Region 10 Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) Meeting

The TSC optimization team, in partnership with ASDWA, led a program implementation meeting on October 4-6, 2016 in Portland, OR. Representatives of drinking water programs from Oregon, Washington, Montana and Utah reported on ongoing AWOP implementation efforts. Program representatives from Region 8, Colorado, and Idaho also participated in the meeting remotely. A technical workshop focused on contact adsorption clarifier (CAC) optimization at the City of Seaside, OR water treatment plant. The goal of the workshop was to further identify and develop water treatment optimization strategies for CACs. Following the workshop, the group discussed optimization for harmful algal blooms, membrane treatment, and approaches for demonstrating impacts of the optimization program (Tom Waters, US EPA, TSC).