2019 Spring Conference

12 March - 14 March French Lick Resort

Schedule

  • 12 March
  • 13 March
  • 14 March

Board Meeting

12:00 PM 03:00 PM

Early Registration / Packet Pick-Up / Exhbitor Set-Up

03:00 PM 08:00 PM

Pre-Conference Hospitality Event (Dinner and Drinks)

06:00 PM 11:30 PM

Registration

07:00 AM 05:30 PM

Conference Kick Off

07:45 AM 08:00 AM

Water Service Tubing Education and Options

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

AG Austin Gentry

Biological Phosphorus Removal Microbiology and Case Studies

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

RH Ryan Hennessy

Preparing for Personnel Changes

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

TH Tyler Henke

Break

09:00 AM 09:15 AM

Lagoon Optimization for 2020 and Beyond

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

TH Tom Hinde

How to Fund Your Utility Building Project

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

SB Steven Brock

Groundwater Contamination with PERC.... The Journey from Discovery to Treatment

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

TG Todd Gardner

LY Lori Young

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

10:15 AM 10:45 AM

What's Going on with Surface Water Systems?

10:45 AM 11:45 AM

MD Mitt Denney

SJ Stacy Jones

PP Peter Poon

JS Jim Sullivan

Proper Design and Application of Effluent Sewers

10:45 AM 11:45 AM

JV Jerry VanAuker

HR Made Me Do It

10:45 AM 11:45 AM

MD Maureen Dyke

Awards Luncheon

11:45 AM 01:15 PM

OSHA's Focus Four (Part 1)

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

AE Alex Edwards

Utilizing Micro Nutrients in Activated Sludge Treatment

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

PB Pat Beamon

Succession Planning

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

SH Scott Ham

Break

02:15 PM 02:45 PM

OSHA's Focus Four (Part 2)

02:45 PM 03:45 PM

AE Alex Edwards

Hydraulic Impact on Activated Sludge Quality and Sedimentation

02:45 PM 03:45 PM

BS Barbara Smith

Legislation and Legal Fights – What Every Manager of a Water and Wastewater Utility Should Know

02:45 PM 03:45 PM

PP Parvin Price

Reception / Water World Jeopardy

03:45 PM 05:15 PM

Hospitality Bowling Event

08:00 PM 10:00 PM

Registration

07:00 AM 03:00 PM

Breakfast

07:00 AM 08:30 AM

Opening Remarks & Water Taste Test

08:00 AM 08:30 AM

Innovation in Lead Service Line Replacement Programs

08:30 AM 09:30 AM

EW Erica Walker

Pressure Sewer Systems: A Cost Effective and Viable Alternative for Wastewater Collection (Part 1)

08:30 AM 09:30 AM

KM Keith McHale

The Coming Infrastructure TIDAL WAVE PLAN or REACT

08:30 AM 09:30 AM

GH Gerry Harstine

Break

09:30 AM 10:00 AM

Inside an IDEM Sanitary Survey Inspection

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

LT Lucio Ternieden

Pressure Sewer Systems: A Cost Effective and Viable Alternative for Wastewater Collection (Part 2)

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

KM Keith McHale

Fraud Prevention Techniques for Utility Offices

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

DD Daniel Dundon

Break

11:00 AM 11:15 AM

Lead & Copper Corrosion Control

11:15 AM 12:15 PM

Reporting to IDEM: How to Make Everyone Happy!

