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The Official Newsletter of the Texas Section AWWA THE Water Professionals
Texas Water 2012SM The annual Texas Water conference is once again heading to vibrant San Antonio. Rich with history and tradition, San Antonio offers a cultural blend of sights, sounds and flavors. Dedicated volunteers from the Texas Section of the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Association of Texas have worked countless hours to make TW12, the groups’ annual joint conference, a seamless event that will bring home the knowledge that will advance the water and wastewater industry. From the sold-out Exhibit Hall featuring more than 450 booths, to the technical sessions, jam-packed with leadingedge information, you’ll join 2,500 representatives of the Texas water/wastewater industry who have concluded...if you’re only going to attend one water conference this year, Texas Water 2012SM is the place to be. Here are some conference highlights: TUESDAY, APRIL 10 The day begins at 7 a.m. as players gather at the Republic Golf Club for the annual Texas Water golf tournament. The tournament raises money for scholarships for TAWWA and the Water Environment Association of Texas, the two organizations that put on Texas Water conferences. At 2 p.m., Texas Section's Board of Trustees will hold its meeting at the Hilton Palacio Rio Hotel. After exhibitors put their booths in order, the Texas Water Exhibit Hall will open at 5 p.m. for a Meet-and-Greet reception for all attendees. Texas Water 2012SM has officially begun.
Strolling down to San Antonio April 10 – 13, 2012
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 The morning kicks off with the Dodson's Drive Fun Run, which benefits the Dodson's Drive and raises funds to support TAWWA/WEAT Young Professionals' activities around Texas. The run starts at 6:30 a.m. at the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel. At 9 a.m., State Representative Lyle Larson addresses the Opening Session. Larson serves on the House Natural Resources Committee. The Conference Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. spotlights TAWWA members who have made special contributions. Technical sessions begin their three-day CONTINUED PAGE 18 HIGHLIGHTS
Letter from the Texas Section Chair
TAWWA heads to San Antonio
By Dave Scholler
Texas Section American Water Works Association P.O. Box 80150 Austin, Texas 78708 www.tawwa.org DAVE SCHOLLER, CHAIR 281-558-8700 BRENT LOCKE, CHAIR-ELECT 254-562-5992 CHRISTIANNE CASTLEBERRY, VICE-CHAIR 512-751-9272 RICHARD TALLEY, IMM. PAST CHAIR 817-392-8203
MIKE HOWE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/ SECRETARY-TREASURER 512-238-9292 FAX: 512-238-0496 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org This publication is distributed monthly to the more than 3,500 members and friends of the Texas Section - American Water Works Association. Contributing writers can contact the editor: Cliff Avery GCP Association Services PO Box 676 Pflugerville, TX 78691 512-251-8101 FAX: 512-251-8152 email: email@example.com The publication name, TexasH2O: © 1996-2012 Texas Section - Amercian Water Works Association, Inc. © 2012 Texas Section - American Water Works Association, Inc.
he excitement is building as Texas Water 2012SM is just around the corner. At this writing, it appears that our annual conference, held in conjunction with WEAT, is on its way to a record-shattering attendance. We know that we will have more exhibitors than ever before — more than 450 booths packed into the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. We know we will have more Technical Sessions than ever before, with the addition of a full track on Thursday specifically targeted to operators. TAWWA’s Vice Chair Christianne Castleberry has been building the program diligently for months, along with Phil Spitzer, her WEAT counterpart. In San Antonio, TAWWA’s Local Host Committee Chair Marisa Vergara and her WEAT co-chair, Meagan Brown, have worked hard with dozens of volunteers over the past year to put together an event like no other. The icing on the cake comes Thursday, April 12, with the stellar Texas Water edition of Night in Old San Antonio. It will be a party that we will be talking about for years. No wonder everyone is excited about Texas Water 2012SM. The only thing cutting into my personal enthusiasm about TW12 is that it will be the end of my year as Chair of Texas Section, and I will turn the gavel over to Brent Locke on Thursday evening of the Conference. My year has gone by so fast; I hardly feel that I have unpacked from last year’s Texas Water in Fort Worth. But in that year, Texas Section has made some great progress. We have made new efforts to reach out to operators and invite their participation in our organization. We have continued to identify the needs of small utilities and provided support. We have continued to encourage our chapters around the state and laid the groundwork for new chapters where they make sense. Texas Section is fortunate because it has the strength and diversity to include, reflect and represent the entire Texas water community. Even if they don’t say so out loud, its members understand the importance of the work they are doing, sharing knowledge to assure that Texans have a safe and sufficient supply of water. It has been an honor to observe that work from my position as Chair of the Section. See you in San Antonio.
