Region 10 AWOP Strategic Planning Meeting

The TSC Optimization Team, in partnership with ASDWA, led a strategic planning meeting for the Region 10 AWOP program from November 3 to 5, 2015 in Kent, WA. Representatives of drinking water programs from Oregon, Washington, and Utah reported on ongoing AWOP implementation efforts. US EPA Region 8, Colorado, Idaho and Montana drinking water program staff also participated in the meeting. The technical topic focused on distribution system optimization (DSO) involving investigative sampling in the City of Kent, WA water distribution system. Workshop participants reported on their investigative sampling efforts and indicated interest in implementing DSO in their states. Additional discussion included technical aspects of effective optimization program implementation, including treatment for harmful algal blooms, data integrity, membrane optimization, one-day plant-specific technical assistance activities, and managing chlorine residual in distribution systems. (Tom Waters, US EPA, TSC).