2023 PA Rural Water Conference Classes

Posted by Entech Engineering on Wednesday, March 8, 2023

PRWA 2022

We’ve got great water and wastewater presentations on tap for the 2023 Pennsylvania Rural Water Association's (PRWA's) Annual Conference! Check out the schedule below to see who's presenting what and when.

Conference info:

2023 PRWA Annual Conference | March 27-30 | State College, PA

Entech's Presentation Schedule

Tuesday, March 28th, 2023

Aerobic Digestion: An Operational Guide from Design through Operation

9A-12:30P | Room 206 | Ed Pietroski, LO, PE

This class covers the terminology, options, and basic design considerations of aerobic digesters so operators can achieve better results during the construction or rehab of digesters in the future. Earn 3 WW CH.

Ed Pietroski Photo

Managing the Monster: FOG (Fats, Oils, & Grease)

1:30-5P | Room 107 | Tori Morgan, LO

FOG (fats, oils, and grease) can be a huge problem in wastewater systems because it accumulates and solidifies, causing blockages in pipes and leading to costly maintenance and repairs. Additionally, FOG can contribute to the formation of sewer overflows and environmental pollution. We’ll review what exactly FOG is, where it comes from, how to develop a FOG Program, and how to perform FOG inspections and training. Earn 3 WW CH.

Tori Morgan Photo

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Collection System Rehabilitation and Maintenance

1:30-5p | Room 105 | Bryon Killian, LO, PE & William Fridah, PE (USG)

Inspecting, identifying and repairing collection system problems before they become major problems are an important part of an operator’s responsibilities.This class will cover common collection maintenance and rehabilitation techniques for system components. Earn 3 WW CH

Bryon Killian Photo

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Energy Efficiency in the Water and Wastewater System

8A-11:30P | Room 206 | Ed Pietroski, LO, PE

This class will show where energy dollars go in a system. Operators will learn to identify how much and when equipment uses energy, and how to quantify savings. Discussion topics include energy-efficient equipment, processes and process control, and Pennsylvania law concerning guaranteed energy savings contracts. Earn 3 W & WW CH

Ed Pietroski Photo

Water Tank Optimization

1:30-5P | Room 105 | Christine Gunsaullus

The old mindset of “excess storage is good, and always keep the tank full” no longer works, as tanks have become problematic in regards to high water age and loss of chlorine residual in the distribution system. PA DEP Distribution Optimization Goals for tanks will be reviewed, along with ways to accomplish them. Earn 3 W CH

Christine Gunsaullus Photo

Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Energy Planning & Management  |  Engineering

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