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training for employees who design, operate and maintain utilities


Due to travel restrictions with some of the Spring Tech presenters, the training planned for Rolla on March 18 and in Marshall on March 19 has been postponed. MPUA apologizes for any inconveniences this causes. We are working with the presenters to find a time in June to hold what will now be Summer Tech. Once we establish the new training dates with the facilities and the presenters, MPUA will let those who registered know and confirm that you can attend Summer Tech. 

Wednesday, March 18 in Rolla The Centre, 1200 North Holloway St., Rolla, Missouri

Thursday, March 19 in Marshall Martin Community Center, 1985 S Odell Ave., Marshall, Missouri
10:00 am to 3:00 pm, each day

Identical training each day so pick the most convenient location

Concurrent tracks each day - one for electric and one for water/wastewater

Cost: $70 per person (MPUA members) & $85 per person (non-members)


MDNR License Renewal Hours for Water & Wastewater: Water Treatment/Distribution 3 hours, Wastewater 4 hours (DNR course number - Rolla: 2003188 and Marshall: 2002189

Continuing Education Credits for Professional Engineers available


Thank you to our sponsor for holding down the event cost for our members!  


Joint Session: Lunch and Learn - MoDOT Safety Training



10 AM   Temporary Protective Grounding
Joe Cardona, Senior Applications Engineer, Hubbell Power Systems
Do you trust your grounding gear to keep you safe if a line is re-energized? Types of temporary protective equipment, when to use them and proper safety procedures will be covered. 


11:30 AM           Cover up care, use and maintenance

Joe Cardona, Senior Applications Engineer, Hubbell Power Systems
Maintaining your cover up equipment will ensure you can trust your equipment to keep you safe.   


1:00 PM              Next Gen Meters & Instruments
Joe Cardona, Senior Applications Engineer, Hubbell Power Systems
Quick overview of measuring tools used by linemen.


1:15 PM              Anchors Overview/installation/Applications, etc.

Tim Staelens, Anchor Product Manager, Hubbell Power Systems
Make the most out of your anchors by learning which ones to use for different applications.


2:15 PM              Substation Related Inspection and Maintenance
Greg Vaughn, Director Substation Services, Electric Power Systems
An overview of transformers/breakers related to substations along with a schedule for inspections and maintenance.


3:00 PM              Adjourn



10:00 AM           Collection System Asset Management
David Carani, HDR & Lacey Hirschvogel, MPUA
MPUA Resource Services Corporation has teamed up with HDR to create a collection system asset management plan toolkit. The asset management plan toolkit will provide communities with readily available guidance and templates to organize and prioritize collection system information and data. Communities will then be able to use the toolkit to establish informed budgetary commitments for collection system maintenance projects.


11:00 AM           Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Audits
Jennifer Geen & Matt Fisher, P.E., Trane
Understanding the energy use in your water and wastewater assets can impact operations and help your organization financially over the long term. Discussion by Trane Energy Service will include audit process, technologies implemented to improve performance and community success stories.


1:00 PM              Maintaining Water Quality within the Distribution System

Tom Stechmann, Suez
Your community depends on you to deliver high quality drinking water to consumers every day. Drinking water distribution is therefore central to the concerns of local officials. Learn how to best maintain water quality within the distribution system so that your consumers have confidence you are providing superior water at the tap. 


2:00 PM              Water Main Condition Assessment through Leak and Pressure Management
Michael Livermore, Echologics, a division of Mueller Water Products

Acoustic and Pressure Monitoring Technology provides for informed decision making through actionable information. Learn how Echologic’s acoustic approach has accurately located over 4,000 leaks on distribution and transmission mains and when combined with pressure monitoring and management can extend the life of a utility’s system.


3:00 PM              Adjourn


Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring the 2020 Spring Tech: or call 573-445-3279. 

Cancellations received after the registration deadline and no-shows will still be responsible for the Spring Tech fee.

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