Collection Systems 2011: Rehab or Roulette: Is our Environment at Risk?

June 12-15, 2011
Raleigh Convention Center 
Raleigh, North Carolina

Technical Program

Onsite Program (PDF)

This year’s Collection System Conference mission is to create an atmosphere aimed at providing an exchange of ideas for enhancing our environment by providing a gathering ground for professionals alike. Our hosts from Raleigh have dedicated significant local resources to the technical program, tours and social event which will compliment the conference proceedings very well. We believe that this year’s conference will generate an atmosphere of learning and promote the exchange of ideas to further the goals and objectives of those serving in the collection systems industry.


This year in Raleigh, we are very pleased to be hosting two conference tours!

Tour A: City of Raleigh’s Neuse River WWTP Tour (Focus on Wet Weather Operational Strategy)
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm | $35 per person lunch provided

The Neuse River WWTP is a 60 MGD BNR WWTP expanding to 75 MGD that discharges into the nutrient sensitive Neuse River and therefore operates under a TMDL for total nitrogen. Attendees will take a tour through this plant which will include a look at the coordinated operation of the pump stations, wastewater treatment and utilization of tools such as equalization and SCADA to avoid bypasses and violations of NPDES permit limits and reuse quality permit limits.

Tour B: Stormwater BMP Retrofit Tour
Wednesday June 15, 2011 - 12:15 pm – 2:45 pm | $35 per person includes transportation to airport

The City of Raleigh Stormwater Utility has installed several innovative Best Management Practices (BMPs) as retrofits within the past several years including a green roof atop a fire station, bioretention devices treating runoff from City maintenance operations, and an award winning wetland that naturally cleanses stormwater runoff in Raleigh’s most polluted watershed. The tour will include an indepth look at these three  innovative projects.