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Texas Water Utilities

JOURNAL

VOLUME 21

APRIL 2011

NUMBER 4


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2011 TWUA REGIONAL SCHOOL SCHEDULE Feb. 28-March 2nd TWUA Annual School

David Moore (512) 459-3124

Norma Clark, (432)528-1608

Feb. 1-3

Far West Texas Regional School Pecos County Civic Center Ft. Stockton, Texas

Norma Clark (432) 528-1608

Tom Ezell, (432) 553-1196

April 12-14

Panhandle Regional School Amarillo Civic Center Amarillo, Texas

Jessie Flores (806)378-3019

Ruben Arias (806)378-3019

April 26-28

Southeast Regional School Holiday Inn Centre Beaumont, Texas

Pat Bell (979)265-3619

Rob Starr, (409) 755-1559

May 3-5

Central West Texas Regional School Abilene Civic Center Abilene, Texas

Rodney Taylor (325) 676-6452

Mickey Chaney (325) 548-2237

May 16-19

North Central Texas Regional School Univ. of Texas Arlington Arlington, Texas

Chad Jameson (972)466-3470

Selena Jackson (972)237-8377

June 21-23

Central Texas Regional School Killeen Civic Center Killeen, Texas

Craig McCoy (512)846-2948

Damon Boniface, (254) 986-2949

July 11-13

Southwest Texas Regional School American Bank Center Corpus Christi, Texas

Foster Crowell (361)826-1801

James Smith, (210) 658-6243

August 2-4

Permian Basin Regional School MCM Grande Hotel Odessa, Texas

Norma Clark (432)528-1608

Norma Clark, (432) 528-1608

August 22-25

East Texas Regional School Harvey Hall & R.T.D.C. Tyler, Texas

Mike Norris (903)939-8278

Mike Norris (903)939-8278

Nov. 1-3

West Texas Regional School Lubbock Civic Center Lubbock, Texas

Mike Lowe (806)675-0636

Russ Ropes (806)775-3237

Please contact the person listed above or T.W.U.A. Central Office at (888)367-8982 (Fax: (512)459-7124 or write to T.W.U.A. 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 West., Austin, Texas 78723-1093 for additional information, visit www. twua.org. Thank you for your support!


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Inside Articles:

ARTICLES S TRAINING LISTINGS S EMPLOYMENT

President's Perspective..................................................................6 by CeCe White, T.W.U.A. President TWUA Executive Director News:....................................................8 by Russell Hamilton, ED TCEQ News: Job Analysis Groundwater & Distribution System Operations...12 by TCEQ Representative TCEQ News: Credit Card and Electronic Check Transfer Service Available .....16 by Allan Vargas, Manager Occupational Licensing Section Texas 811 News: Make A Call to 811 Part of Your Springtime Plans.......................17 by Doug Meeks, Texas 811 Damage Prevention Manager Safety News: Tornado Safety.............................................................................20 by Roger Edwards, Storm Prediction Center-Norman, Oklahoma PES News: Automating Grease Interceptor Technology...............................25 by Alphonse Newton, City of Fort Worth

Advertisers: Classified Ads.....................................................................................30 Ana-Lab.............................................................................................26 East Jordan Iron Works.......................................................................26 Global Treat, Inc................................................................................. 7 Hardin & Associates Consulting, LLC....................................................17 Layne-Texas.........................................................................................9 Professional Cards..............................................................................26 Magna Flow......................................................................................... 3 Moody Bros., Inc................................................................................30 Samco Leak Detection........................................................................30 Scoop Sludge Hog..............................................................................29 Smith Pump Company, Inc........................................ Inside Back Cover

Training Opportunities: .T.W.U.A.

Training Schedule.......................................................................14-16 T.W.U.A. Central Texas Regional School Registration.........................................18 T.W.U.A. Central West Texas Regional School Information..................................5 T.W.U.A. North Central Texas Regional School Registration..............................22 T.W.U.A. Southeast Texas Regional School Registration....................................10 T.W.U.A. West Texas Mini School.....................................................................13 TEEX Training Schedule.................................................................................27

Front Cover Photo Courtesy of Roger Aguillon, City of Kirby

TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL (ISSN 1051-709X) is published monthly by the Texas Water Utilities Association, located at 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 West, Austin, Texas 78723-1093, for engineers, operators, managers, laboratory technicians, customer service personnel, and other professionals employed in, or interested in, the water and/or wastewater industry. Five dollars of each annual membership dues payment to the Texas Water Utilities Association pays for a subscription. Non-Member subscription price: USA $50 per year; $4.20 per single copy; $60 per year outside USA. Periodicals Postage Paid at Austin, TX. The Texas Water Utilities Association is wholly independent, and is not affiliated with the American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Federation, or any other National organization. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL, 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 W., Austin, TX 78723-1093. TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL is not responsible for facts and/or opinions expressed by contributors or in advertisements herein. Editorials and comments do not necessarily represent the official policy of the Texas Water Utilities Association. All inquiries should be directed to: Texas Water Utilities Association, 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 W, Austin, TX 78723-1093, phone 512/459-3124. Any material accepted for publication is subject to revision and editing at the discretion of the publisher. All advertising in the TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL is subject to approval of the publisher. Learn more about T.W.U.A. at our Web site: www.twua.org

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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL CENTRAL WEST TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL

MAY 3, 4, AND 5, 2011 – ABILENE CIVIC CENTER – ABILENE, TEXAS

ACADEMIC OFFERINGS WATER

Basic Water Water Distribution Groundwater Production *Water Laboratory **Surface Water Production I (24hr) Surface Water Production II

WASTEWATER

Basic Wastewater Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Collection *Wastewater Laboratory

WATER/WASTEWATER Utilities Safety Special Topics Cross Connect Control & Customer Service Inspection

*Pre-Registration Required by April 06, 2011 – Class Size Limited to 12. **Surface Water I - Start 1:00 pm, Monday, May 2nd – Pre-Registration - Class Size limited to 20 All other courses are 20 hrs. In Length & Start 8:00 am, Tues. May 3rd. There WILL NOT be an opening session on Tuesday morning. All classes go until 5:30pm each day.

REGISTRATION FEES TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION MEMBERS ONLY Pre-Registration Until 4-15-11 Pre-Registration by Credit Card On-Site Registration Water/Wastewater Courses………………………$160.00…………………………………..$165.00…………………………$170.00 Laboratory Courses…………………………..……$175.00…………………………………..$180.00……………………………N/A

NON-MEMBERS OF TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION

Water/Wastewater Courses……………………$210.00……………….…………………..$215.00…………………………..$220.00 Laboratory Courses……………………………$225.00……………………..……………$ 230.00……………………………..N/A Registration fees include luncheons on May 3, 4 and 5. Extra luncheon tickets may be purchased for $15.00 each.

BEST TASTING WATER CONTEST

There will be a Best Tasting Water Contest with winners in two categories: systems serving less than 10,000 persons and systems serving over 10,000 persons. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO ALL SYSTEMS WHICH TREAT THEIR WATER – BOTH GROUND AND SURFACE SUPPLIERS. Those interested should contact Mike Michaud at 325/676-6041.

