ballroom B Harbour Ballroom C Pier 5 Pier 9 Collection Systems Professional Wastewater Asset Mangaement New Professionals B Advanced Treatment B Small Community Issues Operations Challenge Management B Operators (PWO) Chairs: Christine Hill Chairs: Selvi Balcioglu Chairs: Harpreet Rai Chairs: Christine Hill Chairs: Germana Nunes Chair: Carrie Brunet Nancy Kim Dale Jackson Heather Brewer Mark Stirrup Troy Briggs Voitek Kozakiewicz 2:15- Application Layer Technology for Water is Life Double Pass Filtration vs Hydraulic Transients and Sewage Establishing Effluent Limits for the Harmony Creek WPCP: Q&A and Process 2:45 Water Supply Facilities Genevieve Kenny - RV Anderson Tertiary Membrane Filtration - A Conveyance - Learning from Orangeville WPCP: Meeting the Chal- First Municipal Compre- Control Event Roland Bradshaw - Associated Associates Limited Process, Performance & Cost Experience lenges of Headwater Discharges hensive CofA in Ontario Engineering Comparison for Small Full-Scale Djordje (George) Radulj & Fabian Michael Hulley - Royal Military College, Edgardo Tovilla - Ministry of Facility Papa, Hydratek & Associates Stephen Nutt - XCG Consultants, Doug- the Environment Heather Brewer & Haley Piagno - las Jones - Town of Orangeville Thom Sloley - Municipality Conestoga-Rovers and Associates of Durham Ltd., Brett Bloxam - Regional Municipality of York 2:45- Watershed-Wide Wastewater City of Hamilton Pollution Preven- Case Study: Simcoe WWTP In Search of the City-Wide CofA: Recent Experiences Upgrading Operator Certification 3:15 Treatment Optimization Pilot Proj- tion Program Tertiary Treatment Upgrade Hamilton’s CSO and Monitoring Lagoon Based Systems with Tertiary and Training: Current ect for Grand River Watershed Dave Alberton - City of Hamilton Bob Fields - Norfolk County, Chris- Characterization Program Treatment Facilities Status and New Mark Anderson & Sandra Cooke - tian Cabral - Veolia Water Solutions Chris Gainham - City of Hamilton, Bar- Paula Steel, Ed Salenieks & Annie Chan Initiatives Grand River Conservation Authority, & Technologies Canada bara Robinson - Stantec Consulting - Associated Engineering Brian Gildner - Ministry of Cameron Walsh & Gerard Wheeler the Environment - City of Guelph, Geoff Rae - City of Hamilton, Paul Mungar - County of Haldimand, David Chapman - CPO Inc. 3:15-4:15 Refreshment Break - Exhibition Area - Metro Ballroom 4:15- Sewage Forcemain Inspec- Toronto Basement Flooding The Economics of Biological Preparing For The Future - Climate Omnivorous Closed Loop Sustainable Student Panel PWO Meet & Greet 4:45 tions and retrofit for Easier Protection Program: Task Phosphorus Removal in Ontario Change Vulnerability Assessment Biomass Conversion for Cost- Discussion: Career Paths Maintenance Order Contracting Delivery and Kim Fries, Jeremy Kraemer & of the Town of Prescott’s Sanitary Effective Biofuels, Bioenergy, and in the Water Environment Jean Luc Daviau - GENIVAR Consul- Construction Challenges and Laura Seaman - CH2M HILL Sewage System value Added Products Industry tants, Afshin Naseri - York Region Lessons Learned Gustavo Arvizu, John Chadwick & Ca- Klaus Doelle & David L. Johnson - SUNY- Eric Wildschut - CH2M HILL, Ashok rissa Cautillo - GENIVAR Consultants ESF, Steve Giarrusso - Village of Minoa Teli & Teik Lim - City of Toronto LP, Craig Cullen - Town of Prescott 4:45- The ISO 50001 Energy Manage- Effect of Water Ionic Strength on Techniques for High Phosphorus The Integration of An Advanced 5:15 ment Standard & the Water/ Virus Transport in Rock Fracture Removal in Municipal Wastewa- Phosphorus Removal Technology Into Wastewater Sector Pulin Mondal & Brent Sleep - ter and Field Results an Engineered Wetland System Bob Griesbach & Paul Marsh - University of Toronto Christian Cabral - Veolia Water James Higgins - Stantec Consulting, Brent Hatch Mott MacDonald Solutions & Technologies Canada Wootton - Centre for Advanced Waste- water Treatment, Michael Walters - Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, and David Blowes - University of Waterloo 