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					                                         NEWWA 126th Annual Conference ~ “Defining Our Future Legacy”




                                              126th Annual Conference
                                              September 16 - 19, 2007




The Westin Providence, Providence, RI
  Please turn off all cell phones and pagers during technical sessions. Thank you.
NEWWA 126th Annual Conference ~ “Defining Our Future Legacy”

                                               NEWWA 2007 Annual Conference Program
                                                                            Table of Contents

    Annual Conference Schedule of Events / TCH Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
    The Westin Providence - Information, Reservations & Directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
    Sunday, September 16, 2007                         - NEWWA Annual Business Meeting / Meet & Greet Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

    Monday, September 17, 2007                         - Opening Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
                                                       - Technical Sessions A & B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6

    Tuesday, September 18, 2007                        - Information Technology & Management Demonstrations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
                                                       - Technical Sessions C & D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
                                                       - Technical Sessions E & F . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11

    Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - Session G - Roundtable Discussions & Technical Session H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-14
                                  - Providence Water Treatment Plant Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
    Guest and Social Programs / Other Scheduled Meetings & Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16
    Annual Conference Golf Tournament Sign-up Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
    NEW! Aging Infrastructure Simulation Contest Rules and Sign-up Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
    2007 Public Communications Award Nomination Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
    NEWWA Officers & Staff 2006-2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
    NEWWA 2006-2007 Conference Committees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
    NEWWA 2006-2007 Committee Chairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
    Conference Registration Information and Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
    Conference Registration Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
    Annual Conference Gold Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

                                   Conference Registration Desk Hours                        ∼ Narragansett Pre-function Lobby
                                                               Sunday: 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM
                                                          Monday and Tuesday: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
                                                             Wednesday: 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM

                                                              Guest Hospitality Room ∼ Kent Room
                                                      Monday and Tuesday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
                                        offering coffee and pastries in the morning and soda in the afternoon.
                                                Wednesday: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM for coffee and pastries.

                                             NEWWA Silent Auction                  ∼ Narragansett Pre-function Lobby
                                                                     Monday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
                                                                     Tuesday: 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
                                          (the auction will move to Narragansett Ballroom at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday)


                                                                              Conference Attire
                                  With the exception of the Membership Recognition Dinner on Tuesday evening,
                                              the attire for the conference will be “business casual.”



                     Cover photos and the photos on page 15 are courtesy of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
                                   Please turn off all cell phones and pagers during technical sessions. Thank you.
                                                                  NEWWA 126th Annual Conference ~ “Defining Our Future Legacy”

                          NEWWA 126th Annual Conference Schedule of Events
                                                Sunday, September 16, 2007
 1:00 PM    - 2:45 PM         NEWWA Board of Directors Meeting – Waterplace Ballroom Salons II & III
 3:00 PM    - 4:30 PM         NEWWA Annual Business Meeting - Waterplace Ballroom Salons II & III
 6:00 PM    -  7:00 PM        Meet & Greet Reception - Narragansett Ballroom
 7:00 PM    - 9:00 PM         Meet & Greet Dinner and Entertainment – Narragansett Ballroom
 9:00 PM    - 12:00 AM        After Dinner Party - Narragansett Ballroom Salon A

                                               Monday, September 17, 2007
 7:00 AM                      Informal Bike Ride – Meet Outside Hotel Lobby
 7:30 AM                      13th Annual Fun Run / Walk – Meet at Conference Registration Desk
 9:00 AM    - 12:00 PM        Opening Session – Narragansett Ballroom Salons A & B
11:00 AM    - 4:00 PM         Historic Tour of Providence and Lunch on Federal Hill - Meet in Hotel Lobby
12:00 PM    - 2:00 PM         Regional Water Works Association Officers Meeting (by invitation) – Washington/Newport Room
 1:20 PM    - 4:00 PM         Technical Session A - Water Security & Emergency Preparedness Update - Narragansett Ballroom A
 1:20 PM    - 4:00 PM         Technical Session B - Demand & Supply Management - Narragansett Ballroom B
 5:00 PM    - 6:30 PM         Reception sponsored by R.H. White Construction Co., Inc. – Narragansett Ballroom

                                               Tuesday, September 18, 2007
 7:00 AM                      Informal Bike Ride – Meet Outside Hotel Lobby
 7:30 AM    - 9:30 AM         Past Officer Breakfast - Washington/Newport Room
 8:00 AM    - 3:00 PM         Information Technology & Management Demonstrations – Narragansett Ballroom A
 8:30 AM    - 11:45 AM        Technical Session C - Water Treatment - Narragansett Ballroom C
 8:30 AM    - 11:45 AM        Technical Session D - Utility Management - Narragansett Ballroom B
 9:45 AM    - 2:30 PM         Rhode Island School of Design Museum Tour and Lunch - Meet in Hotel Lobby
11:45 AM    - 1:20 PM         Aging Infrastructure Simulation Contest - Narragansett Ballroom A
 1:20 PM    - 4:00 PM         Technical Session E - Distribution / Infrastructure Improvement - Narragansett Ballroom C
 1:20 PM    - 4:00 PM         Technical Session F - Public Health - Narragansett Ballroom B
 2:45 PM    - 4:00 PM         Wine Tasting & Food Demonstration - Blackstone Room
 5:45 PM    -  7:00 PM        Reception sponsored by Natgun Corporation – Narragansett Ballroom A
 7:00 PM    - 11:30 PM        Membership Recognition Celebration – Narragansett Ballroom Salons B & C

                                             Wednesday, September 19, 2007
 7:00 AM                      Informal Bike Ride – Meet Outside Hotel Lobby
 7:15 AM    - 9:00 AM         Session G - Roundtable Discussions and Breakfast Buffet – Narragansett Ballroom A
 9:00 AM    - 3:00 PM         NEWWA Annual Conference Golf Tournament – Triggs Memorial Golf Course, Providence, RI
 9:05 AM    - 11:45 AM        Technical Session H - NEWEA - Water Reuse - Narragansett Ballroom B
 9:15 AM    - 12:15 PM        Tour of Providence Water Treatment Plant - Meet in Hotel Lobby
 9:45 AM    - 2:30 PM         Tour of Blithewold Mansion & Arboretum and Shopping & Lunch in Bristol - Meet in Hotel Lobby

         A schedule of committee meetings during the conference will be available at the Conference Registration Desk.
     If your committee needs a room, please contact Marina Mukandala at (508) 893-7979 or mmukandala@newwa.org.

                                              Training Contact Hour Requirements
 TCHs will be given for Technical Sessions on Monday and Tuesday and Technical Session H and the plant tour on Wednesday. Technical
 session attendees who wish to receive TCHs must be in attendance for the entire session. Sign-in and out will be required of anyone
 applying for credit. You cannot move between sessions in the same time period. A TCH form must be completed by the attendee
 and signed by the Assistant Moderator at the beginning and end of each technical session. TCH forms must be submitted to the
 Moderator or a NEWWA staff member before leaving the conference. A picture ID is required. (Note: Approval of State Agencies
 is pending at the time of publication.)


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NEWWA 126th Annual Conference ~ “Defining Our Future Legacy”

                                                        The Westin Providence
                                  One West Exchange Street • Providence, Rhode Island 02903
                                        Phone: (401) 598-8000 • Fax: (401) 598-8200
                                                 www.westin.com/providence

                                           Located in downtown Providence, the Westin boasts an excellent location. Connected
                                           to the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Providence Place Mall, the Westin is
                                           within walking distance of many historic attractions, shops, and gourmet restaurants.
                                           Amenities at the Westin include a heated indoor pool, a fully equipped Capital Club
                                           fitness center, and the delicious Agora Restaurant and Bar. The Westin is a 100%
                                           smoke-free hotel.

                                           Rhode Island’s capital city of Providence is known for both its historic and cultural
                                           attractions as well as its blue ribbon restaurants. Scores of immaculately preserved
                                           Colonial, Federal, Greek Revival, and Victorian buildings line the city streets. The city is also
                                           home to acclaimed theatre, fine arts and orchestral music.

                                           A short walk from the Westin is Waterplace Park, a 4-acre park alive with concerts,
                                           entertainment and the famous “WaterFire.” The Federal Hill section of the city, also known
                                           as “Little Italy” boasts outdoor cafes, bakeries and fine restaurants. Guests at the Westin
                                           can experience all that the City of Providence has to offer.
 photo courtesy of The Westin Providence


                                                      Room Reservations / Parking
Room reservations must be made directly with the hotel by calling (401) 598-8000. The room rate for conference attendees
is $209 per room single/double, plus tax. Mention NEWWA when you make the reservation. The cut-off date for these rates is
August 16, 2007.

A discounted rate for government employees is available for $179 per room single/double, plus tax. You must show a government
ID or proof of employment. These rooms are limited and are on a first come/first served basis.

Parking rates at the Westin vary. Valet parking is $8 and the fee for overnight parking is $10. Fees for self parking in the garage
range from $12 for up to ten hours to $17 for more than ten hours.

                                                                  Directions
From T.F. Green Airport (Warwick, RI): Go west on Airport
Connector Road W. Merge onto I-95 North towards Providence.
Take Exit 21 toward Broadway. Stay straight to go onto Service
Road No. 8 Turn slight right onto Broadway/US-1. Turn left
onto US-1/Fountain Street, then left onto W. Exchange Street.
From Logan International Airport (Boston): Take I-93 South to I-95
South. Take Exit 22A and stay left toward downtown Providence.
At the second set of lights turn right. At the stop sign, turn right
onto Exchange Terrace. The Westin is on the right.
From Cape Cod: Take I-195 West to I-95 North. Take Exit 22A
and head towards downtown Providence. At the first set of lights
turn right and at the next set of lights turn right again. The Westin
is on the right.
From New York: Take I-95 North. Take Exit 22A and head
towards downtown Providence. At the first set of lights turn
right and at the next set of lights turn right again. The Westin
is on the right.
From Hartford: Take Route 6 East to Route 10 North and bear
right to downtown Providence. Turn right at the second set of lights. Proceed to the stop sign and turn right onto Exchange
Terrace. The Westin is on the right.

         Registration Badges must be worn at all times in order to be allowed entrance to all conference functions.
2                             Please turn off all cell phones and pagers during technical sessions. Thank you.
                                                                                 NEWWA 126th Annual Conference ~ “Defining Our Future Legacy”

                                                      Sunday, September 16, 2007
                   Registration Hours: 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM (located in the Narragansett Pre-function Lobby)
                                                          NEWWA Board of Directors Meeting
                                              1:00 PM to 2:45 PM ∼ Waterplace Ballroom Salons II & III

                                                           NEWWA Annual Business Meeting
                                       3:00 PM to 4:30 PM ∼ Waterplace Ballroom Salons II & III
           The Business Meeting is open to the public. Members are encouraged to attend and learn about Association activities.

                                 Welcome by F. Adam Yanulis, President, New England Water Works Association
                                                              Executive Director’s Report
                                                                 Raymond J. Raposa
                                                                  Treasurers’ Report
                                                    Katherine Pedersen and Christopher Woodcock
                                                                    Editors’ Report
                                                     Peter C. Karalekas, Jr. and George R. Allan
                                                                       Council Reports
                                Administration Council                                                Professional Development Council
                                  David G. Polcari                                                              Richard Butler
                                  Recognition Council                                                         Management Council
                                      Jae R. Kim                                                               Michael Covellone
                                Communication Council                                                          Operations Council
                                   Pamela Irwin                                                                  John Hiscock
                                External Affairs Council                                              Water Quality/Treatment Council
                                     Bruce Berger                                                           Robert Beaurivage
                                  Public Policy Council                                                        Standards Council
                                     Barbara Cook                                                                James W. Fay
                                                                        Other Business

                                                                    Sunday Evening
                                                                 Meet & Greet Reception
                                                     6:00 PM to 7:00 PM ∼ Narragansett Ballroom
                                                             Caesar Salad with Shaved Parmesan Cheese
                     An Italian Antipasto Display consisting of Prosciutto, Sopresetta, Salami, Mortadella, Provolone Cheese, Fresh Mozzarella,
                                    Roasted Peppers, Marinated Grilled Mushrooms, Artichokes, Olives, and Vine-ripe Tomatoes
                                                           Roasted Italian Vegetables with Rosemary Butter
                                          Olive Rolls ∼ Dinner Rolls ∼ Focaccia Bread with Roasted Garlic-infused Oil
                                                      Beer and Wine Tasting featuring Select Wines and Beers

                                          Meet & Greet Dinner featuring “The Taste of Italy Buffet”
                                                     7:00 PM to 9:00 PM ∼ Narragansett Ballroom
          Grilled Swordfish Medallions with Vermouth Sauce and Caramelized Fennel ∼ Chicken Saltimboca with Prosiutto, Provolone and Marsala Sauce
     Veal Scallopini with Wild Mushrooms and Charred Peppers in Chianti Sauce ∼ Roasted Eggplant Ravioli with Plum Tomato Basil Sauce ∼ Asiago Risotto
                                    Italian Cakes and Desserts ∼ Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated ∼ Assorted Herbal Teas
         The Meet & Greet, sponsored by Associate and Consultant members, will also include presentation of the following awards:
                   Sponsor of the Year Award ∼ NEWWA Scholarship Awards ∼ Young Professional Employer Support Award
An enjoyable evening is planned! Along with the opportunity to network and mingle, attendees can join in a light-hearted challenge during the
 125th Anniversary Water Tank Poster Contest. Identify the name and location of each water tank on the poster and win a prize provided by
                                                 the NEWWA Sponsor Services Committee.

                                                                     After Dinner Party
                                           9:00 PM to 12:00 AM ∼ Narragansett Ballroom Salon A
                          Stop in and watch the New England Patriots on large screen TVs. Cash bar will be available.

 The Meet & Greet reception and the reception after the Membership Recognition Dinner on Tuesday are sponsored by Associate and
 Consultant members who contribute as sponsors to the Association. These events are provided as a networking opportunity for attendees
 and guests. The Association would like to thank the companies for sponsoring these events. If you work for an Associate or Consultant,
 your company should contribute as a sponsor if you plan to attend the reception.