GOLF TOURNAMENT

A Golf Tournament will be held at 12-noon, Monday, May 2, 2011. The fee of $65.00 includes green and cart fees, lunch, and refreshments. Those interested should contact Michelle Martinez at 325/676-6419. A raffle for a TaylorMade 2009 Rescue TP w/ Graphite Shaft Driver is being held with all monies going to the CWTRS V.M. Elhers’ Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $10.00 each, to purchase contact Morris (Jake) Jacobsen or Mike Homan at (325) 676-6042.

HOTELS

List of Abilene hotels is available at 325/676-6419 or mickey.chaney@abilenetx.com

PRE-REGISTRATION FORM CENTRAL WEST TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL

Pre-Registration Deadline is April 15, 2011. Pre-Registration for Lab& Surface Water required by April 06, 2011.

PLEASE USE ONE FORM PER PERSON – COPY AS REQUIRED PRINT CLEARLY

Name: __________________________________________ Badge Name (Nickname)_____________________________________________ Social Security #: ______________________________________ E-Mail : ______________________________________________________ Course Selection: ________________________________ Day Phone/Fax: ( _____ ) _____________________________________________ Address:_________________________________________ City: ___________________ State: _____ Zip: _______________ Representing:___________________________________ T.W.U.A. District/Chapter: ______________________________________________ Bill my (Visa)(MasterCard)#: ______________________ Exp. Date: ____________ MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO CENTRAL WEST TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL (CWTRS) REFUND REQUEST MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE REGISTRAR MICKEY CHANEY BY MAY 2, 2011. MAIL FORM WITH PAYMENT TO: MICKEY CHANEY – P.O. BOX 60, ABILENE, TX 79604 MasterCard/Visa for pre-registration thru the TWUA Central Office Only at (888) 367-8982 or Fax (512) 459-7124. For more information contact: Mickey Chaney at 325/548-2237 or Fax 325/676-6458 or email: mickey.chaney@abilenetx.com

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TWUA PRESIDENT:

Ginger Skipper, Water Treatment Lab Technician - Texarkana Water Utilities CeCe White, President

Educational Excellence Since 1918: The Texas Water Utilities Association is a water utility, member-centered organization. We provide training programs, technical publications, and mutual problem solving opportunities for those employed in, or otherwise interested in, the water utility industry.

My first interview was with Ginger Skipper, Water Treatment Lab Technician for Texarkana Water Utilities. 1.

Public health has always been an issue of utmost importance to me. My position as a Water Treatment Lab Technician allows me to play a major role in meeting TCEQ regulations, thus ensuring the safety of your drinking water – a major player in Public Health.

Our goal is to assist our members in providing improved services to mankind in their public health and environmental endeavors. This is the mission statement of TWUA. At the Opening Session of Annual School this year, I spoke briefly about this mission statement and work ethic. My comments on work ethic were taken from a TML published article called “Becoming a Thinker, A Doer, and an Everyday Player!” written by Mark Towers. In this article, Mr. Towers lists three parts of having a great work ethic – in having a belief in the moral benefit of work and its ability to enhance character. The first part is to be a thinker. To work in and be part of an atmosphere that promotes creative ideas and thinking allows people to work together and develop meaningful ways of meeting each day’s job challenges. The second is to be a doer. A doer is busy taking on the day to day challenges and getting them done, whether they are small or large but they do what they need to in order to get the job done. The third part is to be an everyday player a person who enjoys each day and what comes to them, as it comes to them. Many of these everyday players are successful at what they do because they listen and learn. As they listen and learn, as they take on and complete challenges, large and small, they become committed to getting the job done. They love what they do and do whatever it takes to get the job done. As I read Mr. Towers’ article I was reminded of the TWUA mission statement and the organization’s members. Those who are involved in the water utilities industry are people who want to improve the lives of others, who care about the health and safety of mankind and the environment. And they are willing to do whatever it takes to take care of their fellow man and the environment. Because of the people that TWUA has as members, I have decided to continue the pattern for the “President’s Perspective” set by Byron Hardin and interview TWUA members each month. I want to continue to showcase a very small percentage of all of you who “get the job done” each and every day.

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Why did you choose this industry as your profession?

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What about this industry do you find most challenging? Dealing with customers who have taste and odor complaints. Many times it is difficult to convince them that we (the water treatment plant) are doing all we can to eliminate taste and odor problems when there is an active algae bloom in our water source.

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What contributions do you feel that you have made to this industry? I would like to think I have played an important role in keeping our system in compliance with bacteriological regulations.

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How many years have you been in this industry? Almost 11 years

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What challenges do you see facing this industry? Adequate source water supplies.

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What do you want to be remembered for from your involvement in this industry? My attitude toward customer service, which has always been the Golden Rule: Treat others the way I would like to be treated.

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How long have you been a member of TWUA? 10 ½ years

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How has TWUA assisted you in your profession? The many training classes and meetings I have attended have been a great educational tool for me. April 2011


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What changes can TWUA implement to become a better organization for our members? More localized training events which would greatly benefit water systems that have been forced to drastically cut the travel budget for their employees.

10. What changes does TWUA have planned for the foreseeable future? TWUA recognizes the difficult financial times we are in and is looking to find ways to help members get the training they need with the least amount of expenditure. The Central Office is very active in setting up any requested classes throughout the state to supplement Annual and Regional Schools. We are working on providing “distant learning� or computer training that will be able to be accessed from an office computer or eventually a home computer so that a member can get his/her training at the office at

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home or even at their own pace. Future planning for TWUA is an area that our members can help us with. The ideas and suggestions from members help us find the right direction to change and grow. For example, the feedback we received via a web survey on the distant learning very quickly let us know that it is a type of training that is needed and wanted by our membership. So I would encourage all who have ideas to submit them to your District President, to Central Office, or to someone on the Management Committee. Constructive criticism is great and positive ideas are even better! Be a thinker (give us your ideas), be a doer (help us turn those ideas into reality), be an everyday player (continue to do whatever it takes to get the job done and do it with commitment to and love of your profession). S

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NEWS: Russell Hamilton, TWUA ED " Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness"

