Sewer Summit ’17

Building for the Future Through Innovation and Professional Development
Brought to you by: Association of Bay Area Government, Pooled Liability Assurance Network (ABAG PLAN) and California Sanitation Risk Management Authority (CSRMA)

Sewer Summit Registration:
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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Hilton Oakland Airport, 1 Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA 94621, (510) 635-5000

Hotel Reservations:
For conference room rate of $161/night contact the Hilton at (510) 635-5000 and mention the Sewer Summit or Code SEW


Four Topic Tracks to Choose From:

Track 1: Operations and Maintenance

  • SSO Volume Estimation: Methods and Documentation
    Paul Louis, Louis Consulting

  • Evolving O&M Programs, A 20 Year Retrospect
    Lenny Rather, Oro Loma Sanitary District

  • Selecting the Best Method and Nozzle/Attachment for Cleaning Pipe
    Andy Morrison, AMConsulting

  • Trenchless Pipeline Rehabilitation: Spot and Joint Repairs
    David Badgley, Badgley and Associates

Track 2: Collections Worker Safety

  • CalOSHA’s Fall Protection Requirements for Sewer Workers
    John Balestrini, The Barritt Group
  • Overview of Traffic Control Requirements
    James Cole, Du-All Safety
  • CalOSHA Compliance for Small Public Agencies Made Easy
    David Patzer, DKF solutions Group
  • Good Enough isn’t a safety Slogan – What’s your Safety Attitude?
    Larry Olivan, Oro Loma Sanitary District 

Track 3: Regulatory Compliance

  • SSS WDRs: Compliance and Enforcement Update
    Jim Fischer, SWRCB Office of Enforcement
  • CIWQS Record-keeping Do’s/Don’ts after 10 years with WDR Requirements
    Paul Causey, Causey Consulting
  • Building a FOG Control Program: Beyond compliance to success
    Chris Ewers, P.E, Ewers Engineering, Inc and Trisha Tillotson, P.E and Director of Public Works, Nevada County Public Works Program
  • Overflow Emergency Response Plans – Regulatory Requirements and Risk Management Practices
    David Patzer, DKF Solutions Group

Track 4: Engineering and Management

  • Designing the Absolutely, Positively Cant Fail Deep Lift Station
    Bill Bryan, Silicon Clean Water
  • From Questions to Answer: Workforce Development and What Good Looks Like
    Jim Mcpherson, VP/CLO Competency Training Systems and Greg Norby, General Manager Ross Valley Sanitary District
  • Job Competency Based Training:  Lessons Learned From the Employee Assessment Process
    Andy Morrison, AMConsulting and Ed Oyama, West Valley Sanitation District
  • Liability Claims, like Spiderman remakes, never seem to go away. What can we do?
    Byrne Conley, partner Gibbons and Conley

Keynote Address by James Fischer, SWRCB

Summit Schedule:

8:00am:                   Check-in and Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 12:00pm:  Sessions 1-3
Noon:                       Buffet Lunch with Keynote
1:00pm:                   Session 4
2:30pm:                   Summit Ends


  • FREE to members of: ABAG PLAN, CSRMA, and CJPRMA
  • $50 nominal fee for non-members

Attendance Includes:

  • Training Booklet
  • Certificate for Contact Hours
  • Parking Validation
  • Continental Breakfast and Buffet Lunch

Who should attend?

  • Public Works Directors
  • City Attorneys
  • Sewer Collections
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Sewer System Managers and Supervisors

For a summary of the 2016 Sewer Summit click here.