Plant Operations and Maintenance Committee

The Plant Operations and Maintenance Committee (POMC) supports programs to promote the understanding of facility activities, including those related to the operation, maintenance, and management practices of wastewater treatment and reclamation facilities.

We have actively produced webinars, developed pre-conference workshops, sponsored technical sessions at the Annual Conference, coordinated with other association committees, and routinely produce “What Works” articles for the PNCWA Newsletter. Two webinars were put on by the POMC in 2016. One webinar was on Asset Management while the other dealt with Cyber-Security.

We hold monthly conference calls to conduct committee business.

News & Highlights

Pre-Conference Workshop

The POMC is coordinating with the Residual and Biosolids, Sustainability and Resource Recovery Committees to put together a pre-conference workshop on Cogeneration. The focus of the workshop will be a discussion of costs, revenues, and benefits for plant managers and decision makers to help determine if co-generation is right for your facility.

The workshop will cover the components of cogeneration in an attempt to answer the question of the feasibility of cogeneration. There will be an overview of the costs associated with procuring, operating, and maintaining a cogeneration facility through its lifecycle. Included in the analysis will be a list of benefits and revenue streams that can be generated to cover some or all of the costs associated with running such a facility. Various case studies will be presented all in an attempt to answer the question, Cogeneration – Is it right for me? Alternatives to cogeneration will be discussed as well.

Western Washington Short School

The 2018 Western Washington Short School & Trade Show, which is co-sponsored by the PNCWA and the Pacific Northwest Section of the AWWA will be held on June 5th and 6thin Lynnwood, Washington. Several members of the POMC submitted abstracts for the Operations tracks. Two presentations were accepted. Dick Finger will be making a presentation titled “Operations Tools Available on the WEF Website” and Joel Borchers will be making a presentation titled “An Electronic Operator's Manual on a Share Point Platform”. There will be numerous other presentations for which CEUs will be offered so, if you need CEUs, this would be an opportunity to get them. And remember, this is the last year of the current cycle for Washington.

If you are interested in attending, you can register on-line at: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jub5msiab&oeidk=a07ef6xnmyoa7a5085f

 

Contact Info

Molly Du, Chair

 

Pre-Conference WorkshopThe POMC is coordinating with the Residual and Biosolids, Sustainability and Resource Recovery Committees to put together a pre-conference workshop on Cogeneration.  The focus of the workshop will be a discussion of costs, revenues, and benefits for plant managers and decision makers to help determine if co-generation is right for your facility.
The workshop will cover the components of cogeneration in an attempt to answer the question of the feasibility of cogeneration. There will be an overview of the costs associated with procuring, operating, and maintaining a cogeneration facility through its lifecycle. Included in the analysis will be a list of benefits and revenue streams that can be generated to cover some or all of the costs associated with running such a facility.  Various case studies will be presented all in an attempt to answer the question, Cogeneration – Is it right for me?  Alternatives to cogeneration will be discussed as well.

Western Washington Short SchoolThe 2018 Western Washington Short School & Trade Show, which is co-sponsored by the PNCWA and the Pacific Northwest Section of the AWWA will be held on June 5th and 6thin Lynnwood, Washington. Several members of the POMC submitted abstracts for the Operations tracks.  Two presentations were accepted.  Dick Finger will be making a presentation titled “Operations Tools Available on the WEF Website” and Joel Borchers will be making a presentation titled “An Electronic Operator's Manual on a Share Point Platform”.  There will be numerous other presentations for which CEUs will be offered so, if you need CEUs, this would be an opportunity to get them. And remember, this is the last year of the current cycle for Washington. 
If you are interested in attending, you can register on-line at: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jub5msiab&oeidk=a07ef6xnmyoa7a5085f