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40th Annual Conference Agenda

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The following hours have been applied for.



w = Water | ww = Wastewater | bf = Backflow | wd = Water Well Drillers

Monday, March 12, 2018
Time General Session - Diamond Ballroom 4 & 5
1:00 - 2:30 Regulatory Update & Monitoring and Compliance Update
Andy Kahle & Becky Schuermann
NDHHS
1.5w, 1.5wd
2:30 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:00 Dealing With Millenials
Bill Podrazw
Miller & Associates
1w, 1ww
4:00 - 4:30 Break
4:30 - 6:00 Planning for Change? or A Change in Planning
Rich Koenig
NDHHS
1.5w, 1.5wd,1.5ww
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time Session A - Diamond Ballroom 4 Session B - Diamond Ballroom 5 Session C - Diamond Ballroom 9 Session D - Diamond Ballroom 10
9:00 - 10:00 Small Systems Roundtable
Board & Staff
NeRWA
1w
Rural Water Systems Roundtable
Board & Staff
NeRWA
1w
Trenchless Rehab Methods
Brett Melson
Johnson Service
1ww
Backflow Roundtable
Rich Koenig
NDHHS
1w, 1bf, 1ww
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30 Water Storage Facilities, Top to Bottom
Brandon VanderMay
Maguire Iron
1w
Level Measurement Challenges in Water & Wastewater
Chris Johnson
Bert Gurney
1w, 1wd, 1ww
Maintenance Inspection Methods
Brett Melson
Johnson Services
1ww
Hydraulics of Backflow
Patrick Miller
Mack McClain & Assoc.
1w, 1bf, 1ww
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 Sampling Stations, Push Plugs, etc. - What's New?
Bob Hennig
Municipal Pipe Services
1w, 1wd
Licenses vs Unlicensed SCADA Radio Systems
Mike Larson
Larson Data
1w, 1wd, 1ww
Nebraska 811 Update
Jill Geyer
Nebraska 811
1w, 1wd, 1ww
PRV Automatic Control Valves & Their Effect on Backflow Uses
Patrick Miller
Mack McClain
1w, 1bf, 1ww
1:30 - 2:00 Break
2:00 - 3:00 New Metering Technology
Charles Bausch
Core and Main
1w, 1wd, 1ww
Lift Station Buyers Guide
Brian Gongol
DJ Gongol & Assoc.
1ww
Service Disconnects & Reconnect Fees
Lash Chaffin
LoNM
1w, 1ww
Good, Bad & Ugly
Rich Koenig
NDHHS
1w, 1bf, 1ww
3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:30 Locating & Leak Detection
Travis Beran & Brent Briley
Sub-Surface Solutions
1w, 1ww
Building a 21st Century Utility Workforce
Brian Gongol
DJ Gongol & Assoc.
1w, 1ww
Gravity & Pressure Pipe Technologies
Brian McCrary
Aegion/Insituform
1ww
Backflow Knowledge
Rich Koenig
NDHHS
1w, 1bf, 1ww
4:30 - 4:45 Break
4:45 - 5:45 What's New at the DHHS Lab?
Mary Boden
NDHHS Lab
1w, 1wd, 1ww
Installations & Applications for Backup Power
Rob McShane
Interstate Systems
1w, 1wd, 1ww
Proper Applications When Pigging Water Lines
Brad Harris
Layne Christensen
1w, 1wd
NeWARN Update & USDA Update
Dennis Watts, NeWARN
Denise Meeks, USDA
1w, 1ww
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time Session A - Diamond Ballroom 4 Session B - Diamond Ballroom 5 Session C - Diamond Ballroom 9
8:30 - 9:30 Nitrates in our Drinking Water
Beth Ramsey
NDHHS
1w, 1wd
Health Benefits with Lifestyle Health Plans
Shane Baack
Principal Securities
1w, 1ww
Importance of Well Maintenance Plans
Nichole Grasma
Suez.Utility Service Group
1w, 1wd
9:30 - 9:45 Break
9:45 - 10:45 Water Conservation for Small Systems
Doug Woodbeck
NDHHS
1w, 1wd
Wastewater Operator Certification Update
Mike McBride
NDEQ
1ww
Trench & Excavation Safety
Paul Hurley
United Rentals
1w, 1wd, 1ww
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Operator Quiz & Review
Area Field Reps
NDHHS
1w
Electrical Safety in the Utility Industry
Rob Pierce
LoNM
1w, 1wd, 1ww
Smart Well Fields / Aquifer Resource Management
John Dustman
Summit Envirosolutions
1w, 1wd
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Operator Quiz & Review (Continued)
Area Field Reps
NDHHS
1w
Dealing with Drought
Scott Sprague
NDHHS
1w
Role of the Operator
Mike Wentink
NDHHS
1w, 1ww

   

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