Small Utilities | ACE

small utility programming at ACE

Operating costs, aging infrastructure, and increasing regulatory compliance are just some of the difficulties that utilities face daily. Smaller systems typically face these issues with fewer resources at their disposal. Our goal is to help ease the burden. 

ACE24 offers discounted registration rates for small water systems (under 3,500 customers - eligibility will be verified) and a educational session track devoted to Small Systems Management.

track details:

TUE11 - Small System Management in the 21st Century

Tuesday, June 11 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Session Description: 

Operating a water utility under mindset “as long as the pipes are wet, all is good” is no longer sufficient in the 21st Century. Water utilities, especially small-sized water utilities, need to consider affordability, source adaptation, asset repair and replacement, and financial planning as they strategically build resilience and sustainability today and into the future. These six speakers will provide water utility managers and staff with the tools and roadmap to their strategic goals.

See full session details in the 'Small Systems Management' track. 

WED15 - Building Resiliency in Small Systems

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Session Description:

Information on how to work toward water system resilience can be hard to come by for smaller utilities. Many small systems have a hard enough time just keeping up. This session is intended to provide listeners with what to do to gain resilience while still keeping up and with helpful examples of how other systems did it.

See full session description in the 'Small Systems Management' track. 

WED53 - Novel Approach for Small System Planning and Management

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 | 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Session Description: 

This session presents new approaches for planning, managing, and source of supply for small water systems.

See full session description in the 'Small Systems Management' track.

THU49 - Treatment Complexities of Small Systems

Thursday, June 13 | 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Session Description: 

Novel treatment techniques for small systems will be discussed in this session. Discussion of treatment to meet primary requirements to challenging contaminants like PFAS, nitrate and DBPs.

See full session description in the 'Small Systems Management' track.

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