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. OPCEA Reception Metro Ballroom Check http://www.weao.org/annual-conferences/current/conference.html for updates to this program The wesTin harBour CasTle ToronTo APRIL 10-12, 2010 2011 Tueday, april 12, 2011 Session 14 Session 15 Session 16 Session 17 Session 18 Session 19 Certification Exams PWO - Exhibition Area A.M. Pier 5 Pier 2 Pier 9 Pier 4 Pier 3 Pier 7&8 Dockside 1 (Metro Ballroom) Biosolids Management- New Technologies and Emissions Operator Certification Biological Treatment A Membrane Bioreactor Treatment Stormwater Operations Challenge Part A Research-Part A & Optimization Exams Chairs: Janice Janiec Chairs: Susan Hansler Chairs: J.A. Aruldoss Chairs: Mike Newbigging Chairs: Ed Broeders Chair: Adrien Comeau Patty Quackenbush Heather Brewer Andrew Smale Voitek Kozakiewicz Val Saknenko Alireza Shamshiri 8:30- NASM Regulatory Update Comparison of Digestion Addressing Environ- Lessons Learned on Startup MBR Procurement: Success is The Use of Decentralized Operator Certification 9:00 Michael Payne, OMAFRA of Mixed Sludges in an An- mental Regulations for and Operation of a Biological in Details Stormwater Management Exams aerobic Membrane Bioreactor Improvements to Odour Aerated Filter for Simultaneous Val S. Frenkel, Kennedy/Jenks Techniques in Hamilton Area (AMBR) with a Conventional Control Systems BOD Removal and Nitrification Consultants Nahed Ghbn & Udo Ehrenberg, Digester Alex Cavciumavui & Vi at the Lou Romano Water City of Hamilton Vince Pileggi, Xia Chen, Martha Lam - AECOM Canada, Reclamation Plant, Windsor, Dagnew & Wayne Parker - Tomislav Hrkac - The Region of York Ontario, Canada University of Waterloo, Peter Seto Paul Drca - City of Windsor, Jian - Environment Canada Li - Stantec Consulting Ltd. 9:00- Legacy Chemicals and Adsorptive Performance of Mercury Reduction Using the IFAS Process to Spatial Distribution of Bio-Foulants Long Term Monitoring of 9:30 Trace Contaminants 101 Yeast Cells to remove Heavy at the G.E. Booth Re-rate the Peterborough Across Hollow-Fibre Membrane in Planned Wastewater Treat- Sonya Kleywegt - Ministry of Metals from Wastewater (Lakeview) WWTP - A WWTP a Full-Scale Submerged Membrane ment Plant Upgrades through Environment Sharam Amirnia, A. Margaritis & Pioneer in Canada Stephen Nutt - XCG Consultants Bioreactor and their Contribution to the Surface Water Quality M. Ray - University of Western William Fernandes - Ltd., Patrick Devlin & Krista Irrecoverable Membrane Fouling Monitoring Program on the Ontario Region of Peel, Germana Thomas - City of Peterborough, and Vincent Nazareth - R.V. Victor Zhang, Amanada Farquharson, Grand, Speed and Nith Rivers Nunes - Black & Veatch & Hongde Zhou - University of Anderson Associates Limited Lynette Renzetti & Dana Guelph, Michael Theodoulou - GE Summach - LGL Limited, Jose Water & Process Technologies Bicudo - Regional Municipality of Waterloo 9:30-10:30 Refreshment Break-Exhibition Area (Metro Ballroom) 10:30- Update on WEAO Fate and Comparative Study of Disinfec- Optimization of Aeration Future Expansion of the Addressing Hydraulic Capacity Shepard Wetland - The Larg- 11:00 Significance Survey tion By-Products Formation Systems - Energy Effi- Napanee Water Pollution Limitations in a Membrane Bioreac- est Constructed Stormwater Hugh Monteith during Wastewater Disinfection ciencies of Turbo Blow- Control Plant tor - the Port McNicoll Experience Treatment Wetland in Canada with Paracetic Acid vs Sodium ers and Fine Bubble John St. Marseille & Marco Melody Johnson & Stephen Nutt Vania Chivers - The City of Hypochlorite Difuser Systems Vincelli - GENIVAR, Todd Harvey - XCG Consultants Ltd., Nick Colucci Calgary, John Pries & David - GNU - Tay Township, Bob Mayberry - R.J. Taylor - CH2M HILL Miaoyi Yan, Onita Basu, & Jeffrey Peter Ollos - Ontario Burnside & Assoc. Manthorpe - Carleton University Clean Water Agency 11:00 Occurrence and Fate of High Centrates Problem in the Plant Optimization Ballasted Biological Process Trends and Scales of Membrane Adapting