Emerging Pathogens in Distribution Systems and Premise Plumbing
July 7, 2015, 1:00 p.m. ET
This complimentary webinar is brought to you by The Water Research Foundation.
Please join for us for the first Webinar of our series on Emerging Pathogens in Distribution Systems and Premise Plumbing. The Webinar will focus on the question: “Will the study of N. fowleri, L. pneumophila, or M. avium complex (MAC) lead us to an understanding of the mechanisms that promote the proliferation of emerging pathogens in distribution and premise plumbing systems?” Dr. Mark LeChevallier (American Water), Dr. Nicholas Ashbolt (University of Alberta), and Dr. Zia Bukhari (American Water) will be leading this project. Dr. Nicholas Ashbolt will be giving this presentation.
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Optimizing Collection Systems Data for Capital Investment Planning and Prioritized Cleaning
August 5, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MTN
Utilities are faced with huge decisions about where, when, by what means, and how much to invest in their pipe replacement programs. With a planning tool that uses real-life structural and nonstructural factors, utilities can use existing sewage collection system data to begin the process of prioritizing and budgeting a pipeline-replacement program. The tool then uses new pipe-condition information as that information is collected to improve the reliability of the planning effort.
To maintain design performance and avoid CSO and SSO events, regular collection-systems inspections and cleaning are required. Utilities will often clean a whole system to ensure optimum performance without really knowing where and when to clean. A new approach to inspection and cleaning can maximize the effect of expenditures on collection system cleaning.
A reliable capital improvement plan for replacing or rehabilitating at-risk pipelines is every utility’s need. The difficulty in developing such a plan often centers on how to begin. Using a new approach to collect, interpret, visualize, and simulate future pipeline conditions, utilities can begin the arduous task of identifying where, when, by what means, and how much to reinvest in critical pipe infrastructure. Using this new approach for optimizing collection-system inspection and cleaning, utilities can avoid clogged collection systems that result in SSO, CSO, and customer-sewer backup events.
Treatment Tips and Tricks: Filtration
August 12, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MTN
In the conventional water treatment plant, all processes are related to one another. If effluent from one process is of marginal water quality, that outcome will affect processes downstream in the treatment train. Viewers will learn the close relationship between processes and how to operate and maintain filters in an optimized manner. Entry-level operators or operators in training will find the presentations helpful as a review to help pass certification exams. All viewers will gain a more thorough understanding of basic principles of the filtration process and the close relationship of the filtration process to other conventional water treatment processes. Plus, seasoned operators with years of hands-on experience will present troubleshooting and maintenance tips.