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The VA AWWA Distribution Systems Committee proudly announces the 30th Annual Water Distribution Seminar and Utility Rodeo to be held April 22 – 24 in Norfolk, VA. This traditional "hands-on" seminar is designed to provide distribution system personnel with practical information on relevant subjects. The ever-popular Utility Rodeo provides various utility-related competitive events in which participants compete against fellow utility personnel in a demonstration of skill, speed, and safety.
Pricing Structure:
Members of AWWA, Employees of AWWA Utility:  $150.00
Non-Members: $199.00
AWWA Retirees:  $45.00
Spouse package (Meet & Greet, Banquet Dinner and Rodeo BBQ):  $75.00
Vendor/Exhibitor Package ($100.00 for each additional exhibitor):  $350.00
**Please register by April 1st to ensure you receive a Rodeo t-shirt.  Any registrations after April 1st will not be guaranteed a shirt.  
Interested in Exhibiting at the Rodeo, please take a look at our Exhibitor flyer (see right side for attachment) for all the details. 
Sign up early if you wish to compete in one of six (6) Rodeo Competitions - Buried Treasurer, Hydrant Hysteria, Meter Madness, Rapid Tappin', Splish-Splash, or Water Taste Test.  All contestants are required to sign a waiver to compete in any event.  Check out the Rodeo Rules (see right side for attachment) for full details regarding each event. 


Hotel Registration Information

Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown
700 Monticello Ave.                                                                                
Norfolk, VA 23510  
Contact the Hotel directly for reservations:  (757)627-5555    
Accommodations Rates 
Single/Double rate:  $99.00
 16% State and local taxes apply
 Group Name:  VA Section AWWA Distribution Seminar 
All hotel rules and regulations apply, contact hotel for full details. ATTENDEES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN LODGING ARRANGEMENTS.  A block of rooms has been reserved at special rates.  Reservations should be made prior to April 1, 2019.  After that time, room rate price and availability are subject to change.
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019
11:00 am Registration/Equip/Exhibitor Setup
1:00 – 2:00 pm OSHA/VOSH Inspections (1CPE)
Jonathan Wright - City of Chesapeake
2:00 – 3:00 pm Meter Testing & Selection (1CPE)
Dave Miller – Core & Main
3:00 – 4:00 pm Concurrent Contestant Meetings
(required for all Rodeo participants)
5:00 pm   Taste Test Sample Deadline
4:00 - 7:00 pm Meet and Greet
7:30 – 8:00 am Seminar Registration
8:00 – 9:00 am Trench Safety (1CPE)
Doug Riseden - Krausz
9:00 – 10:00 am Motivation (1CPE)
Doug Riseden - Krausz
9:00 – 10:00 am Best of Virginia Taste Test
10:00 – 10:30 am People’s Choice Taste Test
10:30 – 11:30 am Wet Taps, Line Stop & Valve Insertion Overview & Concerns (1CPE)
Dave Burns- Core & Main
11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - completion  Meter Madness
3:30 pm - completion Buried Treasure
3:00 – 3:30 pm Break
6:00 - 7:00 pm Cocktails Exhibit Area
7:00 - 9:00 pm Banquet
7:00 am – completion Rapid Tappin'
  Splish Splash
12:00 pm BBQ Cookout – sponsored by Core & Main
After Lunch  Hydrant Hysteria 





















Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown
700 Monticello Ave
Norfolk, VA 23510
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