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2014 Annual Conference and Trade Show – April 3 & 4th

Our Annual Conference and AGM is Thursday & Friday April 3-4, 2014 at the Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre, 200 Cowichan Way in Duncan.

Operator Courses (0.6 CEU’s each)

Thursday April 3, 2014 Water Well Maintenance – Maintenance Training Systems (MTS) 8:00am-4:00pm

This 1 day program provides Operators with information on how to properly maintain and monitor a well.

  • Chlorination and shock treatment
  • Wellhead protection concepts
  • Water Quality and general challenges associated with well water
  • Maintain and monitor your well

Friday April 4, 2014 Fire Hydrant Maintenance – Maintenance Training Systems (MTS) 8:00am-4:00pm

This 1 day program covers Fire Hydrant Maintenance procedures, including:

  • Safety
  • General hydrant maintenance requirements
  • Manufacturer specific hydrant maintenance
  • Hands on tear downs on several manufacturers hydrants (Terminal City, Clow, AVK, Mueller)

Coastal Water Suppliers Association is pleased to offer the opportunity for water operators to achieve CEU’s locally without having the added costs of travelling off island. We offer competitive pricing:

Cost is $275 members/$300 non members. Cost includes lunch, coffee breaks, and CEU form submission to EOCP. Thursday’s course also includes admission to our Trade Show, appetizers, and tickets for door prizes.

You can register and pay online or if you wish to register manually please print out the Operator Course Registration Form 2014 and mail it to the address on the form along with a check.

Administrative Workshop (Thursday,April 3rd) 9:00-4:00

This years conference includes a one day Administrative Workshop, Lunch, AGM, Trade Show, Appetizers, and Door Prizes. Your registration will automatically enter you for the chance to win a TV. Our speaker line up is:

BC Water Sustainability Act—Ian Graeme, RPF | Manager, Watershed Sustainability, Ministry of Environment

Ian Graeme from the Ministry of Environment will present information on the proposed BC Water Sustainability Act (Bill 18)and answer questions.

Regional Water Management

Ladysmith Mayor and CVRD Board Chair, Rob Hutchins, will discuss what is being done in the Cowichan Valley to improve the coordination of resources, protection of regional watersheds and the delivery of water services for residents.

Labs Unplugged – Maxxam Labs

David Nadler, ASSc will present a brief overview of the laboratory process (what happens to your samples once you send them off), touch on communication with the lab (what you need to know before calling them), and discuss how to read your report (what does it all mean). This will be a mixed presentation of slides, speaking and answering your questions.

Web Based Resources for Community Water Suppliers – Sustainable Infrastructure Society

Vernon Rogers of SIS will talk about web based services such as the new Website Subscription Service, Online buyers guide, and update us on the Best Management Practices, Access to Financing, Planning for Renewal, and Affordable Insurance.

Workplace Bullying and Harassment—Employers Advisers’ Branch

This 90 minute session will educate and inform participants about the new WorkSafeBC Prevention Policies governing bullying and harassment for all workplace parties. You will gain a better understanding of what is considered bullying and harassment in the workplace and what is not. You will also learn the requirements for creating a workplace policy, in addition to internal procedures including: reporting; investigating, and informing and training your workforce. Additional resources to assist you will also be provided. This session is intended for business owners, managers, supervisors, human resource professionals and safety coordinators.

Well Efficiency and Savings – GW Solutions

Dr. Gilles Wendling will provide information about water wells and how water moves in aquifers towards a well. He will talk about well efficiency and how wells can be designed and maintained to reduce energy (Hydro) costs.

Community Works Fund (Federal Gas Tax)

Alec McPherson, Director Area A, RDN will provide a short verbal presentation on the Community Works Funds, how and by when they must be spent, what they can be spent on and related matters.

Cost is $125 for members/$150 non members. Cost includes Administrative Workshop, Lunch, AGM, Trade Show, Appetizers, and Door Prizes.

You can register and pay online or if you wish to register manually please print out the Delegate’s Registration Form 2014

and mail it to the address on the form along with a check.

Need a hotel? The Travelodge in Duncan is within walking distance to the conference. Just call them and ask for the corporate rate under

“Coastal Water Suppliers Association.”

reservations: 1.888.858.2200 hotel direct: 250.748.4311

A big thank you to our current contributors for this years conference. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community , Sport and Cultural Development


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