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Collection Systems 2008 Conference Proceedings TOC

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Session 1: Intermunicipal Relationships Don’t Have to be a Deterrent to Success

Session 2: Technology–Based Operations & Maintenance for Today’s System Operators
Session 3: Keeping Proper Planning in Perspective
Session 4: Setting a Course for Accurate Flow Monitoring
Session 5: Taking the Fear Out of Private Property Rehabilitation
Session 6: Getting the Best Out of Your Rehabilitation Efforts
Session 7: Modeling that Makes a Difference
Session 8: Examining the Pittsburgh Area Under a Microscope
Session 9: Turning a Green Approach into Reality
Session 10: The Next Step of CSO Management
Session 11: Planning for All the Right Reasons
Session 12: Flow Monitoring that Pays Real Dividends

Session 1: Intermunicipal Relationships Don’t Have to be a Deterrent to Success

Water Planning and Management in Southwestern Pennsylvania
Ty Gourley, Bruce Barron, Regional Water Management Task Force

The Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport Act 537 Plan: A Regional Approach to Wet Weather Management
Steven H. Greenberg, KLH Engineers Inc.

Intermunicipal Cooperation Ensures Success for Allegheny County Sanitary Authority’s Pine Hollow and Deweyville Run Stream Removal Project
John L. Schaude, Gannett Fleming, Inc.; Douglas Evans, NIRA Consulting Engineers, Inc.; Richard D. Barnett, Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.; John L. Schaude, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

83 Municipalities, 7 Basins, 5 Years, 1 Plan – Municipal, Public and Stakeholder Participation in ALCOSAN’s Wet Weather Plan
Colleen Hughes, Tom Schevtchuk, CDM; Nancy Barylak, ALCOSAN

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Session 2: Technology–Based Operations & Maintenance for Today’s System Operators

Maintaining Performance and Managing Risk of a Large–Diameter, Aging, Combined Sewer
Jennie S. Celik, Metcalf & Eddy | AECOM; Brian D. Page, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District; Michael D. Witwer, Metcalf & Eddy | AECOM

Development of Manhole and Catch Basin Inlet Condition Assessment Criteria for the City of Pittsburgh’s Collection System
Roy S. Rudolph, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.; Lauren E. Terpak, Metcalf & Eddy, Inc.; Robert Hutton, Michael D. Lichte, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

Threading Multiple Vendor Flow Meters through a Single Telemetry Site
Ann Hayes Bealer, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSDGC)

Construction Management Done Spatially: GIS Integration into Pipeline Construction Inspection and Management
Nicholas Dierkes, Brown and Caldwell; Tom Howard, Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities

GIS–Based Sewer System Inspection and Maintenance
Uzair (Sam) Shamsi, Michael Baker Jr., Inc.

Greenhill Sewage Drop Shaft Odour Control
Mark Stirrup, Hatch Mott MacDonald; James Joyce, Odor and Corrosion Technology Consultants; Neil Beesley, Greg Gowing, City of Hamilton, Ontario

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Session 3: Keeping Proper Planning in Perspective

City of Lorain Collection System Modeling Demonstrates Feasibility of Relocating the Black River WWTP to Support Economic Redevelopment
Corey Timko, City of Lorain; Laura McGinnis, Greg Osthues, Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.

Are You Getting What You Wanted? Updating and Optimizing Your LTCP
William E. McMillin, Jr., Anthony J. Parolari, CH2M HILL

Sanitation District No. 1 Partners With Development Community to Cost–Effectively Reduce Overflows into the Ohio River
Brandon Vatter, Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky; Sean FitzGerald, Hazen & Sawyer, P.C.

Storage of Wet Weather Overflows in Abandoned Coal Mines
Thomas A. Gray, Tetra Tech NUS, Inc.; Robert Hedin, Hedin Environmental, Inc.

Relating Precipitation Trends to Collection System Level of Protection and Risk: A New Approach for Oklahoma City
Imran Khan, Black & Veatch; Sam Samandi, Crystal Kowalik, City of Oklahoma City Water and Wastewater Utilities Trust

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Session 4: Setting a Course for Accurate Flow Monitoring

Application of Genetic Algorithm Optimization for Collection Systems to Johnson County’s Turkey Creek Sewer–Shed
Vinta Varghese, Tim Coleman, CH2M HILL, Inc.; Aaron Witt, Johnson County Wastewater; Rick Nelson, CH2M HILL, Inc.

Did We Get It Right? Post Sewer–Separation Analysis in Boston, MA
Sharon Tsay, Dominique Brocard, Metcalf and Eddy, Inc.; Thomas Daly, Boston Water and Sewer Commission

Tools for Accurate Sewer Metering and Billing
Robert Czachorski, Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc.; Tim Prince, Brian Bennett, Oakland County Drain Commissioner’s Office; Vyto Kaunelis, Charles Humphriss, Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc.