Waco hosts Jr Meter Madness competition The highly successful Junior Meter Madness competition will return to Texas Water 2012SM after 18 finalists were selected at a preliminary event March 30 in Waco. The Junior Meter Madness Contest matches six students from three high school environmental programs — Arlington, Irving and Waco — for a test of their meter-assembling dexterity in the TW12 Exhibit Hall from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. At the preliminary event, Waco students pressed their hometown advantage, capturing three of the top four positions. The top four and their times were: Montel Johnson, Waco ISD, 23.28 seconds; Bradley Stone, Waco ISD; 24.29 seconds; Adam Noonkester, Arlington ISD, 26.44 seconds; and Javier Picazo, Waco ISD, 28.25 seconds. Along with city utilities and the respective school districts, Section Chapters — Capital Area, Central, North Central, South and Southeast — helped sponsor the competition. Other sponsors included Mueller Meters, Mars Candies and the Texas Water Utilities Association. The Junior Meter Madness competition helps introduce students to the water industry and supports school programs that prepare students for earning their water operator licenses.
The top four competitors were Montel Johnson, Waco ISD; Bradley Stone, Waco ISD; Adam Noonkester, Arlington ISD; and Javier Picazo, Waco ISD (pictured above).
Executive Director Report
No brag, just fact By Mike Howe TAWWA Executive Director
s I meet with my colleagues from other AWWA sections in North America, I am often quick to point out that our annual Texas Water conference is the Largest Regional Water Conference in the NationTM. They may think that’s only typical Texas bragging (especially after I mention that Texas Section is the largest single-state section in AWWA, which really galls the folks from California-Nevada Section). But you know that it’s true: Texas Water is unparalleled in size for regional water conferences. What I don’t say very often is that Texas Water is as big as it is because it’s made up of a lot of different events that would be conferences in themselves if they were standing alone. The Scholarship Golf Tournament is one example. Some organizations put on a golf tournament and then call it a day. We put on a golf tournament just to warm up before the conference even gets started. It’s become so large that, this year, we filled up the morning tournament, so we added an afternoon tournament. Meals at Texas Water could be their own towns. We’ll
get more than 800 people into the Conference Lunch on Wednesday, and fill almost 2,000 box lunches on Thursday. We’re expecting more than 500 at the NIOSITA (little Night in Old San Antonio) event on Thursday night. Some associations spend their whole year planning a party that big, and think they’re done when it’s over. When all the dishes from NIOSITA have been put up, we’ve still got another half-day of Technical Sessions. Speaking of Technical Session, ours are extensive. If you can’t make it to San Antonio, make sure to check out our Conference Program online at www.texas-water.com. There are eight pages of Technical Sessions representing some of the most advance thought in the water industry — not just in Texas, but in the world. Our Program Committee sifted through almost 500 abstracts from more than 350 authors. If we just got all the authors, along with Program Committee members and moderators, into one room at one time, that would be larger than many association conferences, and we’d be struggling to find a room big enough. Throughout the program there are committee meetings and special-interest meetings that are scheduled during the Texas Water agenda, because committee chairs and organizers know where a good portion of the Texas water industry will be for four days in early April. CONTINUED PAGE 16 HOWE
Gov. Perry appoints new leadership for TCEQ, TWDB
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Toby Baker of Austin to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) effective April 16, 2012, for a term to expire Aug. 31, 2017. The commission establishes, oversees and implements policies regarding clean air, clean water and other environmental concerns for the State of Texas. Baker was most recently a policy and budget advisor on energy, natural resources and agriculture issues for the Governor's Office, where he was also the liaison between the office and members of the Legislature, constituents, the Railroad Commission of Texas, TCEQ, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Department of Agriculture, and the Texas Animal Health Commission. He is a past natural resource policy advisor to Sen. Craig Estes, former director and clerk of the Texas Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Coastal Resources. Baker received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, and a Master of Public Service and Administration from the Texas A&M George Bush School of Government and Public Service. He is also a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and the Governor's Executive Development Program at the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs.
