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    Summer Meeting Agenda 2017


    The following details are for the 2017 CIPWO Summer Meeting:

  • Date: July 26, 2017
  • Time: 10am - 2:30pm (Registration open at 9am)
  • Location: Rantoul WWTP
  • Address: 333 S. Tanner Rantoul, IL 61866
  • 1st Speaker: Don Kramer, Energenecs Inc.
  • Topic: Energy Efficiency and Aeration
  • 2nd Speaker: Andrea Bertl P.E., Clark-Dietz, Inc.
  • Topic: Biological Nutrient Removal at Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Note: Lunch is Free.

    Please send RSVPs as early as possible so that Dave can better organize the Meeting. Please feel free to use the link below.

    2017 Summer Meeting RSVP


    Spring Officer's Meeting Notes 2017


    By Dave Collard

    I'd like to begin by apologizing on behalf of the Officers for the late arrival of this information. We allowed the time to slip by this year and are in June already before getting the Summer Meeting planned. We'll try to do better in future years.

    The Spring Officer's Meeting took place at Champaign on June 7, 2017. Present for the meeting were Ian Magerl, Dave Miller, Jim Royer, and me. The topics discussed were potential locations for the Summer Meeting and potential Presenters and/or Topics.

    The meeting took place at Chili's on North Prospect Ave. I arrived a bit late due to the road work on I-57 North, and upon arriving and following greetings to and from everyone, was informed that a decision for the venue for the 2017 Summer Meeting had already been selected which will be Rantoul WWTP.

    Discussion then turned to topics and/or speakers of which none of us had anything concrete other than we knew there was a request by Coordinator Ethan Ervin to have one topic on BNR which we agreed would be a good idea. Otherwise it was left that we would look further into specific speakers and then get the info out ASAP due to the fact we were running behind this year. Shortly thereafter the official meeting ended and we visited while we had a great lunch.

    It is my wish that I can tie down the speakers within the next week and get that info to you immediately thereafter.

    The current info I do have is that we will have one presenter speaking on BNR, I have also locked down a second presenter speaking on Energy Effiency in relation to aeration etc. Lunch will be provided free of charge and the venue will be Rantoul WWTP on July, 26, 2017. More Info to follow:

    2017 CIPWO Winter Meeting


    Winter Meeting 2017



    By: Ashley Bailey

    The annual winter meeting for CIPWO took place on Wednesday, January 25th 2017 in Urbana, Illinois at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in the usual conference room. The meeting was opened by Dave Miller since the incoming President Jim Royer could not attend. Dave welcomed everyone and discussed the new business. One new business subject discussed was Brad Duncan the former CIPWO President and IAWPCO Secretary having to bow down from his duties. Brad took a full time position with IRWA, which the organization would like to congratulate him on. Due to Brad having to leave Dave asked for nominations for the vacant CIPWO Vice-president position and IAWPCO Secretary position. Ian Magrel from Bloomington-Normal Water Reclamation District volunteered to serve as both and was approved by the members present at the meeting. Dave Miller then introduced David Collard to introduce the speakers for the day, Glen Roderique and Ryan Siegel.

    Glen Roderique from Inovair gave the first presentation of the meeting. His topic was blower technologies used in wastewater applications. He began his presentation by telling us about three blower types: positive displacement, multi-stage centrifugal, and high-speed blowers. Glen thoroughly explained how each of them works and their benefits/drawbacks. Also going into further detail, he described the types of high speed blowers and what bearing technology they utilize. At the end of his presentation, Glen explained how his company Inovair can come evaluate each plants characteristics and goals to pinpoint what type of blower that should be utilized for that particular facility.

    The next speech was given by Ryan Siegel from ESC Services Company. The title of Siegel’s presentation was Energy Efficiency Invest in your Future. He spoke on how to identify areas of energy waste at one’s plant starting with the largest users such as electrical/lighting and heating/air. Siegel’s company ESC specializes in identifying these areas and going forward with the process of audits, financing and implementation. He also presented potential rebates on products that may be installed and grant opportunities. Following the presentations, we collected for lunch in the Wyndham restaurant and visited among ourselves. After lunch, everyone regathered in the conference room where Dave Miller and David Collard handed out door prizes that were generously donated by vendors and sponsors.