For several generations Ronald McDonald was the face of fast food giant McDonalds. The approach of this chain was to appeal to the children knowing the parents would follow (or in most cases be dragged along). Everyone knows the food itself was not the most nutritious and the happy meal toy typically broke before you got back home yet McDonald's sold millions and millions of burgers – now billions. When was the last time you saw a McDonald's commercial or advertisement featuring Ronald? Today if you go to a McDonalds along with burgers and fries you are likely to find salads, iced coffee drinks, lattes, espresso, or a fruit smoothie. Some of the newer sites even have free wi-fi and flat screen televisions with news or sports playing. Why is this? McDonald's continually surveys, assess, modifies, and adapts in order to give the customer what they want. They understand the market and the people they serve. They update strategies and integrate change as needed. So you are probably wondering what the reference to McDonalds has to do with TWUA. For some time, TWUA has been polling members and looking at operator training, attempting to determine if some type of distant learning mechanism was needed to subsidize and support the district meetings and classroom training currently provided around the state. I am very happy to share with you that the TWUA Management Committee has made the decision to invest in Computer Based Distant Learning. The surveys were evaluated and the feedback from membership taken seriously. It is the position of TWUA that a significant number of operators are asking for new training options and opportunities. For the gadget / techie / computer savvy users, TWUA is positioning itself to participate in the Distant Learning Training Venue, but we will not abandon traditional classroom training. TWUA has signed a purchase order and should have the backbone of the equipment delivered within the next 45 days. We will have installation, interface, and training to accomplish but we have a tentative date in August as the first Distant Learning opportunity and more than likely this class will be our traditional Management Class. For 8 TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL www.twua.org

those in the Austin area that wish to attend the traditional classroom version of this class or any class offered as Distant Learning, that option will always be available by coming to TWUA Central Office. TWUA has been in contact with TCEQ regarding what would need to be provided to ensure accreditation of Distant Learning and we feel confident the solution we have proposed will exceed state requirements. The vision we have is that initially the distant training would resemble traditional classroom training. The classes would be instructor led and there would be the same requirement for attendance and participation. The difference being, class would be available at any computer IP address for a fee. As part of the Distant Learning Student Registration, the student will sign a participation agreement with very specific language regarding attendance and participation. Next they will be directed to a voice biometrics module where a series of numerical numbers will be recorded along with personal information such as date of birth, place of birth, where you graduated high school, mother’s maiden name, or other information that only you would know. This information will be used numerous times during a 20-hour class. What will happen is that a computer program will randomly poll the users. Additionally if central office has a concern or simply decides to test attendance, we will have the capability to send out a poll anytime we choose. When a poll goes out, class is temporarily interrupted and on the computer screen of each attendee will appear a six or eight digit number. The user will have a limited window of opportunity (2 or 3 minutes) to call an 800 number and recite the number as it appears on their screen. Voice biometrics will then authenticate the user and send a report to TWUA Central Office. If the voice biometrics does not match the user will not be given training credit for any training since the last verification match. Basically, if an operator needs a 20-hour class for license advancement and this same operator does not pass all the voice verifications, the class will have to be repeated. Attendance confirmed can be used toward April 2011


license renewal but a certificate of completion will not be issued unless all user authentications are approved. Another feature will be monitoring browser activity. There is software available that will monitor and report anytime that a user minimizes the internet browser or attempts to open a new window to do something else such as check email or chat on Facebook. Additionally there is software that will monitor and record key strokes of users once they have logged into the training session. The point is if someone is thinking that they will be able to register for a class, log into the session, then work on other tasks while operator training is being provided - - probably not going to happen. We have to be able to demonstrate to TCEQ that we can and will monitor all users. Should any issue arise, TWUA will only report training hours for the time that can be verified using voice biometrics. While class is being provided there will be a blog or chat module where the student can type a question or request that the instruction repeat a statement or give more detail. There will more than likely be an 800 number so that any questions can be addressed in the event the user chooses not to participate in the chat or blog.

TWUA also envisions being able to record approved training such as a Special Topics class. This content would be broken into sections and made available to Districts for monthly meetings. Eventually we also envision having the capability of providing continuing education in one hour blocks. The intent is NOT to take anything away from District Meetings or Regional Training event but, rather offer an alternative for those whose budgets for training and travel have been cut. Please watch the Journal, be looking in the mail, visit the website, and watch for the unveiling of this Distant Learning tool. While you are waiting log onto the TWUA website and update your email and contact information. This information will be vital in the Distant Learning concept. S Remember – We do not need all the operators of Texas to be members of TWUA – JUST YOU ! ! !

I mentioned earlier that initially the Distant Learning would resemble live training. After TWUA is able to satisfy TCEQ as to who is receiving the training and the operator is in fact engaged in operator training this same equipment has the capability to record and offer training as user paced learning. Eventually we envision shift operators being able to log on and get a module each night or anyone from any computer IP address obtain training without having to sit in a traditional 20 hour classroom setting. April 2011

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54th SOUTHEAST

REGIONAL SCHOOL APRIL 26 – April 28, 2011

HOLIDAY INN – BEAUMONT PLAZA

3950 I-10 SOUTH

BEAUMONT, TEXAS

409-842-5995

Holiday Inn- Beaumont Plaza, 3950 I-10 South Beaumont, Texas. Monday, April 25 Tuesday, April 26

10:00 am 8-10 am 10-11 am 11-12 noon 12-12:30 12:30-5 pm Wednesday, April 27 8-12 noon 9-3:30 pm 12-1 pm 1-5 pm Thursday, April 28 8-12 noon 12-1 pm 1-5 pm 5-7 pm Friday, April 29 8-12 noon

Golf tournament, Tyrrell Park On-site registration General Session VIP, Instructors, and Staff Luncheon Proctor training, General Session Room Classes in Session Classes in Session Exhibits open Luncheon Classes in Session Classes in Session Luncheon Classes in Session Tutoring Session Testing: Water-Wastewater

TWUA Southeast Region 20th Annual Golf Tournament

The Southeast Region of TWUA is hosting a golf tournament on April 25, 2011 at The Tyrrell Park Golf Course. Sponsors are needed to raise money to support the tournament and to fund scholarships. Cost: $60 / player $100.00 hole sponsorship (printed sign with sponsors names) Any $50.00 donation will go toward the following Proximity and Long drive prizes. First Place $100.00 per person plus trophies 4 closest to the pin prizes awarded 4 longest drive prizes awarded Please make all checks payable to TWUA Southeast Region and mail to: LMUD, PO Box 8065, Lumberton, TX 77657 If you have any questions, please contact Robb Starr, TWUA golf tournament director, at (409) 755-1559. HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS – HOLIDAY INN – BEAUMONT PLAZA (409) 842-5995 before April 18, 2011 for Reservations and mention Group Code: 2 TWU KING OR DOUBLE ROOM $85.00 PER NIGHT

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SOUTHEAST REGIONAL SCHOOL OFFERINGS TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION

Wastewater Courses Basic Wastewater Wastewater Courses Wastewater Collection Basic Wastewater Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Collection Wastewater Treatment

Water Courses Basic Water Works Operation Water Courses Ground Water Production Basic Water Works Operation Water Distribution Ground Water Production Surface Water Production II Water Distribution Surface Water Production II

Water & Wastewater **Utility Safety Water & Wastewater Utility Relations **Utility Safety Utility Management Calculations Special Topics Utility Management CCC/CSI Special Topics 4-26-2011 CCC/CSI