to Change: Climate -11:30 Emerging Contaminants Centrifugation of Municipal Through Headworks Achieves Maryland’s ENR Bioreactor Applications Around the Change Vulnerability Assess- during Aerobic and Digested Sludges, the Cause Improvements Limits for Nitrogen and World and in Canada ment of the Clairville and G. Anaerobic Sludge Digestion and a Solution Christopher George Phosphorus without Tertiary Sara Arabi - Conestoga-Rovers Ross Lord dams in Toronto and Dewatering John Jew & Shawn Scott - RV Filtration and Associates Fatema Khalfan, Stewart Anderson Associates, Dickson & John Chadwick - Shirley Anne Smyth - Robert Backman & Steven Brad Johns - City of GENIVAR Consultants LP, Ryan Environment Canada, Sonya Woodard - Cambridge Water Greater Sudbury Ness - Toronto and Region Kleywegt - Ontario Ministry Technology Inc. of Environment Conservation Authority 11:30-1:30 Luncheon-Exhibition Area (Metro Ballroom) Session 20 Session 21 Session 22 Session 23 Session 24 Session 25 Certification Exams PWO - Exhibition Area P.M. Pier 5 Pier 2 Pier 9 Pier 4 Pier 3 Pier 7 & 8 Dockside 9 - Metro Ballroom New Technologies and Collections Systems Operator Certification Biosolids Management-B Energy from Waste Biological Treatment B Watershed Issues Operations Challenge Research-B Management C Exams Chairs: Dean Iamarino Chairs: Michael Mark Chairs: Elaine Collis Chairs: Mike Newbigging Chairs: Troy Briggs Chair: John Himanen Lucyna Mroczek Wayne Parker Sara Arabi Voitek Kozakiewicz Marek Krynski Chuck Hudsonroder 1:30- Biosolids Management Using Membrane-Aerated Anaerobic Digestion St. Clair Township to Achieve Surface Water Quality Modeling of Surface Water Treatment for Operator Certification 2:00 Award Presentation Biofilm Reactor (MABR) Pro- Systems: Decoding Non-Toxic Effluent Using the Middle Grand River to Assess Public Amenities on Toronto’s Exams - Water cess for Tertiary Nitrification the Codes Extended Aeration and UV at WWTP Upgrades Waterfront in Effluents Rina Kurian & Allan New Regional WWTP Jim Perrone & Jack Gorrie - Stantec Dean Whittaker & Abraham Zebo Long & Hongde Zhou Martin - RV Anderson Nancy Liu & Don Kemp - AECOM Consulting, Mark Anderson - GRCA, Khademi - the Municipal - University of Guelph, Lori Lish- Associates Ltd. Jose Bicudo - Region of Waterloo Infrastructure Group Ltd. man & Peter Seto - Environment Canada, Steven Liss - Queen’s University 2:00- Sludge Characterization for The Compact Upright Bio- A Comprehensive Sustainable Solution to Plant Integration of Engineered Wetland- Innovative Design for CSO 2:30 Municipal Waste Stabiliza- reactor for the Elmination of Comparative Study on Hydraulic & Treatment Capac- Phosphex to Remove Nutrients Control & Treatment: Vertical tion Ponds in Honduras Nutrients (CUBEN) (I): Design Two and Single-State ity Issues - A Case Study and other Contaminants from Treatment Shaft Achieves Mahua Bhattacharya - Black and Construction Aerobic Digestion of Denis St. Pierre WPCP, Wastewater & Stormwater CSO Control Objectives at & Veatch, Eric Adams - Manual Alvarez-Cuenca & Mirzaman Zamanzadeh & Lakeshore, Ontario Syed Hussain, David Blowes & a Substantially Lower Costs Massachusetts Institute of Maryam Reza - Ryerson WJ Parker - University of Carol Ptacek - University of Waterloo, Technology Jian Li & Tony Berardi - Stantec While Simplifying Operations University Waterloo Consulting, Tom Touralias- Town Gordon Balch & Brent Wootton - Kurt Giberson - Public Works of Lakeshore CAWT, Fleming College, Jim Higgins Consulting, Saad Ghalib - Ap- - Stantec Consulting plied Engineering Technologies 2:30- Trends in Global Biosolids Application of Continuous Biosolids Gasification: Half Capacity, Full Commitment: Keeping It Real: Risk Based Efflu- Enhanced Monitoring and 3:00 Management Fill Intermittent Discharge A Possible Emerging Staging at Baker Road WWTP ent Standards Analysis Methodologies for I/I Peter Burrowes, CH2M HILL Sequencing Batch Reactor Technology Jianrong Liu, Ronnie Wang, Michael Gundry - AECOM Canada Reduction Kheir Eddine Khier Chibani - Mohammad Abu-Orf - & Mina Yousif - GENIVAR Ltd. Edward Graham & Chris Steb- Premier Tech Aqua AECOM Canada Consultants, Bill Slack & Mark bing - Cole Engineering Solomon - Region of Niagara 3:00- CCME Canadian Biosolids Inference by the Activated From Best Practices to Process Evaluation and Selec- Addressing Policy 1 and Policy 3:30 Management Strategy sludge Matrix in the Measure- the Plant of the Future: tion for the Burlington Skyway 2 Receiving Water Bodies With Shelly Bonte-Gelok - Ministry ment of SMP The WERF Optimization WWTP Expansion Respect ot Phosphorus of Environment Chris Potvin & Hongde Zhou - Program Jeremy Kraemer - CH2M HILL, Emily Ghosh, Michelle Albert & University of Guelph George Crawford - CH2M Mickey Liu & Steve English - Jianrong Liu - GENIVAR Consultants, HILL Region of Halton Mohammed Sajjad Khan - Ministry of the Environment 3:30-4:30 Refreshment Break - Exhibition Area (Metro Ballroom) 3:30-5:00 Operations Challenge Awards and Totally Wasted Gameshow - Exhibition Area (Metro Ballroom) 6:00-7:00 Cocktails Pre-Banquet Reception (Frontenac Ballroom) 7:00-10:00 Banquet (Frontenac Ballroom) 40 TH ANNUAL weao TeChniCal syMPosiuM & oPCea eXhiBiTion special Thanks to our sponsors Platinum level gold silver The wesTin harBour CasTle ToronTo APRIL 10-12, 2010 2011 2011 Conference Committee Members rob Anderson chair/Mc h2Flow equipment inc. neil Awde past chair AecoM Anne baliva speaker Gifts WeAo selvihan balcioglu new professionals Gary burrows board liason/sponsorship city of london Darla campbell proceedings amonavi consulting group inc. lloyd clarke local Arrangements WiKA instruments ltd. ryan connor Technicial program ch2M hill canada ltd. Dave evans Audio Visual requirements r.V. Anderson Associates Frank Farkas signs/banners/opceA rep./sponsorship spD sales limited rick Fisher opceA exhibition hayward Gordon Janice Janiec Water for people canada city of Guelph catherine Jefferson Marketing/promotions/Media relations WeAo Marc Johnson communications officer & conference brochure Wastecorp pumps John levie Award luncheon/5s/banquet programs/opening session/Keynote speaker Asi Group limited norma linkiewicz pWo session/Totally Wasted Game show/operations challenge region of niagara erin longworth budgeting AecoM Michael Mark WWT&T committee liason/sponsorship MYM consulting services Mark reeves opceA exhibition can-AM instruments Matt simons new professionals AecoM richard Todd banquet entertainment city of london Julie Vincent conference pocket program/operator certification exam WeAo Conference registration... For all the conference information at a also register for the conference on-line. future information, register your e-mail glance, visit our website at www.weao.org. When you visit the website for the annual address by following the instructions on the To register, please fill out and return the conference information, be sure to check home page. We look forward to seeing you accompanying registration form. You can out the rest of the site. if you want to receive in Toronto! weao oPCea Pwo The Association The ontario pollution The professional Wastewater is the authorita- control equipment operators (pWo) is a mem- tive information Association is a non-profit bership segment acting as source for water organization dedicated a committee of the WeAo. and wastewater to assisting member The primary goal of pWo is treatment issues companies in the promotion of their equip- to enhance the recognition and technology. WeAo’s 1,350 members ment and services. originally founded in 1970 and professional development of the people come from governments, universities, indus- opceA has grown to more than 150 member whose work involves performing the hands-on tries, consulting firms, equipment suppliers, companies whose specialized fields encom- management tasks needed to operate and contractors, and wastewater collection/treat- pass a broad spectrum of equipment and maintain municipal and industrial wastewater ment personnel. For conference information, services for the generalized