    CIPWO and its members would like to say thank you to all the guest speakers and members who attended the meeting, and to those who brought the door prizes. We would also like to thank all the vendors who were present, as well as those who could not attend but support our organization. Again, we would like to give a thanks to Brad Duncan on his support and work with the organization and good luck in his future position. Also, a thanks to Ian Magrel for volunteering to work in both CIPWO and IAWPCO. We look forward to seeing all of you again at the summer meeting and will update you on the specifics as soon as possible.


    Winter Meeting Agenda 2017


    The following details are for the 2016 CIPWO Winter Meeting:

  • Date: January 25, 2017
  • Time: 10am - 2:30pm (Registration open at 9am)
  • Location: Wyndham Garden
  • Address: 1001 Killarney St. in Urbana IL
  • 1st Speaker: Glen Roderique, Inovair
  • Topic: TBA
  • 2nd Speaker: Ryan Siegel, ESC Services Company
  • Topic: Discussion on Energy Audits
  • Note: Lunch Fee will be $30.

    Please send RSVPs as early as possible so that Dave can better organize the Meeting. Please feel free to use the link below.

    2017 Winter Meeting RSVP

    Fall Officer's Meeting Notes 2016


    By; Dave Collard

    The meeting took place at Chili's restaurant on North Prospect Ave. in Champaign IL on December 8th at noon.

    The Officer's meeting was held later then usual this year due to conflicting time schedules and such. Present for the meeting were Brad Duncan, Dave Miller, Jim Royer, and me. The topics discussed were potential presenters for the winter meeting, budget, and schedule. After a short period to catch up and discuss things such as the weather, plant upgrades, and other cordialities we set down to the business at hand.

    Dave Miller informed us that he had again secured the Wyndham Garden on Lincoln Ave. in Urbana as the venue. He further informed us that the registration fee would be $30 the same as it was last year. Dave also asks that everyone register on or before Jan 18th, 2017 so he can put a final number to his lunch order for the meeting etc.

    At this point we discussed presenter suggestions. Brad suggested a vendor that he is currently working with at Fairbury, and stated that he could probably find a second one too. Since we have no real commitment from anyone at this time I am going to say that the speakers are TBA. I will update this website when that information becomes available.

    By this time our lunch had arrived and since we had no additional business we called the meeting at this point and enjoyed a very good meal and good company.

    As I stated above I will add the information directly related to the winter meeting as soon as it becomes available. And on behalf of all the Officers of CIPWO I wish you all Happy Holidays!



    2016 Summer Meeting Notes

    by: Ethan Ervin


    Summer Meeting 2016


    The 2016 CIPWO summer meeting was hosted by the Sanitary District of Decatur, Illinois. The meeting took place on Wednesday July, 27th and began at 10 AM. There was no new business to discuss so we promptly began the meeting.

    Gregory Pyles from the Sanitary District of Decatur gave the first presentation. Greg talked about several different projects that had been performed at the wastewater treatment facility from anaerobic digester rehabilitation to odor control. He also discussed some of the electrical work that had been done as part of these projects and gave some insights into code compliance. (More info on SDD can be found @ www.sddcleanwater.org )

    The next presentation was given by Jeff Holmes, representing Schreiber Water. Jeff discussed one of the company’s products for wastewater filtration called the fuzzy filter. Jeff explained how the product is designed, how it operates, and also showed us some of the applications in which it has been used. (More info from Schreiber can be found @ www.schreiberwater.com)

    After the presentations were completed, we had lunch and visited among ourselves. Special thanks to Dave Miller for grilling the burgers and brats as it was very hot outside that day. After lunch, there were some door prizes to be handed out that were generously donated by vendors and sponsors alike. The day ended with a tour of the facility that was guided by Gregory Pyles.

