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Northwestern Ontario Water and Wastewater Conference
October 19-20, 2017
Thunder Bay, ON

Eastern Ontario Waterworks Association Conference
October 24-25, 2017
Smiths Falls, ON

Ontario Water Innovation Week
October 30-November 3, 2017
Toronto, ON

American Water Works Association (AWWA) 2017 Water Infrastructure Conference
October 30-November 2, 2017
Houston, Texas

World Water-Tech North America
November 2-3, 2017 
Toronto, ON

Canadian Water Works Association National Water and Wastewater Conference
November 5-8, 2017
St. John's, Newfoundland

Ontario West Municipal Conference 
November 24, 2017
London, ON 


Waterline - October 2017

OCWA and LAWSS Mark Anniversary

OCWA  and  Lambton Area Water Supply System (LAWSS)  recently celebrated the completion of the first five years of a 20-year operations contract, in which OCWA maintains and operates the LAWSS water treatment plant and water distribution system. Pictured L to R: Dale LeBritton, Regional Hub Manager, OCWA; Bev Hand, Mayor of Point Edward; Andy Bruziewicz, Board Chair, LAWSS; Susan Budden, Business Development Manager, OCWA; Terry Bender, Vice President Operations and former OCWA Operations Manager. Absent from photo: LAWSS General Manager, Dr. Susan MacFarlane, who was part of the negotiating team, and current OCWA Operations Manager, Dave Hunt.

Come out to Ontario Water Innovation Week 2017

OCWA is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of Ontario Water Innovation Week, taking place Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017 in Toronto. Hosted by WaterTAP, this second annual event features the three water summits, Ontario Municipal Water SymposiumWater Innovation in Action and  World Water-Tech North America, plus workshops, tours and networking events. 

Come out to the  Symposium on Tuesday, October 31, to hear  OCWA's Alicia Fraser, VP of Engineering, Capital & Support Services (moderator), and  Jason Speers,  Director of Business & Asset Management Standards  (panelist), discuss trends in water and wastewater asset management with other industry leaders. 

To learn more about the week's events and to purchase tickets, please visit  waterinnovationweek.com . As a sponsor, OCWA is offering discounts on tickets to its valued clients (use code OCWAMUNI) and industry colleagues (use code  OCWACOLLEAGUE) . Hope to see you there!

OCWA Joins League of Champions

OCWA is proud to join the  The League of Champions formalizing our commitment to safety in the workplace. The League of Champions was established to create a framework for safety awareness to act as a lever to help industry Leaders (Champions) enable change in their companies and industries. We look forward to rolling out activities across our operations to further promote our safety culture at OCWA. Pictured above: Members of OCWA's senior leadership team pose with League of Champions co-founder, Rob Ellis (middle left), in their new symbolic jerseys.

I Don't Flush Clears the FOG

OCWA and the Clean Water Foundation have launched the third phase of our  I Don't Flush  public education campaign. Following successful campaigns on proper disposal of pharmaceuticals and personal hygiene products, the new campaign targets fats, oils and grease aka FOG!
Thank you to our municipal partners: Regional Municipality of York, Town of LaSalle, Niagara Region, City of Barrie and Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. Visit  www.idontflush.ca  for more info.

OCWA Jets Win Big at WEFTEC

Congratulations to the OCWA Jets, who placed third overall in Division 1 at the 
WEFTEC 2017 Operations Challenge in Chicago!

WEFTEC is the Water Environment Federation's Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference. Every year, the best wastewater operators in the world display their skills at the Operations Challenge.
The OCWA Jets placed 1st in Safety, 1st in Maintenance and 2nd in Collection. We are proud of this hard-working team on their impressive results!

Pictured  clockwise from left:  Marcel Misuraca, Stephanie Baronette, Al Robdrup, Jason Mank and Tom Nicol.

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