Billy R. Bradford Jr. of Brownsville has been named chair of the Texas Water Development Board effective April 20 for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor. Bradford is a certified public accountant (CPA) and partner at Hales-Bradford LLP. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Texas Society of CPAs, a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Brownsville, and chairman of the Valley Regional Medical Center Board of Governors. He is also past president of the Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs, past chair of the Southmost Regional Water Authority, and a past board member and chair of the Brownsville Public Utilities Board. Bradford received a bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University.
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This article is reprinted by permission of the High Plains Underground Conservation District Cross Section. On Feb. 24, the Texas Supreme Court issued its longawaited decision in the Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day case. The Court’s decision essentially restates what was added into Chapter 36 of the Texas Water Code by Senate Bill 332 during the 2011 session of the Texas Legislature, which provides that groundwater is owned by the landowner and that the pumping of groundwater is subject to regulation by groundwater conservation districts. The Court’s ruling makes clear that the state can regulate groundwater production, which it has chosen to do through groundwater conservation districts, and provides that such regulation is essential to groundwater conservation and use across the state. The Court’s decision focuses heavily on the Edwards Aquifer Authority’s (“EAA’s”) permitting system and provides that one of the problems with EAA’s system is that it focuses entirely on whether water was used during a historical use period. Under EAA’s system, if water was not produced during the historic use period, then EAA would automatically deny a permit application. The Court’s decision indicates that all of the permitting factors in Chapter 36, including the proposed use of the water, the effect on the groundwater resources and other permit holders, and a district’s management plan, should be considered when making a decision on a permit application. EAA developed a permitting system based on its enabling act passed by the Texas Legislature, which is much different than what the Texas Legislature devised in Chapter 36 of the Texas Water Code. The High Plains Water District’s permitting system tracks the language in Chapter 36 of the Texas Water Code, and the District takes all of the factors that the Court notes in its decision into account when making a decision on a permit application and in its
overall regulatory framework. While the Court’s decision on Friday does provide that the landowners in the EAA v. Day case own the groundwater and can bring a takings claim, the Court does not address the merits of the takings claim. This means that the landowners in the case will now go through another round of litigation to determine whether a taking occurred under the complex takings analysis test created by the Texas Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court’s opinion discusses the test that will be used to determine whether an actual taking occurred and added that this review is based on the facts of each case and that all of the circumstances surrounding groundwater regulation must be considered to determine whether the regulation is reasonable. “The Court’s decision is very similar to what we saw from the passage of Senate Bill 332 last session—that the landowner owns the groundwater, but that groundwater districts like the High Plains Water District can continue to regulate production in a way that preserves the groundwater resources while also recognizing private property rights,” said Jim Conkwright, General Manager for High Plains Water District. “The Court’s decision was made in the context of EAA’s regulatory system, which is very different than what our district developed under Chapter 36 of the Water Code,” said Conkwright. Overall, the Court’s decision confirms High Plains Water District’s view of the law since Senate Bill 332 was passed last session. The Court’s decision does not directly impact the High Plains Water District’s recent rules revisions, and the District will continue to evaluate all of the factors provided in Chapter 36 of the Water Code and its rules to manage the groundwater resources within its boundaries in a manner that respects private property rights.
