2020 Biosolids Workshop

We appreciate your interest in the 2020 Biosolids Workshop that was slated for December 2nd at Marriott Columbus Northwest. Due to Governor DeWine declaring Franklin County a level purple per the public health advisory, we will be canceling our in person Biosolids Workshop. We are working towards rescheduling this event in February 2021 and will have more information shortly.

Thank you for your flexibility in this matter and we look forward to providing you your training for 2021 and beyond.

December 2, 2020

Marriott Columbus Northwest
5605 Blazer Pkwy
Dublin, OH 43017

Workshop Member: $175 

Workshop Nonmember: $245

Exhibitor Member: $350

Exhibitor Nonmember: $475

A $10 fee will be added to onsite registrations

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8:15 - 8:30 AM


8:30 - 9:15 AM

Creating & Managing a Municipal Fats, Oils, &
Grease Program

Samuel Mcleod, Rite-Way Compliance Group

9:15 - 10:00 AM

The 'True' Economics of the Land Application of Biosolids

Paul Matrka, Smith Environmental

10:00 - 10:15 AMBreak
10:15 - 11:00 AM

Restart your MHF for easy and cheap pathogen

William Lill, IFCO

11:00 - 11:45 AM

City of Wooster's Bioenergy and Class A Biosolids Adventure

Nathan W. Coey, Wooster Water Utilities

11:45 - 12:45 PMLunch
12:45 - 1:30 PM

Trace Sources and Impacts of DRP Entering the
Western Basin of Lake Erie

Melanie Marshall, Wright State University - Lake Campus

1:30 - 2:15 PM

Innovative Improvements to Biosolids Odors at
Upper Mill Creek WRF

Jeff Frechtling, Butler County Water & Sewer

2:15 - 2:30 PMBreak
2:30 - 3:15 PM

Before You Decide - Centrifuge or Belt Press?

Christopher Boyd, Charter Machine Co

3:15 - 4:00 PM

Double your cake solids with Elode Technology

Christopher Boyd, Charter Machine Co

4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Schedule subject to change.

This workshop will be 6 contact hours.


Marriott Columbus Northwest

Group rate of $139/night

Book a room HERE

Group rate ends 11/16/2020



Ohio Water Environmnent Association at 614.488.5800 or info@ohiowea.org

Note: Members MUST login to receive membership rates. If you do not remember your login credentials follow the "Forgot Password" during the login process or email info@ohiowea.org to reset your password.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations within 24 hours of the workshop, or no-shows the day of the workshop will still be charged in full and will not receive a refund.

  • Any Cancellation 72-24 hours prior to the workshop will receive a 65% refund minus any credit card processing fees.

  • Any Cancellation 72 hours or more prior to the workshop will receive a full refund minus any credit card processing fees.

  • Two week cancellation notice required for exhibitors.

    COVID-19 Precautions:

Due to social distancing requirements, this workshop will have a maximum attendance of 75 people, so register TODAY!

We have heard from many of you who are excited to meet again in person and we are also looking forward to seeing you, safely. This workshop will look different. While it is impossible to eliminate all risk associated with COVID-19, we are working hard to ensure as safe an experience as possible. Here are some of what we are planning in partnership with Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center:

  • OWEA staff and hotel staff will be wearing masks and in some cases face shields during the event.
  • Due to the executive order signed by Governor DeWine, all attendees who are physically able to will be required to wear a mask when not eating, drinking or speaking to the audience. While we encourage you to bring a mask you are comfortable with, OWEA will also provide masks during events. Masks are the best way to keep everyone safe when we are around each other.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided by both the venue and OWEA.
  • We ask that you take your temperature before heading out to the workshop and that you stay at home if they don't feel well or have a temperature.
  • We will have lots of signage and explanations of correct social distancing measures.
  • The ballroom we are in normally holds more than 200 people, so it will be very spread out with only 75 attendees.
  • Communal meals will look different, with seating more spread out and fewer seats at tables.
  • Food service will look different. Buffets will be served, and you might see many more individual items.
  • There will be markings on the floor to help maintain safe distances between attendees.
  • We will be dismissing attendees by row to eliminate a large group during breaks.
  • Podiums, microphones and laptops will all be wiped down between speakers.
  • We will maintain recommended distances between all attendees, between staff and attendees,  and between speakers and attendees.
  • We will be communicating with registered attendees multiple times prior to the event to ensure everyone is comfortable and aware of these changes.

We know not everyone can or wishes to attend in person events and are also working on a 2-3 hour virtual Plant Ops Workshop for our water professionals who aren't able to join us in person. We want to serve all of our members in the manner they are most comfortable. More information concerning this will be available shortly, so keep an eye on your email.

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COVID Safety Measures