    We would like to thank the Sanitary District of Decatur for hosting the meeting. Also, thank you to both presenters and the vendors and sponsors who showed up and continue to support the organization. We had a good turnout for the meeting and look forward to the next meeting.


    Summer Meeting Agenda 2016


    The following details for the 2016 CIPWO Summer Meeting are:

  • Date: July 27, 2016
  • Time: 10am - 2:30pm (Registration open at 9am)
  • Location: Sanitary District of Decatur
  • Address: 501 Dipper Lane. Decatur, IL 62522
  • 1st Speaker: Gregory Pyles; Sanitary District of Decatur
  • Topic: Recent Upgrades to the Districts Processes
  • 2nd Speaker: Jeff Holmes, Schreiber Water
  • Topic: Fuzzy Filtration
  • Note: There is no fee for this meeting.

    Please send RSVPs as early as possible so that Dave can better organize the Meeting. Please feel free to use the link below.

    2016 Summer Meeting RSVP

    Spring Officer's Meeting Notes 2016


    By; Dave Collard

    The Spring Officer's Meeting took place at Champaign on May 27, 2016. Present for the meeting were Ashley Bailey, Brad Duncan, Dave Miller, Ethan Ervin, Jim Royer, and myself. The topics discussed were potential Location(s) for the Summer Meeting and potential Presenters.

    We gathered at the Chili's on North Prospect Ave. And after greetings and such we set to the work at hand therein planning for the Summer Meeting. After asking if anyone had specific suggestions I explained that Wade Lagle had contacted me earlier in the week and offered to try to secure the Sanitary District of Decatur as a location. He thought one of the administrators there might wish to give a presentation on some of their more recent updates to the facility(s). After I passed this info on to the other Officers and they voted to pursue this possibility and the vote was unanimous.

    As to the second speaker I suggested and it is planned to invite Jeff Holmes of Schreiber has offered to give a presentation of Fuzzy Filters which they produce and sell. These are membrane filters that are effective in helping to remove nutrients in plant effluents.

    Shortly thereafter the official meeting ended. It is my wish that I can tie down the proposed venue and speakers this week and get that info uploaded for the Summer Meeting which is to be held on July, 27 2016.



    2016 Winter Meeting Notes


    by: Ethan Ervin


    2016 Winter Meeting



    The 2016 CIPWO winter meeting took place on Wednesday, January 27th in Urbana, Illinois at the Wyndham Garden Hotel located at 1001 Killarney Street in the usual conference room. I opened the meeting and turned it over to the incoming CIPWO president, Brad Duncan. Brad discussed new and old business, and then proceeded to ask for nominations for the vacant vice-president position. Jim Royer volunteered and was approved by the members present at the meeting. Brad then introduced the first speaker.

    Eric Link from LabtronX gave the first presentation of the meeting. His topic was the importance of laboratory equipment calibration and maintenance. Eric used pH as a specific example of his topic. He thoroughly explained how the different types of pH probes work, their benefits and drawbacks for use, what pH actually measures, and how we quantify the reading we get from our lab meters.

    The next speech was given by Flemming Bomholt Møller. Flemming represents Aarhus Water, WTA, and works for the Consulate General of Denmark based out of Chicago, IL. His speech was based on the use of the annamox system of operation for a wastewater plant. He discussed how this method is more efficient and less energy intensive than other methods of operation. Also, he discussed other ways to optimize your process via adding process control sensors, additional scada/ system control software, and the use of CHPs.

    After the presentations, we all had a very good lunch in the atrium and visited amongst ourselves. Following lunch, we all regathered in the conference room and Brad Duncan and Dave Miller handed out door prizes. We would like thank all of the vendors who were present, as well as those who could not attend but support our organization nonetheless. Thank you to all of the guest speakers and members who attended, and thank you to those who brought the door prizes for the members. I believe the meeting was very informational and quite successful. We look forward to seeing all of you again this summer and will update you on the specifics as soon as possible.

