Collection Systems 2014: Collection on the Chesapeake

March 11 - 14, 2014
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Technical Program

Final Technical Program (PDF)
Conference Brochure (PDF)

Session at-a-Glance


Wednesday, March 12   
8:30am - 12:00pm Opening General Session
12:00pm - 1:30pm         Luncheon
1:30pm - 4:45pm Force Main
  Operation and Maintenance (O&M)
5:00pm - 6:30pm Networking Reception
Thursday, March 13   
8:30am - 10:00am Lessons Learned
8:30am - 11:45am Potpourri
  Wet Weather
10:45am - 11:45am Lateral Rehab
12:00pm - 1:30pm Luncheon
1:30pm - 3:00pm Regulatory
  Design and Construction
  The Integrated Planning Framework
Friday, March 14   
8:30am - 10:00am Affordability and Capital Planning
8:30am - 11:45am Rough Currents of the Chesapeake: A Wave of Solutions
  Condition Assessment
10:15am - 11:45am Flow Data Assessment


Conference Workshops and Tours

This year in Baltimore, we are very pleased to be hosting a two pre-conference workshops and two technical tours. More detailed information can be found below.

Workshop Agendas
Workshop A Agenda (PDF)
Workshop B Agenda (PDF)


Workshop A: Pre-and-Post Sewer Rehabilitation I/I Assessments – Lessons Learned from Coast-to-Coast
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | 8:30am - 5:00pm

This workshop will build on the 2013 workshop by providing a series of case studies offering an in-depth look at state-of-the-art methodologies, techniques and tools to achieve I/I removal through sewer rehabilitation and to verify the effectiveness of I/I removal. The workshop is targeted at participants that would like to learn how to choose I/I reduction strategies for public and private sewer components, frame effective pre-and post sewer rehabilitation assessment efforts, and manage the challenges with long-term sustained/adaptive sewer rehabilitation efforts with progressive I/I reduction assessments and enhancements. The workshop will also explore reasons why different agencies have gotten such widely varying results in I/I reduction effectiveness and whether the industry can zero in on best practices for achieving and documenting consistent I/I reductions.  

Workshop B: Cured-In-Place (CIPP) Workshop
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | 8:30am - 5:00pm

This is a two-part workshop focused on the successful installation of Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP), from technology selection, through design and preparation of bid documents, to the importance of good construction inspection and quality control. Each part will end with a discussion of frequently asked questions and an open forum to allow participants to “ask the experts”. This workshop is technical as well as field application oriented in nature, and is targeted to all engineers and inspectors with design and/or field experience with the installation of CIPP and those that wish to better understand the technology.

Tour A: By-pass Pumping Operation for the Southwest Diversion Sewer Improvements – Phase III
Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 8:30am – 12:00pm

The City of Baltimore is rehabilitating both RCP gravity and PCCP pressure sections of 4,800 feet of the 78-inch Southwest Diversion Sewer using cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) and carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) lining systems. This tour will visit the by-pass pumping operation, sized to handle 137 MGD peak wastewater flows, necessary to divert existing flows in order to install the pipe rehabilitation methods.

Tour B: Lining Laterals with Multiple Defects
Friday, March 14, 2014 | 12:30pm – 3:00pm

In addition to the City of Baltimore rehabilitating their collection systems using cured-in-place pipe (CIPP), they are also rehabilitating thousands of defective lateral connections. Normally, excavation is the preferred way to correct a lateral containing large offset joints.    However, the City of Baltimore recently started using an innovative short CIPP lateral lining method that can navigate over and repair multiple defects including large offset joints, has a full-circumferential wrap in the main sewer, and provides an airtight seal. This tour will see a live demonstration of lining a lateral with severe offset joints.