The American Public Works Association Oklahoma Chapter and the Oklahoma Water Environment Association are combining again to create a professional conference experience for participants. OWEA is an organization of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals striving to preserve and enhance the water environment of America’s heartland. Professionals from all areas of public service, including engineering design and Public Works management, fleet management, street maintenance and water/wastewater operations attend this conference. Garver joins professionals across Oklahoma in advancing their careers through networking and professional development while learning about a variety of topics.
Doubling Capacity of a BNR Facility With Most Stringent Phosphorous Limits
The Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority wastewater treatment plant in Bentonville operates with the most stringent total phosphorous (TP) discharge permit limit in the state of Arkansas. Garver completed conceptual and detailed designs of expansion improvements at NACA WWTP, with the design resulting in capacity doubling while the peak flow capacity of the system doubled as well. This presentation will provide a high-level overview of the expansion elements in the system design and highlight some of the challenging and interesting aspects of the work.
PRESENTER: Process/Process Mechanical Manager Rusty Tate, PE
Can You Afford NOT to Deploy GIS For Asset Management?
Infrastructure across the country is aging, experienced staff are leaving, and new staff members are hard to attract. As a result, many water and wastewater systems can find themselves stuck in a "passive cycle" rather than a "proactive cycle" in their operations. Deploying a GIS can help you move the needle towards proactively planning capital improvement projects and scheduling O&M for more effective asset management. And, it's more cost-effective than you think!
PRESENTER: Senior Business and Implementation Analyst Shannon Wilder, PMP, CDT
How to Keep Your Startup From Turning Into a Shutdown
Construction projects can often be difficult, even when things go well. Issues such as vendor package control systems, poorly executed startups, and integration into existing plant SCADA can bring a construction project to a grinding halt. Many utilities struggle with executing a swift and precise control system startup while ensuring they are receiving the same functional system envisioned during the design process. This presentation will explore several simple, yet effective, ways to streamline your control system startup and get your system online faster with fewer headaches.
PRESENTERS: Automation Team Leader Mike Crawford Instrumental and Control Leader Clay Tidwell
Getting Out From Behind the 8-Ball: Lessons Learned During Simultaneous Execution of a Wastewater Master Plan and 50+ Service Extension Requests to Support Rapid Growth
The city of Hutto is an increasingly popular suburb located just north of Austin, Texas, and is one of the fastest growing cities in the state, resulting in the city receiving an unprecedented number of Service Extension Requests (SERs). To support its rapid growth, the city of Hutto commissioned Garver to simultaneously execute a waster master plan and SER reviews, and within less than six months, the Garver team built and calibrated an InfoWorks ICM hydraulic model, used it to develop a Capital Improvement Plan, and produced more than 50 SER technical memorandums. This presentation will identify the lessons learned by Garver and the city of Hutto during this fast-paced, simultaneous execution.
PRESENTER: Project Engineer Julie Faure, Ph.D., PE
Manhole Rehabilitation Good Practices
This presentation will provide an overview of recommended design considerations, QA/QC criteria, and good practices to help promote successful trenchless manhole rehabilitation. Advantages and limitations of various manhole rehabilitation methods will be discussed, along with common pitfalls that can be avoided through proper planning, design, and installation procedures.
PRESENTER: Infrastructure Practice Leader Jeff Maier, PE
Laying the Foundation For Digital Twins at Your Utility
Innovation in the water and wastewater industries provides potential for utilities to better understand, operate, and manage their systems at all levels, specifically utilizing digital twins that integrate system information with predictive modeling capabilities to allow proactive utilities to optimize water supply and asset management. Digital twins bring together system data streams to provide insights into elements of the utility that are not captured with traditional models or smart networks alone. This presentation will focus on developing digital twins, with an overview of foundational data that will enable applications across the water and wastewater sector.
PRESENTER: Hydraulics Practice Leader Evan Tromble, Ph.D., PE
Come visit Garver During APWAOK/OWEA! We'll be at Booths 19 and 20.