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New York's Water Event

New York's Water Event in Saratoga Springs, NY - April 25 - 27, 2017

 

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Presentations: 

 

Keynote: Building Resiliency through WaterSense by: Veronica Blette

 

Session 2: Water Treatment

Characterizing Organics to Mitigate UF Fouling

Chloramination: Challenges & Solutions

Non-Economic Advantages of UV-Oxidation for 1,4-Dioxane Treatment

Surface Water Treatment of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances

 

Session 3: Sustainability
Nexus of Leak Detection & Asset Management

It Starts at the Source - ReCalibrating your Plant Meters

A Non-Revenue Water Tale of Five Cities

Water Withdrawal Regulation & Conservation in NYS

 

Session 4: NYSDOH Regulatory Updates

Bureau of Water Supply Protection Program Updates

 

Session 5: Operations

Side by Side Piloting of Process Alternatives Yields Direct Performance Comparison

Case Study: Centrifugal Water Pump Repair

No Such Thing as Quick Fix? Filter Rehabilitation Project Proves Otherwise

Training Outside the Box

 

Session 6: Water Quality

Control of HABs & Dreissenid Mussels through a more Rational Use of Copper

FPAS Monitoring in a Post Health Advisory World

Trials & Tribulations of Building a Pilot Plant

NOM: From Unfiltered Supplies to Water Boil Orders

 

Session 7: Groundwater/Surface Water

VOC Removal by Air Stripping with Off-Gas Treatment

Construction of an AOP System

Water Conservation as a Groundwater Management Tool

Well and Well Pump Design & Construction Considerations

 

Session 8: MAC

Concrete Water Storage Tanks Rehabilitation & Replacement

Zinc Coated Ductile Iron Pipe

 

Session 9: Distribution/Storage

Fire Flows in Public Water Systems

Lining Technologies as Alternatives to Replacement of Lead Service Lines

Pumped Storage Operations Control DBPs & Distribution System Chlorine Residuals

Risk-Based Prioritization of Transmission & Distribution Projects in Westchester County

 

Session 11: YWP

Horizontal Directional Drilling with DI Pipe

Advanced Oxidation Processes: Treatment of 1,4-Dioxane and VOCs for Potable Water Applications

Ithaca Area Intermunicipal Cooperation

Policy Implications & Survey Results for Water & Sanitation in Dilla, SNNPR, Ethiopia

 

Session 12: Management

Expecting the Unexpected

Leveraging Mobile Technology to Increase System Awareness

Water Loss Control in Effective Utility Management

Water Quality: Moving Beyond the CCR to Build Community Trust

 

 

New York's Water Event

Location: Saratoga Springs City Center 522 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

 

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Event Details

 

Date: April 10, 2018

Start Time: 8:00

End Time: 5:00

Seats Available: 552

 


 

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Small Water System Compliance Training

June 29, 2017

 

FREE WORKSHOP: NYSAWWA with RCAP Solutions offers a full day of Small Water System Compliance Training in Saugerties. This workshop is FREE with a $15 lunch fee. For an agenda and registration information, click Learn More.

 

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Rates & Finance Workshop

September 14, 2017

 

FREE WORKSHOP: This workshop will help ensure the financial stability of your water system while providing safe, quality drinking water at fair rates. This workshop has been approved for 6.0 Water hours / 5.5 P.E. hours.

 

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Build Resilience to Extreme Weather Events

June 22, 2017

 

Interactive training to learn how to adapt to current and future weather condition impacts on critical drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater assets. CEUs may be available pending application.

 

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Legislative Update - Drinking Water Highlights from the recently passed 2018 New York State Budget

April 11, 2017

 

The $2.5 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act for drinking water, wastewater and storm water projects was a bright spot in the budget. We certainly appreciate the funding and support. It is absolutely a step in the right direction. However, with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) projecting a $40 billion investment need over the next 20 years for drinking water infrastructure alone (not including new treatment for emerging contaminants), this type of funding must be continuous for each fiscal year and expanded. Right now the details for the funding administration are pending. The first step is to obtain legislative authorization which has been completed. The actual implementation will probably lag by 6 to 12 months.  EFC will most likely develop the application process for the bulk of the funding. We will continue to monitor the process and communicate to our members as this moves along. A complete breakdown of the clean act funding as defined in the legislation is provided in the link.

