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Wednesday, September 14 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
The Forgotten Barrier

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Public drinking water agencies strive to provide their customers with a sufficient supply of high-quality water. The drinking water industry uses a multiple-barrier approach to achieve this goal. The multiple-barrier approach involves several consecutive steps, including: source water management and protection, optimized water treatment processes, distribution system management, and water quality monitoring. Optimization of each step in this process is a logical and prudent approach in responding to high customer expectations for drinking water quality. This presentation will address optimizing a barrier that is sometimes forgotten or does not receive the appropriate level of attention and effort. Optimization of Finished Water Storage is essential in order to provide an adequate supply of high quality drinking water. Presentation will identify Industry standards and best management practices and include: reservoir types and choices, system storage requirements, operational storage vs. distribution storage, identifying operational goals and objectives, establishing operating procedures, water age goals, minimum operating levels, water quality needs including baffling, internal and external inspection frequency and inspection guide, overall maintenance, security measures, and choosing the appropriate disinfection method.

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Gerard Yates

Water Quality Director, Central Utah Water Conservancy District
Gerard Yates is the Water Quality/Treatment Manager for Central Utah Water Conservancy District (CUWCD). He oversees water quality, finished water distribution, laboratories, and the operations and maintenance of the District's surface water treatment plants. He has a Bachelor of... Read More →

Wednesday September 14, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm MDT
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