11:15 AM 12:15 PM

SB Steven Beason

RR Rene Repar

MS Mark Stanifer

Asset Management

11:15 AM 12:15 PM

CM Camille Meiners

Grand Prize Drawing

12:15 PM 12:30 PM

Lunch - On Your Own

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Exhibitor Tear Down

12:30 PM 02:30 PM

R.T.C.R. for the RTCR

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

AL Andrea Lengerich

Take a Little More Off the Top

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

TL Todd Latchaw

Dollars and Cents: Ways to Save and be More Resourceful to the Last Drop

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

JB Jennifer Bullock

RO Rochelle Owen

Break - Shotgun Raffle

02:30 PM 02:45 PM

Source Water Protection

02:45 PM 03:45 PM

TD Toby Days

Repurposing Existing Facilities to Meet Changing Needs

02:45 PM 03:45 PM

JB Jeremy Burch

ES Eric Smith

Exploring Rate Affordability

02:45 PM 03:45 PM

JR Jeff Rowe

Sponsors

Exhibitors

Speakers

AG

Austin Gentry

REHAU_MUNICIPEX

13 March

RH

Ryan Hennessy

Midwest Contract Operations

13 March

MCO Bio P.PDF Download Link
TH

Tyler Henke

Ziptility

13 March

JL

Jim Lowry

Hose Solutions, Inc.
TH

Tom Hinde

Air Diffusion Systems

13 March

SB

Steven Brock

Therber Brock & Associates

13 March

SJ

Stacy Jones

IDEM

13 March

IDEM - Jones, Stacy.pdf Download Link
PP

Peter Poon

IDEM

13 March

MD

Mitt Denney

IDEM

13 March

JS

Jim Sullivan

IDEM

13 March

JV

Jerry VanAuker

Orenco Systems, Inc.

13 March

MD

Maureen Dyke

Rickers

13 March

HR Made me Do it!-Dyke,M.pptx Download Link
AE

Alex Edwards

Bailey Safety Inc.

13 March

13 March

PB

Pat Beamon

Brenntag Mid-South Inc.

13 March

SH

Scott Ham

Silver Creek Water Corporation

13 March

Succession Plan Follow Up - Ham.pptx Download Link
BS

Barbara Smith

Wastewater 101, LLC

13 March

PP

Parvin Price

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

13 March

EW

Erica Walker

120 WaterAudit

14 March

GH

Gerry Harstine

ServLine

14 March

LT

Lucio Ternieden

IDEM

14 March

KM

Keith McHale

Environment One Corporation

14 March

14 March

DD

Daniel Dundon

Ampstun

14 March

Fraud Prevention for Utility Offices-Dundon.pptx Download Link
LY

Lori Young

Curry & Associates, Inc.

13 March

TG

Todd Gardner

BBP Water Corporation

13 March

MS

Mark Stanifer

IDEM

14 March

RR

Rene Repar

IDEM

14 March

SB

Steven Beason

IDEM

14 March

CM

Camille Meiners

State Revolving Fund Loan Program

14 March

SRF IFA CM.PPTX Download Link
AL

Andrea Lengerich

IDEM

14 March

TL

Todd Latchaw

Nexom

14 March

RO

Rochelle Owen

USDA, Rural Development

14 March

USDA Alliance March Conference 2019.pptx Download Link
JB

Jennifer Bullock

USDA, Rural Development

14 March

TD

Toby Days

Alliance of Indiana Rural Water

14 March

2019 SW Forum presentation final.pdf Download Link
Local Ordinances guideline.docx Download Link
ES

Eric Smith

HWC Engineering

14 March

Repurposing HWC.pptx Download Link
JB

Jeremy Burch

HWC Engineering

14 March

Repurposing HWC.pptx Download Link
JR

Jeff Rowe

Umbaugh

14 March

Covalen

Mobile App Sponsor
Pumps

Brenntag Mid-South, Inc.

Mobile App Sponsor
Water Treatment

120 Water Audit

Lab / Water Treatment

Affinity Programs

Agency

Air Diffusion Systems

Water Treatment

Alliance of Indiana Rural Water

Agency

Allied Pump, Technical & Underwater Services

Pumps

American Pump Repair & Service, Inc.

Pumps

Ampstun Corporation

Billing Software

Aquafix

BBC Pump & Equipment Co., Inc.

Pumps

BL Anderson Co., Inc.

Couplings, Pipes & Fittings

Bledsoe & Associates

SCADA, Couplings, Pipes & Fittings

Blue River Technologies

Dewatering Solutions

Blue Tank & Pump Rentals

Pumps

Brenntag Mid-South, Inc.

Water Treatment

Case Construction Inc.

Road Repair

Clouse Inspection Services

Inspection

CoBank

Financial

Commonwealth Engineers, Inc.

Engineers

Core & Main

Couplings, Pipes & Fittings

Covalen

Pumps

Craig Kelman & Associates Ltd.

Agency

Culy Contracting, Inc.

Construction / Contractor

Cummins

Generators

Curry & Associates, Inc.

Engineers

DLZ Indiana

Engineers

DN Tanks

Storage Tanks

Eco Infrastructure Solutions

Hydro Excavation / Pipeline Test

Element Materials Technology

Lab

Engineered Solutions Midwest

SCADA

Environmental Labs, Inc.

Lab

Environmental Mgmt. & Development

Water Treatment

E-Tank / E-Pump, Ltd.

Tanks

EVAPAR

Generators

Everett J. Prescott, Inc.