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NEWWA 126th Annual Conference ~ “Defining Our Future Legacy”

                                             Monday, September 17, 2007
                 Registration Hours: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (located in the Narragansett Pre-function Lobby)

                                   Opening Session    ∼ Narragansett Ballroom Salons A & B
9:00 AM – Welcome & Opening of the Annual Conference
F. ADAM YANULIS, President, New England Water Works Association, Holliston, MA

9:15 AM – Welcome to the City of Providence
The Honorable DAVID N. CICILLINE, J.D., Mayor of the City of Providence, Rhode Island

9:25 AM – “NEWWA 2006-2007: A Year in Review”
RAYMOND J. RAPOSA, Executive Director and KATHERINE PEDERSEN, Treasurer, New England Water Works Association

9:40 AM – President’s Address
F. ADAM YANULIS, President, New England Water Works Association, Holliston, MA

9:55 AM – Membership Recognition and Awards Ceremony
This program recognizes ongoing service and commitment to the profession and the Association.
                                                  AWWA 30 Year Life Member Awards
                                                   AWWA 50 Year Gold Drop Awards
                                                   NEWWA, Inc. Membership Awards

                                            John Chaffee Distinguished Public Servant Award
                                                      Legislator of the Year Award
                                                         Past President’s Award
                                                        Dexter Brackett Award
10:30 AM – “NEWWA – A Look Ahead”
JAMES W. WEST, President-Elect, New England Water Works Association, Holliston, MA
Incoming President, Jim West, will discuss NEWWA’s goals and important plans for the coming year.

10:45 AM – “AWWA Perspective and Update”
TERRY ROLAN, Immediate Past President, American Water Works Association, Denver, CO
In over 30 years as an AWWA member, Terry Rolan has compiled a record of volunteerism at the Section and
Association levels that has been recognized with the Fuller Award in 1991, Honorary Membership in 2000, and
Life Member in 2002. Terry represented the North Carolina Section on the AWWA Board of Directors from 2000
to 2003. Particularly interested in encouraging membership and involvement of utilities, young professionals,
and those from diverse backgrounds, he chaired the Young Professionals Committee in 2002-2003. His section
service ranges from work on numerous committees to secretary-treasurer, board member, and section chair. Terry
is active with the AWWA Research Foundation (past board trustee), WEF (past board member), and numerous
other water associations in North Carolina.

11:05 AM – “The Providence Water System Story”
PAMELA M. MARCHAND, Chief Engineer & General Manager, Providence Water Supply Board, Providence, RI

11:20 AM - “Balancing Environmental Growth and Water Supply”
Invited Guest Speaker, The Honorable DONALD L. CARCIERI, Governor of the State of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
Governor Donald L. Carcieri was inaugurated as Rhode Island’s 57th Governor on January 7, 2003. A native Rhode Island resident, his
election followed a career in business that was capped with his tenure as Chief Executive Officer of Cookson America and Joint Managing
Director of Cookson Group Worldwide. He was instrumental in the growth of the business into a major manufacturer employing over
12,000 people worldwide. The company grew from an organization doing $30 million in sales to over $3 billion in sales.
Don has been a high school math teacher. His business life began at Old Stone Bank, reaching the position of Executive Vice President.
In 1981, Don made an unusual career move, taking his family to Kingston, Jamaica, where he headed the Catholic Relief Service’s
West Indies operation. He then returned to his career in business in Rhode Island.

11:40 AM – “Economic and Population Growth in New England”
JOSEPH R. DEWHIRST, Treasurer & Economist, Citizens Financial Group, Providence, RI
Citizens Financial Group has $161 billion in assets, making it the 8th largest commercial bank holding company in the United States
when ranked by deposits. Owned by RBS, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, they now have branches in 13 states, including
Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and Rhode Island. They also have non-branch offices in more than
40 states.

12:00 PM – Opening Session Adjourns

4                         Please turn off all cell phones and pagers during technical sessions. Thank you.
                                                                            NEWWA 126th Annual Conference ~ “Defining Our Future Legacy”

                                                   Monday, September 17, 2007
                   Registration Hours: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (located in the Narragansett Pre-function Lobby)

                                                    Training Contact Hour Requirements
   TCHs will be given for Technical Sessions on Monday and Tuesday and Technical Session H and the plant tour on Wednesday. Technical
   session attendees who wish to receive TCHs must be in attendance for the entire session. Sign-in and out will be required of anyone
   applying for credit. You cannot move between sessions in the same time period. A TCH form must be completed by the attendee and
   signed by the Assistant Moderator at the beginning and end of each technical session. TCH forms must be submitted to the Moderator
   or a NEWWA staff member before leaving the conference. A picture ID is required. (Note: Approval of State Agencies is pending at
   the time of publication.)


Technical Session A                                                           2:30 PM - “Water Security Research”
                                                                              by KIM R. FOX, Director, Water Infrastructure Protection Division,
Water Security and Emergency                                                  National Homeland Security Research Center, U.S. Environmental
Preparedness Update                                                           Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH

1:20 PM to 4:00 PM ∼ Narragansett Ballroom A                                  Water infrastructure protection research focuses on the safety of
                                                                              the nation’s water supply, treatment, and distribution systems.
2.0 Training Contact Hours                                                    Researchers are investigating ways to identify vulnerabilities, detect
                                                                              contamination, warn the public, and respond effectively in the event
Moderator: J. KEVIN REILLY, Microbiologist & Operations Specialist,           of a biological or chemical attack on any of these systems. This
Office of Ecosystem Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,          presentation will discuss both what has been completed and what is
Boston, MA                                                                    currently being done.
Assistant Moderators: CAROL HARRIS, Senior Manager, Woodard &
Curran, Andover, MA and JEFFREY W. McCLURE, P.E., Project Manager,            3:00 PM - “Blackstone, MA Incident, March 2006; Spencer, MA
Weston & Sampson, Peabody, MA                                                 Incident, April 2007 - Water Emergencies Do Happen”
                                                                              by PAUL ANDERSON, Deputy Regional Director, Bureau of Resource
1:20 PM - Welcome and Introduction                                            Protection, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection,
                                                                              Central Region, Worcester, MA
1:30 PM - “Water Security and Emergency Preparedness - The Federal
                                                                              Drinking water emergencies can and do happen. Preparation and
Perspective”
                                                                              practice do help all responders when addressing the uncertainties of
by JANE DOWNING, Associate Director, Drinking Water Branch, Office
                                                                              potential drinking water contamination events. Come and listen to Mr.
of Ecosystem Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
                                                                              Anderson’s state perspective of responding to these emergencies. Mr.
Region I, Boston, MA
                                                                              Anderson played an integral role in responding to these incidents for
Working with water utilities to enhance water security and prepare            Massachusetts DEP and the local communities.
for emergencies continues to be one of EPA’s highest national and
regional priorities. The need for this important work is underscored by       3:30 PM - “Mutual Aid Study - Evaluation of Potential Water System
the many security breaches and the devastating hurricanes and floods           Interconnections in the South-Central Region of New Hampshire”
that have happened in New England and across the country. Over                by ANTHONY J. ZUENA, P.E., President & Chief Executive Officer and
the last 5 years, EPA, the states, and the water sector have been very        Project Director, SEA Consultants, Inc., Cambridge, MA
active distributing outreach materials, tools, alerts, guidance and other     The potential effects of natural disasters, major accidents and terrorism
information about preventing, detecting, and responding to all hazards,       on the stability and integrity of America’s water system infrastructure
including security breaches, pandemics, and natural disasters. This           remain a critical concern for today’s water industry managers, officials
presentation will focus on the best of the best information, tools, and       and professionals. Maintaining adequate supply during an extended
assistance that may be available to local officials, water suppliers,          crisis is critically important. The Nashua Regional Planning Commission
emergency responders and others involved in protecting, securing,             initiated a Mutual Aid Study to assess the feasibility of developing new
and maintaining our water supplies.                                           interconnections between various public and privately owned water
                                                                              systems in south-central New Hampshire for the purpose of transferring
2:00 PM - “Contamination Warning Systems”                                     water during emergency events. The presentation will summarize the
by DAVID F. TRAVERS, Director, Water Security Division, U.S.                  various aspects of the study.
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water Security Initiative,
Washington, DC                                                                4:00 PM - Final Questions and Answers - All Speakers
The Water Security Initiative (formerly known as Water Sentinel)
involves the deployment and evaluation of a contamination warning
system to assess the system’s ability to provide timely detection             Monday Evening
of and appropriate response to a contamination event. In 2006,
EPA initiated implementation at the first pilot in Cincinnati, with full       5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Reception sponsored by R.H. White
operation expected in Summer, 2007. By the end of 2007, EPA intends           Construction Co., Inc. - Narragansett Ballroom
to expand the program to four additional pilots through a competitive
grants process. This discussion will focus on the components of EPA’s             See pages 15 and 16 for additional guest and social
contamination warning system, the concept of operations for the
                                                                                          programs, activities, and meetings
system, interim guidance materials, key lessons learned to date, and
major milestones for evaluation and expansion of the program.                                   during the conference.



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                                                  Monday, September 17, 2007
                                                                                                         )
                   Registration Hours: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (located in the Narragansett Pre-function Lobby)
                                                    Training Contact Hour Requirements
    TCHs will be given for Technical Sessions on Monday and Tuesday and Technical Session H and the plant tour on Wednesday. Technical
    session attendees who wish to receive TCHs must be in attendance for the entire session. Sign-in and out will be required of anyone
    applying for credit. You cannot move between sessions in the same time period. A TCH form must be completed by the attendee and
    signed by the Assistant Moderator at the beginning and end of each technical session. TCH forms must be submitted to the Moderator
    or a NEWWA staff member before leaving the conference. A picture ID is required. (Note: Approval of State Agencies is pending at
    the time of publication.)


Technical Session B
Demand and Supply Management
1:20 PM to 4:00 PM ∼ Narragansett Ballroom B                               3:00 PM - “Water Supply for Rhode Island: Today and Tomorrow”
2.0 Training Contact Hours                                                 by JUAN MARISCAL, P.E., General Manager, Rhode Island Water
                                                                           Resources Board, Providence, RI
Moderator: CHRISTOPHER A. COCKSHAW, P.E., Project Manager,                 The presentation will outline past and present trends in Rhode Island
Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., Wakefield, MA                                         water use as well as supply sources and needs for the future. In addition,
Assistant Moderators: GARY D. JACOBSON, P.E., Senior Project               state’s priority water issues and projects will be discussed including the
Manager, CH2M HILL, Boston, MA and JEANNE B. BONDAREVSKIS,                 Water Resources Board’s Big River Groundwater Development Project,
Director of Finance, Providence Water Supply Board, Providence, RI         Supplemental Water Supply Studies, water management initiatives and
                                                                           other agency and local water development projects.
1:20 PM - Welcome and Introduction
                                                                           3:30 PM - “Analysis and Design of Rainfall Catchment Systems for
1:30 PM - “Demand Management – How Do We Achieve Our                       Sustainable Water Supply”
Goals?”
                                                                           by JANET BALDWIN, Associate Professor of Engineering, Roger Williams
by JAMES L. DEMING, Manager and JANE CERASO, Environmental
                                                                           University, Bristol, RI
Manager, Acton Water District, Acton, MA
All water suppliers are being confronted with an ever increasing           Small scale rainfall catchment and storage systems can be used to
pressure to control demand. Unaccounted for water, per capita usage,       help mitigate two ever-escalating environmental problems: tightening
and winter/summer ratios, are the current buzz words. There is a           water supplies and storm water runoff. However, these systems are not
laundry list of activities that we are given, all of which are presented   frequently used in the United States, while in other parts of the world
as being able to help us achieve our goals. The question is, do they       the opposite is true. Having participated in building catchment and
all work for everyone? If not, how do we choose? The Acton Water           storage systems in Brazil, I have applied this knowledge to design and
District has been developing its water conservation program over the       testing of the most cost-effective system for an average home in the
past seven years. This presentation will attempt to explain what worked    Northeast and have found that these systems can make a significant
for us, what didn’t, and why.                                              impact with little cost. Testing of the storage materials and water quality
                                                                           will be presented along with design and effectiveness calculations.
2:00 PM - “Water Allocation in Rhode Island – What It Means and
What You Can Do About It”                                                  4:00 PM - Final Questions and Answers - All Speakers
by REBECCA BALKE, P.E., Principal, Comprehensive Environmental,
Inc., Milford, MA
Many states are currently in the process of developing new regulations     Monday Evening
or policies to address diminishing streamflows. Although there are
many factors that influence streamflow, including impervious surfaces        5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Reception sponsored by R.H. White Construction
from development, private withdrawals, public withdrawals and
                                                                           Co., Inc. - Narragansett Ballroom
wastewater discharges, regulations to date have focused on the control
of public water supply withdrawals. The water allocation regulatory
process in Rhode Island will be discussed along with what it may mean
to Rhode Island water suppliers and what water suppliers should be
looking at and doing to help manage this process.

2:30 PM - “Emergency Supply Requires the Right Connections”                               See pages 15 and 16 for
by JAMES J. PESCATORE, P.E., BCEE, Associate, CDM, Cambridge, MA
                                                                              additional guest and social programs, activities,
In 2004, the Town of Billerica, Massachusetts suffered a water supply
calamity that crippled their water treatment plant and their storage                and meetings during the conference.
tanks and interrupted water service to customers. After the emergency,
it was apparent that there was a lack of pre-planning with respect to
emergency interconnections with adjacent communities. Subsequently,
a detailed interconnection planning study was performed to evaluate the
emergency supply of water to and from the five surrounding towns. This
presentation will present the systematic approach for interconnection
planning that utilized simple hydrant flow tests for hydraulic evaluation
and established operational and water quality constraints.