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News and Notes from Texas Water 2012SM WFP Silent Auction
Water For People volunteers have been rounding up treasures to offer in the annual silent auction. The auction runs Wednesday, April 11 through Thursday, April 12 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center lobby. All proceeds benefit the Water For People effort to assist 10 developing countries in providing safe and sufficient water for their citizens. Auction winners will be announced at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday.
A Night in Old San Antonio
Texas Water 2012SM will feature a special event on Thursday evening. NIOSITA (nee-o-see-tah) is a whirlwind celebration bursting with culture, cuisine, and charisma that is patterned after the famous folk festival “A Night in Old San Antonio” held during Fiesta week. Come celebrate with your fellow attendees from 6 to 9 p.m. at La Villita’s Maverick Plaza, situated just steps from the Palacio del Rio Hotel. At the Texas Water NIOSITA, you will have an opportunity to mingle with fellow conference attendees, dance to local music, enjoy local cuisine and adult beverages and refreshments, and welcome the new officers of WEAT and TAWWA. Tickets are included with full registration and guest program registration.
TW12 Welcomes Operators
Texas Water 2012SM sends a special welcome to wastewater and water operators who are attending this year. As always, operators will find plenty of opportunities to earn up to 11 TCEQ Operator Training Hours during the conference. Plus, there’s the attraction of the largest regional water-related Exhibit Hall in the nation with all its goods and services to make life easier for an operator. This year, Texas Water has added a special track of Technical Sessions designed specifically for the wastewater and water operator. This track, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thurs. April 12, features 11 presentations with information that can make operators more productive. Check out the schedule in the conference program at www.texas-water.com.
This year’s TW12 Program Committee Chairs, Christianne Castleberry (TAWWA) and Phil Spitzer (WEAT), are giving attendees an expanded opportunity to learn. They have reinstituted the presentation of posters to Texas Water conferences, after an absence of several years. The posters give authors the opportunity to display their research topics and to share the information they discovered. The posters will be displayed on the second floor of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, in the corridor between Rooms 203 and 204 from Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon. Authors are encouraged to leave business cards or other contact information so that viewers can direct questions or comments their way.
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Friday kicks off with Gloyna Breakfast Dr. C. Jerry Lin, professor of environmental engineering and university scholar at Lamar University, will speak on “Waste Streams to Renewable Energy: A New Paradigm in Wastewater Treatment” at the Gloyna Breakfast at 7 a.m. Friday, April 13. His research focuses on air quality and water and wastewater engineering. As a principal investigator for numerous research programs funded by NSF, EPA, DoD, USDA and TCEQ, he has authored 60 peer-reviewed publications in membrane technology, wastewater treatment and fate and transport of atmospheric pollutants, which have been cited more than 800 times. Dr. Lin has given 40 invited talks, and received a number of research and teaching awards, including the Chi-Epsilon (the civil engineering honor society) James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award. He also works extensively with refinery and paper industries in a number of waste-to-energy, biological wastewater treatment and emission control projects. Tickets for the Gloyna Breakfast are $35 and are sold separately.
