Wednesday Water Webcasts

Garver Water Technology Webinars

The Garver Water Technology Team has hosted weekly educational webcasts on a variety of topics throughout this summer.

Click on the topic below to listen to Garver’s water experts detail the latest technological advancements in water and wastewater treatment.

Pumping Efficiencies

Garver’s Water Technology Team discusses energy efficiency and process optimization alternatives for water and wastewater utilities. The presentation will cover a proven process for hydraulic efficiency improvement opportunities, the theory behind them and how to integrate key performance indicator (KPI) energy dashboarding to help monitor the fitness of the pump.


Oxidant Selection

Garver discusses the various oxidants used to treat drinking water, including the selection for each oxidant based on considerations beyond cost, how each are applied, and more. These selections are based on public health and safety, personnel safety, ease of operation, and ability to achieve treatment objectives.


Water Master Planning

Garver’s Water Technology Team discusses how a master plan can help progress both residential and industrial growth, how to deal with uncertainty throughout the process, common pitfalls to avoid, and how each utility can prepare in advance.


Intro to Biological Nutrient Removal

Garver’s Water Technology Team provides in introduction to biological nutrient removal, including topics such as nutrients and nutrient issues, nitrification, denitrification, phosphorus removal, and combined processes.


Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

Garver breaks down the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s recent revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule, including how it impacts water systems while emphasizing the importance of compliance.


Force Main Condition Assessment Strategies

Condition assessments are key to successful asset management programs. Watch the above presentation as Garver details the keys to maintaining the longevity of sewer pipes, including force mains, to help prevent pipe failures, improve budget accuracy, and drive rehabilitation or repair methods.


Intro to Biological Processes and Wastewater Microbiology

Garver’s Water Technology Team provides an introduction to Biological Processes and Wastewater Microbiology, covering treatment goals microbial growth, biological process configurations, biological process control, and microscope exam of MLSS. Contact us for presentation access.


Water Quality Challenges Technology Solutions – GAC/BAC

Garver’s Water Technology Team discusses biological activated carbon (BAC) and granular activated carbon (GAC) and some of the water quality challenges solved by the two technologies. The presentation will also cover applications and examples of pilot testing and full-scale installations.


Owner’s Agents in Large Programs

Garver will define the Owner’s Advisor (OA) role for large capital projects and cover ways an OA can help utilities implement successful projects. The webinar will cover the challenges of program oversight, critical oversight that a third-party OA can provide, how an OA can act as an advocate for the end-users, and more.


Change Management Principles

Garver will demonstrate the application of change management principles, including specific applications from two different clean water utilities over a 10-year period, while also demonstrating how these principles can be used by utilities to provide life-sustaining service.


Get More Out of Your Grit System

Garver touches on how WWTP O&M staff and engineering managers can improve grit removal performance within their existing systems while also reducing capital investment. Operators will learn more about the science and operation behind grit removal and leave with methods to optimize performance.


Planning for Arsenic Treatment

Since the 2001 Promulgation of Arsenic Rule mandated water systems limit exposure to no more than 10 ug/L, many water systems have installed treatment to remove arsenic while others are still working on system improvements. In this presentation, Garver’s Water Technology Team familiarizes with treatment technologies and presents case studies of water systems heavily impacted by the regulation. ​


Biological Process and CFD Modeling

In this presentation, Garver will demonstrate how computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling can evaluate process alternatives and determine if new structures are necessary or if existing processes can be optimized to meet system demands.


Deep Structural Foundations

In this one-hour presentation, Garver explains deep foundations, covering different types used and why they’re necessary. By creating a clear understanding of when and why using deep foundations is necessary, owners can make the best decisions regarding quality, cost, and risk.


Pilot Study Planning

Most pilot programs are designed to inform process selection, refine design criteria and cost estimates, and obtain regulatory approval. In this presentation, Garver will cover the basic steps needed to design and develop a pilot program to meet project goals.


Asset Management Part I

This presentation will cover an introduction to asset management, goals and objectives of an effective asset management program, and industry asset management frameworks. In addition, a case study of phased asset management implementation, focusing on “inside the fence” infrastructure, will be provided.


Wastewater Disinfection with Peroxygens (PFA and PAA)

Garver covers the best practices for application of the novel disinfectants, peracetic acid (PAA) and performic acid (PFA). The formation, generation, and storage; in addition to the latest research on their fate and efficacy in municipal effluents will be covered, along with case studies and where peroxygens can have the greatest benefit to plant operations.


Statistical Models for Pipeline Condition and Rehabilitation

Typical approaches and methods to determine the life expectancy of gravity and pressure pipelines come from various tables and literature values. The Linear Extended Yule Process (LEYP) statistical model and GomptiZ model can be used to evaluate the condition and LOF of pressure and gravity pipelines.


Making Your Groundwater Safe and Palatable

Groundwater is generally considered safe to drink; however, various natural and anthropogenic activities add contaminants to this source of drinking water. This presentation provides an overall understanding of typical groundwater contaminants and summarizes commonly-used technologies for groundwater treatment.


A Proactive Approach in a Reactive Environment

An operations audit can provide a critical review and analysis into the ability of a facility to reliably and adequately provide treatment services. The unbiased, third-party evaluation may allow the facility to regain compliance without the need for costly capital improvements. This one-hour presentation will cover the proven framework for a successful operations audit.


How to Minimize Disinfection Byproducts in Your Water

Disinfection has been critical for protecting public health for over 100 years, but it has the unintended consequence of producing disinfection byproducts. This one-hour presentation will describe disinfection byproducts, how they form and best practices for minimizing their formation, along with current and potential future regulations.


AWIA Compliance – Is Your Utility on Track?

America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) requires water systems serving more than 3,300 people to develop and/or update risk and resiliency assessments (RRAs) and emergency response plans (ERPs) by certain deadlines with set requirements.


Dissolved Air Flotation for Low NTU Source Waters

Many drinking water providers are developing alternate surface water supplies to meet the challenges of climate change and population growth. But new sources may contribute higher organic loading to your water treatment plant which can mean filtration challenges, tastes and odors, cyanotoxins, or higher raw water TOCs.


Application of Membranes in Water Treatment

This webcast will present the challenges associated with concentrate management for inland water treatment operations and provide an overview of the common residual management techniques practiced in United States. Pros and cons of each technique will be reviewed and sweet spot for each application will be discussed.


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