6                            Please turn off all cell phones and pagers during technical sessions. Thank you.
                                                                                  NEWWA 126th Annual Conference ~ “Defining Our Future Legacy”

                                                       Tuesday, September 18, 2007
                     Registration Hours: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (located in the Narragansett Pre-function Lobby)
Information Technology                                                                                             Itron, Inc.
                                                                                                           2111 North Molter Road
and Management Demonstrations                                                                              Liberty Lake, WA 99019
                                                                                                Phone: (509) 891-3422 / Fax: (509) 891-3313
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM ∼ Narragansett Ballroom A                                                         Company Representative: Anita Erno
Moderator: WAYNE C. FISCHER, President, Technology Sales                                                 E-mail: anita.erno@itron.com
Associates, Inc., Hudson, MA                                                       Itron is a leading technology provider and source of knowledge to the global energy
Assistant Moderator: DAVID E. PUTNAM, President, Putnam Pipe                       and water industries. Nearly 3,000 utilities worldwide rely on Itron technology
Corp., Hopkinton, MA                                                               to deliver the knowledge they require to optimize the delivery and use of energy
                                                                                   and water. Itron’s demonstration will focus on both meter reading and water
An all day session featuring interactive software demonstrations. Coffee and       conservation using “migrate-able” technology, as well as Water Fixed Network
refreshments will be available in the morning and pizza, salad, and soda in the    2.5 focusing on daily leak detection and multiple daily reads.
afternoon. The following companies have registered as of May 4, 2007.
                                                                                                          Neptune Technology Group
                            ArKion Systems                                                                   5 Brookside Avenue
                           230 Union Street                                                                  Danvers, MA 01923
                      New Bedford, MA 02740                                                     Phone: (978) 739-4422 / Fax: (978) 739-4433
            Phone: (508) 993-5100 / Fax: (508) 984-7717                                             Company Representative: Steve Horn
               Company Representative: Jennifer Diglaw                                                  E-mail: shorn@neptunetg.com
                  E-mail: diglaw@arkionsystems.com
                                                                                   Neptune has harnessed its 114 years of experience to provide intelligent
ArKion’s Galileo™ AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) system is the most        Automatic Meter Reading (AMR). Now all utilities have the ability to embrace
fully featured, flexible two-way, fixed network AMR solution available. Galileo™     Neptune’s ARB Utility Management SystemsTM. Come and see the E-Coder)
lowers meter reading costs, enables easy central office on demand readings,         R900i - the next step in meter reading technology, which integrates two proven
and detects leaks and theft.                                                       technologies - the E-Coder solid state absolute encoder and the R900 meter
                                                                                   interface unit - into one ground-breaking device.
                                CDM
                      670 N. Commercial Street                                                                 Ritec Wireless
                       Manchester, NH 03101                                                                   26 Saginaw Drive
                      Phone: (603) 222-8323                                                                 Rochester, NY 14623
               Company Representative: Jayson Brennen                                           Phone: (585) 271-3170 / Fax: (585) 271-5259
                    E-mail: brennenjd@cdm.com                                                      Company Representative: John Poisson
CDM is a consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm delivering                             E-mail: john@ritec.com
exceptional service to public and private clients worldwide. We have pioneered     RITEC provides reliable wireless communication links for utilities and municipalities
the use of GIS within the water and wastewater engineering fields and have         that have a need to remotely: 1) access data for remote assets such as tank level;
assisted hundreds of clients in creating and using utility GIS data for over 20    2) control equipment such as pump stations; and 3) monitor alarms for pump
years. Over the past year, many new GIS technologies have been introduced.         stations and reservoirs. Eliminate monthly phone and leased line costs.
These technologies allow water and wastewater utilities to efficiently use GIS
in all levels of an organization. CDM will present and demonstrate the newest                               Rockwell Automation
GIS technologies including advanced field-based GIS, WebGIS, and GPS.                                        100 Nickerson Road
                                                                                                          Marlborough, MA 01752
                          Control Point, Inc.                                                   Phone: (508) 485-4447 / Fax: (508) 485-4977
                      25 Coulthard Farms Road                                                      Company Representative: Michael Quirk
                      Scarborough, ME 04074                                                            E-mail: mquirk@ra.rockwell.com
            Phone: (207) 415-4166 / Fax: (801) 697-3047
                                                                                   Rockwell Automation Inc. is a leading global provider of industrial automation
                Company Representative: Jeff Murray                                power, control, and information solutions that help customers meet their
                  E-mail: jeffmurray@controlpt.com                                 manufacturing productivity objectives. The company brings together leading
Save time and money on web enabled SCADA systems that are easy to configure        brands including Allen Bradley controls and services and Rockwell software
and maintain. Control Point sells and supports Citect SCADA, CitectSCADA           factory management software. Our headquarters is located in Milwaukee, WI
Reports, Sixnet RTU’s, Industrial Computing PC’s plus radio, video, and web        with over 80 manufacturing facilities around the world.
based systems that are designed with the user in mind. We provide “Solutions
to keep your business on target.”                                                                    TransCOR Information Technologies
                                                                                                              124 Jewett Street
                             E.J. Prescott                                                                 Georgetown, MA 01833
                          32 Prescott Street                                                    Phone: (978) 352-3100 / Fax: (978) 352-9199
                         Gardiner, ME 04347                                                         Company Representative: Jim Leonard
                       Phone: (207) 415-4166                                                              Web site: transCOR-IT.com
                   Company Representative: Al Clifford
                                                                                   TransCOR, the Northeast’s leading supplier, integrator and installer of rugged
                                                                                   mobile computing solutions ideal for water professionals’ applications. A TP3
                    Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc.                                Premier Panasonic Toughbook® Partner, TransCOR provides field computers,
                          5 Burlington Woods                                       vehicle mounts, on-site installation services, wireless connectivity, mobile
                     Burlington, MA 01803-4542                                     printing, GPS, AVL, and more.
            Phone: (781) 221-1000 / Fax: (781) 229-1115
                Company Representative: Steve Bruno                                            NEWWA Aging Infrastructure Simulation Contest and
                      Web site: www.fstinc.com                                               Complimentary Pizza & Salad Lunch - 11:45 AM to 1:20 PM
Our Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system applications will       Enjoy a pizza and salad lunch while visiting the IT & Management
be presented. You’re invited to walk through real world examples of software        Demonstrations and join in or come to watch the latest NEWWA contest . . .
applications, communication strategies and operator interface screens that
will demonstrate how SCADA can help maximize water quality and minimize             Using not much more than bubble gum, paper clips, and band-aids, come
cost. For over 90 years, FST has been working with municipalities and utilities     show off your building skills. The task: build the tallest free-standing tank
                                                                                    that holds 8 ounces of water. The prize: cash and plenty of bragging rights.
in providing engineering and planning services for water supply, treatment and
                                                                                    Assemble a team and come ready to build. See page 18 for details.
distribution projects.

                                Please turn off all cell phones and pagers during technical sessions. Thank you.                                                      7
NEWWA 126th Annual Conference ~ “Defining Our Future Legacy”

                                                  Tuesday, September 18, 2007
                   Registration Hours: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (located in the Narragansett Pre-function Lobby)
                                                    Training Contact Hour Requirements
    TCHs will be given for Technical Sessions on Monday and Tuesday and Technical Session H and the plant tour on Wednesday. Technical
    session attendees who wish to receive TCHs must be in attendance for the entire session. Sign-in and out will be required of anyone
    applying for credit. You cannot move between sessions in the same time period. A TCH form must be completed by the attendee and
    signed by the Assistant Moderator at the beginning and end of each technical session. TCH forms must be submitted to the Moderator
    or a NEWWA staff member before leaving the conference. A picture ID is required. (Note: Approval of State Agencies is pending at
    the time of publication.)

                                                                           10:10 AM - “Ozone - A Side Stream Approach”
Technical Session C                                                        by JOHN J. POLLANO, Superintendent, Andover Water Treatment
                                                                           Plant, Andover, MA and JOHN T. DOHERTY, P.E., BCEE, Principal
Water Treatment                                                            Engineer, CDM, Cambridge, MA
8:30 AM to 11:45 AM ∼ Narragansett Ballroom C                              Side-Stream application of Ozone has proven to be a great success in
2.0 Training Contact Hours                                                 Andover, Massachusetts. The design, construction, and operation of
                                                                           the recently completed ozone system upgrade at the Andover Water
Moderator: CHRISTOPHER C. YANNONI, P.E., Senior Vice President,            Treatment Plant will be presented and discussed. The presentation
Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc., Burlington, MA                            will focus on the decisions made during the design phase, construction
Assistant Moderators: MICHAEL J. McWHIRTER, Engineer, MWH,                 activities and the recent operational experience. The benefits - both
Boston, MA                                                                 expected and realized - of this treatment process will be discussed.

                                                                           10:40 AM - “Black Box Models for DBP Formation and DBP Precursor
8:30 AM - Welcome and Introduction
                                                                           Removal: A Comparison Between Conventional Pretreatment and
                                                                           Upflow Clarification”
8:45 AM - “Future Treatment Technologies for the Advancement of
                                                                           by MICHAEL ONEBY, P.E., Project Engineer, Earth Tech, Milwaukee, WI
the Water Industry”
                                                                           and ANDREW L. REID, P.E., Civil Engineer, Earth Tech, Concord, MA
by RUSSELL FORD, Ph.D., P.E., National Water Practice Leader, MWH,
Saddle Brook, NJ                                                           Disinfection is a treatment process that is very effective in protecting
                                                                           public health from pathogenic microorganisms in the raw water supply.
The drinking water treatment industry will be facing some unique           Recent studies have indicated a risk to public health from byproducts
challenges over the next 10 to 20 years. With concerns over global         formed in the disinfection process. The Stage 1 Disinfectants/
climate change, deteriorating infrastructure, better analytical            Disinfection By-Products Rule was promulgated by U.S. EPA in an effort
techniques and diminishing fresh water supplies, many treatment            to balance the risk of exposure to disinfection byproducts with the
technologies that were once forgotten or considered too expensive are      risk of illness due to microbial contamination. Several empirical (or
now becoming viable alternatives. This presentation will discuss how       black box) models were developed to predict the level of a DBP based
the drive for sustainable solutions or “green” solutions might start to    on a number of measurable water quality constituents. Selected
dictate which treatment processes are considered in the future.            models were compared to data from an existing conventional water
                                                                           treatment plant against data from a pilot scale plant incorporating an
9:15 AM - “Desalination of the Hudson River for Water Supply               upflow clarifier and GAC filter. Both treatment trains used the same
Development”                                                               raw water source – a shallow reservoir and eight small wells. The
by JOHN E. DYKSEN, P.E., East Region Water Practice Leader, Black          comparison between the two treatment trains and the effectiveness
& Veatch, Paramus, NJ and SAMEET MASTER, P.E., Project Manager,            of conventional treatment with newer technology in terms of TOC
United Water, Oradell, NJ                                                  removal and DBP formation will be discussed.
United Water New York (UWNY) supplies drinking water from a variety        11:10 AM - “No Single Point of Failure! A Strategy for Large Plant
of ground and surface water supplies to about 90% of the residences        Process and Equipment Redundancy”
and businesses in Rockland County, NY. As a result of increasing           by EDWARD S. BARBOE, P.E., Senior Associate, Hazen and Sawyer
growth in Rockland County, there is a need for development of              P.C., Boston, MA
new water supplies to meet increasing demands. After extensive             A 290-mgd Croton Water Treatment Plant in the Bronx, New York City
evaluation, UWNY has determined that utilization of the Hudson River       and a 2,020-mgd Catskill-Delaware Ultraviolet Facility in Westchester,
as a source of supply provides a high degree of reliability and an         NY are under construction. Both plants have been cost-effectively
expansive resource. As such, UWNY proposes to develop a new water          designed to give an exceptionally high level process and of systematic
treatment plant that would desalinate water drawn from the Hudson          equipment redundancy. Throughout the design process the slogan
River. Initially, the nominal capacity is planned to be 2.5 mgd in the     has been “No single point of failure!” That is, no single part or piece
summer and at least 1.7 mgd in the winter with expansion to 5.0 mgd.       of equipment can bring the plant to a standstill. The intention is to
This presentation will discuss the water quality challenges that must be   have a robust system that can withstand failure at several layers. A
met to utilize this portion of the Hudson River for potable water supply   multi-barrier approach in the design process was used to insure that
and the treatment process evaluation and selection. The conceptual         even a partial failure in one of the principal processes could occur
design of the facility will be discussed along with the challenges of      and the plant will remain fully functional.
being the first desalination application along the Hudson River.
                                                                           11:40 AM - Final Questions and Answers - All Speakers
9:45 AM to 10:10 AM - Break / Visit IT & Management Demonstrations         11:45 AM to 1:20 PM - Pizza & Salad Lunch - Narragansett Ballroom A
- Narragansett Ballroom A
                                                                           Enjoy complimentary pizza, salad and soda while visiting the IT &
Enjoy coffee and light refreshments while visiting the IT & Management     Management Demonstrations and join in or come to watch the latest
Demonstrations.                                                            NEWWA contest . . . see page 18 for details.


8                            Please turn off all cell phones and pagers during technical sessions. Thank you.
                                                                           NEWWA 126th Annual Conference ~ “Defining Our Future Legacy”

                                                  Tuesday, September 18, 2007
                   Registration Hours: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (located in the Narragansett Pre-function Lobby)

