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The water sector is constantly facing new challenges, whether it be emerging contaminants, stricter regulations, tighter budgets or aging infrastructure. To meet these challenges, utilities need to consider new tactics to provide the high level of service our customers expect.
This webinar will present on multiple innovative approaches that address the issues Virginia utilities are currently or could potentially face.  The first presentation focuses on the evaluation alternative coagulants with a focus on improving DOC removal performance.  The presentation will cover the desktop screening, jar-testing, lab simulated distribution system testing, full-scale testing and finally performance over 5 years of full-scale operation. 
The second presentation will discuss how WRF research is helping utilities address current challenges facing the water community, with a focus on water quality.  Specific topics to be presented include per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, cyanotoxins and cyanobacterial blooms, emerging disinfection by-products, opportunistic pathogens in distribution systems and premise plumbing, lead and copper corrosion, and other contaminants.  Both ongoing and recently completed research will be highlighted.
This on-line webinar is sponsored by the VA AWWA Education Committee.  Registrants will have the option to view the webinar on-line from either their own computer, or via video stream at a regional satellite site.  Lunch will be provided to all registrants at the regional satellite sites.  Regional site locations are as follows:
  • Frederick Water  315 Tasker Rd, Stephens City, VA
  • Loudoun Water Dale C. Hammes Admin Bldg 44865 Loudoun Water Way, Ashburn, VA 
  • Frederick P. Griffith WTP  9600 Ox Rd, Lorton, VA
  • Middle River WWTP   848 Laurel Hill Rd, Verona, VA
  • Henrico WTP  10111 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, VA
  • Lee Hall M&O Center  425 Industrial Park Drive, Newport News, VA
  • Spring Hollow WTP   6200 West Main St., Salem, VA
  • City of Lynchburg Water Resources  525 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA
  • Moores Bridges WTP  6040 Waterworks Road, Norfolk, VA 
  • Regional Satellite Site (lunch provided)
    Member $20
    Non-Member $25

  • At Your Own Workstation (no lunch provided) 
    Member $15
    Non-Member $20 
    Group Fee $65  (Includes CPE credits for up to 6 attendees)
Certificates for 2.0 Water Operator and Engineering CPE credits will be given to attendees. 
Noon - 1:00 pm
Alex Echols, City of Chesapeake
Alternative Coagulants
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Alice Fulmer, Water Research Foundation
Innovation in the Water Industry
Webinar Contacts:                                                    
Pete Baskette
Chair, Education Committee
Joel Thompson
Vice-Chair, Education Committee
Online and Various site
Geneva Hudgins