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Join Tighe & Bond at the MWUA Conference & Tradeshow

The Maine Water Utilities Association (MWUA) is hosting its 96th Annual Conference & Tradeshow this week from February 2 – 3. Several of our engineers will be presenting on various topics on Thursday, February 3rd. Learn more about MWUA and the available educational sessions here.

Session 28: Getting the Most Out of Your Water System Model

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Course Instructor: Heather Doolittle
Course Description:
Hydraulic models of water distribution systems can provide benefits beyond the common hydraulic evaluations performed for asset management and capital improvement planning. Examples of less common applications for hydraulic models include: modifications to system operation, storage analysis, new service evaluations for large developments, and critical facility failures/outages. This session will step through the basic requirements for providing these types of model evaluations and present several case studies where hydraulic models were used to aid decision-making for both routine planning and emergency response.

Session 38: Long Term Financial Planning – The Key to Managing Rate Impacts

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Course Instructor: Mike Schrader
Course Description:
Many public water systems are in need of significant capital investment. Compounding the issue is the increasing need for treatment due to PFAS, as well as Iron and Manganese. This session will discuss how a long-term financial plan will help utilities plan for future investments, project future rate increases as well as incorporate the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funding into your long-term plan and prepare for your next rate hearing.

Session 41: PFAS Treatment Design From Small to Large Systems

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Course Instructor: James Collins
Course Description:
PFASs are slow to break down, making them persistent environmental contaminants. PFAS sampling is required in many New England states and many utilities are finding PFAS concentrations above the regulatory limits. Treatment technologies are similar between small and large systems but implementation challenges can vary depending on the system size. PFAS treatment implementation presents unique challenges during design, benchscale testing, construction, and operations. This presentation will discuss how these challenges impact small and large systems and will present case studies for a range of project sizes from 1MGD.