Technical Session D
                                                                             10:40 AM - “Strategic Planning – Realizing Your Long-Term Goals”
Utility Management                                                           by ERIC J. MUIR, P.E., Project Manager, Malcolm Pirnie, Middletown,
8:30 AM to 11:45 AM ∼ Narragansett Ballroom B                                CT and JENNIFER K. LACHMAYR, P.E., Senior Associate, Malcolm
2.0 Training Contact Hours                                                   Pirnie, Wakefield, MA
                                                                             Utilities today must adhere to the same goals and principles as any
Moderator: RONALD E. SHARPIN, Ph.D., P.E., Water Superintendent,             private business enterprise, including budget and cost management,
Town of Holliston, Holliston, MA                                             prioritization of tasks, operations and maintenance, and bottom line
Assistant Moderator: BRIAN J. ANTONEVICH, P.E., Project Manager,             results for stakeholders. Today’s successful utilities are adopting
Metcalf & Eddy|AECOM, Wakefield, MA                                           tools, such as strategic planning to identify and prioritize long-
                                                                             term goals and analyze areas to improve system performance and
8:30 AM - Welcome and Introduction                                           reduce costs. This presentation will provide a proven process that
                                                                             considers the external and internal factors that influence business
8:45 AM - “Finding the Return on Investment for Your GIS                     operations to assist in developing specific, practical actions for the
Implementation”
                                                                             future. We will demonstrate methods to increase participation of
by JAYSON D. BRENNEN, GISP, Associate and SEAN MYERS, GIS
                                                                             key stakeholders including both staff and management, which not
Discipline Leader, CDM, Manchester, NH
                                                                             only improves teamwork but also fosters the enthusiasm and buy-
Many water systems use GIS technology on a daily basis to help them          in necessary for successful plan implementation. We will outline
manage their water system facilities but few are using it to make            key features of a successful strategic planning process including (1)
operations run more efficiently. During this presentation, the topic
                                                                             involvement and input from staff; (2) buy-in from all stakeholders;
of how GIS can make water utilities more efficient, thus providing a
                                                                             (3) establishment of realistic goals & objectives; (4) effective
return on investment, will be discussed. Specific topics that will be
covered include enhancing business processes using GIS; employing            communication plan; (5) support from executive leadership; (6)
new technologies that allow for better records management and                performance measures linked to strategic plan objectives; and (7)
field activities; integrating your GIS with billing, modeling, and            commitment to an implementation plan.
maintenance systems; and developing a GIS management structure
                                                                             11:10 AM - “The New AWWA Utility Management Standards”
to ensure success. Demonstrations, discussion, and examples
will be provided to help water utilities maximize their existing GIS         by JIM GINLEY, Utility Quality Programs Manager, American Water
implementation. This presentation will also aid utilities just starting      Works Association, Denver, CO
the GIS implementation process by identifying short term strategies          For the past few years, AWWA has been developing a new series of
and long term goals.                                                         AWWA Standards known as “utility management standards.” This
                                                                             emerging set of documents identify the everyday practices that
9:15 AM - “Public-Private Partnerships – An Innovative Way to                should be employed by a utility in key areas of operation, including
Manage Your Water System”                                                    managing the distribution system, operating the treatment plant,
by STEPHEN J. DENSBERGER, President, Pennichuck Water Service                and managing the source of supply. Through a pilot project with
Corporation, Merrimack, NH                                                   two utilities, AWWA has gained some insight into the usefulness of
This presentation is designed to highlight the benefits of public-private     these standards - both as part of everyday practices and a continual
partnership by presenting two successful examples in two small New           effort to improve operations, and as the potential foundation for a
England communities. Additionally, lessons learned will be shared            full-scale accreditation or certification process. In February 2007,
along with suggestions for the development of the RFP, developing,           a team of AWWA volunteers and staff gathered some ideas and
negotiating and managing a public-private partnership contract.              options for how these standards might be used by utility managers.
                                                                             This presentation will cover the ideas that have come from this pilot
9:45 AM to 10:10 AM - Break / Visit IT & Management Demonstrations
- Narragansett Ballroom A                                                    and working session, and will explore (through discussion with the
                                                                             audience) how AWWA can use these documents, related materials,
Enjoy coffee and light refreshments while visiting the IT & Management       and even training and outreach to best meet the management needs
Demonstrations.                                                              of utility managers. The discussion will include three options that
                                                                             were developed in the February 2007 working session, as well as
10:10 AM - “Tracking Utility Performance Leads to Efficiency and
                                                                             explore how AWWA might team with NEWWA to provide the training
Increased Customer Satisfaction”
                                                                             at a local level.
by LEN SEKULER, P.E., Project Manager, Red Oak Consulting,
Wakefield, MA
                                                                             11:40 AM - Final Questions and Answers - All Speakers
Case studies will be presented that illustrate the methodology
and results of an organizational performance review at two water             11:45 AM to 1:20 PM - Pizza & Salad Lunch - Narragansett Ballroom A
utilities in the U.S. These examples demonstrate how utilities have
                                                                             Enjoy complimentary pizza, salad and soda while visiting the IT &
tracked and benchmarked their current performance in efforts to
                                                                             Management Demonstrations and join in or come to watch the latest
better understand and identify improvement opportunities within
their organization. Department measures and performance reports              NEWWA contest . . . see page 18 for details.
are provided to illustrate how the utilities perform an informative
performance assessment. Improvement projects resulting from these
assessments have produced the following benefits: greater staff                   See pages 15 and 16 for additional guest and social
efficiency, greater system reliability, reduced customer wait times,                      programs, activities, and meetings
higher customer satisfaction, greater focus on key organizational                              during the conference.
goals, and better trained staff.


                             Please turn off all cell phones and pagers during technical sessions. Thank you.                                   9
NEWWA 126th Annual Conference ~ “Defining Our Future Legacy”

                                                  Tuesday, September 18, 2007
                    Registration Hours: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (located in the Narragansett Pre-function Lobby)
                                                    Training Contact Hour Requirements
     TCHs will be given for Technical Sessions on Monday and Tuesday and Technical Session H and the plant tour on Wednesday. Technical
     session attendees who wish to receive TCHs must be in attendance for the entire session. Sign-in and out will be required of anyone
     applying for credit. You cannot move between sessions in the same time period. A TCH form must be completed by the attendee and
     signed by the Assistant Moderator at the beginning and end of each technical session. TCH forms must be submitted to the Moderator
     or a NEWWA staff member before leaving the conference. A picture ID is required. (Note: Approval of State Agencies is pending at
     the time of publication.)

Technical Session E                                                        3:00 PM - “Distribution Study ID’s Problems and Prioritizes
Distribution/Infrastructure Improvement                                    Improvements”
1:20 PM to 4:00 PM ∼ Narragansett Ballroom C                               by AMY J. McGRATH, Environmental Engineer, CDM, Cambridge MA
                                                                           The Town of Billerica is working to upgrade their aging distribution
2.0 Training Contact Hours                                                 system now that the new Water Treatment Facility drawing from the
Moderator: THOMAS D. LeCOURT, P.E. Project Engineer, Tighe & Bond,         Concord River is on line. No major piping improvements have been
Inc., Westfield, MA                                                         implemented for the past 20 years. A distribution study was conducted
Assistant Moderator: ROBERT J. WILLIAMSON, P.E., Senior Project            to evaluate the 200 miles of pipe and two steel storage tanks. The
Manager, Wright-Pierce, Portland, ME                                       evaluation included 45 hydrant flow tests and the development
                                                                           and calibration of an H2O MAP computer model of the system.
1:20 PM - Welcome and Introduction                                         Recommendations included additional storage and transmission
                                                                           mains with local water mains to improve fire protection. Areas with
1:30 PM - “Assessing Critical Pipes in Water Distribution Systems          potentially closed and partially closed valves were identified along
Using Hydraulic Models and GIS”                                            with a recommended field program to determine their locations. This
by RAJAN RAY, Services Director, IDModeling, Inc., Narragansett, RI        was the foundation for a valve mapping and exercise program that
With the latest advances in hydraulic modeling and GIS software, many      will be discussed.
municipalities/utilities are using their GIS-integrated hydraulic models
as an accurate and cost-effective way of addressing the critical pipes     3:30 PM - “Design and Implementation Planning for a Switch to
in their system. IDModeling will discuss the different methodologies       Chloramines – Navigating Public Concerns, Water Quality, and
involved as well as work performed in various case studies discussing      Simultaneous Compliance Issues”
common challenges and solutions with analyzing critical pipes in water     by DAVID MICHELSEN, P.E., Principal Engineer, SEA Consultants,
distribution systems.                                                      Cambridge, MA and WILLIAM J. DALY, Utilities Manager, Town of
                                                                           Salem, Salem, NH
2:00 PM - “Changes in the HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) Service
Tubing Market That Are Critical to Your Municipal Utility’s Standards      The Town of Salem, NH is in the process of converting to chloramines
and Specifications”                                                         as a secondary disinfectant in order to comply with the Stage 1 D/DBP
by RICHARD G. KRAFT, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Endot              Rule. As we all have learned from the experiences in Washington,
Industries, Inc., Rockaway, NJ                                             D.C., converting to chloramines also necessitates careful examination
                                                                           of corrosion control practices. Therefore, this project also included
In the past three years new high performance materials have been           converting the corrosion control chemistry at the plant to maintain
introduced into the polyethylene pipe and tubing market. To address        stable chloramines residuals as well as maintain simultaneous
these new HDPE materials there have been changes in the ASTM               compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule and the Total Coliform
Standards governing the types of HDPE available as well as changes         Rule. Extensive planning is required prior to making such a dramatic
made to the Material Designation Codes that determine the names            change in distribution water chemistry. This presentation will detail
of HDPE material. These changes will eventually result in old names        the implementation planning steps undertaken by the Town, including
disappearing and ASTM’s being rewritten to include new Materials           public notification issues; a phased implementation schedule;
Codes. The changes will make most specifications obsolete and               extensive distribution water quality monitoring; and the development
eventually result in the materials listed becoming unavailable. This       of an implementation response plan.
presentation will cover the changes made to date and those expected
in the next few months and how to deal with the changes in your            4:00 PM - Final Questions and Answers - All Speakers
municipal specifications and standards.
2:30 PM - “Modeling in the Dark: Distribution System Modeling with
Limited System Data”                                                       Tuesday Evening
by COREY THERIAULT, P.E., Project Engineer and DOUGLAS B. GOVE,
JR., P.E., Project Manager, Metcalf & Eddy|AECOM, Wakefield, MA;            5:45 PM - 7:00 PM - Reception sponsored by Natgun Corporation -
and BRUCE I. COLLINGWOOD, P.E., Commissioner of Public Works &             Narragansett Ballroom A
Utilities, City of Pittsfield, Pittsfield, MA
The City of Pittsfield has a water system consisting of about 1.3           7:00 PM - 11:30 PM - Membership Recognition Celebration -
million feet of distribution piping. Limited information is available      Narragansett Ballroom B & C
regarding pipe materials and their condition. In addition, there are six   See page 16 for details.
pressure zones, two water treatment plants, two flow control stations,
six pumping stations, four water storage tanks, and an average day
demand of just less than 10 mgd. This relatively complex system
has not been modeled since the 1970’s, and with commercial and
                                                                               See pages 15 and 16 for additional guest and social
industrial growth initiatives underway, a hydraulic model is an ideal                  programs, activities, and meetings
planning tool for resource management. However, how do you calibrate                         during the conference.
a distribution system model with minimal pipe data?

10                           Please turn off all cell phones and pagers during technical sessions. Thank you.
                                                                            NEWWA 126th Annual Conference ~ “Defining Our Future Legacy”

                                                  Tuesday, September 18, 2007
                   Registration Hours: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (located in the Narragansett Pre-function Lobby)
                                                    Training Contact Hour Requirements
  TCHs will be given for Technical Sessions on Monday and Tuesday and Technical Session H and the plant tour on Wednesday. Technical
  session attendees who wish to receive TCHs must be in attendance for the entire session. Sign-in and out will be required of anyone
  applying for credit. You cannot move between sessions in the same time period. A TCH form must be completed by the attendee and
  signed by the Assistant Moderator at the beginning and end of each technical session. TCH forms must be submitted to the Moderator
  or a NEWWA staff member before leaving the conference. A picture ID is required. (Note: Approval of State Agencies is pending at
  the time of publication.)

Technical Session F
                                                                              3:00 PM - “The World Water Crisis”
Public Health                                                                 by LAWRENCE A. DURKIN, Senior Engineer, Fay, Spofford & Thorndike,
1:20 PM to 4:00 PM ∼ Narragansett Ballroom B                                  Inc., Burlington, MA and Chair, NEWWA Water For People Committee
2.0 Training Contact Hours                                                    The world water crisis is arguably the No. 1 health crisis facing humanity
                                                                              globally today, and largely effects children in the developing countries.
Moderator: MAUREEN K. McAVOY, P.E., Design Manager, Massachusetts             Waterborne diseases and the absence of sanitary domestic water is
Water Resources Authority, Boston, MA                                         the leading cause of death worldwide and may account for up to 80
Assistant Moderator: DAVID S. BELKNAP, P.E., Project Manager, Black           percent of human sickness. Not only are there 1.1 billion without
& Veatch, Boston, MA                                                          adequate drinking water, but the United Nations acknowledges
                                                                              2.6 billion people are without adequate water for sanitation (e.g.
1:20 PM - Welcome and Introduction
                                                                              wastewater disposal). Consequently disease and significant deaths
1:30 PM - “Quantity, Quality, and Cost Considerations of Urban Water          arise from people using contaminated water supplies; these effects
Reuse”                                                                        are particularly pronounced for children in underdeveloped countries,
by JOHN W. NORTON, Jr., Ph.D., Senior Environmental Engineer, MSS             where 3,900 children per day die of diarrhea alone. Current efforts to
Technical Directorate, MWH Americas, Inc., Chicago, IL                        address the crisis will be discussed globally and those of the NEWWA
There has been considerable national interest in water reuse due to both      Water For People Committee.
water quality and water quantity considerations. An overview of national
water reuse legislation and technical efforts and highlights of regional      3:30 PM - “A Multi-Barrier Assessment Tool for UV Disinfection
variations in the financial, technical, and social issues impacting water      – Beyond the Regulations”
reuse will be presented. The presentation will then delineate water           by ROOPESH JOSHI, Assistant Engineer, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C., New
reuse considerations specific to the New England region.                       York, NY
                                                                              This presentation will provide guidance to utilities considering UV
2:00 PM - “Public Health Partnerships and Disease Surveillance by             disinfection. Results from AwwaRF Project 2861 – “Integrating UV
a Large Water Utility”                                                        Disinfection Into Existing Water Treatment Plants” will be presented.
by JOSHUA K. DAS, M.S., Project Manager, Public Health, Planning              As part of that project, the Multi-Barrier Assessment Tool (MBAT) was
Department, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Boston, MA
                                                                              developed to aid utilities in the UV decision. The MBAT evaluates a
Since 2000, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)                utility’s water quality goals, source water quality, and existing treatment
has collaborated with the Massachusetts Department of Public                  process to determine whether enhanced disinfection is necessary
Health (MDPH) and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) on               and if UV disinfection is an appropriate technology for that particular
a surveillance system that monitors several possible predictors of            application. The MBAT answers questions such as: Is enhanced
gastrointestinal illness potentially related to drinking water. Since the     disinfection necessary to meet risk goals? and What are the risks and
start of the surveillance system, no drinking-water related outbreaks
                                                                              conceptual costs of enhanced disinfection alternatives?
involving the municipal water system were identified. Participants of
this session will learn different types of surveillance systems used
                                                                              4:00 PM - Final Questions and Answers - All Speakers
to monitor for waterborne disease in a large metropolitan area; the
benefits and limitations of these surveillance systems, including the
importance of a strong relationship between water supplier and local
health departments; and define the regulatory framework for water
suppliers relevant to the public health community, including sections         Tuesday Evening
that are pathogen or waterborne disease related.
                                                                              5:45 PM - 7:00 PM - Reception sponsored by Natgun Corporation -
2:30 PM - “Testing of Disinfection Alternatives for South Florida ASR         Narragansett Ballroom A
Facility”
by RAFAEL E. FRIAS, III, P.E., Engineering Manager, Black & Veatch,
                                                                              7:00 PM - 11:30 PM - Membership Recognition Celebration -
Tampa, FL
                                                                              Narragansett Ballroom B & C
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has
implemented a watershed management program to restore the
Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades (KOE) ecosystem, coastal
ecosystems and their tributary watersheds. Nitrogen and phosphorus
inputs to the lake have degraded the lake’s water quality. This                   See pages 15 and 16 for additional guest and social
presentation will summarize the evaluation of filtration and disinfection                  programs, activities, and meetings
options and storage/disposal options for phosphate-laden surface                                during the conference.
water before it enters Lake Okeechobee. Disinfection options evaluated
included chlorine, chlorine dioxide, ozone, UV, peracetic acid, and UV
in combination with peracetic acid.

