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Richard P. “Dickie” Bell, representing the Virginia House of Delegates’ 20th District, with VRWA Executive Director Myrica Keiser.  Bell stopped by this year’s EXPO to meet with attendees and exhibitors. VRWA Water System Operations Specialist Kenny Reynolds presented Todd Anderson, sales representative with James River Equipment, with a special Friends of Rural Water award from VRWA. VRWA’S 2012 EXPO Annual Expo: August 29-30, 2012 Our 2012 EXPO was held Wednesday and Thursday, August 29-30 at the Augusta EXPOland in Fishersville, Va.  with an attendance of approximately 200 attendees, vendors, speakers and staff.  Wednesday morning started with a light breakfast and some time to visit with vendors. After a light breakfast, the training sessions began for those water and wastewater operators needing those CPEs. Andy Crocker with Giles County PSA (former VRWA Trainer) and Frank Nadeau, VRWA Wastewater System Operations Specialist, taught the morning sessions. Some attendees and exhibitors opted to participate in either our annual golf tournament or clay shoot, which both had beautiful weather. Reline America Inc. demonstrated their innovative pipe-lining procedure using Blue-Tek, an ultraviolet curing system. Between training sessions, attendees were able to meet with exhibitors who displayed the best and newest supplies, Highlights from the 2012 EXPO materials and services with both outdoor exhibits and indoor tabletop displays. The staff at EXPOland served up lunch for us with a sandwich bar, paste salad, fresh fruit and assorted cookies with tea or lemonade. Our afternoon training sessions, instructed by Ginger Quinn with the Virginia Department of Transportation, wrapped up about mid-afternoon to make way for the games, where operators could show off their skills with horseshoe and corn hole tournaments, backhoe and water meter toss contests. It was a great way to unwind with some friendly competitions. Thursday got underway with a hot breakfast and more vendor time before training sessions began. Attendees learned about pumps and controls from the Wood Equipment Service Company team. A BBQ sponsored by HD Supply followed with pork BBQ and chicken with all the fixings. Yum!!! After CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT Winners: The team of RJ Fitzgerald and Eric Morris (City of Waynesboro) with a score of 15 to 13. 26 S T R E A M L I N E • F a l l 2 0 1 2

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Streamline - Fall 2012

From the President
From the Executive Director
A Day ( or Two) in the Life of a Circuit Rider
The Necessary Evolution of Water and Wasterwater Utilities
Craig-New Castle PSA: One Small System's Giant Leap into the Future
Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on our part
Extra Highlights from 2012 VRWA Conference
Virginia Department of Transportation Work Zone Traffic Control Update
FOG (Fat, Oil and Grease): Sewer Public Enemy No.1
The Inspector Found What?
EXPO Coverage
Ergs, Joules & Such
Understanding your Job as a Board or Council Member?
Wastewater Math
Throwing My Loop
eLearning Benefits
Membership Application
Do You Know What Your VRWA Benefits Are?
VRWA Mailbag
Welcoming New Members
Training Calendar
Board Of Directors
VRWA Committees
Index to Advertisers/

Streamline - Fall 2012