CLASSES START CLASSES START 4-26-2011 Tues. 12:30 P.M.- 5:00 P.M. Wed. & Thurs. 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Class Times: ** Utility Safety to be held at Beaumont Water Utility Service Center Class Times: Tues. 12:30 P.M.- 5:00 P.M. Wed. & Thurs. 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. ** Utility Safety to be held at(by Beaumont Water4/11/11) Utility Service Pre-registration mail postmark On site Center registration 4/26/11 Registration by Purchase Order or Credit Card is available. Pre-registration (by mail postmark 4/11/11) On site registration 4/26/11 Registration by Purchase Order or ON Credit CardREGISTRATION is available. PRE-REGISTRATION SITE

TWUA Member $160.00 TWUA Member $170.00 PRE-REGISTRATION ON REGISTRATION Non Member $210.00 NonSITE Member $220.00 TWUA Member $160.00 TWUA Member $170.00 Non Member NonA.M., Member $220.00 Pre-Registration Packets can be$210.00 picked up from 8:00 – 10:00 in the Lobby 4/26/11 General Session – 10:00 A.M. All Students are required to attend. Two Luncheons are included. Pre-Registration Packets can be picked up from 8:00 – 10:00 A.M., in the Lobby 4/26/11 All Students are required to attend. TwoBY Luncheons General Session – 10:00 A.M. PRE-REGISTRATION (POSTMARK 4/11/11)are included. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY OR TYPE:

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TWUA SOUTHEAST REGIONAL SCHOOL M.I. LAST NAME PRE-REGISTRATION (POSTMARK BY 4/11/11) MAILING ADRESS CITY STATE PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY OR TYPEZIP : FIRST NAME54

WORK PHONE: AREA CODE AND NUMBER FIRST NAME

TWUA MEMBER?

Class

M.I.

EMPLOYER LAST NAME

Yes ______If Yes, What District, Chapter or At-Large Membership? No____

MAILING ADRESS CITY STATE ZIP Attending:__________________________________________________

WORK PHONE: AREA CODE AND NUMBER

EMPLOYER

Social Security # or License # ______________________________________

TWUA MEMBER?

Yes ______If Yes, What District, Chapter or At-Large Membership? No____

Class Attending:__________________________________________________ by 4/11/2011| Send Copy of Purchase Order with Registration SocialCREDIT SecurityCARD # or License # ______________________________________

Credit Card #_____________________________ MC / VISA / DISCOVER / AMER EXP Exp. Date__________ Credit card by 4/11/2011|Send Copy of Purchase Order with Registration Name on Card ____________________________________ Signature____________________________________ Credit Card #_____________________________ MC / VISA / DISCOVER / AMER EXP Exp. Date__________

Name on Card ____________________________________ Signature____________________________________ Make Checks Payable To:To: TWUA S.E. Region, Mail to:to:1350 Langham Rd.Rd. Beaumont Texas 77707 *Make Checks Payable TWUA S.E. Region, Mail 1350 Langham Beaumont Texas 77707

Any Anyquestions questionsconcerning concerningregistration, registration,please pleasecontact: contact:Karin KarinWarren Warren@@409-785-3006 409-785-3006Fax Fax409-861-4836 409-861-4836 April 2011

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TCEQ NEWS:

Job Analysis for Groundwater & Distribution System Operations By TCEQ

Licensed Groundwater or Distribution Water Plant Operators: Texas Commission on Environment Quality (TCEQ) is calling on all licensed Groundwater or Distribution Water System Operators to help complete an updated job analysis of groundwater treatment and distribution system operations. The TCEQ plans to use analysis results to assess if changes are needed to the operator licensing program including licensing requirements, examinations, and training.

TSU will collect the completed surveys and evaluate the responses. The evaluation will involve statistically determining which tasks are most important in operator daily activities. From the survey results, a group of critical tasks for each level of water operator license will evolve. In addition, from each level of critical tasks, training requirements and license examination questions will be created. As training and testing are integral to ensuring the competency of the licensed operator community, the importance of operator participation is vital to ensuring the validity of the data collected.

A critical part of the job analysis is this online survey of opAccurate survey results are critical in the development of relerators currently performing groundwater production or disevant training and licensing examinations to ensure the comtribution system operations. We are asking your assistance petency of licensed operators and the quality of the drinking by encouraging you and every operator in your groundwawater produced. Please participate if you are a groundwater ter or distribution system, including operators performing or distribution operator and ask those operators in your plant treatment of to participate groundwater unin this imporder the influence tant activity. Important survey information: of surface water, 1. Survey is available online throughout April beginning April 1, 2011. to complete the The TCEQ 2. Operators can access the survey at the following site: job survey. contact on the project is http://GW-DISTSURVEY.questionpro.com The task stateTraining Spe3. To login to the survey you need a unique key. ments contained cialist, Linda 4. The unique key or password is your nine character license number (ex. WD0001234). in the survey Saladino in were compiled Note: If you have a class D or A water operator license, be sure to use WO (alpha characters) the Occupafrom previous job tional Licenswith 7 numbers following the two alpha characters. task analyses and ing section 5. Operators can earn 2 hours of training credit toward renewal of their license(s) by have been thorof the successfully completing the survey. oughly reviewed Permitting by a select group & Registraof Subject Matter tions Support Experts (experienced operators and training providers, as Division. If you need to visit with her regarding the survey well as, licensing and regulatory professionals). From the or have comments regarding specific tasks, you can contact previous 2001 list, numerous job task statements were reLinda by email at Linda.Saladino@tceq.texas.gov or by phone moved, new job task statements were added, and other job at (512) 239-0178. task statements were modified to better reflect our current understanding of the water utility industry. Copy the survey address for future reference and remember, your license number is the unique key: http://GW-DISTSURTexas State University (TSU) at San Marcos is the TCEQ VEY.questionpro.com contractor responsible for distributing, and analyzing responses to the job survey. All responses are confidenThe TCEQ wants to thank you for your attention to this mattial and individual responses will not be identified. If you ter and participation in the job analysis process. S encounter any problems accessing the survey or if you have any questions regarding the survey you may contact John Fenoglio with TSU by email at synergysolutionsinc@yahoo. com or by phone at (512) 415-6801 for clarification and assistance. 12 TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL www.twua.org

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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION 3rd WEST TEXAS MINI SCHOOL JUNE 7 - JUNE 9, 2011

Academic Offerings WASTEWATER

WATER

WATER/WASTEWATER

Wastewater Collection

Basic Water Water Distribution

Water Utilities Safety

Course schedule Tuesday 8:00 to12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00 Wednesday 8:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00 Thursday 8:00 to 12:00 Lunch Tue, Wed, 12:00 to 1:00

Class locations: Municipal Hill Address: I 27 and Municipal Hill **TCEQ Testing will be Provided (Alternate Payment Required)**

Registration and Fees Pre-Registration Until May 27, 2011 Internet Pre-Registration (Credit Card Only) Mail Pre-Registration (Check or Money Order) On-Site Registration (No Credit Cards Accepted) (Check, Money Order, or Cash)

TWUA Member Price $ 200 $ 195 $ 220 with Proof of TWUA Membership

Non-Member Price $ 255 $ 250 $ 270

Pre-registration via Mail or Internet (preferred) www.TWUA.org with Master Card or Visa. All students are provided study manuals, necessary class room supplies, a quality buffet lunch daily, and refreshments.

