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OWWA PRESIDENT'S REPORT

New Beginnings
s I write this, the door on my year serving you as OWWA president has
just closed. The six years I have been on the board seem to have gone
by in a flash. It is true that time speeds up as you get older. Over my
term on the board we have been challenged with many uncertainties, from staffing to finances, and from member programs to new regulations.
I am both happy and proud to say that we have come out on top. The structure
of the board ensures that by the time you become president you are capable of
leading the association. I have learned a lot.
My wife Darlene and I recently attended our youngest daughter Jory's graduation from law school. The dean gave an address that not surprisingly spoke to the
graduates about new beginnings. It made me think about all the new beginnings
that take place every day for all of us. For me, I have had several in the last year.
Darlene retired and we became grandparents for the fourth time. We bought
our first house looking for less rather than more space. With Jory graduating
and starting her first job out of town, she is the last of our four children to leave
the house, and we have an empty nest. After a rewarding and successful career
as a public servant, I left the City of Waterloo and joined a consulting firm. What
an exciting time! I am now seeing things from the other side of the municipal
procurement fence. I never imagined the volume of work that goes into putting
out a proposal by municipalities. Nor did I appreciate the amount of time and
energy invested by talented professionals on each one, putting together the
best possible product.
On the OWWA front, two new directors have been elected. Pete Samson from
Eramosa Engineering and Deborah Goudreau from Oxford County have just begun
what I am sure will be a rewarding journey on the board. Reg Russwurm from the
Town of the Blue Mountains has begun his role as Secretary-Treasurer, and Dan
Huggins from the City of London will begin the planning of the 2018 Ontario's
Water Conference and Tradeshow as our new Vice President and Conference and
Tradeshow Committee chair. During his first address as our new President at the
OWWA Awards Luncheon held during this year's Ontario Water Conference and
Tradeshow, Marcus Firman from the District of Muskoka announced his desire to
strengthen our role as the voice for all water in Ontario.
As Alexander Graham Bell said, "When one door closes another door opens,
but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do
not see the ones which open for us."
My challenge to you is to search for those open doors and even dare to knock
on some of those that are closed. Explore the opportunity that awaits you on
the other side. There are potentially exciting and rewarding new beginnings on
the other side!

BILL GARIBALDI
OWWA PRESIDENT
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER,
MTE CONSULTANTS INC.

MY CHALLENGE TO
YOU IS TO SEARCH
FOR THOSE OPEN
DOORS AND EVEN
DARE TO KNOCK ON
SOME OF THOSE THAT
ARE CLOSED.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017

From the Publications Chair
OWWA President’s Message
The OMWA Report
The OWWEA Report
From Our AWWA Director
Niagara Falls Success!
Conference Sponsors
2017 Fuller Award
2017 OWWA Awards
Silver Water Drop
Water Efficiency Awards
OMWA Awards
OMWA Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 2017
Committee Reports
Harmful Algae Blooms: Management of Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water Treatment
OWWEA Member Listing
OWWEA Member News
Index of Advertisers | Ad.com
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Intro
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - bellyband1
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - cover1
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - cover2
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 3
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 4
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 5
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 6
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - From the Publications Chair
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 8
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OWWA President’s Message
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - The OMWA Report
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - The OWWEA Report
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 12
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - From Our AWWA Director
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Niagara Falls Success!
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 15
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 16
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Conference Sponsors
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 2017 Fuller Award
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 2017 OWWA Awards
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 20
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 21
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Silver Water Drop
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Water Efficiency Awards
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OMWA Awards
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OMWA Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 2017
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Committee Reports
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 28
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 29
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Harmful Algae Blooms: Management of Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water Treatment
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 32
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OWWEA Member Listing
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 34
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 35
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 36
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OWWEA Member News
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Index of Advertisers | Ad.com
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