2021 Collections Workshop

May 4, 2021

Location and Accommodations

Embassy Suites Dublin

5100 Upper Metro Place
Dublin, OH 43017

Negotiated Rate Booking Link


7:45am - 8:15 amRegistration
8:15am - 8:30 amIntroductions
8:30am - 9:15am

Into the Unknown: How to Navigate a Successful Large Diameter

John Swartzbaugh, Burgess & Niple

9:15am - 10:00am

Modeling Wilmington & Crestline Collection Systems and SSOs

Jeremy Cook, Prime AE

10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 11:00am

UV CIPP in Paradise - Large Diameter Gravity Sewer Rehab

Mike Burgett, Gresham Smith

11:00am - 11:45am

Using CMOM to reduce the impact of SSOs

Gary Fedak and Mike Erkkila, Lake County

11:45am - 12:45pmLunch
12:45pm - 1:30pm

Identifying Sewer Defects with Artificial Intelligence

Joshua Ford, Burgess & Niple

1:30pm - 2:15pm

Batavia Sanitary Sewer Improvements for I/I Reduction

Dane Brown, Fishbeck

2:15pm - 2:30pm Break
2:30pm - 3:15pm

City of Elyria Phase 1C Projects - Wet Weather Plan

Thomas Hessler, DLZ

3:15pm - 4:00pm

Village Closes Administrative Order for CSOs with Free Money

Kris Ruggles, Strand Associates

This workshop will offer 6 contact hours

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Member Attendee: $175

Nonmember Attendee: $245

Member Exhibitor: $350

Nonmember Exhibitor: $475

Onsite Fee: +$10

Online Registration will
close on April 30, 2021

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 the Embassy Suites:

  • 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 dont 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.