Couplings, Pipes & Fittings

F&E PaymentPros

Billing Software

Ferguson Waterworks

Couplings, Pipes & Fittings

FER-PAL Construction USA, LLC

Construction / Contractor

Fleis and VandenBrink, Inc.

Contract Operations

Ford Meter Box Company, Inc.

Couplings, Pipes & Fittings

FPBH, Inc.

Engineers

Frakes Engineering, Inc.

Engineers

Frontier Geospatial, LLC

GIS

George E. Booth Co., Inc.

Meters / Controls

Gripp, Inc.

Meters / Controls

GRW

Engineers

H&T

Water & WW Equipment

Hach Company

Water Treatment

Hawkins Water Treatment Group

Water Treatment

Henry P. Thompson Company, The

Water Treatment

HMB Professional Engineers, Inc.

Engineers

Hose Solutions

Hose & Pipe

Hurst Technical Services

SCADA

HWC Engineering

Engineers

IDEM

Agency

InControl Technical Solutions

Environmental Mgmt

Indiana Department Of Natural Resources

Agency

Indiana Finance Authority

Agency

Indiana Regional Sewer District Association

Agency

Indiana State Department of Health

Agency

Infrastructure Systems, Inc.

Construction / Contractor

InWARN

Agency

J & J Municipal Supply, Inc.

Couplings, Pipes & Fittings

J.D. Petro & Associates, Inc.

Coatings & Linings

Jack Doheny Companies

Vac Trucks, Sewer Cleaning Equip

JCM Industries, Inc.

Couplings, Pipes & Fittings

Jones & Henry Engineers, LTD

Engineers

Ladd Engineering, Inc.

Engineers

Layne, Inc.

Well Services

Lewis Municipal Sales

Construction / Contractor

Living Waters Co., Inc.

Water Treatment

LWG

Financial

M L Johnson Company

Meters / Controls

M.E. Simpson Co., Inc.

Meters / Controls / Leak Detection

Master Meter

Meters / Controls

McCoy & McCoy Laboratories, Inc.

Lab

Metron Farnier

Meter Reading Software

Midwest Meter, Inc.

Meters / Controls

Midwestern Engineers, Inc.

Engineers

MS Consultants, Inc.

Engineers

Mueller Company

Supplies

Muni-Link

Billing Software

National Water Services, LLC

Pumps

Nexom

Wastewater Treatment

Odle, Inc.

Coatings & Linings

Orenco Systems

Wastewater Treatment

Ortman Drilling & Water Services

Well Services

Peerless-Midwest, Inc.

Well Services

Pelton Environmental Products

Manf. Rep / Chem. Treatment

Precision Products

Machine Tools & Eng.

Preload, LLC

Tanks

Ruxer Ford-Lincoln, Inc.

Fleet Vehicles

Rycom Instruments

Line Locators

S&ME

Engineers

Scadata, Inc.

SCADA / Other Software

Seiler Instrument Company

GIS

Servline

Agency

Sherman, Barber & Mullikin

Financial

Silversmith Data

Snyder Construction Co.

Construction / Contractor

Source 1 Environmental

Trenchless Pipe Repair

Source Technologies, LLC

Wastewater Equipment

Straeffer Pump & Supply Co.

Pumps

SUEZ Advanced Solutions

Tanks, Coatings, Engineering...

Therber, Brock & Associates, Inc.

Financial

TNT Technologies

SCADA

Tokio Marine HCC - Public Risk Group

Insurance

Topcon Solutions Store

GIS

Triad Associates, Inc.

Engineers

Tyler Technologies, Inc.

Billing Software

Umbaugh

Financial

United Systems & Software, Inc.

SCADA / Other Software

USABlueBook

Couplings, Pipes & Fittings

USDA Rural Development

Agency

Utility Pipe Sales

Couplings, Pipes & Fittings

Utility Supply Company

Couplings, Pipes & Fittings

Verizon Wireless Indiana

Cellular

Visit French Lick West Baden

Agency

Waller's Meter, Inc.

Meters / Controls

Water Solutions Unlimited

Water Treatment

WTH Technology, Inc.

GIS

Xylem Inc., Flygt Products

Dewatering Solutions

Board Meeting

12:00 PM 03:00 PM Truman

Early Registration / Packet Pick-Up / Exhbitor Set-Up

03:00 PM 08:00 PM Lobby - Registration Desk

Pre-Conference Hospitality Event (Dinner and Drinks)

06:00 PM 11:30 PM Legendz Sports Bar - Across the street from the resort

Join us for some dinner and drinks before we kick off the conference - sponsored by National Water Services.