Hotel Information Holiday Inn Civic Center (Host Hotel), 801 Ave Q, Lubbock, TX 79401. (806) 763-1200 Group rate $72.00.

✄ Pre-Registration Form 3rd WTRWUS School

Name: ___________________________________________ SS# or TCEQ Operator License#____________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip: _______________________________________________Home Phone:________________________________ Work Phone:_______________________________ Course Selection: _______________________________________________ Representing (Organization): _____________________________________Job Title:___________________________________ TWUA District/Chapter: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Email Address:____________________________________________________________________________________________ Make checks payable to WTRWUS. No purchase orders accepted. No refunds after May 22, 2011. Please mail Pre-Registration Form and payment to: Attn: Secretary / Treasurer, P.O. Box 5068, Lubbock TX 79408 If you have any questions, please call Candy McCarthy at (806) 775-3221 or Fax (806) 775-3246 April 2011

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TO REGISTER FOR ANY OF THESE CLASSES, GO TO WWW.TWUA.ORG/TRAINING.HTM

TWUA TRAIN To register for any T.W.U.A. classes – simply complete the registration form and fax to (512)459-7124 or contact T.W.U.A. @ 888-367-8982 for additional details. The name following the address is the scheduled instructor. The contact name, or last name listed after each class, is for information related to directions, training site or questions involving the host city. ***NOTICE: Due To Recent Increases For Training Materials – Class Costs Have Increased. ***Pre-Registration Is Defined To Mean 14 Days Prior To Any Scheduled Event. All registrations received after the pre-registration cutoff date must pay on-site registration fee. We strongly encourage everyone to please pre-register by fax, e-mail, or calling on site registrations are welcome but not preferred. Date

Location

May 17-19 Sept 13-15 Aug 8-10 April 12-14 Aug 30-Sept 1 Sept 27-29 April 12-14 May 9-11 May 10-12 May 17-19 Oct 18-20 Dec 13-15

Victoria Waco Corpus Greenville Waco Waco Waco Weslaco Greenville Longview Victoria Waco

Oct 10-12 June 21-23 April 5-7 April 19-21 April 12-14 May 9-11 Sept 20-22 Oct 11-13 Nov 7-9 Nov 15-17

Corpus Victoria Lindale Victoria Carrollton Weslaco Victoria Waco Corpus San Marcos

April 11-13 April 19-21 April 19-21 June 20-22 July 18-20 Sept 14-16 April 5-7 June 1-3 Aug 9-11 Aug 15-17 Nov 8-10

Corpus San Marcos Longview Corpus Carrollton Corpus Waco Longview Carrollton Corpus Gatesville

Course

Address

Basic Water 2902 Bluff Basic Water 200 Colcord Ground Water Prod 13101 Leopard SWP I 5501 Hwy 69 S SWP I 200 Colcord SWP II 200 Colcord Distribution 200 Colcord Distribution 1912 Joe Stevens Distribution 5501 Hwy 69 S Distribution 100 Grand Blvd Distribution 2902 Bluff Distribution 200 Colcord

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2726 Holly 2902 Bluff 124 Commerce 2902 Bluff 4750 Josey Lane 1912 Joe Stevens 2902 Bluff 200 Colcord 2726 Holly Activities Center

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Management 13101 Leopard Management Activities Center Management 100 Grand Blvd Management 13101 Leopard Management 4750 Josey Lane Management 13101 Leopard Pump and Pumping 200 Colcord Pump and Pumping 100 Grand Pump and Pumping 4750 Josey Lane Pump and Pumping 2726 Holly Pump and Pumping 110 N 8th

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Activated Sludge Basic Wastewater WW Treatment WW Treatment WW Collection WW Collection WW Collection WW Collection WW Collection WW Collection

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NING SCHEDULE 20 HOUR CLASSES : (PRE-REGISTRATION) $180 MEMBER $230 NON-MEMBER (ON-SITE ) $230 MEMBER $280 NON-MEMBER 24 HOUR CLASSES: (PRE-REGISTRATION) $240 MEMBER $ 290 NON-MEMBER (ON-SITE) $290 MEMBER $340 NON-MEMBER Date

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April 13-15 Corpus Safety 2726 Holly May 17-19 Gatesville Safety 110 N 8th Aug 9-11 Waco Safety 200 Colcord Aug 16-18 Victoria Safety 2902 Bluff Sept 12-14 Corpus Safety 13101 Leopard Apr 12-14 White Oak Valve and Hydrant 100 Church St Apr 18-20 Corpus Valve and Hydrant 13101 Leopard Nov 15-17 Victoria Valve and Hydrant 2902 Bluff Mar 30-Apr 1 Laredo Calculations 5512 Thomas Ave July 19-21 Gatesville Calculations 110 N 8th Sept 13-15 Carrollton Calculations 4750 Josey Lane Sept 19-21 Corpus Calculations 2726 Holly April 20-22 Corpus Chlorinator Maint 13101 Leopard Sept 20-22 Gatesville Chlorinator Maint 110 N 8th May 26-27 Dec 13-15 May 23-25

Killeen San Marcos Killeen

CSI/CCC CSI/CCC BPAT Refresher

Activities Center TBA

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T.W.U.A. COURSE REGISTRATION FORM (Note: Please Print Legibly)

Name:____________________________ E-Mail Address:____________________________________ Course Name: ______________________________ Date:__________________________________ Location:___________________________________________ Fee: ___________________________ Home Address:____________________________ City:_____________State:_____ Zip:___________ Day Time Phone #:______________________ SS# or W/WW License number#:_________________ Company Name:____________________________ TWUA Member/Non-Member_________________ Visa/MC Acct. #:__________________ ___________________Expire Date: _____________________ Cardholder: __________________________________________________________________________ For credit cards please fax this form to 512/459-7124 Checks or money orders mail completed registration form along with payment to: Texas Water Utilities Association · 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 West · Austin, TX 78723-1093, Phone: 512/459-3124 or 888/367-8982, FAX: 512/459-7124, Register on-line at www.twua.org To obtain TCEQ License Number: http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/nav/data/licensed_data.html

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM**

TO REGISTER FOR ANY OF THESE CLASSES, GO TO WWW.TWUA.ORG/TRAINING.HTM

TRANSFERS: If you cannot attend a class, you may contact T.W.U.A. 48 hours in advance and transfer to a future class or you can transfer your registration to another person. A registrant may transfer twice without a service charge. Any additional transfers will be subject to a $25 transfer fee. CANCELLATIONS: If you must cancel attendance at a T.W.U.A. course, T.W.U.A. will provide a full refund if the cancellation is received 14 calendar days before the start of the class. Cancellations received less than 14 calendar days are subject to an administration fee of $25 if the class is less than 40 hours in length. Classes that are 40 hours in length are subject to an administration fee equal to 10% of the cost of the class. NO SHOWS: REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS WHO DO NOT CANCEL AND DO NOT ATTEND THEIR SCHEDULED CLASS ARE LIABLE FOR THE ENTIRE CLASS FEE.