                             Please turn off all cell phones and pagers during technical sessions. Thank you.                                         11
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                                                Wednesday, September 19, 2007
                  Registration Hours: 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM (located in the Narragansett Pre-function Lobby)

Session G                                                                   Roundtable #5 – “Total Coliform Rule FACA Has Begun”
                                                                            hosted by J. KEVIN REILLY, Regional Representative for the FACA, U.S.
Roundtable Discussions                                                      Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, MA
7:15 AM to 9:00 AM ∼ Narragansett Ballroom A                                This roundtable will inform participants of the present status of the
                                                                            FACA negotiations for the TCR and distribution system components.
Moderator: THOMAS R. MORGAN, P.E., BCEE, Vice President, CDM,
                                                                            Negotiations are being held in Washington, D.C. and are scheduled
Cambridge, MA
                                                                            to begin in July 2007. So if you want an update of the early meetings,
Assistant Moderator: DAVID A. CONNORS, P.E., Project Manager, Earth
                                                                            please come and listen and give your input as to what you think needs
Tech, Concord, MA
                                                                            to be revised in the TCR.
7:15 AM - Breakfast Buffet
                                                                            Roundtable #6 - “Shedding Light on the U.S. EPA UV Disinfection
A breakfast buffet will be provided to all roundtable participants. You     Guidance Manual (UVDGM) - Get the Most Useful Information”
must sign up in advance on the Conference Registration Form in order        hosted by DENNIS GREENE, Ph.D., P.E., Technology Leader for UV,
for us to provide proper seating. It is very important for planning!        Metcalf & Eddy|AECOM, Manchester, NH
8:00 AM - Roundtables Begin                                                 After more than 5 years in development, the U.S. EPA issued the final
                                                                            UV Disinfection Guidance Manual (UVDGM) in November 2006. The
Roundtable #1 - “Where There’s Water, There’s Golf”                         400+ page UVDGM provides extensive guidance on planning, design
hosted by KEVIN HANLEY, PLS, SMC Survey, Braintree, MA and BRIAN            and validation of UV disinfection systems for water utilities. Reviewing
BUCKLEY P.E., BCEE, CDM, Cambridge, MA                                      all of the information in the manual can be overwhelming and raises
                                                                            many questions: What are the most important issues covered by
“Golf – It’s an Irish thing!” Do you play by the rules? Our discussion
                                                                            the manual?; Which aspects are required by the LT2 Rule and which
will focus on improving your knowledge of golf and the updated rules
                                                                            aspects are guidance?; How will each state view the UVDGM with
that govern play, particularly around water. Like any round of golf
                                                                            regard to approval of UV system designs?; What is the best approach
from Ballybunion, County Kerry, Ireland to Providence, Rhode Island,
                                                                            for validation of my UV system? This roundtable will discuss these and
anything can happen at this roundtable and you’ll still be talking about
                                                                            many other questions pertaining to the UVDGM. The roundtable will
it at the 19th hole. If there’s time, we can discuss golf etiquette as
                                                                            be focused to help water utilities sift through the manual to get the
dictated by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. There may
                                                                            most critical and useful guidance for their systems.
even be a rewarding quiz, just for the fun of it.
                                                                            Roundtable #7 – “Customer Service – Does It Exist Throughout Your
Roundtable #2 – “NEWWA – Let’s Talk!!!!!!”
                                                                            Organization?”
hosted by JAMES W. WEST, President and PATRICK J. CONNELLY, Vice
                                                                            hosted by RON SALOIS, Customer Service Manager, Pawtucket Water
President, New England Water Works Association, Holliston, MA
                                                                            Supply Board, Pawtucket, RI and Chair, NEWWA Customer Service
Please join us for breakfast! “Let’s talk” about our organization. We       Committee and KATHLEEN HICKSON, Customer Service Manager,
want to hear your ideas for our future meeting agendas, meeting             Boston Water & Sewer Commission, Boston, MA and Vice Chair, NEWWA
locations, the training program, joint events with other organizations,     Customer Service Committee
membership, publications, technical programs, young member’s
                                                                            The last twenty years have seen private industry place an ever increasing
programs, student participation, legislation, committee participation,
                                                                            importance on customer service. Private industry recognizes that
fund raising, and anything on your mind.
                                                                            customer service goes beyond the department bearing the name. How
Roundtable #3 - “Establishing a New England Utility Communications          do your crews handle customer complaints in the field? Does every
Network”                                                                    encounter with a customer, regardless of whom, foster goodwill in the
hosted by KIRSTEN KING, Director of Communications, New England             community? Have water utilities embraced the concept? What is being
Water Works Association, Holliston, MA                                      done or can be done, to bring awareness and support to enhance the
                                                                            customer service skills of all water utility employees? Your utility will
High-profile events at utilities over the past year have sparked an          benefit from participation in this roundtable.
interest in New England utilities being able to gain information quickly
and efficiently…most notably from each other and not the news media.         Roundtable #8 - “Flow Allocation Policies in New England - Addressing
Come discuss the possibility, probability, and benefits of NEWWA             Current Needs and Planning”
establishing a New England-wide utility communications network for          hosted by EILEEN PANNETIER, President/CEO, Comprehensive
times of crisis, or even for general information. Bring your insights       Environmental, Inc., Merrimack, NH and Chair, NEWWA Water Resources
and ideas.                                                                  Committee; and CATHERINE J. CHOMAT, P.E., Water Resources Engineer,
                                                                            CDM, Cambridge, MA
Roundtable #4 – “Stage 2 /LT2 Top Ten IDSE Lessons Learned”
                                                                            This roundtable will begin with a brief presentation of NEWWA’s ad-
hosted by ADRIENNE HARRIS, Environmental Scientist, Lead for Stage
                                                                            hoc committee approach to the Massachusetts Water Management
2 DBPR and BETSY DAVIS, Environmental Engineer, Stage 2/ LT2 Team,
                                                                            Act permit issues. The ad-hoc report was completed near the end of
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New England, Boston, MA
                                                                            2006. It focused on a toolbox approach to these complex supply and
Is your “Initial Distribution Systems Evaluation,” due October 1, 2007,     demand issues, including offsets for withdrawals and presenting the
as required by the Stage 2 regulation? If so, this is your chance to find    argument that “...a gallon of additional recharge is as valuable as a
out what NOT to do. Come hear what the top ten mistakes have been on        gallon of reduced demand,” and that permits should allow substantial
the submittals to date. Bring your own submittal and have a free quick      flexibility to address local concerns and issues. Some of the state
review. And those of you who have to submit by April 1, 2008 this is your   associations will have representatives present to comment on how
chance to get a head start on your Stage 2 regulation requirement.          they are addressing flow allocation and permitting issues.


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                                                                           NEWWA 126th Annual Conference ~ “Defining Our Future Legacy”

                                                                    19, 2007
                                               Wednesday, September 19, 2007
                                                                                                    Lobby)
                  Registration Hours: 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM (located in the Narragansett Pre-function Lobby)

Roundtable #9 - “Increased Costs, Rates, and Special Fees”                               Training Contact Hour Requirements
hosted by DAVID F. RUSSELL, President, Russell Consulting,
Newburyport, MA and MARK D. ABRAHAMS, Abrahams Group,                            TCHs will be given for Technical Sessions on Monday and
Framingham, MA, Co-Chairs of the NEWWA Financial Management                      Tuesday and Technical Session H and the plant tour on
Committee                                                                        Wednesday. Technical session attendees who wish to receive
                                                                                 TCHs must be in attendance for the entire session. Sign-in
How is your utility dealing with these issues and what are others doing?         and out will be required of anyone applying for credit. You
Water rates have been far outpacing general inflation in recent years.            cannot move between sessions in the same time period. A
Why is this happening, what are the impacts, and what can be done                TCH form must be completed by the attendee and signed by
to mitigate customer impacts? Bring your rate schedules and a brief              the Assistant Moderator at the beginning and end of each
history of how they have changed over the last few years and what                technical session. TCH forms must be submitted to the
they were 10 years ago. How has the structure/type of your rates                 Moderator or a NEWWA staff member before leaving the
changed? Also, have you updated your special charges recently and                conference. A picture ID is required. (Note: Approval of
do you have in place a system development charge (one form of impact             State Agencies is pending at the time of publication.)
fee). These and related topics will be discussed with emphasis on what
participants are doing and what they wish to focus on. A compilation
of the rates/history brought by each participant will be mailed to each      Technical Session H
participant.
                                                                             NEWEA - Water Reuse
Roundtable #10 – “Maintaining and Tracking System Operational                9:05 AM to 11:45 AM ∼ Narragansett Ballroom B
Status”
hosted by MARK H. JOHNSON, Director, Metropolitan Operations,                2.0 Training Contact Hours
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Boston, MA and members
of the NEWWA Distribution and Storage Committee                              Moderator: DOUGLAS F. REED, P.E., Director of Municipal Services,
                                                                             SEA Consultants, Inc., Cambridge, MA
This roundtable will focus on maintaining the operational status and         Assistant Moderator: PATRICK E. ROGERS, Senior Environmental
integrity of your distribution system through: a valve exercise program,     Engineer, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection,
hydrant flushing, system modeling, water audits, etc. Basis of the            Boston, MA
roundtable discussion will be AWWA Manual G200 Distribution Systems
Operation and Management.                                                    9:05 AM - Welcome and Introduction
Roundtable #11 - “Sharing Water Efficiently Through A Water Grid”             9:15 AM - “The Massachusetts Reclaimed Water Program –
hosted by FREDERICK J. HOLLAND, P.E., BCEE, Senior Vice President,           Experience and New Initiatives”
CDM, Cambridge, MA                                                           by ALAN D. SLATER, P.E., Senior Environmental Engineer,
System emergencies, drought, maintenance shutdowns, new                      Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Boston, MA
construction, contaminated supplies (e.g., perchlorate in the Merrimack      Massachusetts is developing new regulations governing water
River), peak hour demands, power outages, fire demand, etc. create            reuse to replace the interim guidelines that were established in
the need for New England communities to seek short term alternative          1999, involving an expansion in the allowable uses as well as
supplies. The focus of this discussion is to identify the logistics          revised treatment and monitoring requirements in-line with national
of linking community distribution and supply systems in mutually             standards. A task force consisting of local officials, consultants,
beneficial ways. Can a water grid be developed for areas of New               environmental groups, and industry representatives is assisting the
England similar to the power grid?                                           department. Key questions include cost, public health concerns,
                                                                             and emerging contaminants. A final set of regulations is projected to
9:00 AM - Roundtables Adjourn
                                                                             be promulgated in the fall of 2007.
REMINDER: There is no fee to attend the breakfast roundtables but
                                                                             9:45 AM - “The Integrated Watershed Management Plan for
you must check the box on the Conference Registration Form to register
                                                                             SouthField”
in advance in order for us to plan proper seating.
                                                                             by MICHAEL WILSON, P.E., Project Manager, CH2M HILL, Boston,
                                                                             MA and RICHARD KLEIMAN, Director of Environmental/Regulatory
                                                                             Affairs, LNR Property Corporation, Quincy, MA
                                                                             The former South Weymouth Naval Air Station will be transformed
                                                                             into a model community for water conservation, water reclamation
                                                                             and storm water management in the Commonwealth. The project
                See pages 16 and 17 for                                      has been driven by the master developer, LNR Property Corporation’s
        additional guest and social programs on                              commitment to sustainable water resources and Smart Growth
       Wednesday and sign-up information for the                             principles for the new community. The water balance for the
                                                                             development combines the best management practices for water
                Annual Golf Tournament.                                      conservation, water reuse and storm water controls to minimize
                                                                             potable water use, maximize water reclamation, attenuate storm
                                                                             water flows and reduce phosphorus loads within the watershed.




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                                                                     19, 2007
                                                Wednesday, September 19, 2007
                                                                                                    Lobby)
                  Registration Hours: 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM (located in the Narragansett Pre-function Lobby)

                                                    Training Contact Hour Requirements
     TCHs will be given for Technical Session H and the plant tour on Wednesday. Technical session attendees who wish to receive TCHs
     must be in attendance for the entire session. Sign-in and out will be required of anyone applying for credit. You cannot move between
     sessions in the same time period. A TCH form must be completed by the attendee and signed by the Assistant Moderator at the
     beginning and end of each technical session. TCH forms must be submitted to the Moderator or a NEWWA staff member before
     leaving the conference. A picture ID is required. (Note: Approval of State Agencies is pending at the time of publication.)