Registration

07:00 AM 05:30 PM Lobby - Registration Desk

Registration Desk Open

Conference Kick Off

07:45 AM 08:00 AM Windsor Ballroom

Join us for coffee, doughnuts and opening remarks
Water

Water Service Tubing Education and Options

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Hoosier C

We will discuss why PEXa is a proven water service line option. The presentation will step the audience through their current options of service tubing products available today and why Utility Districts and Municipalities are making the switch to MUNICIPEX. Also, education for wastewater operators on PEXa service lines for pressure sewer systems and grinder pumps

Speakers

Wastewater

Biological Phosphorus Removal Microbiology and Case Studies

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Hoosier B

This session will include sharing experiences, creating discussions, and informing attendees regarding enhanced biological phosphorus removal process & volatile fatty acids (VFAs).

Speakers

MCO Bio P.PDF Download Link
Administrative Track

Preparing for Personnel Changes

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Hoosier A

Future-proof your utility with these easy-to-implement record keeping best practices. We'll talk about the costs associated with employee turnover and explain how easily utilities can organize a seamless transition between staff members (and drastically minimize these costs!) by appropriately documenting recurring maintenance activities as they happen.

Speakers

Break

09:00 AM 09:15 AM Hoosier Hallway

Wastewater

Lagoon Optimization for 2020 and Beyond

09:15 AM 10:15 AM Hoosier B

Review common problems facing wastewater lagoons and methods to improve treatment and reduce energy usage. Topics to be covered include BOD, TSS, nutrients (N&P), pre-treatment, flow equalization, aeration, blowers, sludge accumulation & removal, covers, baffles, disinfection, & monitoring.

Speakers

Administrative Track

How to Fund Your Utility Building Project

09:15 AM 10:15 AM Hoosier A

Learn which low cost funding programs are available and learn their requirements.

Speakers

Water

Groundwater Contamination with PERC.... The Journey from Discovery to Treatment

09:15 AM 10:15 AM Hoosier C

This is a case study example from BBP Water Corporation. The class will explain the steps of finding groundwater contamination, testing, monitoring, working with IDEM, EPA, and implementing treatment improvements.

Speakers

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

10:15 AM 10:45 AM Exhibition Hall

Visit our fantastic exhibitors, purchase some raffle tickets for our Sportsman's Raffle, get a free photo in our photo booth, and grab some refreshments!
Water

What's Going on with Surface Water Systems?

10:45 AM 11:45 AM Hoosier C

The presentation will cover coordination between wholesale and purchased water systems, specifically surface water systems, the HAB (Harmful Algal Bloom) monitoring currently being done by IDEM Drinking Water, and the requirements for surface water systems to update their Surface Water Emergency Response Plan (also known as SWERP) required under IC 13-18-16-7.5 (Surface Water Threat Minimization and Response Plan.

Speakers

IDEM - Jones, Stacy.pdf Download Link
Wastewater

Proper Design and Application of Effluent Sewers

10:45 AM 11:45 AM Hoosier B

This presentation compares and contrasts the different methodologies for providing sewer service. The discussion will include information on conventional gravity sewer, grinder sewer, and effluent-only sewer.

Speakers

Administrative Track

HR Made Me Do It

10:45 AM 11:45 AM Hoosier A

This session will cover many possible workplace safety issues not covered under normal OSHA Safety Rules, rather more personal one on one type threats to employees. Performing a Threat Assessment to expose possible weaknesses in your employee protection plans, such as Active Shooter, Line of Sight for Receptionists and much more. How to establish written policies that includes all of the above items.

Speakers

HR Made me Do it!-Dyke,M.pptx Download Link

Awards Luncheon

11:45 AM 01:15 PM Windsor Ballroom

Join us in the Windsor Ballroom for lunch and a celebration of Indiana's awesome utility professionals!
Water

OSHA's Focus Four (Part 1)

01:15 PM 02:15 PM Hoosier C

This course is intended as an introduction to OSHA’s Focus Four. OSHA has identified the four leading causes of fatalities that workers are exposed to. Every worker needs to know and understand OSHA’s fatal four. Covered will be statistical information and real-life scenarios to ensure supervisors, foreman, field employees, and all other workers have the knowledge they need to stay safe on the job and avoid accidents.

Speakers

Wastewater

Utilizing Micro Nutrients in Activated Sludge Treatment

01:15 PM 02:15 PM Hoosier B

How to use and uptake heavy metals in the Activated Sludge System.