    Winter Meeting Agenda 2016


    The following details are for the 2016 CIPWO Winter Meeting:

  • Date: January 27, 2016
  • Time: 10am - 2:30pm (Registration open at 9am)
  • Location: Wyndham Garden
  • Address: 1001 Killarney St. in Urbana IL
  • 1st Speaker: Eric Link; LabtronX
  • Topic: Water Analysis Equipment: Maintenance and Calibration
  • 2nd Speaker: Flemming Møller, Water Technology Alliance (Denmark)
  • Topic: Discussion on Energy Neutrality
  • Note: Lunch Fee will be $30.

    Please send RSVPs as early as possible so that Dave can better organize the Meeting. Please feel free to use the link below.

    2016 Winter Meeting RSVP

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    CIPWO's Officers :

    • President: Jim Royer, Retired
    • Vice President: Ian Magerl, Blooming-Normal WRD
    • Coordinator: Brad Duncan, Fairbury WWTP
    • Coordinator: Ethan Ervin, Mattoon WWTP
    • Secretary-Treasurer: Dave Miller, Rantoul WWTP
    • Information Coordinator: Dave Collard, Charleston WWTP


    Sites of Previous Summer Meetings

  • 2017: TBD
  • 2016: SD of Decatur
  • 2015: BNWRD West WWTP
  • 2014: Charleston WWTP
  • 2013: Robinson WWTF
  • 2012: Homer WWTP
  • 2011: Rantoul WWTP
  • 2010: Vandevanter Eng
  • 2009: Newton WWTP
  • 2008: UCSD
  • 2007: E.R.H. Westville
  • 2006: BNWRD
  • 2005: Mattoon WWTP
  • 2004: SD of Decatur
  • 2003:
  • 2002:
  • 2001:
  • 2000:
  • 1999:
  • 1998:
  •  Past Presidents

    • Lawrence Quick, 1998
    • Greg Gress, 1999
    • Larry Dorn, 2000
    • Billie Kinnett, 2001
    • Dave Sullivan, 2002
    • Don Jordan, 2003
    • Frank MacPherson, 2004
    • Rick Pinnell, 2005
    • Gerald Lynch, 2006
    • David Collard, 2007
    • Kristin Platt, 2008
    • Don Jordan, 2009
    • Larry Dorn, 2010
    • Dave Hermes, 2011
    • Wade Lagle, 2012-2013
    • Ashley Bailey, 2014
    • Ethan Ervin, 2015
    • Brad Duncan, 2016
    • Jim Royer, 2017

     
    Notices
    CIPWO would like to enlist its members' help. The organization has always managed to find interesting and informative speakers for our meetings, but there is always room for more.

    With this in mind CIPWO wishes to ask that if in your day-to-day experience of meeting wastewater industry Vendors, Engineers, and VooDoo Witchdoctors if you find one that has information that you think would be well shared with your fellow Operators; pass the word on to an officer. We are always looking for folks with information to share that will help our membership.

    Remember, if you find it interesting, then very likely all the other members will find it interesting too.

    Additionally, if you are ever inclined to volunteer some time and energy the organization is always looking for fresh blood and new ideas. So, don't hesitate to speak up, and thanks in advance!

    The Editor
     NEW! CIPWO Honor Rolls
    This New Section is a list of all CIPWO Members whom have received awards from the state-wide IAWPCO organization since the inception of CIPWO in 1998. Congratulations to all!

    Clarence Klassen Awards
  • 2010 Joe Koronkowski, IEPA Champaign
  • 2011 Dave Sullivan; Pontiac
  • 2013 Bruce Butler; UCSD
  • 2014 Lawrence Quick; Robinson

    Operator of the Year
  • 1999 Lawrence Quick; Robinson

    Class 1 Plant of the Year
  • 2007 Robinson WWTF
  • 2010 UCSD SW Plant

    Class 2 Plant of the Year
  • 2003 Fairbury WWTP
  • 2005 Gibson City WWTP

    Class 3 plant of the year
  • 2010 Village of Hutsonville WWTP

    Industrial Plant of the Year
  • 2013 Peoples Gas, Light & Coke Co.

    Editor's Note: If I have left anyone out or erred in any other way please send me an email and I will correct it immediately.
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