Technical Session H                                                         Providence Water Treatment Plant Tour
NEWEA - Water Reuse (continued)                                             9:15 AM to 12:15 PM
                                                                            Meet in Hotel Lobby
10:15 AM - “Using Smart Growth Principals to Further Groundwater
Protection and Address Water Withdrawal Concerns”
                                                                            2.0 Training Contact Hours
by ANDREW B. MILLER, P.E., P.HG., Principal Engineer, CDM and
                                                                            Moderator: JEANNE B. BONDAREVSKIS, Director of Finance,
SAVAS C. DANOS, General Manager, Littleton Electric Light and Water
                                                                            Providence Water Supply Board, Providence, RI
Department, Littleton, MA
                                                                            Assistant Moderator: MICHAEL A. COVELLONE, Director of Water
Littleton, Massachusetts has undertaken a “Smart Growth”/                   Supply, Providence Water Supply Board, Providence, RI
Economic Development Initiative to promote environmentally
friendly development. As part of this effort, the Town has developed        NOTE: Because educational material and information about the
a Low Impact Development/Best Management Plan Stormwater
                                                                            facility will be disseminated on board the bus, YOU MUST BE ON THE
Management Manual to guide developers. The primary goals of this
                                                                            BUS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TOUR AND/OR TO RECEIVE 2 TRAINING
program are to maintain and preserve the quality and quantity of
Littleton’s public drinking water supply and contributing watersheds.       CONTACT HOUR CREDITS.
A secondary benefit will be increased groundwater recharge to
                                                                            9:15 AM - Bus leaves for Providence Water Treatment Plant
address long term water withdrawal concerns.
                                                                            The Providence Water Supply Board (PWSB) operates a water
10:45 AM - “Reclaiming Treated POTW Effluent for Industrial Process          treatment and filtration plant which was officially dedicated as the
Water”                                                                      Philip J. Holton Water Purification Plant on August 22, 1962. The
by MEREDITH M. SIMAS, Environmental Specialist, Dominion Electric           plant employs conventional chemical treatment combined with rapid
Environmental Services – New England, Somerset, MA                          sand filtration to purify the raw water prior to distributing the water
As part of Dominion Brayton Point’s Emission Control Plan (ECP) to          to consumers. The treatment process includes the addition of four
control SO2, Brayton Point Station will install SO2 reduction systems. A    chemicals during the five steps of water treatment process.
Spray Dryer Absorber (SDA) system and a wet Flue Gas Desulfurization
(FGD) system is planned. Approximately 1.47 million gallons per day         Water from the Scituate Reservoir is drawn through one of three
(MGD) of water will be required to operate these systems. Historically,     separate intakes at the Gate House and is conveyed by gravity
uses such as these would have been supplied by municipal water.             through twin 60-inch aqueducts which converge into a single 94-inch
To reduce the quantity of municipal water required to operate these         aqueduct into the plant, where Ferric Sulfate is added as a coagulant
systems, Brayton Point will reclaim the treated effluent from the            to get rid of detritus material. The chemically treated water then enters
Somerset Water Pollution Control Facility for industrial process water to   aerators, which oxidize the water and are designed to remove carbon
supply all of the SDA and half of the wet FGD system’s water needs.         dioxide, taste and odors from the raw water. From the aerators, the
                                                                            water continues by gravity to the Tangential Mixer, where Quicklime
11:15 AM - “Water Resources Planning and Protection Initiatives in          is added to adjust pH and make the water non-corrosive. The water
the I-495 MetroWest Corridor in Massachusetts”                              then enters the coagulation and sedimentation basins. The combined
by PAUL MATTHEWS, Executive Director, 495/MetroWest Corridor                capacity of both basins is 162.1 million gallons, which provides for
Partnership, Westborough, MA; MARTIN PILLSBURY, Manager of                  a two to three day retention time. The water is chlorinated prior to
Regional Planning for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Boston,       entering the plant’s 18 rapid sand filters, which provide a filtration
MA; and GEORGE G. PREBLE, P.E., Principal, Beals and Thomas, Inc.,          capacity of 144 million gallons a day. The filters consist of concrete
Southborough, MA                                                            tanks with a series of collector pipes located on the bottom of the
The presentation will discuss initiatives to address the protection of      filter. The pipes are covered by large gravel, and then by layers of
water resources within the Interstate 495 Corridor in Massachusetts         successively smaller sizes of gravel, for a total depth of 18 inches.
by the 295/MetroWest Corridor Partnership Water Resources                   Located on top of the gravel is a layer of fine sand, approximately 30
Committee and the associated EPA funding to evaluate water reuse,           inches in depth. Water flows through the filters into the clearwell and
low impact development initiatives, peak season water demand                is fluoridated prior to distribution.
management, watershed modeling by the USGS, and water use
indicators. The examples will be provided of the implementation of          Join us for a tour of this facility which provides water to the City of
reclaimed water at various types of developments.                           Providence!
11:45 AM - Final Questions and Answers - All Speakers                       12:15 pm - Bus will return to Westin Providence




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                                                                              NEWWA 126th Annual Conference ~ “Defining Our Future Legacy”

                                                       Guest and Social Programs
                                                                                                    arly.
                                    All events have limited tickets so it is important to register early.

Sunday, September 16, 2007                                                      Tuesday, September 18, 2007
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Meet & Greet Reception and Dinner -                        7:00 AM - Informal Bike Ride - Meet outside Hotel Lobby
Narragansett Ballroom                                                           Join the NEWWA cyclists for an informal bike ride every morning to start
The Meet & Greet is a great opportunity to network and renew                    the day off right! The pace is moderate but not competitive and all
friendships. The reception will feature a salad and antipasto display           are welcome. Meet outside the hotel lobby at 7:00 a.m. There is no
along with a selection of fine wines and beer to sample. Dinner will             fee for the bike ride. If interested, check the box on the Conference
consist of “The Taste of Italy Buffet.” An enjoyable evening is planned.        Registration Form. For further details, contact Phil Cyr at (508) 847-
See page 3 for complete details and the dinner buffet menu.                     0711 or pcyr@rhwhite.com.
9:00 PM to 12:00 AM - After Dinner Party - Narragansett Ballroom
Salon A                                                                         8:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Guest Hospitality Room - Kent Room
Watch the Patriots game on large screen TVs. Cash bar will be                   The Guest Hospitality Room will offer complimentary coffee and
available.                                                                      pastries in the morning and soda in the afternoon.

                                                                                9:45 AM to 2:30 PM - Visit to Rhode Island School of Design Museum
Monday, September 17, 2007                                                      and Lunch at Hemenway’s Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar - Meet in Hotel
                                                                                Lobby by 9:30 AM
7:00 AM - Informal Bike Ride - Meet outside Hotel Lobby                         Enjoy a guided tour of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Join the NEWWA cyclists for an informal bike ride every morning to start        Museum of Art. The museum has nearly 80,000 works of art in the form
the day off right! The pace is moderate but not competitive and all                                               of paintings, sculpture, decorative
are welcome. Meet outside the hotel lobby at 7:00 a.m. There is no                                                arts, costumes, photographs, and
fee for the bike ride. If interested, check the box on the Conference                                             videos representing cultures from
Registration Form. For further details, contact Phil Cyr at (508) 847-                                            all around the world. The museum’s
0711 or pcyr@rhwhite.com.                                                                                         collection traces the history of art from
                                                                                                                  antiquity to the 21st century. The
7:30 AM - 13th Annual Fun Run/Walk - Meet at Conference Registration                                              Pendleton House includes a wonderful
Desk located in the Narragansett Pre-function Lobby                                                               collection of 19th century American
The 13th Annual 5K NEWWA Fun Run/Walk will take place on Monday                                                   furniture and decorative arts. There
morning. Whether you prefer the competition of a friendly jog or just a         will also be free time to enjoy the museum on your own. After the tour
scenic walk, you will enjoy the Fun Run. Prizes will be awarded in various      you’ll be transported to Hemenway’s Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar for
categories and tee shirts will be provided to all participants. The cost in     lunch, which is included in the price of the tour. The cost of the tour is
advance is $20. If interested, please check the box on the Conference           $60 in advance. Please check the box on the Conference Registration
Registration Form. For further details, contact Dave Putnam at Putnam
                                                                                Form if you plan to attend.
Pipe, 508-435-3090, or dputnam@putnampipe.com.

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Guest Hospitality Room - Kent Room                         11:45 AM to 1:20 PM - “Aging Infrastructure Simulation Contest”
                                                                                - Narragansett A
The Guest Hospitality Room will offer complimentary coffee and
pastries in the morning and soda in the afternoon.                              Put Your Best Matlock Skills to Good Use . . . Using not much more than
                                                                                bubble gum, paper clips, and band-aids, come show off your building
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Opening Session - Narragansett Ballroom                   skills by participating in the new Aging Infrastructure Simulation
Salons A & B                                                                    Contest. The task: build the tallest free-standing tank that holds 8
See page 4 for the full agenda of the Opening Session.                          ounces of water. The prize: cash and plenty of bragging rights. Start
                                                                                planning now! Assemble a team of 2-3 people and come ready to
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Historic Tour of Providence and Lunch on                  build on Tuesday, September 18. Complimentary pizza, salad, and
Federal Hill - Meet in Hotel Lobby by 10:45 AM                                  soda will be available. For full details and to sign up (you MUST pre-
                               A historic tour of the City of Providence,       register!), see page 18.
                               Rhode Island’s capital city. The tour
                               will begin with a visit to Roger Williams        2:45 PM to 4:00 PM - Wine Tasting & Food Demonstration -
                               National Memorial Park where you’ll              Blackstone Room
                               learn about the founder of Providence.           Attendees will be in for a treat as they take part in a
                               You’ll continue down Benefit Street to            wine tasting and cooking demonstration hosted by The
                               see the impressive concentration of              Westin Providence. To complement the wine tasting,
                               colonial homes, the oldest First Baptist         Executive Chef of the Westin Providence, Ron Jones,
Church in America, Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design,         will prepare 3 dishes with fish, meat and a dessert
and WaterPlace Park. You’ll also tour the Rhode Island State House,
                                                                                during the cooking demonstration. Wines featured
built in 1891 and constructed of white Georgian Marble with the fourth
largest self-supported marble dome in the world. Lunch at an Italian            will be from local Rhode Island wineries. This is sure
Restaurant on the famous Federal Hill is included in the price of the           to provide both an informative and fun afternoon! The
tour. The cost of the tour is $60 in advance. Please check the box              cost of the wine tasting/cooking demo is $10 in advance. Please check
on the Conference Registration Form if you plan to attend.                      the box on the Conference Registration Form if you plan to attend.

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM - Reception sponsored by R.H. White Construction             5:45 PM to 7:00 PM - Cocktail Reception sponsored by Natgun
Co., Inc. - Narragansett Ballroom                                               Corporation - Narragansett Ballroom Salon A

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                                                    Guest and Social Programs
                                   All events have limited tickets so it is important to register early.
                                                                           9:45 AM to 2:30 PM - Tour of Blithewold Mansion & Arboretum and
                        Tuesday Evening                                    Shopping & Lunch in Bristol, Rhode Island - Meet in Hotel Lobby by
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM - Membership Recognition Celebration -                  9:30 AM
Narragansett Ballroom Salons B & C                                         A guided tour of the summer home of Pennsylvania coal magnate,
                                                                           Augustus Van Wickle. Built in 1908, this turn-of-the-century mansion
                       Welcome & Introduction                              boasts 45 charming rooms containing original furnishings and artwork.
                         President’s Dinner                                The mansion sits on 33 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and
                         Awards Ceremony                                   gardens overlooking lovely Narragansett Bay. The arboretum consists
                                                                           of over 300 tree species and more than 2,500 herbaceous plants.
              Distinguished Public Involvement Award                       After the tour, you’ll have free time for shopping in the quaint town of
             K.O. Hodgson Distinguished Service Award                      Bristol. Lunch at a local restaurant is included in the price of the tour.
                            Award of Merit                                 The cost of the tour is $70 in advance. Please check the box on the
                    Volunteer of the Year Award                            Conference Registration Form if you plan to attend.
                     Utility Recognition Award
                Younger Member of the Year Award
                    George Warren Fuller Award

                           Election Results                                     Other Scheduled Meetings & Activities
                         Passing of the Gavel
                       New President’s Greeting                                               Monday, September 17, 2007
                                                                           12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Regional Water Works Association Officers
9:30 PM to 11:30 PM - Membership Recognition Celebration                   Meeting (by invitation) - Newport/Washington Room
Continues - Narragansett Salons Ballroom B & C
                                                                           Representatives of the New England State Associations and NEWWA
Join outgoing President Adam Yanulis and incoming President Jim
                                                                           will meet to discuss common goals.
West for coffee, desserts, after dinner drinks, entertainment and
dancing compliments of NEWWA Associate and Consultant conference
sponsors.
                                                                                                    Committee Meetings
  The Meet & Greet reception and the reception after the                   A schedule of other committee meetings during the conference will
  Membership Recognition Dinner on Tuesday are sponsored by                be posted at the Conference Registration Desk. If your committee
  Associate and Consultant members who contribute as sponsors              needs a room, please contact Marina Mukandala at (508) 893-7979
  to the Association. These events are provided as a networking            or mmukandala@newwa.org.
  opportunity for attendees and guests. The Association would like
  to thank the companies for sponsoring these events. If you work
  for an Associate or Consultant, your company should contribute
  as a sponsor if you plan to attend the reception.                            NEWWA Silent Auction - Narragansett Pre-function Lobby
                                                                           The 17th Annual Silent Auction will be held on Monday and Tuesday
                                                                                               during the following hours:
            Wednesday, September 19, 2007                                                      Monday - 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - Informal Bike Ride - Meet outside Hotel Lobby                                        Tuesday - 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
                                                                            (the auction will move to Narragansett Ballroom at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday)
Join the NEWWA cyclists for an informal bike ride every morning to start
the day off right! The pace is moderate but not competitive and all        Revenues raised at the Silent Auction will fund Water for People
are welcome. Meet outside the hotel lobby at 7:00 a.m. There is no         Projects. Please support these special activities by donating an item
fee for the bike ride. If interested, check the box on the Conference      prior to the conference and visiting the Silent Auction and bidding often.
Registration Form. For more details, contact Phil Cyr at (508) 847-        The bidding on all items will be available through Tuesday evening at
0711 or pcyr@rhwhite.com                                                   the pre-Gala reception.
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Guest Hospitality Room - Kent Room
The Guest Hospitality Room will be open until 11:00 AM offering
complimentary coffee and pastries.                                                        REMEMBER TO REGISTER EARLY!

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Annual Conference Golf Tournament - Triggs                     Conference registration fees increase after
Memorial Golf Course, Providence, RI                                         August 10th. Register online at www.newwa.org or fill out
This year’s golf tournament will be held at Triggs Memorial Golf Course      the registration form on page 24 and return with payment
in Providence. You must meet at the Triggs Pro Shop by 9:00 a.m. for              to NEWWA by fax at (508) 893-9898 or mail to:
a 9:30 a.m. tee off. The fee for the tournament is $90 per person in
advance by September 1st. The fee includes greens fees, golf cart,                                        NEWWA
BBQ lunch on the course, and an after golf reception with hot and cold
                                                                                                125 Hopping Brook Road
hors d’oeuvres and prizes. You must be pre-registered to participate.
To register, check the box on the Conference Registration Form and                              Holliston, MA 01746-1471
complete the Golf Tournament Sign-Up Form on the next page. All
players must be registered for the conference.


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                                NEWWA Annual Conference Golf Tournament
                                               Wednesday, September 19, 2007
This year’s golf tournament will be held at Triggs Memorial Golf Course in Providence Rhode Island. Triggs is a Don Ross designed
course opened in 1932, and it is considered typical of his many outstanding designs. The course has long difficult Par 4’s,
“reachable” Par 5’s and spectacular Par 3’s. The course was restored in the early 1990’s using the original Don Ross plans.
Triggs is the only true public Don Ross course in Rhode Island.