air and water pol- collection and treatment facilities. For informa- contact WeAo, p.o. box 176, Milton, on l9T lution prevention and control marketplace. For tion on operations challenge team registration, 4n9, phone 416-410-6933 x1, or e-mail julie. membership or exhibit information, call Kelly contact norma linkiewicz 905-685-1571 email@example.com or visit www.weao.org. Madden 705-725-0917, Fax 705-725-1068. x 3286 or firstname.lastname@example.org 40 TH ANNUAL weao TeChniCal syMPosiuM & oPCea eXhiBiTion 2011 Operations Challenge Norma Linkiewicz M.L.T., C.E.T., Niagara Region Would you like the opportunity to show off your skills competing against other ontario wastewater professionals? Then the 2011 Operations Challenge is the place to be. The operations challenge committee (occ) would like to extend an invitation to all wastewater professionals to compete in the operations challenge at the 40thAnnual WeAo conference and opceA exhibition. now in its 21st year, the one-of-a-kind Wastewater olympics will take place April 12 at the Westin harbour castle confer- ence centre in Toronto, ontario. The competition consists of five events: • Collection Systems • Laboratory • Maintenance (pump) Durham Sludge Hammers 2010 WEFTEC Ops Challenge • Process Control • Safety Teams make repairs to pumps, enter con- fined spaces, work on collection systems, troubleshoot process control problems, and perform designated laboratory proce- dures, while racing against the clock. The events are held simultaneously and provide for a lot of action and excitement. Teams are comprised of four members and are judged on accuracy and the time it takes to complete a series of tasks for each event. penalty points are assessed by the judges when specific event tasks are not performed correctly or in a safe manner. operations challenge is a wonderful learn- ing tool, allowing team participants to use state-of –the-art equipment that requires OCWA Jets 2010 WEFTEC Ops Challenge them to learn the latest techniques. The challenge is fun and interesting for both daily activities. Teams consist of a consul- siduals from the plant. A bus will leave from team members and spectators alike. ben- tant, an opceA supplier and a professional the Westin harbour castle main entrance at efits of fielding and supporting a team are operator. The game is highly competitive and 12:45 pm and return by 4:00 pm. pre-regis- numerous and who would not want to own great fun for participants and spectators. tration for the tour as part of your conference bragging rights for victory over some of the registration is required. space is limited and The Professional Wastewater Operator best wastewater professionals in ontario? will be on a first come, first served basis. Technical Session and Tour offers the if that is not enough, the winning team has This year’s technical session will certainly be operators the opportunity for continuous the opportunity to compete against the of interest to wastewater operating profes- learning and professional development best in north America at WeFTec 2011 in sionals. check the conference brochure for within the wastewater industry. This year, los Angeles, california. more information on the sessions. the tour will be at the r.c. harris water The operations challenge committee also treatment plant, which is both a heritage if you would like to be involved with the serves as organizer for the Totally Wasted historical site and a civil engineering his- occ, either by competing or volunteering Game Show (TWGS), which is fashioned torical site. it is a 950-million litre per day on the committee, please contact the 2011 after a popular television game show. The plant that was built in the 1930s and also operations challenge committee chair TWGs quizzes contestants with questions has a 40-million litre per day residual waste norma linkiewicz at 905-685-4225 ext.3286 comparable to those applicable to their treatment plant underground to treat the re- or email@example.com.
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