24 hours) *(24 Students Max)

Pre-registration $245 Member, $295 Non-Member On-site Registration $295 Member, $345 Non-Member 8 hr Mod I: TCEQ Training credit for: 8 hrs BPAT, CSI, LI, W/WW & WTS Licenses 8 hr Mod II: TCEQ Training credit for: 8 hrs BPAT, CSI, LI, W/WW & WTS Licenses 8 hr BPAT PRACTICAL SKILLS REFRESHER: TCEQ Training credit for: 8 hrs BPAT ONLY License

Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester REFRESHER: (24 hours) *(24 Students Max)

Pre-registration $245 Member, $295 Non-Member On-site Registration $295 Member, $345 Non-Member 8 hr Mod I: TCEQ Training credit for: 8 hrs BPAT, CSI, LI, W/WW & WTS Licenses 8 hr Mod II: TCEQ Training credit for: 8 hrs BPAT, CSI, LI, W/WW & WTS Licenses 8 hr BPAT PRACTICAL SKILLS REFRESHER: TCEQ Training credit for: 8 hrs BPAT ONLY License

Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Course: (40 Hours) * (20 Students Max)

Pre-registration $460 Member, $510 Non-Member On-site Registration $510 Member, $560 Non-Member TCEQ Credit Hours: 12 hrs W/WW License - 12 hrs CSI - 12 hrs WTS - 12 hrs LI - 40 hrs BPAT 100 hours to an applicant for a Plumbing Inspector license (through TSBPE)

Contact TWUA Central Office to schedule your next Backflow Training Course. (512)-459-3124

TCEQ NEWS: Credit Card and Electronic Check Transfer Service Available for Payment of New Licensing Application Fee

OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING CUSTOMERS: Beginning March 1, 2011, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

(TCEQ) will accept a credit card or electronic check transfer for payments for all new occupational license and registration applications. As a result, any person applying for a new Occupational License or registration will be able to pay their application fee online using the TCEQ’s ePay system.   Note: All online renewals will continue to be processed through Texas.gov. The ePay system allows companies, cities, municipalities, and organizations to pay up to 20 employees at one time using this system. At the time of the exam a printed receipt will be required. The receipt is considered to be a copy of the email verifying your payment or a copy of the web page showing the Trace Number and Voucher Number(s). For additional information and instructions on how to use the ePay system, please visit http://www.tceq.texas.gov/licensing/exams/registration. If you have questions please contact the Occupational Licensing Section at 512-239-6133 or email us at licenses@tceq.texas.gov.

Allan Vargas, Manager Occupational Licensing Section

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TEXAS 811 NEWS:

Make A Call to 811 Part of Your Springtime Plans By Doug Meeks, Texas 811 Damage Prevention Manager

Spring is finally here! With the cold weather behind us and the ground ready for planting, eager homeowners like you are gearing up to start those outdoor digging projects. Before you reach for that shovel to start digging, remember to call 811, the national call-before-you-dig number, to ensure that buried utility lines are marked. The Common Ground Alliance and its 1,400 members, including Texas811, recognize April as National Safe Digging Month. Throughout April, Texas811 and local Damage Prevention Councils will be promoting National Safe Digging Month through statewide outreach and local events. For more information, visit www.texas811.org or www.call811.com. National Safe Digging Month was designated to remind Texas residents that our land is made up of a complex underground infrastructure of pipelines, wires and cables. Striking an underground utility line while digging can cause harm to you or those around you, disrupt service to an entire neighborhood, and potentially result in fines and repair costs. A call must be placed to 811 before every digging project, from simple landscaping projects like planting trees or shrubs, to building a deck or installing a rural mailbox. There are 170,000 underground utilities damaged annually across the nation, and one out of every three incidents is the result of not calling 811. Don’t become part of the statistic – make sure to call 811!

ensure enough time for utility lines to be properly marked. •

When you call 811, a customer service representative will ask for the location and description of your digging project.

They will notify affected utility companies, who will then send a professional locator to the proposed dig site to mark the approximate location of your lines.

Once lines have been properly marked, roll up those sleeves and carefully dig around the marked areas. S

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Call at least forty eight hours prior to digging to

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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION 35th ANNUAL CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL

JUNE 20-23, 2011 Killeen Civic and Conference Center Killeen, Texas Host Hotel Shilo Inn and Suites (254)699-0999

ACADEMIC OFFERINGS WATER Basic Water Groundwater Production Water Distribution Surface Water Production I (24 hours)

WASTEWATER Basic Wastewater Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Collections Activated Sludge (All classes start at 8:00 am on June 21st exception; Surface Water Production I starts at 1:00 pm on June 20th)

WATER/WASTEWATER Utilities Management Valve and Hydrant Maintenance

REGISTRATION FEES

PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE JUNE 6, 2011 PRE-REGISTRATION BY CHECK ON-SITE REGISTRATION BY CASH OR CHECK

T.W.U.A. Member $180.00 $200.00

Registration includes lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday No Refunds – Substitutions Only For specific information contact TWUA Central Office –888-367-8982

Non-Member $230.00 $250.00

CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM Name (please print): Badge Name:

SS# or License #:

Representing:

TWUA Member:

YES

NO

Address: City:

State:

Phone:

Course Selection:

Visa/Mastercard #:

Zip:

Total Enclosed:

Expires:

Cardholder Signature: Make checks payable to: T.W.U.A. Central Texas Region - Mail registration form and payment by June 6, 2011 to: TWUA, 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 West, Austin, Texas 78723-1093 18 TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL www.twua.org

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TWUA CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL SCHEDULE Monday June 20, 2011 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Move-in Surface Water I Class

Wednesday June 22, 2011 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Classes Lunch

5:00 p.m. ‘till

Exhibitor Hospitality

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Classes

Tuesday June 21, 2011 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Registration General Assembly

Thursday June 23, 2011 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Classes Exhibits Open Lunch Classes

Classes License Exams

HOTEL INFORMATION

Host Hotel - Shilo Inn and Suites Hotels

(Located next door to KCC; room reservation deadline is May 27th, Group Name: Texas Water Utility)

Queen/King Suites……….$126.00/night (254)699-0999

HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT

B20 and Dukes Root Control will be sponsoring a Horseshoe Tournament at the Killeen Fair Grounds (behind the Civic Center) on Tuesday June 21. The Tournament is free to all school participants and prizes will be awarded. Visit the B20 or Dukes Root Control Booth on Tuesday to register.