Navigating the Waters in Hampton Roads to Produce a Regional Peak Flow Management Program
Theresa Benson, Brown and Caldwell; Phil Hubbard, Chris Stephan, Hampton Roads Sanitation District

Wringing Out the Last Drop of I/I from a Separated Combined Sewer
Gary W. Shaffer, City of Warren Water Pollution Control; Ed Kelly, C&K Industrial Services

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Session 5: Taking the Fear Out of Private Property Rehabilitation

Keeping the Sharks Out Of Your Laterals: Fearless Private Lateral Rehabilitation
F. Paul Calamita, AquaLaw, PLC

Everything Is Big In Texas – Even a Private Lateral Program
Rajendra P. Bhattarai, Gopal K. Guthikonda, Austin Water Utility

Private Property Virtual Library: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going
Bruce Cohen, CSL Services, Inc.; Jaime Davidson, Parsons Corporation; Bill Carter, George Butler Associates, Inc.; Laurie Chase, Stantec, Inc.; Jane McLamarrah, MWH Americas, Inc.

Private Lateral Program Implementation (A Southwest Pennsylvania Perspective)
Jerry Brown, The Municipal Authority of the Township of South Fayette; John Mowry, KLH Engineers, Inc.

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Session 6: Getting the Best Out of Your Rehabilitation Efforts

Los Angeles’ Integrated Approach to Sewer Renewal: The Answer to an Aging Infrastructure
Mario S. Dimzon, Adel H. Hagekhalil, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation; Wayne Lawson, Harshad Shah, Patricia Cheng, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering

Packer Injection Grouting for the Long–Term – An Engineering Perspective
Robert K. Lee, Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.

NEORSD Utilizes a Service Agreement Approach for Rehabilitation of Large Diameter Sewers
Randy Krizmanich, Brown & Caldwell; Brian D. Page, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Dual Phase Collection System Odor Investigations: The Liquid Phase Might Not Be Enough!
Mark M. Smith, HDR Engineering, Inc.

Developing an Effective, Reasonable, and Defensible Sewer Rehabilitation and Replacement Plan – “Getting the Biggest Bang for your Buck”
Mario Dimzon, Abdul Danishwar, Adel Hagekhalil, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation; Michael Flores, HDR, Inc.

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Session 7: Modeling that Makes a Difference

Interactive Decision Tree Automates Sewer Rehabilitation Planning
Rodney A. Moeller, CDM; C. Timothy Fallara, City of Columbus, Ohio; John P. Schroeder, CDM; Mel Meng, DLZ Ohio, Inc.

Quality Control and Assessment of the Calibration of a Model of the City of Pittsburgh Sewer System
J. M. Maslanik, Chester Engineers; M. D. Lichte, B. M. Body, R. Pinheiro

Analysis of Transient Surge in the Proposed District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority Deep Tunnel System
Daniel J. Lautenbach, LimnoTech; Jose G. Vasconcelos, University of Brasilia; Steven J. Wright, The University of Michigan; John R. Wolfe, LimnoTech; John F. Cassidy, Greeley & Hansen; Peter R. Klaver, LimnoTech; Leonard R. Benson, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority

Developing a Focused and Efficient Calibration Approach for Collection System Models
Gunilla Goulding, Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.

Re–Routing Of a Major Urban Trunk Sewer to Expand Water Reclamation
Shahriar Eftekharzadeh, Melissa Ingalsbe, Earth Tech, Inc.; Steve Malloy, Irvine Ranch Water District

Finding Extra Capacity in Boston’s Sewer Interceptor System: System–Wide Hydraulic Modeling, Optimization and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
Dingfang Liu, Alfred J. Carrier, Richard A. Moore, Tetra Tech Rizzo; Paul Keohan, Boston Water and Sewer Commission

Application of Mean Velocity Profile, Depth and Velocity Data Time Series, and Froude Number To Flow Monitoring Location Selection and Flow Monitoring Data Analysis
Joseph S. Pang, Black & Veatch

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Session 8: Examining the Pittsburgh Area Under a Microscope

The City of Pittsburgh’s Largest Asset Management Initiative and Condition Assessment Program Ever
M. Lichte, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority; R. Rudolph, Hazen and Sawyer; B. Hutton, J. Stoss, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

Integrated Watershed Management Planning Approaches to Setting and Achieving Water Quality Goals in CSO Receiving Waters
James T. Smullen, Mark Maimone, Colleen L. Hughes, CDM

Case Study in Pine Creek Watershed, Allegheny County, PA: Physical Source Tracking Using Molecular Microbial Methods
Y. Xu, J.M. VanBriesen, K. Gregory, Carnegie Mellon University

Approaches for a Successful Regional Flow Monitoring Program In the Greater Pittsburgh Area
Terry Meeneghan, CDM; John Shannon, Michael Baker Jr., Inc; Anthony Igwe, Wade Trim, Inc.

