PNCWA Strategic Plan....where are we going, and why? See the plan summary here.

PNCWA - WEF - Regions - Sections: How does it work?


Regional Updates:

Idaho Regional Director nominations are open (due now)

Idaho Reuse Conference, Boise May 27-28

Western Washington Water & Wastewater Operators Short School & Trade Show in Lynnwood, June 2-3


OAQ Webinar May 21: no cost for members!

Odor and Corrosion Control:  Winning the Battle on Both Fronts: May 21 Webinar 


May 21, 2015. 11:00 AM Pacific - 1:00 PM Pacific

Cost: PNCWA members no cost; nonmembers $90.00. 0.2 CEUS Requested.



Learn more...see complete outline for webinar

Moderator:  J.Zahller (HDR)
- Talk 1:  Getting the Best of Both Worlds (R.Finger)
- Talk 2:  Combatting Odors and Corrosion in the Collection System (D.Kopchynski)
- Talk 3:  Sulfide and Ammonia Corrosion Chemistry: Problems and Solutions in your WWTP (B.Clark)
This webinar will discuss the interaction of odor and corrosion control within wastewater collection systems and treatment plants.  Plant operators and engineers often have a dual goal when designing and operating odor control systems that they both minimize the nuisance odors and control corrosion.  How and when both goals can (or should) be achieved requires a firm understanding of the chemistry of the compounds involved, the intent of the facility, and the type of treatment employed.  This webinar will address the following questions:

- How and when can both goals be achieved? 
- What are some of the most current techniques to control both odors and corrosion economically? 
- What is the fundamental chemistry behind the creation and interaction of compounds that are both odorous and highly corrosive (hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, etc.)?

Learn more...see complete outline for webinar


PNCWA Scholarship Applications Due May 22

From its inception in 2010, the PNCWA scholarship fund has awarded $19,500 in PNCWA Environmental Stewardship Scholarships. Applications and information for 2015 scholarships are at
Three to four scholarships, valued at $1,200-$1,500 each, will be awarded. At a minimum one scholarship will be dedicated for PNCWA-affiliated members and/or their dependents. Scholarship applications are encouraged from, and PNCWA will strive to award scholarships to, students attending both 2- and 4-year institutions and pursuing Associates, Bachelors, and/or Master’s degrees. Learn more or apply.


WEFMAX in Coeur d'Alene - May 13 - 15, 2015

Discussing Social Media for @WEForg attending #WEFMAX training on social media #LetsConnect @PNCWAorg. Thanks for the pic @JWCmonsters .

Meet WEF Vice President Rick Warner, WEF Board of Trustee Jenny Hartfelder, and WEF House of Delegates Speaker-Elect Jamie Eichenberger.

Learn more!

The Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association will host this WEFMAX held in Coeur d'Alene, ID.  Coeur d'Alene is known as a tourist haven for outdoor pursuits.  Nestled in a pine-green mantle beside a gen of a lake, Coeur d'Alene has perhaps the most idyllic setting of any Idaho town.  Restaurants with waterfront dining, a 3,300-foot floating boardwalk, and resort hotels cluster along the water's edge.  American bald eagles and the largest population of osprey in the Western United States make their homes here; the watery playground attracts sailors and water-skiers as well.  There are more than 29 golf courses within the floating 14th hole of the golf course at the Coeur d'Alene Resort.  Lake Coeur d'Alene offers boating and water-skiing as well as fishing for bass, trout, and salmon.  World class snow skiing is within a 90 minute drive of downtown. Click on the Activities Directory for more information.

MA Leaders Summit: Wednesday, May 13th, at 2:30 pm
The Pacific Northwest CWA will host a topic for discussion on "Social Media"

WEF House of Delegates Meeting: Wednesday, May 13th at 4:00 pm

WEFMAX Session Topics: Thursday, May 14th - Friday May 15th
MA Financial Stability, Membership, MA Leadership Development, and Student Chapters

WEFMAX Host Session:  Thursday, May 14th at 3:00 pm
The Pacific Northwest CWA will lead a session on "Collaborating with Other Organizations"

Learn more!


WEF Utility Partnership Program within PNCWA

The WEF Utility Partnership Program (UPP) consolidates all WEF members within your organization onto one account, streamlining the renewal process and maximizing your resources.

Forward looking UPP member organizations within PNCWA as of Mar. 17 include

  • City of Albany
  • City of Bend
  • City of Edmonds
  • City of Gresham
  • City of Redmond
  • City of Sequim
  • City of Snoqualmie
  • City of Tacoma
  • Clark Regional Wastewater District
  • Clean Water Services
  • Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board
  • King County Dept. Of Nat'l Res & Parks
  • Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District
  • Oak Lodge Sanitary District
  • Pierce County Public Works and Utilities
  • Seattle Public Utilities
  • WES Clackamas County

As an added bonus, UPP members benefit from complimentary memberships for public officials and new members, as well as special pricing on WEFTEC® and the WEF Knowledge Center.

Utility Partnership Program Brochure 2015 (in pdf format)

Key Benefits Include:

New to 2015:

  • All employees of a UPP utility will receive UPP member rates for WEFTEC registration. For more information please visit the WEFTEC UPP page.
  • Utility employees designated as members will have synchronized renewal dates, on ONE invoice, for an easy one-time per year payment.
  • 1-2 no charge memberships for elected/appointed officials, designated by the utility at their discretion.
  • Up to 5* new WEF members can be added by the utility each year, at no charge for the first year of membership.
  • 40% off the list price for all WEF Knowledge Center courses.
  • UPP members receive up to 40% off WEF Products.
  • All members, who were already WEF members, retain original membership number, credit for all years of membership, and remain a full-voting WEF member.

 *Amount of complimentary first-year memberships based on total number of members who join.

Contact Brittany for questions and enrollment!
Customer Service: | 800-666-0206
Brittany Burch: | 703-684-2400 x 7213




The Water Environment Federation and PNCWA are committed to spreading the word about the value and importance of water.  WATER’S WORTH IT, a new campaign from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) aims to raise awareness about the value and importance of water, water-related issues, and the water profession. We encourage you to learn more about this exciting new effort and how you can help WEF be a voice for water. Learn more....




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