Speakers

Administrative Track

Succession Planning

01:15 PM 02:15 PM Hoosier A

Water and wastewater boards, and managers will see techniques used for planning, financing, and competing for qualified replacements of key leadership positions within the utility. There will be interactive and high energy examples of a succession plan to help prepare water and wastewater utilities for future operations. Attendees will see the benefits of embracing ideas for operating, if there is a need to replace management and key positions due to retirement, emergencies or other retention issues. This information was developed as a follow up from the Alliance Leadership Summit held in 2018.

Speakers

Succession Plan Follow Up - Ham.pptx Download Link

Break

02:15 PM 02:45 PM Exhibition Hall

Visit our fantastic exhibitors, purchase some raffle tickets for our Sportsman's Raffle, get a free photo in our photo booth, and grab some refreshments!
Water

OSHA's Focus Four (Part 2)

02:45 PM 03:45 PM Hoosier C

This course is attended as an introduction to OSHA’s Focus Four. OSHA has identified the four leading causes of fatalities that workers are exposed to. Every worker needs to know and understand OSHA’s fatal four. Covered will be statistical information and real-life scenarios to ensure supervisors, Forman, field employees, and all other workers have the knowledge they need to stay safe on the job and avoid accidents.

Speakers

Wastewater

Hydraulic Impact on Activated Sludge Quality and Sedimentation

02:45 PM 03:45 PM Hoosier B

This session will cover the hydraulic impact on activated sludge quality and performance as well as secondary sedimentation. We will briefly discuss the other growth factors as well (food, oxygen, F/M ratio, toxicity, pH, temperature.)

Speakers

Administrative Track

Legislation and Legal Fights – What Every Manager of a Water and Wastewater Utility Should Know

02:45 PM 03:45 PM Hoosier A

The presentation will focus on legislative changes (and proposed changes) that affect the water and wastewater industry throughout Indiana. The discussion of legislation will be intertwined with the discussion of actual cases that affect the water and wastewater industry in Indiana. The purpose of this presentation is to identify issues, the managers of theses utilities should be aware of, in order to avoid pitfalls for their utility.

Speakers

Reception / Water World Jeopardy

03:45 PM 05:15 PM Exhibition Hall

Join us in the exhibit hall for some fun, food, drinks and Water World Jeopardy!

Hospitality Bowling Event

08:00 PM 10:00 PM Pluto's Alley

Come on down to Pluto's Alley for some pizza, drinks and bowling!

Registration

07:00 AM 03:00 PM Lobby - Registration Desk

Breakfast

07:00 AM 08:30 AM Windsor Ballroom

Join us for a hot breakfast buffet to get the day started off right!

Opening Remarks & Water Taste Test

08:00 AM 08:30 AM Windsor Ballroom

Join us for a hearty HOT breakfast, opening remarks, water taste test AND a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD! YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!
Water

Innovation in Lead Service Line Replacement Programs

08:30 AM 09:30 AM Hoosier C

An understanding of LSLR program elements, including best practices and financing structures.

Speakers

Wastewater

Pressure Sewer Systems: A Cost Effective and Viable Alternative for Wastewater Collection (Part 1)

08:30 AM 09:30 AM Hoosier B

After completion of this course, the attendees will be able to (1) describe the principles of pressure sewer systems, (2) recount certain operation and maintenance aspects of pressure sewer systems (3) understand the value of a comprehensive life cycle cost evaluation in the comparison of sewer system alternatives.

Speakers

Administrative Track

The Coming Infrastructure TIDAL WAVE PLAN or REACT

08:30 AM 09:30 AM Hoosier A

One problem that impacts all aspects of the water and wastewater industry is aging infrastructure. Water utilities average 240,000 water main breaks per year wasting over 2 trillion gallons. Additionally, residents lose another 1.3 trillion gallons due to leaks. We are going to look at approaches that utilities can start to employ right away. Waiting and evaluating is not a good approach at this time because the longer you wait the bigger the problem becomes. The time for evaluating has passed, if we don't act now it will truly be too late.

Speakers

Break

09:30 AM 10:00 AM Exhibition Hall

Visit our fantastic exhibitors, purchase some raffle tickets for our Sportsman's Raffle, get a free photo in our photo booth, and grab some refreshments!
Water

Inside an IDEM Sanitary Survey Inspection

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Hoosier C

Attendees of this session will get first-hand information regarding how to prepare, what to expect and what are the most common deficiencies found during an IDEM Sanitary Survey Inspection.