TIME:                9:00 AM - Golfers should meet at the golf course pro shop by 9:00 AM for a 9:30 AM shotgun tee off.

TRANSPORTATION:      On your own. See directions below.

COST:                The fee for the tournament is $90 per person in advance by August 31st. The fee
                     increases after August 31st. The fee includes greens fees, golf cart, BBQ lunch on the
                     course, and an after golf reception with hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and prizes.

PRIZES:              Prizes for low net, low gross, closest to the pin, and longest drive will be awarded.

TO REGISTER:         Space is limited to the first 144 golfers who register. All players must be registered for the conference.
                     Please register in advance by completing the form below and checking the box on the Conference Registration
                     Form. Any questions, call Dave Polcari at CDM (617) 452-6581 or Marina Mukandala at NEWWA (508)
                     893-7979.

FOURSOMES:           If you have a prearranged foursome, please list the names below of the people you have made arrangements
                     to play with. Please confirm your playing arrangements with the others listed in your foursome prior
                     to registering. If you have not made arrangements to play in a foursome, you will be placed in one at
                     random.

DIRECTIONS:          Triggs Memorial Golf Course is a 10 minute drive from the Westin Providence. Go west on W. Exchange
                     Street toward U.S. 1 South/Sabin Street. Turn right onto Dean Street. Dean Street becomes Pleasant Valley
                     Parkway, which becomes Raymond Street. Turn left onto Chalkstone Ave. The golf course is located at 1533
                     Chalkstone Ave.
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                              Annual Conference Golf Tournament Registration Form
Please complete and return by fax to Marina Mukandala at NEWWA (508) 893-9898. To participate, you must also check the
box on the Conference Registration Form and include payment with your registration. Conference registration fees are higher
after August 10th and the golf fees are higher after August 31st (see the Conference Registration Form).

Name: ________________________________________ Company: _________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________ City, State, Zip: ________________________________

Phone: (       )_________________ Fax: (           )__________________ E-mail: _____________________________________


                                                   Foursome Information
                   (please make sure these individuals register for the conference and the golf tournament)

If you wish to be placed in a foursome for the Annual Tournament, please complete the information below. You must inform these
individuals so they will register to play. If you do not choose a foursome, they will be arranged randomly.

Name: ________________________________ Company: ____________________________ Phone: _____________________

Name: ________________________________ Company: ____________________________ Phone: _____________________

Name: ________________________________ Company: ____________________________ Phone: _____________________

Name: ________________________________ Company: ____________________________ Phone: _____________________

                      Please return this form to Marina Mukandala at NEWWA via fax at (508) 893-9898.

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                                                                               Hey!! Will you look at this . . .
                                                                              It’s a new NEWWA contest!
                                                            Aging Infrastructure Simulation Contest
Here’s the way it works . . .
Our water delivery systems are aging and often they’re said to be held together with “paper clips, band-aids, and gum.” Many water department
personnel are pretty darn good at holding things together in this manner. Here’s your opportunity to demonstrate your skills or discover how
difficult it is working with only what you’ve got.

                        Your team’s goal is to construct the tallest elevated tank on site in the shortest time.
RULES FOR YOUR TEAM AND THE JUDGES
1.     All construction materials and water will be provided to each team at 11:45 AM on Tuesday, September 18th at the start of the event.
2.     A team can consist of either two or three members; talk to your friend(s).
3.     The Team Leader must be a NEWWA member.
4.     Teams must have a name or one will be assigned by the judges.
5.     All teams must register at the conference registration desk before 3:00 PM on Monday, September 17th. (So the judges can secure the
       necessary materials.)
6.     Each team should bring one standard X-acto knife with #11 blade to modify the provided construction materials. The knife may not be used
       for the support structure.
7.     The provided elevated tank construction materials kit will include:
         a.      One 16-oz plastic Solo cup (this is your tank).
         b.      30 standard non-flexible plastic straws (Market Basket brand).
         c.      20 large paper clips (1-inch height deduction for not using paper clips).
         d.      One pack of Juicy Fruit gum (1-inch height deduction for not using gum).
         e.      Four regular band-aids (1-inch height deduction for not using band-aids).
         f.      Six rubber bands.
         g.      Eight push pins.
         h.      20 inches of string.
         i.      12 toothpicks (flat).
         j.      One marker & cutting block (not to be used for tank support structure).

JUDGING
A team arriving with less than two members cannot participate; last minute subs are OK. Each team will be given 25 minutes to construct the
tallest free-stranding tank that holds 8 ounces of water to be added by the judges just before measuring the height from the carpeted floor to
the top rim of the cup. Each team’s time for completion of construction will be recorded by the judges and used for the purpose of breaking a
height measurement tie. Tank must stand and hold 8 ounces of water for 30 seconds.
REWARDS                                                                1st Place                  $ 100 and all bragging rights
                                                                       2nd Place                   $ 75
                                                                       3rd Place                   $ 60
                                                                       4th Place                   $ 30
                                                                       5th Place                   $ 30
              To secure advance team registration before Wednesday September 12, or for questions & comments please contact:
                                                      Thomas R. Morgan, Chair, NEWWA Waterworks Innovations Committee
                                                                                  c/o CDM
                                                       One Cambridge Place, 50 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
                                                        E-mail at morgantr@cdm.com or telephone & fax: (617) 452-6588
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Cut here and attach to your entry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                                       “NEWWA’s 2007 AGING INFRASTRUCTURE SIMULATION CONTEST - OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
                                                                                                 Please Print
     Submittal Date: ______________ Team Name: __________________________________________________________________________
     Representing - community, utility, vendor, consultant: _____________________________________________________________________
     Team Leader Name (Must be a NEWWA Member): __________________________________________ Phone: (                                                                                 )________________
     Team Leader Address: _________________________________________City: _______________________ State: ______ Zip:___________
     Team Member: _____________________________________________                                                 Phone: (               )_________________________________________
     Team Member: _____________________________________________                                                 Phone: (               )_________________________________________

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                                              2007 NEWWA Public Communications Award
                                                                            Open to All Members

One important challenge in the water profession is communicating with a more active and informed public. Many water utilities
and their consultants have met this challenge by developing dynamic public outreach materials and programs. The association
wants to highlight and share these programs by recognizing outstanding communication efforts.

This contest acknowledges excellence in communications through comprehensive public outreach materials and programs.
Examples include, but are not limited to flyers, newsletters, bill stuffers, fact sheets, annual reports, water quality reports, Web
sites, news releases, public service announcements, paid advertisements, facility tours, open houses, community presentations,
video productions, school presentations, poster and essay contests, cable television productions, and any other creative way of
communicating with consumers.

CONTEST RULES

A.       Prepare and submit an outline of your or your client’s public communications program with the entry form below. Include,
         where applicable, samples of materials, names of Web sites, and a brief description of how, when and where it was
         delivered. Note the cost and recognizable results and benefits.

B.       Submit your entry and supporting documentation as early as possible and no later than September 3, 2007.

C.       Judging for value to the consumer, innovation, creativity, overall communication with consumers, and user friendliness will
         be performed by a selected panel at the 2007 Annual Conference. Plaques and certificates will be presented to the top
         entries. You do not have to be present to win.

                                                             SUBMIT ENTRIES AND QUESTIONS TO:
                                                                         Kathy Pedersen
                                                              NEWWA Public Relations Committee
                                                          c/o Springfield Water and Sewer Commission
                                                                          P.O. Box 995
                                                                  Springfield, MA 01101-0995
                                                      Phone: (413) 787-6256 x111 / Fax: (413) 787-6269
                                                           E-mail: kathy.pedersen@waterandsewer.org

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - cut here and attach to your submission - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                                              PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS AWARD 2007 – OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
                                                                                 (copies permitted)

Contact Name: _____________________________________________________ Telephone: (                                                                ) ______________________

Title: ________________________________________ Utility/Firm Name: ____________________________________________

E-mail: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________________

City: ______________________________________________________ State: ______________ Zip: ______________________

# of Service Connections: ____________ Annual Budget: ________________ Population Served: _______________________


Supporting documentation: __________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

               Use additional sheets and/or attach samples to provide supporting documentation as outlined in A and B.

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                   Officers and Staff of the New England Water Works Association
                                          A Section of the American Water Works Association
                                                                 and
                         New England Water Works Association, Inc. 2006-2007
                                                                 President
                                                             F. Adam Yanulis
                                                             President Elect
                                                             James W. West
                                                             Vice President
                                                            Patrick J. Connelly

                                                     Directors & Council Assignments
                   Administration Council                                                  Professional Development Council
                     David G. Polcari                                                              Richard J. Butler
                  Communications Council                                                        Public Policy Council
                      Pamela Irwin                                                                 Barbara Cook
                   External Affairs Council                                                     Recognition Council
                        Bruce Berger                                                                Jae R. Kim
                                                            AWWA Director
                    Management Council                      E. James Marvel                      Standards Council
                     Michael Covellone                                                             James W. Fay
                                                             Past President
                     Operations Council                     Anthony J. Zuena              Water Quality/Treatment Council
                       John Hiscock                                                             Robert Beaurivage
                                                               Treasurer
                                                           Katherine Pedersen
                                                          Assistant Treasurer
                                                        Christopher C. Woodcock
                                                              Journal Editor
                                                          Peter C. Karalekas, Jr.
                                                        Journal Assistant Editors
                                                   Charles D. Larson / Michael Schock
                                                            The Source Editor
                                                             George R. Allan
                                                             Currents Editor
                                                            Matthew Pearson


                                               New England Water Works Association Staff
                                                           Executive Director
                                                           Raymond J. Raposa
                                                        Deputy Executive Director
                                                           Francis E. Kenney
                           Office Manager                                                     Accounting Manager
                            Linda Smith                                                          Pam Amalfi
                   Materials Preparation Assistant                                             Accounting Clerk
                          Diane Kokoszka                                                         Karen Amalfi
                              Registrar                                     Director, Communications, Marketing & Special Projects
                            Jeanne Gilpin                                                       Kirsten King
             Instructor / Operations Program Coordinator                               Events & Publications Coordinator
                           Paul R. Riendeau                                                   Marina Mukandala
                    Special Projects Coordinator                                           Administrative Assistant
                         Charles D. Larson                                                    Jacqui Campana
                                                          Instructor/Coordinator
                                              Cross Connection Control & Backflow Prevention
                                                               James Holeva

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                           NEWWA Conference Committees 2006-2007
                                                 Program Committee
                             Thomas LeCourt, Co-Chair     ∼
                                                         Silvana Toneatti, Co-Chair
      Brian Antonevich                          Gary Jacobson                                      Douglas Reed
        David Belknap                           Charles Larson                                     J. Kevin Reilly
    Jeanne Bondarevskis                        Maureen McAvoy                                     Patrick Rogers
    Christopher Cockshaw                       Jeffrey McClure                                    Ronald Sharpin
        David Connors                         Michael McWhirter                                    Donald Ware
        Wayne Fischer                          Thomas Morgan                                     Robert Williamson
         Carol Harris                            Dave Putnam                                    Christopher Yannoni
       Jack Henderson                         Raymond Raposa                                      Thomas Young

                                             Sponsor Services Committee
                                    David Polcari, Chair  ∼  Phil Cyr, Vice Chair
        Richard Butler                             Brett Johnson                                 David E. Putnam
         Shuan Dunn                              Robert Lockhart                                 Raymond Raposa
        Wayne Fischer                              Manny Lopes                                   Louis Schoolcraft
       Michael Ganem                              Daniel McGuire                                  Dewayne Taylor
     Christopher Hodgson                       Marina Mukandala                                    Kevin Tighe
                                                   Jami Pompeo

                                               Nominating Committee
                                              Anthony J. Zuena, Chair
 Bruce Berger      Norm Lamie              Raymond Raposa (non-voting)         Alan Silbovitz          James W. West

                                           Publication Awards Committee
                            (Dexter Brackett Memorial Award and Past President’s Award)
                                             Leo Yuskus, Chair
                                  Thomas Knowlton              John Tobiason

                                         Award of Merit Committee for 2006
                               Catherine Spencer, Chair   ∼ J. Kevin Reilly, Secretary
                                           NEWWA Scholarship Committee
                           Thomas MacElhaney, Chair       ∼
                                                      James Powers, Vice Chair
Thomas Bowen        Robert Dufresne        Judith W. Kelley          Tom Mahanna                           John Shawcross

                                               Fuller Award Committee
                                              Thomas Marston, Chair
       Robert Gardner             Francis E. Kenney           Bernard Rousseau                  Alan Silbovitz

                                   Operator Meritorious Service Award Committee
                                                 James Fay, Chair
                                        Jae R. Kim            John Marsh

                                K.O. Hodgson Distinguished Service Award Committee
                                                Richard Butler, Chair
Wayne Fischer      Christopher Hodgson             David Putnam                 F. Adam Yanulis             Anthony Zuena

                                        Utility Recognition Awards Committee
                                             Michael Covellone, Chair
     Robert Beaurivage              Barbara Cook                  James Fay                     John Hiscock
                                  Younger Member Recognition Awards Committee
                                               Richard Butler, Chair
          Bruce Berger               Pamela Irwin                    Jae Kim                    David Polcari

                                      Waterworks Innovation Award Committee
                                                 Thomas R. Morgan