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SAFETY NEWS: Tornado Safety

By Roger Edwards, Storm Prediction Center - Norman, Oklahoma

There is no such thing as guaranteed safety inside a tornado. Freak accidents happen and the most violent tornadoes can level and blow away almost any house and its occupants. Extremely violent F5 tornadoes are very rare, though. Most tornadoes are actually much weaker and can be survived using these safety ideas... Prevention and practice before the storm: At home, have a family tornado plan in place, based on the kind of dwelling you live in and the safety tips below. Know where you can take shelter in a matter of seconds, and practice a family tornado drill at least once a year. Have a predetermined place to meet after a disaster. Flying debris is the greatest danger in tornadoes store protective coverings (e.g., mattress, sleeping bags, thick blankets, etc) in or next to your shelter space, ready to use on a few seconds’ notice. When a tornado watch is issued, think about the drill and check to make sure all your safety supplies are handy. Turn on local TV, radio or NOAA Weather Radio and stay alert for warnings. Forget about the old notion of opening windows to equalize pressure; the tornado will blast open the windows for you! If you shop frequently at certain stores, learn where there are bathrooms, storage rooms or other interior shelter areas away from windows, and the shortest ways to get there. All administrators of schools, shopping centers, nursing homes, hospitals, sports arenas, stadiums, mobile home communities and offices should have a tornado safety plan in place, with easy-toread signs posted to direct everyone to a safe, nearby shelter area. Schools and office building managers should regularly run well-coordinated drills. If you are planning to build a house, especially east of the Rockies, consider an underground tornado shelter or an interior “safe room”. Know the signs of a tornado: Weather forecasting science is not perfect and some tornadoes do occur without a tornado warning. There is no substitute for staying alert to the sky. Besides an obviously visible tornado, here are some things to look and listen for: 1. Strong, persistent rotation in the cloud base. 2. Whirling dust or debris on the ground under a cloud base -- tornadoes sometimes have no funnel! 3. Hail or heavy rain followed by either dead calm or a fast, intense wind shift. Many tornadoes are wrapped in heavy precipitation and can’t be seen. 4. Day or night - Loud, continuous roar or rumble, 20 TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL www.twua.org

which doesn’t fade in a few seconds like thunder. 5. Night - Small, bright, blue-green to white flashes at ground level near a thunderstorm (as opposed to silvery lightning up in the clouds). These mean power lines are being snapped by very strong wind, maybe a tornado. 6. Night - Persistent lowering from the cloud base, illuminated or silhouetted by lightning -- especially if it is on the ground or there is a bluegreen-white power flash underneath. WHAT TO DO... In a house with a basement: Avoid windows. Get in the basement and under some kind of sturdy protection (heavy table or work bench), or cover yourself with a mattress or sleeping bag. Know where very heavy objects rest on the floor above (pianos, refrigerators, waterbeds, etc.) and do not go under them. They may fall down through a weakened floor and crush you. In a house with no basement, a dorm, or an apartment: Avoid windows. Go to the lowest floor, small center room (like a bathroom or closet), under a stairwell, or in an interior hallway with no windows. Crouch as low as possible to the floor, facing down; and cover your head with your hands. A bath tub may offer a shell of partial protection. Even in an interior room, you should cover yourself with some sort of thick padding (mattress, blankets, etc.), to protect against falling debris in case the roof and ceiling fall. In an office building, hospital, nursing home or skyscraper: Go directly to an enclosed, windowless area in the center of the building -- away from glass and on the lowest floor possible. Then, crouch down and cover your head. Interior stairwells are usually good places to take shelter, and if not crowded, allow you to get to a lower level quickly. Stay off the elevators; you could be trapped in them if the power is lost.

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In a car or truck: Get Out! Vehicles are extremely dangerous in a tornado. If the tornado is visible, far away, and the traffic is light, you may be able to drive out of its path by moving at right angles to the tornado. Otherwise, park the car as quickly and safely as possible -- out of the traffic lanes. [It is safer to get the car out of mud later if necessary than to cause a crash.] Get out and seek shelter in a sturdy building. If in the open country, run to low ground away from any cars (which may roll over on you). Lie flat and face-down, protecting the back of your head with your arms. Avoid seeking shelter under bridges, which can create deadly traffic hazards while offering little protection against flying debris.

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TWUA

is proud to present our new Distance Learning Program coming soon. This program will be available on-line for your continuing educational needs. To learn more about this new and exciting program visit us at www.twua.org for more information.

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64TH ANNUAL TWUA NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL Instructions:

MAY 16-20, 2011 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON

Check the box next to the course you wish to take. Complete the student information section at the bottom of the page. Include a check or money order made payable to TWUA-NCT Regional School. Mail this registration page along with your payment to: TWUA-NCT Regional School Registration, P. O. Box 985 Arlington, Texas 76004. Please note: Your registration is not complete until payment has been received. If payment is not received prior to the May 1st registration deadline, you will be charged the late registration fee. No Purchase Orders are accepted. To pay with a credit card, please register online at: www.nctrs.com. Physically challenged attendees requiring special assistance, or those with special dietary needs should call 972-237-8411.

Standard Courses

Water Courses

Wastewater Courses

 Basic Water  Groundwater Production  Water Distribution  CSI / Cross Connection Control

 Basic Wastewater  Wastewater Treatment  Wastewater Collection  Activated Sludge Special Courses

 Surface Water I (24 hour Class - Starts Mon, 1:00)  Surface Water II

Water/Wastewater Courses

 Utilities Calculations  Utilities Management  Water Utilities Safety  Pump & Motor Maintenance  Valve & Hydrant Maintenance

 Basic Water Laboratory  Wastewater Laboratory

***NEW COURSE THIS YEAR*** Instructor Development Course

Effective Instructional Techniques* (40 hour course – Starts Monday 8:00 am). *Each student must either bring a laptop to this course, or have computer access in the evening for assignments Standard Courses

Pricing

The Regional School will no longer be accepting coupons/vouchers from the Texas Small Public Water System.

Registrations Received or Postmarked before 05/01/2011 Late Registrations: Received or postmarked on/after 05/01/2011

Special Courses

Member

NonMember

Member

NonMember

$175 $200

$225 $250

$205 $230

$255 $280

Instructor Dev Course Member

NonMember

$500 $550

$550 $600

Student Information - Please Print Legibly Name:

Title:

Utility/City/Organization: Address:

City, State Zip:

Phone:

Email:

TWUA Membership Dist:

Membership Number:

Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be given for cancellations received by May 1, 2011. Cancellations from May 2 through May 9 will be assessed a 25% fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after May 9, 2011. Personnel substitutions will be allowed. An additional $15.00 fee will be charged for any other change including class substitutions. Registration includes lunch on May 17 and May 18.

