Coastal Water Suppliers Association

2017 Annual Conference and Trade Show

Our Annual Conference, AGM, Trade Show and Operator Courses have been set for April 6-7, 2017 at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo. Unidirectional Main Flushing & Hydrant Flow Testing, 8:00am-4:00pm,Thursday April 6, 2017 (0.6 CEU’s)

details below

Ground Water and Pump Systems, 8:00am-4:00om, Friday April 7, 2017 (0.6 CEU’s)

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Administrative Workshop, AGM and Trade Show

 9:00am-4:00pm, Friday April 7, 2017

Ryan Lesyshen, Kerr Wood Leidal

Water Loss Management, Water Audits and Leak Detection

The presentation will discuss the tools of water loss management and water auditing and present examples demonstrating: the importance of the water audit, how auditing finds ways to increase revenues, analyzing watermain break data and when to replace pipe, what’s a normal amount of water loss (how do I compare with others?), tools for operations (finding leaks 101) and the minimum level of effort all water utilities should and can complete with no specialty tools.

Lynne Magee, Regional Drinking Water Coordinator,  Island Health

Microbial Treatment Objectives for Ground Water Supplies, and Determining Ground Water at Risk of Containing Pathogens (GARP)

Shawn Sanders, MTS

Reservoir Inspections

This session will review the use of potable water reservoirs, the related challenges associated with maintaining water quality and the integrity of the vessel and explore the methods for inspection.

Craig Sutherland & Colwyn Sunderland, Kerr Wood Leidal

Craig and Colwyn will co-present on climate change impacts to water availability and water systems, as well as the financial impacts

Rob Rounds, Rounds Community Consulting Services

Improvement District Bylaw Modernization

 The presentation will help Improvement Districts answer the following 3 questions about themselves:

  1. Are there any bylaws currently not in place that are required under current legislation or regulation?
  2. Are there any bylaws currently not in place that would constitute good administrative or financial policy?
  3. Are there any bylaws that likely require updating do to out of date wording or terminology?

Kalpna Solanki, CEO, Environmental Operators Certificate Program

Is it Time for a New Classification Model?

In 2015, a multi-stakeholder review of the water and wastewater treatment systems in British Columbia identified significant opportunities for improvement to the classification systems currently in use in the province.  With these considerations in mind, engineers at the Ministries of Health, and Environment, initiated the development of a set of classification models from the ground up, unconstrained by existing templates. The EOCP assumed responsibility for the models, and has continued to develop and refine them.

Kevin de Jong, Proline Electrical Systems

SCADA Systems Overview

This session will offer a SCADA monitoring and control system overview. Kevin has over 25 years of experience in the electrical trade, including over 12 years of experience in all aspects of instrumentation and control systems. Plus, Kevin holds an unrestricted A-grade electrical license.

Early Bird Cost for the Administrative Workshop is $125 for members/$150 non members if registered prior to February 28th, after February 28th the cost is $150 members/$175 non membersTo register manually please print out the Delegate’s Registration Form 2017 and mail it to the address on the form along with a check.

Operator Course Details and Costs

  1. Unidirectional Main Flushing & Hydrant Flow Testing (0.6 CEU’s)

Thursday April 6, 2017 This one-day course teaches operators to set up and evaluate flushing and testing programs using guidelines from the American Water Works Association and Canada’s Fire Underwriter’s Survey. The instructor, Scott Jameson AScT, is also water and wastewater operator, bringing hands-on expertise and industry knowledge to the classroom. Course topics:

  • Understanding unidirectional flushing and disinfection
  • Establishing and evaluating flushing and testing programs
  • Calculating minimum flush times
  • Collecting field data
  • Testing fire flows
  • Adopting safe work practices
  1. Ground Water and Pump Systems (0.6 CEU’s)

 Friday April 7, 2017 This course will be instructed by Dave Mellis, Pump Systems Incorporated, and will cover the following:

  1. Groundwater and wells
  2. Well components
  3. Pump types
  4. Pump components
  5. Pump sizing
  6. NPSH/cavitation
  7. Affinity laws
  8. VFD’s
  9. Troubleshooting/safety

The day includes a demo on cavitation, electrical testing with a multimeter and megohmeter. Early Bird Cost for each Operator course is $250 for members/$275 non members if registered prior to February 28th, 2017. After February 28th cost is $275 members/$300 non members. Cost includes lunch, coffee breaks, and CEU form submission to EOCP. To register manually please print out the Operators Registration Form 2017 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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