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Spring Training Conference -  2017 Agenda  updated 3/29/17.

April 18th - 21st, 2017

Parkway Plaza Motel & Convention Center
123 West E St, Casper WY  (800) 270-7829
Reservations: www.parkwaycasper.com   Code WRWATT17

2017 Pre-conference - Tuesday 8am-5pm 

Decentralized Wastewater systems

Many communities are considering decentralized wastewater systems and treatment with good reason. These systems can provide economic and environmental advantages that traditional systems don't offer.  Decentralized systems and treatment can provide the safety and reliability of conventional large scale treatment and many other benefits to communities.  Come find out what these systems can do to improve your bottom line, make your life easier as an operator, and provide top notch services to your customers.

The class is being taught by two truly great instructors that have real life experience and who never pull any punches. Frank Henderson, from isiWEST and Rick Allen from BioLynceus will be sharing their experience and insights to how decentralized wastewater systems can work for us in Wyoming, as well as what you need to know to get maximum advantage out of these systems.  Both Frank and Rick are rock star instructors, but to have them both in the room at the same time should make this a class to remember!  It is core and good for all licenses. 

All things pump

Pumps are one of the most important tools we have in our arsenal for making our system work. There are just so many different kinds and types of pumps, it is often challenging to get the right pump in the right place to do the job we need to get done.  We all know about piston, diaphragm and peristaltic pumps, but what about progressive cavity, rotating piston, and rotary van pumps, among others?  For high head low flow applications it is difficult to beat positive displacement, but there are drawbacks also.  And lest we forget, chemical feed pumps have their own set of challenges.  Learn the applications and proper usage of these mighty pumps and save your system a bundle of green by making the right choices.

John Schwartz, from USA Bluebook is not only a gifted instructor, but he knows of which he speaks. He brings over 30 years of water and wastewater experience to the training and has been a Water Systems Operator, Lead or Senior Operator for both water treatment and distribution systems .  He also was a circuit rider , trainer and technical assistance provider for California Rural Water.  This is going to be a terrific class and is core and good for all licenses.

It is all about the bottom line

Times are lean and budgets are tight. Often the first things that are cut are training and travel. This is a huge mistake and could very well negatively impact your systems budget. How can you possibly expect a better financial situation if you don’t do anything differently? Austerity is often not the answer. All our classes this conference will emphasize how the information can help you either save money or bring in more revenue. From new products to hands-on classes on rebuilding pumps, you will learn what you need to improve the bottom-line of your system. Bring your Mayor and other decision makers. They need to hear and see this information as well. Decision maker rates are a bargain, for sure.

All of the classes are not only going to demonstrate effective cost savings, but they will also help you keep out of the regulatory hot seat. The rules have changed and so have the rule managers for Region 8 EPA. It is always more cost effective to plan for regulatory change than to try to play catch up. Don’t get caught behind the regulatory power curve and have to spend precious financial resources because you didn’t know what to anticipate.

It won’t be all work though. Play putt-putt, eat great food and socialize with your colleagues and enjoy the renovations that have occurred at the Parkway. They are impressive indeed. Invest some time and money

and reap big pay offs, as well as get all the CEU’s you need. What a deal! See you in Casper.

Kathy Weinsaft, WARWS Training Specialist

Make a Difference!

Two WARWS Board of Director positions will be up for election during the Spring Conference. the central

region includes Fremont and Natrona counties, the northwest region includes Park, Big Horn, Washakie, and Hot Springs counties. To be eligible to sit on the board, you must be an employee or official representative of a member system. Board responsibilities include quarterly meetings, two of which are done at conferences. The other two by phohe. If interested, submit a letter-of-intent to Mark Pepper, or email markp@warws.com.

The Best Tasting Water in Wyoming

We invite every system attending conference to enter "The Best Tasting Water in Wyoming" contest. The winning system will be hosted (airfard, room, and meals, for one representative) in Washington D.C. at the National Rural Water Rally 2018 by the Wyoming Rural water Executive Director and Wyoming National Director. The delegation will meet with officials from the USDA Rural Development, USEPA and will visit with wyoming’s US Senators and Representative to discuss water issues facing systems in Wyoming. To enter, bring 1/2 gallon of your water, in glass and on ice to the registration booth when you check in.

Exhibit Hall 

Set up can begin Tuesday 3-5pm. Official opening Wednesday at the 10am break. Tear down will be after the 3pm break on Thursday. We are eliminating the reception Thursday evening, as most vendors were gone by then. So Wednesday evening at the Putt-Putt, we will have much nicer foods. Sponsor a hole at the Putt-Putt and join in the fun!


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