ALCOSAN Overflow Control Facility Full–Scale Demonstration Project
Gregory R. Heath, Metcalf & Eddy, Inc.; James R. Bowser, Chester Engineers; Daniel Lockard, ALCOSAN

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Session 9: Turning a Green Approach into Reality

The Intricacies of a Watershed Plan – Modeling, Planning & Restoration
Sandra C. Doyle–Ahern, Miles Hebert, EMH&T, Inc.

A Case Study: Insights from the City of Omaha’s CSO Program on Negotiations with Regulatory Agencies
Patricia Nelson, CH2M HILL; Martin Grate, City of Omaha Public Works Department; Thomas Heinemann, CH2M HILL

Milwaukee’s Regional Partnership Initiative Umbrella: Come in Out of the Rain
Karen Sands, Earth Tech, Inc.; Krista Chapdelaine, State of Massachusetts; Kevin Shafer, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Planning Comprehensive Water Quality Based CSO Controls for a Polluted Urban Tributary Newtown Creek, New York City, New York
James Mueller, Keith Mahoney, NYC Department of Environmental Protection; Curtis D. Courter, Peter Young, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.

Lansing, Michigan’s Downtown Rain Gardens: Design and Community Involvement
Anne M. Thomas, Daniel P. Christian, Tetra Tech; Chad A. Gamble, City of Lansing; John T. Killips, Tetra Tech

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Session 10: The Next Step of CSO Management

Intelligent CSO Control: Results of the First Two Years of Operation in Louisville, Kentucky
Angela Akridge, Louisville & Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District; Diana Qing Tao, BPR CSO

Cost–Effective Regulator Improvements for CSO Control in New York City
Timothy Groninger, Peter Young, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.; James Mueller, Keith Mahoney, NYCDEP

Long–Term CSO Control Plan for the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA)
David R. Bingham, Metcalf & Eddy, Inc.; Michael D. Lichte, PWSA; John Shannon, Michael Baker; Anthony Igwe, Wade Trim, Inc.

ALCOSAN – Ravine Street Stream Removal Program
David W. Troianos, Bradley G. Duda, Michael Baker Jr. Inc.; Jan Oliver, Allegheny County Sanitary Authority

Maximizing Flow to the ALCOSAN Woods Run Plant
Anna S. Mehrotra, John D. Rattray, Scott L. Cowburn, CDM; David W. Borneman, ALCOSAN

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Session 11: Planning for All the Right Reasons

Risk–Based Capacity and Renewal Planning in Dallas
Marc Cottingame, Dallas Water Utilities; Jane McLamarrah, MWH

The Role of High Rate Treatment in Addressing Wet Weather Flows
Thomas Kutcher, Donald Cuthbert, Julian Sandino, CH2M HILL

Lake Tahoe’s Regional Approach to Wastewater Infrastructure Planning
Lee Schegg, North Tahoe Public Utility District; Joe Pomroy, Incline Village General Improvement District; Jeroen Olthof, HDR Engineering; Michael Flores, RMC Water and Environment

Practical Applications of a Hydraulic Sewer Model to Solve Real World Problems
Timothy Kraus, O’Brien & Gere; Justin Gray, Louisville & Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District; Susan Bahng, O’Brien & Gere

Lessons in Operations Management for Collection Systems – Start at the Top and Work Your Way Down
Edward Speer, CDM; George Collier, Drew Mihocko, Philadelphia Water Department

Pump Station Refurbishment Designed for Compatibility with Adjacent Condominium, Hotel and Marine Terminal Development Projects in Portland, Maine
Steven Freedman, Robert Winn, Philip Wolstenholme, Garr Jones, Brown and Caldwell; Scott Firmin, Portland Water District

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Session 12: Flow Monitoring that Pays Real Dividends

A Wireless, Near Real–Time Dry Weather Alert System under Conditions of Unreliable Data Transmission
C.W. Pawlowski, Metcalf & Eddy; M. Donisi, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati; J.M.H. Barton, Stantec Engineering

New Findings in Estimating Flow Rates Through Overflowing Manhole Covers
Thomas Walski, Bentley Systems, Incorporated; Brian Whitman, Brandon Kelly, Mike Leaman, Danny Loughran, Wilkes University

Application of TISCIT Data in Improving Hydraulic Model Reliability
Qiuli Lu, Eric Onderak, Metcalf & Eddy, Inc.; Greg Stacy, Maunsell Limited, (Formerly with Metcalf & Eddy, Inc.); Scott Holmes, City of Dayton, Ohio

Creating a Tight Sewer System and Proving It – A Case Study in Scio Township, Michigan
Carrie Ricker Cox, Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc.; Scott D. Martin, Scio Township; Robert Czachorski, Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc.

Private Property I/I Control Program In Greencastle, Indiana
William S. Gonwa, Jeremy Nitka, Symbiont; Glen Morrow, Burgess & Niple

Quantitative Assessment of Sewer Separation for the Reserved Channel in South Boston
Melissa L. Recos, Alfred J. Carrier, Tetra Tech Rizzo; Edward W. Duggan, Boston Water and Sewer Commission; Dingfang Liu, Tetra Tech Rizzo


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