 

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NYS Governor Signed the Cybersecurity Bill on December 31, 2016

January 03, 2017

 

S7601 - SUMMARY

Provides for enhanced protection of water supplies from and emergency planning for terrorism and cyber terrorism attacks.

 

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APPROVAL MEMORANDUM ‐ No. 32 Chapter 6

 

MEMORANDUM filed with Senate Bill Number 7601, entitled: "AN ACT to amend the executive law, the public health law and the environmental conservation law, in relation to protection of water supplies"


APPROVED
Current law requires any water supplier who owns or operates a community water system that supplies drinking water to more than 3,300 people to prepare an emergency plan, including an analysis of vulnerability to terrorist attack, and to submit such emergency plan to the Department of Health. This bill would now require these water suppliers to amend their vulnerability assessments to include an analysis of potential cyber‐attacks and their impact on the water supply.

 

I fully support the intent of this bill. As drafted, however, this bill contains technical flaws that would make it extremely challenging to implement effectively. In order to ensure full compliance by water suppliers and to safeguard their vulnerability assessments, the Executive has secured a three‐way agreement with the Legislature to pass legislation in the upcoming session to address these issues. On that basis, I am signing this bill.


This bill is approved.

 

(signed) ANDREW M. CUOMO

 

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AWWA Water Utility Energy Challenge - new Great Lakes competition

December 13, 2016

 

AWWA and our partners received grant funds through the Great Lakes Protection Fund to develop and administer the WATER UTILITY ENERGY CHALLENGE (WUEC) to reduce energy related pollution emissions (focus on mercury) in water distribution systems. Our team is offering utilities two FREE tools to track emissions and optimize pumping systems. During the Trial Period (Dec 2016-Feb 2017), utilities can use the tools without obligation within their system before applying to be a competitor. We are working to recruit utilities and have them REGISTER for the Trial Period to check out the tools. The competition is scheduled for Apr 2017-Mar 2018, and we expect to have 6-8 utilities compete. First prize is $20,000 and second prize is $10,000.

 

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Technical Advisory - Laboratory Analysis of Drinking Water Samples for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)

September 28, 2016

 

EPA has recently learned that laboratories have identified different approaches for implementation of EPA Method 537 Rev 1.1 (“Method 537”) for analysis of PFOA.

 

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Understanding Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins

August 29, 2016

 

Take a look at this great video the Water Research Foundation made on the science behind cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins and a utility perspective on the latest in source water protection, monitoring, detection, and treatment

 

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Researchers find unsafe levels of industrial chemicals in drinking water of 6 million Americans

August 10, 2016

 

Drinking water supplies serving more than six million Americans contain unsafe levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked to potentially serious health problems, according to a new study from Harvard University researchers.

The chemicals — known as polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs — have been used for decades in a range of industrial and commercial products, including non-stick coatings on pans, food wrappers, water-repellent clothing and firefighting foam. Long-term exposure has been linked to increased risks of kidney cancer, thyroid problems, high cholesterol and hormone disruption, among other issues.

 

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Final Regulation: Part 4 - Protection Against Legionella

July 22, 2016

 

Part 4 of the New York State Sanitary Code Protection Against Legionella, became effective on July 6, 2016, and can be viewed in full at http://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/recently_adopted/docs/protection_against_legionella.pdf (beginning on page 11). The regulations were released for public comment on April 20, 2016 and the comments and the Department’s responses can be viewed in the Assessment of Public Comment at the link above, on page 59. The permanent regulations replace the emergency regulations which have been in effect since August 17, 2015.

 

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Monroe County Water Authority Ranked Highest in Northeast for Customer Satisfaction

May 19, 2016

 

J.D. Power contucted a 2016 Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study and New York Section AWWA member, Monroe County Water Authority was ranked highest in the Northeast for Customer Satisfaction! 

 

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