TWUA - NCTRS  P. O. Box 985  Arlington, Texas 76004

www.nctrs.com

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64TH ANNUAL TWUA NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL MAY 16-20, 2011 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON

Schedule of Events Monday May 16, 2011

8:00 am – 5:00 pm 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Effective Instructional Techniques On-Site Registration & Pre-Registration Packet Pick- Up: Nedderman 100 Surface Water I

6:30 am – 8:00 am 8:00 am – 11:30 am

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

On-Site Registration & Pre-Registration Packet Pick- Up: Nedderman 100 All classes in session General Assembly Meeting & Luncheon (Attendance required for full course credit): Bluebonnet Ballroom in the EH Hereford University Center All classes in session

8:00 am – 5:00 pm 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

TCEQ “A” License Certification Exams: Nedderman 601 All classes in session Lunch: Nedderman Hall Atrium All classes in session

8:00 am – 12:00 pm 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

All classes in session TCEQ Certification Exams – Pre-registration with TCEQ is required – NO WALK INS

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Effective Instructional Techniques

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Tuesday May 17, 2011

Wednesday May 18, 2011

Thursday May 19, 2011 Friday May 20, 2011

Information

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May 16 , from 12:00pm - 6:00pm and Tuesday, May 17, from 6:30am to 8:00am. Students that have pre-registered will be able to pick up their registration packets and students who have not pre-registered will need to arrive early enough to complete all registration forms and provide payment. Nedderman Hall is located at 406 Yates Street on the UTA Campus in Arlington, TX.     o  o   

Course Times:

Effective Instructional Techniques is a 40 hour course and will begin Monday - Friday at 8:00 am. Surface Water I is a 24 hour course and will begin on Monday, May 16th at 1:00 pm. All other classes will begin on Tuesday, May 17th at 8:00 am.

Examinations:

Application forms for all examinations, except for A license exams, will be tentatively approved on-site by TCEQ personnel on Tuesday and Wednesday until 3:00 pm in Nedderman Hall room 100. Applications for Class A exams must be approved through the TCEQ in Austin 30-60 days prior to the Regional School. To obtain an A application, call TCEQ: Water - (512) 239-6133; Wastewater - (512) 239– 0176 Exams for Classes B, C, and D, Classes I, II and III, water and wastewater licenses, as well as for Laboratory Analysts will be given Thursday, May 19, 2011, at 1:00 pm in Nedderman Hall. Applications for the Lab Analysts exams must be submitted to TWUA prior to the school. Class A examinations will be offered Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at 8:00 AM in Nedderman Hall. Checks for examinations may be made payable to TCEQ-OCP. No cash will be accepted. No one will be admitted to the exams without prior submittal and approval of application, payment and positive state issued identification. NO WALK-INS will be allowed. Water Contest: Entries for the Best Tasting Water Contest, sponsored by the North Texas Laboratory Analysts’ Chapter must be submitted at the Information Desk in Nedderman Hall Tuesday, May 17th before 9:00 am The winner will be announced at the luncheon on Tuesday, May 17th. The winner of this contest will be eligible to compete in the statewide contest held at the TWUA Annual School the following March. General Assembly: The General Assembly will be held in conjunction with the Banquet Luncheon on Tuesday in the Bluebonnet Room in the EH Hereford University Center from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

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www.nctrs.com

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27th ANNUAL HINTON CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSORED BY ATLAS UTILITY SUPPLY COMPANY

DATE: REGISTRATION: PRICE LOCATION: CHECK-IN TEE OFF: FORMAT: AWARD PRESENTATION: FOR INFORMATION: PAYMENT OF FEES:

Monday, May 16, 2011 Participants must pre-register and pay fees before May 5, 2011 $60 per person (Includes golf, ½ cart, sandwich buffet) Grand Oaks Golf Club 3502 Country Club Drive Grand Prairie, Texas 75052 972-264-2974 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM (Coffee served) 8:30 AM Shotgun Start Four person teams – Florida Scramble Following lunch, prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place teams. Includes longest drive and closest to pin. Bob Hinton @ (817) 783-6220 / Cell @ 817-781-1696 Make check(s) payable and mail to: Hinton Classic Golf Tournament 2301 Carson Street Fort Worth, TX 76117

Spirit of the tournament: We encourage every waterworks person to join us for a day of fun and fellowship. In an effort to enhance open participation, the 1999 rule change limits the number of times a participant can compete for winning places. We encourage former winners to participate, but only in the spirit of having fun with friends. PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT ARE EARMARKED FOR THE V.M. EHLERS FOUNDATION

HINTON CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT PRE-REGISTRATION FORM Participants must be associated with the Water Works Industry

NAME ____________________________________________________________________________ REPRESENTING_______________________________ TITLE _____________________________ BUSINESS ADDRESS __________________________ PHONE ____________________________ CITY/STATE/ZIP _______________________________ DATE _____________________________ OTHER TEAM PLAYERS 1 ___________________________ 2 ____________________________ 3 ___________________________ 4 ____________________________ CHECK # _______________ AMOUNT $ __________________

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PES NEWS:

Automating Grease Interceptor Technology By Alphonse Newton, City of Fort Worth

How can you go hi-tech and automate anything regarding a grease interceptor? The first patent for the Grease Interceptor was taken out in 1884 by Nathaniel Whiting and there have been no remarkable changes to the basic design since that time. As your resident Pretreatment experts can tell you there are many tales of bells, whistles, sensors, heating elements, skimmers, light and action components proclaimed as the best thing since the invention of sliced bread. In the final analysis these components add tremendous cost but this automation contributes little to the overall efficiency to the grease interceptor. There is nothing romantic about the grease interceptor. At best they are big and smelly and unsightly. Most owners of these grease interceptors camouflage them in the grass, the shrubs and flower beds. Only a Pretreatment professional and restaurant owner can shed a tear when one of these brand new behemoths go into the ground. These are solemn moments that only a restaurant owner and sewer expert can savor and understand. Well that being said, the high tech component is the marriage of the database system with an optical scanning system to manage grease interceptor trip tickets, which are inherent in managing any manifest system. Heretofore, each trip ticket had to be entered manually into the database. About a hundred trip tickets a day can be manually entered into a database for a multitude of generators, transporters and disposal facilities. This as you suspect is a laborious and tedious job. Moreover, sorely needed data was waiting to be entered into the database. All of this is gradually becoming a thing of the past. With possession of the database and the optical scanning equipment, nearly 300 to 400 trip tickets are capable of being entered into the database within an hour - Warp Speed Scottie. April 2011

Isn’t high tech wonderful? Before breaking into Warp Speed drive, there are other important considerations: •

Selling the idea to the boss

Performing cost benefit analysis

Budget feasibility analysis

Assessing technical skills of personnel

Training regulated community to a new systemtransporters, generators and disposal facilities

Coordination with IT and vendors

Converting from manual to scan able media

A basic system can approach $30,000 and you will need to add funds for the database, if yours is not compatible with the optical scanner. Remember, you get to add only your city’s name and logo. Specifying modifications to the system to your liking will cause the cost to soar into the hundred of thousands of dollars. The programming that went into making the database system compatible with the optical scanning system is very complex and technical. The programmers aren’t willing to make any additional modifications to the system without additional compensation. The automated system Fort Worth obtained for sure is basic. Nevertheless, it has significantly improved the efficiency of transferring data into the database. It has revolutionized the management of the manifest system. Mr. Whiting standby, we are ready to engage Warp Speed drive. S

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