September 16-19, 2018: NEWWA Annual Conference

NEWWARepresentatives of Weston & Sampson will present and moderate during the course of this year's NEWWA Annual Conference, taking place September 16-19 in Stowe, VT.

Monday, September 17, 3:00 PM   — “Automating and Validating Annual Water System Reporting” by William Fitzgerald, Director of Public Works, Town of Avon, MA, and Margaret McCarthy, P.E., Team Leader, Weston and Sampson. Systems report that collecting data for annual reporting can be time consuming. With a DEP Water Management Act grant, Avon DPW created workflows in its Utility Cloud Operations/Asset Management field deployed tablets. Daily entries and events are recorded at the time of occurrence, and an audit trail created. The Town’s 2nd phase includes a system of ongoing validation against various sources of data. The workflows also automate and validate other formerly time consuming areas of the Mass. ASR process.

Tuesday, September 18, 10:10 AM — “Fast-Tracking Rehabilitation Work After a Fire” by Kyle Hay, Engineer, Weston & Sampson. On March 13, 2017, a fire consumed a large portion of the Coolidge Avenue Water Treatment Plant in Peabody, Massachusetts. Emergency measures were taken to ensure the city could meet summer water demands by increasing volume from the MWRA and fast tracking work to get the plant back online. The city pre-purchased long lead time equipment and moved forward with a design, bid build construction project for the installation of new equipment to rehabilitate the plant.

Also, on Tuesday, September 18, Tara Hourihan, PE, Weston & Sampson, will serve as Assistant Moderator for  Technical Session F — VERMONT CENTRIC, from 1:50 PM to 4:30 PM, along with Moderator J. Kevin Reilly, Microbiologist & Operations Specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, MA. On Wednesday, September 19, Tara Hourihan, PE once again serves as Assistant Moderator for Technical Session G — "The Chemistry, Mitigation Options and Case Studies for PFOA and PFAS Contamination in New England" from 7:00 AM to 9:20 AM with Moderator J. Kevin Reilly.

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