Texas Water 2012 Schedule Golf Tournament Exhibitor Move-In TAWWA Board Meeting WEAT Board Meeting Registration Meet & Greet
6:30 am 8:00–5:00 pm 8:00–5:00 pm 8:30–3:30 pm 9:00–10:00 am 9:00–11:30 am 10:00–10:30 am 10:00–5:00 pm 10:00–11:00 am 10:00–5:00 pm 10:00–11:00 am 11:00–11:30 am 11:30–1:00 pm 1:00–3:00 pm 1:00–1:30 pm 1:00–4:30 pm 1:30–3:00 pm 1:30–5:00 pm 1:30–5:00 pm 3:00–3:30 pm 3:00–3:30 pm 3:00–4:30 pm 3:30–5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00–6:00 pm
TW Dodson’s Drive Fun Run Registration Speaker Ready Rm/Moderator Check-In Guest Program Opening Session WEAT Student Design Competition TAWWA Business Meeting Exhibits Open Beverage Break Water For People Silent Auction WEAT Ops Challenge Pre-Comp. Mtg. WEAT Process Control Event Conference Luncheon-TICKET WEAT Ops Challenge Lab. Analy. Event Meter Madness Pre-Comp. Mtg. Meter Madness (Jr. Meter Madness 1 pm) Technical Sessions University Forum Young Professionals Session Networking Break Door Prize Drawings WEAT Ops Challenge Exhibition Event Technical Sessions Exhibit Hall Closes Young Professionals & Student Reception
7:30–9:00 am 8:00–5:00 pm 8:00–5:00 pm 8:30–3:30 pm 9:00–4:00 pm 9:00–10:00 am 9:00–1:15 pm 9:00–9:30 am 9:00–9:30 am 9:30–1:30 pm 9:30–3:00 pm 9:30–Noon 10:00–2:00 pm Noon–1:00 pm Noon–1:00 pm 1:15 pm 1:15–3:15 pm 1:45–3:30 pm 2:00–3:00 pm 3:15–4:00 pm 3:15–4:00 pm 3:15–3:45 pm 4:00 pm 4:00–5:00 pm 6:00–9:00 pm
Awards Breakfast-TICKET Registration Speaker Ready Rm/Moderator Check-In Guest Program Exhibits Open Beverage Break Water For People Silent Auction TAWWA Top OPS, Pre-Comp. Mtg. TAWWA Pipe Tapping, Pre-Comp. Mtg. TAWWA Top OPS Competition TAWWA Pipe Tapping Competition Technical Sessions WEAT Ops Challenge Box Lunch-TICKET Exhibit Hall Women of Texas Water Lunch-TICKET Water For People Silent Auction Raffle Technical Sessions TAWWA Best-Tasting Drinking Water Event Texas Shoot-Out Networking Break Door Prize Drawings WEAT Ops Challenge Awards Ceremony Exhibit Hall Closes/Exhibit Breakdown Technical Sessions NIOSITA at Texas Water-TICKET
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And don’t forget the special events, like the Opening Session, the Women of Texas Water luncheon and the Gloyna Breakfast that draw hundreds more. Then, add on the competitions. The TAWWA Meter Madness, Junior Meter Madness, Pipe Tapping, Top Ops and Best-Tasting Drinking Water, along with WEAT’s Operator Competition, involves more than 200 contestants, judges and sponsors. All that doesn’t include the more than 450 exhibitor booths and the people who staff them. We’ll crank out 1,500 badges for exhibitors before we even open the conference to attendees. There is something for everyone at Texas Water, and apparently, from the size of our registrations and exhibit hall, everyone has figured that out and is heading to San Antonio.
Texas Water 2012 TAWWA Committee Meetings Wednesday:
10:30 am–11:30 am TAWWA Distribution Division, CC/003B 1:30 pm–3:00 pm TAWWA Water Conservation/ Reuse Division, CC/003B 3:00 pm–4:00 pm TAWWA Diversity Committee, CC/001B
1:30 pm–2:30 pm TAWWA Water Utility Council, CC/003B 2:30 pm–3:30 pm Joint Workforce Committee, CC/003B 2:30 pm–3:30 pm TAWWA Management Division, CC/001B 5:00 pm–6:00 pm WateReuse Texas Board Meeting, CC/003B
The TCEQ’s Environmental Trade Fair and Conference will be held May 1-2 at the Austin Convention Center. Attendees at the Environmental Trade Fair & Conference have access to: • 15 educational tracks, • in-depth seminars, • more than 400 environmental related exhibits, and • up to 10 hours of Continuing Education credits for professional engineers, MSW technicians and supervisors, wastewater operators, water operators, LPST corrective action project managers, and professional and registered sanitarians. Registration for the two-day event is $189. One-day registration for May 1 and 2 is available for $50. For more information and a registration form on the Trade Fair, consult the TCEQ website, http://www. tceq.texas.gov/p2/events/etfc/etf.html. One feature of the event is the Texas Environmental Excellence Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 at the Austin Convention Center. A reception precedes the banquet at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $35 per person or a reserved table of eight for $250. For more information on the awards, visit www.teea.org
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