Coastal Water Suppliers Association

2016 Annual Conference April 7-8th

Our Annual Conference, AGM, Trade Show, and Operator Courses are set for April 7-8, 2016 at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo.

Acoustic Leak Detection for Operators 7:00am-3:30pm Thursday, April 7th, 2016 (0.6 CEU’s)

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Automatic Control Valves: Function, Maintenance, Start-up, Troubleshooting  7:00am-3:30pm Friday, April 8th, 2016 (0.6 CEU’s)

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Administrative Workshop, AGM, and Trade Show (0.6 CEU’s) 9:00am-4:00pm Friday, April 8th, 2016

Speakers to date include:

Cathy Bickford & Dianna Porter, Advisory Officers, Local Gov’t Administration, Ministry of Community, Sport and Community Development – Board of Trustees, Review of Roles and Responsibilities

Rosemary Smart,The Smart Team – Efforts to gain direct access to Capital Funding, and how your District can support this action.

Ron Stepaniuk & Meghan McKee, North Salt Spring Waterworks – Water Management Challenges on Salt Spring Island

Julie Pisani, Drinking Water & Watershed Protection program, Regional District of Nanaimo – What we learned from the 2015 drought – A regional approach to water conservation and watering restrictions communications.

Deb Churko, AScT, Engineering Technologist, Regional District of Nanaimo, Forensic Utilities – A perspective on meter cheaters, illegal connections, and theft

Brian Thorburn, EOCP – New guidelines for direct responsible charge (DRC) as well as the new definitions for water treatment and distribution

Early Bird Cost for the Administrative Workshop is $125 for members/$150 non members if registered prior to March 7, 2016. After March 7th cost is $150 members/$175 non members.To register manually please print out the Delegate’s Registration Form 2016 and mail it to the address on the form along with a check. To register online just click the “register” button below.

Operator Courses Details

April 7, 2016 Acoustic Leak Detection for Operators (1 day, 0.6 CEU’s)

Active Leakage Control is a critical component in Water Loss Management. While utilities can make significant gains through top-down analysis of consumption, every utility should be proactively engaged in some form of coordinated and prioritized leak detection program, in order to maximize real loss savings. This hands-on, one day workshop will support water utility operators in meeting their utility’s water loss management targets by teaching them to locate unreported leakage in their systems through use of a range of acoustic leak detection equipment and methods. Participants will learn to implement a leak detection strategy that best fits their utility’s budget, staff experience and resources. Course will be instructed by Mike Ippen. EOCP course #7836.

April 8, 2016 Automatic Control Valves (1 day, 0.6 CEU’s)

This one day course provides detailed information on basic functions of automatic control valves. Includes how pressure reducing, relief and combination piloting systems work, main valve & pilot disassembly & maintenance techniques, startup & troubleshooting. Condensed version of Valve Courses 7196, 7198, & 7199. Demonstration valves and pilots are provided so students can practice disassembly and reassembly. Designed for any operator this course is a great introduction to control valves for the novice and a good refresher for more experienced operators. Course will be instructed by Greg Anderson. EOCP course #8167.

Coastal Water Suppliers Association is pleased to offer the opportunity for water operators to acquire CEU’s locally without having the added costs of travelling off island. Last year we sold out all of our Operator Courses so be sure to register soon!

Early Bird Cost for each Operator course is $250 for members/$275 non members if registered prior to March 7, 2016. After March 7th cost is $275 members/$300 non members. Cost includes lunch, coffee breaks, and CEU form submission to EOCP.

You can register and pay online or if you wish to register manually please print out the Operator Course Registration Form 2016 and mail it to the address on the form along with a check.



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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