CPOW 2016 Annual Education Conference

Conference Committee Chair Update - Jennifer Migliorato, Past President/Past Conference Committee Chair - I want to thank the CPOW board, CPOW administration, exhibitors, speakers, participants, and volunteers for making the 2016 CPOW Annual Education Conference a great success. The conference was attended by 133 participants and 12 exhibitors in Lakewood Colorado. At the AEC conference we were able to present over 25 educational presentations with several demonstration presentations. Exhibitor receptions, the annual CPOW meeting and a Happy hour provided for many networking and socializing opportunities. Have a great 2016 and I look forward to seeing everyone again at the 2017 AEC.

Presentations from the conference are posted on our website here.

Currently we are looking for volunteers to help continue and expand the AEC conference success for January 2017. Please reach out to the CPOW administration staff at cpow@cpow.net or 720-626-8989

CPOW Member Participation

CPOW has welcomed 4 new board members to the board of directors for 2016. Mike Weakley with Tri-County Health Department is our new President -Elect. Mitchell Brown with Jefferson County Public Heath is our new treasurer. Charlotte Hampson with Clear Creek County Environmental Health Department is our new Secretary. Lacy Waight with 2D Enterprises is our new Academic Sector Representative. Annette Popish with 5280 Septic, LLC. is our new membership chair. You can read about all of our board members here and explore board positions that will be coming open in the future here.

CPOW has a number of committees that help CPOW accomplish our goals every year. We are looking for volunteers for all committees. We have an education committee, annual education conference planning committee, a membership and marketing committee, an audit committee and a new committee this year that will focus on reviewing the 2,000 gallon per day state limit for county permitting of OWTS. Please email cpow@cpow.net if you would like to be involved in any of these committees and a committee chair will provide you with more details.

NAWT Design Course March 17-18, 2016

This course will be held at the Boulder County Houston Meeting Room, 1750 33rd St , Boulder, CO 80304. This is a two day design course taught by Warren, Brown, P.E., Roger Shafer, P.E., Simon Farrell, P.E. and Kate Carney P.E. The course materials are as follows.

Day 1
8:00 - 9:00 Designing Principles and Art
9:15 - 10:15 Site Assessment
10:30 - 12:00 Connecting Soils to the Design
12:30 - 1:15 Elevations -  Making the System work
1:15 - 1: 45 Wastewater Tanks and Effluent Screens
2:00 - 3:15 System Loading - Hydraulic and Organic
3:30 - 5:00 Pump Choice & Settings - Decisions for Proper Operation

Day 2
8:00 - 9:00 Flow Equalization - Using the WHOLE Day
9:15 - 10:15 Pressure Distribution Design
10:30 - 11:30 Laying out the System in the Soils
12:30 - 2:00 Problem Situations - Using Technology to Solve Site Issues
2:15 - 4:00 Exam

Register HERE

Free Online Training Opportunity
Online Tool to Develop Owner's Guides

Newly developed free software is available that allows wastewater professionals to generate an owner guide customized for an individual client's system. This USDA grant funded project, led by the University of Minnesota (UMN), has developed a tool available at the website H2OandM.com. On March 31, 2016 and April 13, 2016 online training sessions will teach professionals how to use this new tool with a live demonstration. The training will be held from 1-3 p.m. Central Time.
It works like online tax preparation software. Fill in specifications, and the software adjusts for the system and the user and generates the customized guide. It comes out as a PDF file that can be shared electronically with customers or printed for them. Stock pictures of a septic tank and other components are available for users, but professionals can enhance a guide with manufacturers' pictures or even pictures from a particular job.
H2OandM.com can be used for a system serving a one-family home or for a cluster system. Installers, designers, pumpers, county sanitarians, public health workers, and natural resources department staff will all find this software useful. It will help customers understand and maintain their systems, and it will build better customer relationships.
For more information about the project contact Sara Heger at (612) 625-7243 or sheger@umn.edu.
For more information on the webinar or to register for the free online at http://bit.ly/1N9CIwm.

CPOW Educational Schedule

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Remember to register online.

NAWT O&M Training 2, February 25-26, 2016, Lakewood, CO

NAWT Installer ClassMarch 11, 2016, Boulder, CO

NAWT Design Class, March 17-18, 2016, Boulder, CO

Colorado Soils Class, May 19-20, 2016, Golden, CO

NAWT Inspector Class, November 17-18, 2016, Location TBD 

Additional Colorado Soils Classes may be offered if there is demand shown.

Please contact cpow@cpow.net if you are interested in additional classes.