From our cities to our townships and communities beyond, we thrive on designing and building resilient, sustainable infrastructure to ensure clean, reliable drinking water for the Keystone State. Whether PFAS or pump stations, pipelines or program management, our multidisciplinary team of experts can help ready your community for tomorrow’s challenges, today.

A proud sponsor of the Pennsylvania Section of the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference, we are also excited to support the event with three presentations covering some of today’s most timely treatment topics, including water supply, UV disinfection, and gas-to-hypo conversion. Our talented thought leaders are eager to share their perspectives and experiences with you, our valued clients and colleagues, as we work to create better clean water solutions, together.

We look forward to seeing you in State College!

Join Us for Our Presentations

Overcoming Raw Water Supply Challenges

Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 10:30 a.m., Track #1 Water Supply Challenges
Mike Mehaffey, PE, Vice President
Mike Mehaffey, PE
Vice President
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Sarah Ehrman, Project Designer
Sarah Ehrman
Project Designer
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Raw water intakes are critical components of drinking water systems. Drinking water production inevitably grinds to a halt if the raw water supply is unreliable. As the first step in the treatment process, surface water intakes can be subjected to adverse conditions and challenges, including grit and sedimentation, freezing and frazil ice issues, susceptibility to flooding, and challenges associated with the operation of remote facilities. This presentation investigates the ways these challenges were faced within a limited existing site footprint and the innovative solutions reached in completing upgrades to a raw water intake on the Susquehanna River.

 


A Bright Idea: Implementing New UV and Chemical Systems at Existing Water Treatment Plants

Andrew Crew, Project Designer
Andrew Crew
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Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 11 a.m., Track #2 – Piloting/WTP Upgrades

Ultraviolet (UV) light is becoming more common for disinfection purposes in the water industry, but its implementation has advantages and disadvantages in comparison to traditional chemical systems. This presentation focuses on the key factors to consider while designing, permitting, constructing, and implementing new UV and chemical systems at existing water treatment facilities, while maintaining operations. Co-presented by Pennsylvania American Water’s Project Manager Engineer Eric Keller, PE, this presentation explores two case studies from water treatment plants that were recently constructed and are now operating multiple new chemical systems and a UV system.

 

 


Got Gas? 5 Things You Need to Know About Chlorine Gas to Sodium Hypochlorite Conversion

Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 3:30 p.m., Track #2 – Regulations/Water Quality
Tim Glessner, PE, DBIA, Principal Engineer
Tim Glessner, PE, DBIA Principal Engineer
Jamie Shambaugh, PE, Vice President & Chief Engineer
Jamie Shambaugh, PE
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Chlorine has been applied to drinking water to prevent waterborne illnesses for more than 100 years. Although inexpensive and easy to use, chlorine gas is hazardous and can cause death and environmental damage. Therefore, many systems have converted from gaseous chlorine to hypochlorite for disinfection. Still, many conversion projects remain to be completed. This presentation will provide key knowledge to those planning a conversion project, including conversion options, water quality/process considerations, simultaneous compliance, corrosion control, economics, design criteria, and operational considerations. It will also include case studies and lessons learned from numerous projects.

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  • Alternative delivery.
  • Asset management.
  • Collection and conveyance.
  • Condition assessment.
  • Construction management.
  • Dams and reservoirs.
  • Environmental resources.
  • Geospatial.
  • Low-impact development.
  • Nutrient management.
  • Operations and maintenance.
  • Program management.
  • Pump stations.
  • Recharge wells.
  • Reuse.
  • Security and safety.
  • Smart water infrastructure.
  • Storage tanks.
  • Stormwater.
  • Transmission and distribution.
  • Utility master planning.
  • Valuation and rate studies.
  • Water/wastewater treatment.
  • Water resources.