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                                   NEWWA Committee Chairs by Council 2006-2007
               Board Council                          Professional Development Council                 Standards Council (cont’d)
                  Executive                      Board of Certification of Backflow Prevention &     Fiberglass Weirs Troughs and Baffles
              F. Adam Yanulis                               Cross Connection Control                          Kathleen Williams
                Nominating                                         James Gill                                Filtering Materials
             Anthony J. Zuena                                      Education                                   Michael Barsotti
              Past Presidents                                   Daniel Callahan                     Flexible Reservoir Covers & Linings
             Anthony J. Zuena                                Laboratory Operations                                David Miller
                  Planning                                          Vijay Jain                     Gate Valves and Swing Check Valves
             Patrick J. Connelly                             Operator Certification                             Thomas Bowen
                                                                Harrison Mackey                    Grooved and Shouldered Type Joints
          Administration Council                             Operator Involvement                                Donald Ware
            AWWA Nominating                                     Ralph D’Onofrio
              E. James Marvel                                                                                      Hydrants
                                                              Young Professionals                               Sean Osborne
                   Exhibits                                         Erica Lotz
                Martin Taylor                                                                                   Ion Exchange
                                                                                                                William Keene
                  Facilities                                 Public Policy Council                Iron Salts, Aluminum Salts, & Related
                 Carol Rego                                      Conservation
                                                          Jane Ceraso / Donna Fitch                            Coagulant Aids
        Organizational Development                                                                           Larry VandeVenter
             Patrick J. Connelly                       Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
                                                    Stephen Estes-Smargiassi / David Paris              Polyolefin Pipe and Fittings
                  Programs                                                                                    William Guillaume
      Thomas LeCourt / Silvana Toneatti                       Water Resources
                                                               Eileen Pannetier                    Power Activating Device For Valves &
               Site Selection                                                                                    Sluice Gates
             Patrick J. Connelly                                                                              Thomas Knowlton
                                                             Recognition Council
             Sponsor Services                                     Award of Merit                    Protective Interior Coatings for Valves
                Dave Polcari                                    Catherine Spencer                                and Hydrants
                                                                  AWWA Awards                                   Keith Nadeau
          Communication Council                                  E. James Marvel                       Pumps, Horizontal Centrifugal
              Customer Service                                                                               James Casagrande
                  Ron Salois                                        Fuller Award
                                                                 Thomas Marston                          PVC Pipe and Fittings Pipe
               Public Relations                                                                               Stephen McKelvie
             Jeanne Richardson                                    Heroism Award
                                                              Stephen Densberger                                 Sluice Gates
                 Publications                                                                                    Paul Brunelle
               Robert Sheldon                                   Honorary Member
                                                                    Norm Lamie                     Softening & Conditioning Chemicals
               Youth Education                                                                               Pamela Marchand
                 Robert Sims                                        Innovations
                                                                 Thomas Morgan                       Steel Elevated Tanks, Standpipes
                                                   K.O. Hodgson Distinguished Service Award                    and Reservoirs
          External Affairs Council                                                                               E. John King
            Historical Landmarks                                   Richard Butler
             George Palmisciano                       Operator Meritorious Service Award                           Steel Pipe
                                                                     James Fay                                  David Coppes
                Membership
                  Lisa Gove                                   Publications Awards                    Taste and Odor Control Chemicals
                                                                     Leo Yuskus                                Ranthus Fouch
            NEWWA Scholarship
            Thomas MacElhaney                              Utility Recognition Awards            Tendon Type Prestressed Concrete Tanks
                                                                Michael Covellone                                Mark Wetzel
       Reciprocal Relations with IWEM
               Michael Collins                       Younger Member Recognition Awards             Thermosetting Fiberglass (FRP) Pipe
                                                                   Richard Butler                               Kenneth Kells
              Student Activities
              Jeanine Plummer                                                                     Thermosetting Fiberglass Plastic Tanks
                                                              Standards Council                                  Craig J. Patla
              Water For People
                                                                    A.C. Pipe                             Vertical Turbine Pumps
              Lawrence Durkin
                                                                   Jay Nadeau                              Stephen Defrancesco
           Management Council                       Activated Carbon Powdered & Granular                        Water Meters
                                                                  Kevin Walsh                                     Mark Aigen
      Emergency Preparedness/Security
              Paul Titzmann                             Air Release and Vacuum Valves                   Water Service Line Fittings
                                                                   Roger Ward                                  Thomas Bowen
          Financial Management
       Mark Abrahams /David Russell                           Backflow Preventors                                     Wells
                                                                   Ted Kenney                                   Jeffrey Lennox
        Management Development
               David Edson                                         Ball Valves                      Wire Wound Prestressed Concrete
                                                                 Lebert Thomas                                   Water Tanks
          Organizational Diversity
             Thomas Marston                                     Butterfly Valves                                William Powers
                                                                   Roger Ward
            Operations Council                                  Carbon Dioxide                     Water Quality/Treatment Council
             Distribution/Storage                              Kathleen Williams                               Corrosion
               Timothy Stinson                              Concrete Pressure Pipe                         Catherine Spencer
                 Groundwater                                     Ranthus Fouch                                Disinfection
                James Vernon                                      Disinfectants                    James Malley / Richard Protasowicki
           Information Technology                                Gregg Giasson                                  Filtration
                 Mark Wetzel                                Disinfection of Facilities                    Christopher Yannoni
                    Safety                                      Jack Henderson                                 Fluorides
                Kenneth Booth                            Ductile Iron Pipe and Fittings                      William Keene
                Small Systems                                   Timothy Stinson                             WTP Residuals
                 Savas Danos                                                                                  David Miller

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                                                     Registration Information & Instructions
    Conference registration options are listed below. Member and non-member fees are listed on the Registration Form on page 24. Non-members
    will receive one year of membership in NEWWA, Inc. with a full conference registration. Fees increase after August 10th. No refunds will be
    given after September 5th. Any questions, call NEWWA (508) 893-7979.
                                                      What is Included in Your Individual Registration Fee?
                                                           Technical           Tuesday             Wednesday      Wednesday         Sunday             Tuesday
                   Registration Option                                    IT & Management                         Treatment       Meet & Greet2      Member Gala2
                                                           Sessions            Session            Roundtables1    Plant Tour1      (1 Ticket)         (1 Ticket)
    Full Registration                                             √                √                   √                √               √                 √
                        3
    Retired Member Full Registration                              √                √                   √                √               √                 √
    Spouse/Guest (non water works professional)                   √                √                   √                √               √                 √
    Full Time Student                                             √                √                   √                √
    Monday or Tuesday One-Day Only Registration                   √                √
    Wednesday One-Day Only Registration                           √                                    √                √
    Young Professional (Tuesday)                                  √                √                                                                      √
    Young Professional (Monday or Wednesday)                      √                                    √                √
                        3
    Retired Member One-Day Registration                           √                √                   √                √
    (includes spouse/guest)
1
  There is no charge for the breakfast roundtables (Session G) or the Providence Water Treatment Plant Tour on Wednesday but you must check the box on the
Conference Registration Form to register in advance.
2
  One Meet & Greet and one Gala ticket is included in a full registration fee. There is a fee for additional tickets. You must indicate the total number attending on
the Registration Form.
3
    Retiree must be on membership list as retired or life member.
                                                       Additional Options Not Included in Registration Fee
    You must be registered for the conference to attend these activities. Space may be limited. Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis.
                                                       Activity                                                     By 8/10           By 8/31         After 8/31
    SUNDAY             - Extra Meet & Greet Ticket                                                                          65                  65              70
    MONDAY             - Fun Run                                                                                            20                  20              20
                       - Historic Tour of Providence & Lunch on Federal Hill                                                60                  60              70
    TUESDAY            - Rhode Island School of Design Museum and Lunch at Hemenway’s                                       60                  60              70
                       - Wine Tasting & Food Demonstration at Westin Providence                                             10                  10              15
                       - Extra Member Gala Ticket                                                                           75                  75              80
    WEDNESDAY          - Golf Tournament (you must be pre-registered - see page 17)                                         90                  90             100
                       - Tour of Blithewold Mansion & Arboretum and Shopping & Lunch in Bristol, RI                         70                  70              80
    Bike Ride          - There is no charge, but you need to indicate which day(s) you will participate on the registration form

                                                     Discounted Member 2 Utility/Regulatory Agency Fees
    Utilities/State Agencies are encouraged to register up to 10 employees, commissioners, and related guests in advance at a discounted fee. Utility
    options are according to population served. Fees include tickets to the Meet & Greet and Gala as indicated in the second column. If you choose this
    registration option, complete the Registration Form for yourself and check the box to have a separate form faxed to you for your employees. Individual
    names must be submitted by September 5th. Registration must be submitted as a group and payment received prior to September 5th. Please
    contact Jeanne Gilpin (508) 893-7979 or jgilpin@newwa.org if you have any questions regarding utility registrations.
                   Class (population served)                      # of Meet & Greet/Gala Tickets (each) Included in Fee                     Fee by 9/5
    Utilities < 5,000                                                                         2                                                            $ 780
    Utilities >5,001 and <25,000                                                              4                                                               1,250
    Utilities >25,001 and <50,000                                                             6                                                               1,600
    Utilities >50,000                                                                         8                                                               2,000
    Federal or State Agencies                                                                 4                                                               1,250
    2
        The organization must be a member to receive a discount. If you are not a member, you can join at the time or registration.

                                                                         How Do I Register?
                            Complete the Registration Form on page 24 and return with payment to NEWWA by fax at (508) 893-9898.
                                           Or, mail to NEWWA, 125 Hopping Brook Road, Holliston, MA 01746-1471
    REGISTER EARLY! Fees increase after August 10th. Your registration packet will be ready when you arrive at the hotel. Name and title will appear
    on badges as they are written on the Registration Form. Advanced registrations must be received by September 5th. No refunds will be given after
    September 5th. Visit www.newwa.org to register online or download the conference program.
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        Registration Form for NEWWA Annual
NEWWA 126th Annual Conference ~ “Defining Our Future Legacy”                                 Conference - September 16 - 19, 2007
Please print information clearly. Name and title will appear on badges as they are written here. Return with payment to NEWWA by fax (508) 893-9898 or mail
to 125 Hopping Brook Road, Holliston, MA 01746-1471. Advanced registrations must be received by September 5th. No refunds after September 5th.
Name                                                                        Title                                                                  Nickname

Company

Address                                                                     City                                                                   State         Zip

Phone                                   Fax                                         E-mail                                                                       Member #

Spouse/Guest Name                                                                   Spouse/Guest Home Town

                      (To register a spouse/guest there is a registration fee, and they must be a non water works professional. See fees below.)
                                                          Individual Registration Options & Fees
                                                                                      Member Fees                                         Non-Member Fees
                        Registration Option                                                                                                                             Amount Paid
                                                                          By 8/10        By 8/31         After 8/31           By 8/10         By 8/31      After 8/31
Full Registration                                                            $410               $430            $460               $450           $470           $500
Retired Member1 Full Registration                                             150                150                 170             N/A           N/A            N/A
Spouse/Guest (non water works professional)                                   105                105                 125             105          105             125
                   The above registrations include one dinner ticket on Sunday and Tuesday, however, we must know how many will be attending:
                   How many will attend the Sunday Meet & Greet?                         How many will attend the Tuesday Member Gala?

Full Time Student                                                               30                  30                   30              35        35              35
1-Day Monday or Tuesday Only                        MON       TUES            220                230                 240             270          280             290
1-Day Wednesday Only                                                            70                  80                   90          110          120             130
1-Day Operator Monday or Tuesday                    MON       TUES            150                150                 160             195          195             195
1-Day Young Professional (Tuesday includes 1 dinner ticket)                   150                150                 160             195          195             195
1-Day Retired Member1 (includes spouse/guest)                                   80                  80                   80          N/A           N/A            N/A
Please indicate which day:       MON       TUES               WED
1
    Retiree must be on the NEWWA membership list as retired or life member.

       Speaker Discount - If you are a speaker, check here and deduct $70 from your registration fee.                                               (Speakers Only)
       WED Plant Tour - Check here if you plan to attend the tour on Wednesday to the Providence Water Treatment Plant.                                                          ----
WED Roundtables - Indicate which roundtable on you wish to attend:             1         2          3    4           5        6      7        8    9       10    11

                                          Additional Options Not Included in Above Registration Fees
                                              Activity                                                   # Tickets            By 8/10         By 8/31      After 8/31   Amount Paid
SUNDAY            - Extra Meet & Greet Ticket                                                                                        $65          $65             $70
MONDAY            - Fun Run/Walk                                                                                                         20        20              20
                  - Historic Tour of Providence & Lunch on Federal Hill                                                                  60        60              70
TUESDAY           - Rhode Island School of Design Museum and Lunch at Hemenway’s                                                         60        60              70
                  - Wine Tasting & Food Demonstration at the Westin Providence                                                           10         10             15
                  - Extra Member Gala Ticket                                                                                             75        75              80
WEDNESDAY - Golf Tournament (you must be pre-registered - see page 17)                                        ----                       90        90             100
                  - Tour of Blithewold Mansion & Arboretum and Shopping & Lunch in Bristol                                               70        70              80
Bike Ride - There is no charge but please indicate which day(s) you will participate:                    MON                      TUES                 WED                       ----

                     Discounted Member Utility/Regulatory Agency Registration Fees (see page 23 for instructions)
                Class (population served)                  # of Meet & Greet/Gala Ticket (each) Included in Fee                                    Fee by 9/5           Amount Paid
Utilities < 5,000                                                                               2                                                               $ 780
Utilities >5,001 and <25,000                                                                    4                                                               1,250
Utilities >25,001 and <50,000                                                                   6                                                               1,600
Utilities >50,000                                                                               8                                                               2,000
Federal or State Agencies                                                                       4                                                               1,250
       I am the contact person for my utility/agency. Please fax me the form at the above fax # to indicate additional employee names from my utility/agency.

                                                                          Method of Payment
                                                                                                                                         TOTAL PAYMENT (total fees) $
                 Personal Check (Payable NEWWA)              Company Check                       MasterCard                       Visa              AMEX
Credit Card #                                                                                Exp. Date               Signature


24                                Please turn off all cell and may and pagers during technical sessions. Thank you.
                          Check here if you have a disability phones require accommodations to fully participate. You will be contacted by NEWWA.
                        NOTE: If you need special hotel accommodations, you must inform the hotel when you make your hotel reservations.
                                                                 NEWWA 126th Annual Conference ~ “Defining Our Future Legacy”

                                   NEWWA Annual Conference Gold Sponsors
The Association appreciates all the support of its many sponsors. The following companies are supporting the Association’s ongoing
activities at the Gold Level of $1,000.




                          Please turn off all cell phones and pagers during technical sessions. Thank you.                     25
                                                                                                                                            Non-Profit Organization
                                                                                                                                              U.S. POSTAGE PAID
                                                                                                                                            HOLLISTON, MA 01746
                                                                                                                                               PERMIT NO. 72




                                                                                                                                                                      Please turn off all cell phones and pagers during technical sessions. Thank you.
                                                               125 Hopping Brook Road
                                                               Holliston, MA 01746-1471
                                                                                             NEWWA 126th Annual Conference
                                                                                          The Westin Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
NEWWA 126th Annual Conference ~ “Defining Our Future Legacy”




                                                                                                     September 16 - 19, 2007
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