Speakers

Wastewater

Pressure Sewer Systems: A Cost Effective and Viable Alternative for Wastewater Collection (Part 2)

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Hoosier B

After completion of this course, the attendees will be able to (1) describe the principles of pressure sewer systems, (2) recount certain operation and maintenance aspects of pressure sewer systems (3) understand the value of a comprehensive life cycle cost evaluation in the comparison of sewer system alternatives.

Speakers

Administrative Track

Fraud Prevention Techniques for Utility Offices

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Hoosier A

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, internal control weaknesses were responsible for nearly half of frauds. Nobody expects fraud to occur within their office, however, with some key knowledge and planning, fraud risk can be reduced. This session will provide information and guidance to office managers, board members or superintendents.

Speakers

Fraud Prevention for Utility Offices-Dundon.pptx Download Link

Break

11:00 AM 11:15 AM Exhibition Hall

Visit our fantastic exhibitors, purchase some raffle tickets for our Sportsman's Raffle, get a free photo in our photo booth, and grab some refreshments!
Water

Lead & Copper Corrosion Control

11:15 AM 12:15 PM Hoosier C

Wastewater

Reporting to IDEM: How to Make Everyone Happy!

11:15 AM 12:15 PM Hoosier B

Discuss IDEM's expectations for reporting, including DMRs, MMR/MROs, bypass oveflow reports, WETT reports and current events with the operator certification program.

Speakers

Administrative Track

Asset Management

11:15 AM 12:15 PM Hoosier A

This presentation will include information related to SRF’s Asset Management Program Requirements and Guidance.

Speakers

SRF IFA CM.PPTX Download Link

Grand Prize Drawing

12:15 PM 12:30 PM Exhibition Hall

Come find out the winner of the Grand Prize Sportsman's Raffle!

Lunch - On Your Own

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Exhibitor Tear Down

12:30 PM 02:30 PM Exhibition Hall

Water

R.T.C.R. for the RTCR

01:30 PM 02:30 PM Hoosier C

Requirements, Technical Assistance, Compliance Sampling Plans and Resources for the Reivsed Total Coliform Rule and Distribution Sampling.

Speakers

Wastewater

Take a Little More Off the Top

01:30 PM 02:30 PM Hoosier B

How much better would your wastewater treatment facility perform if it reduced half its current loading to secondary treatment? This presentation will draw on the reports by multiple engineering firms around the world who study the umbrella of primary treatment technologies. Discover how to drastically increase plant capacity within 5% of the footprint and at a fraction of the lifecycle cost of a primary clarifier, and thereby meet their wastewater treatment demands today, tomorrow, and beyond.

Speakers

Administrative Track

Dollars and Cents: Ways to Save and be More Resourceful to the Last Drop

01:30 PM 02:30 PM Hoosier A

In this presentation, USDA, Rural Development staff will provide information about components to a preliminary engineering report (PER) which can benefit a community and the operation of their system. Highlights will include actions a community can take even before they have hired an engineer and are looking for project funding. Topics will range from energy use and assets to operators and documents communities can leverage to be their own best advocate.

Speakers

USDA Alliance March Conference 2019.pptx Download Link

Break - Shotgun Raffle

02:30 PM 02:45 PM Hoosier C

Are you the winner of the shotgun?! Find out in Hoosier C!
Water

Source Water Protection

02:45 PM 03:45 PM Hoosier C

Develop a strategic plan that lays out a structured approach to protect our sources of drinking water

Speakers

2019 SW Forum presentation final.pdf Download Link
Local Ordinances guideline.docx Download Link
Wastewater

Repurposing Existing Facilities to Meet Changing Needs

02:45 PM 03:45 PM Hoosier B

A comprehensive solution for treatment facility improvements and LTCP compliance and implementation

Speakers

Repurposing HWC.pptx Download Link
Administrative Track

Exploring Rate Affordability

02:45 PM 03:45 PM Hoosier A

Aging infrastructure, inadequate maintenance programs, polarization of household income and population shifts are just several driving factors affecting utility rates and charges. This in part is why utility bill increases have been and continue to outpace general inflation. As a result, municipalities are beginning to question the affordability of their rates and charges. This presentation will explore the definition of affordability and affordability analysis used to assess affordability on a local level. We will also discuss various customer assistance programs (CAP’s) that are being utilized by municipalities to help defray utility costs to customers that are impacted the most by utility rate increases. Finally, we will present a current comparison of water and sewer rates in the State of Indiana.

Speakers