By Nate F. Searing, WC&P Managing Editor
AWWA offers wastewater/stormwater standards. Professionals working in wastewater or stormwater collection, treatment and disposal can purchase a custom collection of wastewater- and stormwater-related ASTM International standards directly from American Water Works Association. Compilation of ASTM Standards Relating to Wastewater and Storm-water includes 94 ASTM International standards specially selected by American Water Works Association and ASTM International for wastewater and stormwater service. The collection includes standards for culverts, storm drains, sewer pipes, joints, fittings, manholes, materials, installation and more.
Ohio WQA moves to Hamilton. The Ohio Water Quality Association moved its offices on July 28, complete with new telephone and fax numbers as follows: 3271 Springcrest Drive, Hamilton, OH 45011; Phone: (513) 895-0695; Fax: (513) 895-1739. The current toll-free number, (800) 537-6585 and email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, will remain in use.
Iowa WQA meeting in January. The 2005 Iowa Water Quality Association meeting is set for Jan. 26-28 at the Valley West Inn in Des Moines. The annual meeting with legislators will kickoff the event on the 26th, followed by a banquet in the evening. January 27 will feature a series of seminars and the board meeting, concluding with a dinner theater. The 2005 Summer Meeting has been scheduled for June 5-7 at Crescent Beach at Okoboji. For more information on either event, call (515) 282-9303.
AWWA advocates for lead reduction. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is calling for a comprehensive nationwide approach to reduce lead exposure from all sources as well as increased investment in drinking water infrastructure. Testifying before the Environment and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, AWWA Past President Lynn Stovall highlighted a number of recommendations on the critical water-related issues facing the nation, including: a national lead reduction strategy, optimization of corrosion control, replacement of lead service lines and an independent study of Washington D.C. lead problems and legislative regulatory changes.
Priority list for Aquatech 2005 now online. The Priority System used to determine points for the Water Quality Association’s Exhibitor Priority List is now posted online. A company must be a member of WQA during the current year of the convention in the Manufacturer/Supplier category to be eligible for member exhibits’ space pricing. However, companies whose application forms were received after Aug. 6 have forfeited their priority standing. All space will now be assigned in the order in which Exhibit Space Application Forms and the required deposit were received.