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Course Title: Fundamentals of Anaerobic Digester Operation and Control
Description: This course will give attendees an improved understanding of the system and strategies, and be better prepared for the day to day tasks of completing thi sprotion of the treatment process.
 
 
Precourse Requirement: None          
Instructor: Chad Antle

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4/17/20248:00am to 3:00pmMWEA - Dan Wood


Register now for the MWEA/MI-AWWA 2024 Asset Management Seminar! 

Stay tuned for engaging sessions, insightful discussions, and valuable insights that will enhance your understanding of asset management strategies.
To view the 2024 agenda, please click HERE!


THANK YOU TO OUR EXHIBITORS
AssetManagement.Live LLC
Eurofins Environment Testing
HESCO
Hyfi
Silversmith Data

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4/18/20248:00am to 4:00pmMWEA


EXAM PREP CLASSES provide an intensive overview and study guide on major treatment processes related to operations, laboratory and management principles and procedures. These classes are designed to promote passing the EGLE Municipal Wastewater Operator Certification Exam.

Instructor: Larry Sundling

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4/19/20248:00am to 3:00pmMWEA - Dan Wood


THE 4-HOUR REVIEW CLASS

Instructor: Dave Connors

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4/23/20248:00am to 12:00pmMWEA - Dan Wood


Course Title:     Basic Health and Safety Practices for Water Treatment Systems
Description: Staying safe and healthy while on the job is not common sense for all. Creating and maintaining a culture of 'safety first' takes a great deal of training, emphasis and reinforcement. This class can be an important part of such a program.

Sending your personnel to this course sends the message of how critical the practice of safety is in your plant.
 
 
Precourse Requirement: None  ( Maintenance 1 recommended)    
Instructor: Andy Mechel

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4/24/20248:00am to 3:00pmMWEA - Dan Wood


THE 4-HOUR REVIEW CLASS

Instructor: Nathan Callison

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4/25/20248:00am to 12:00pmDan Wood


Registration now open for the MWEA Process and Sustainable Energy Seminar! 

The Annual Process and Sustainable Energy Seminar provides a platform for professionals to explore innovative approaches to water treatment and energy management. Through a series of presentations, attendees gain insights into sustainable practices, technological advancements, and regulatory updates, fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing within the water industry.

View the event agenda here!
 

THANK YOU TO OUR EXHIBITORS
Dubois Cooper
HESCO
JGM Valve Corporation
Peterson & Matz, Inc. 
Solberg Knowles

Water Works Systems 
 

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4/25/20248:00am to 3:30pmMWEA


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5/7/2024Time TBACheryl Vosburg


Section 21 is hosting the 68th Annual 2024 U.P. Wastewater Operators Conference on May 14 & 15th at the Chip-In's Island Resort in Harris, MI. 
See the Conference Flyer for more information and the full agenda.

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5/14/2024
-5/15/2024
8:30am to 4:30pmMark O'Neill



Join MWEA's New Professional Committee
for a Tour and Mixer in South Huron Valley!


FREE to Attend!


When: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - Tour at 2PM, happy hour at 4PM.

What: Plant tour of the South Huron Valley Utility Authority (SHVUA) plant with happy hour after. Food and Drink tabs have been picked up by our sponsors, so this event is free to attend!
 

Thank you to our generous Mixer Sponsors:
 
                

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5/15/20242:00pm to 6:00pmMWEA - Dan Wood


The 30th Annual Scholarship Fund Golf Outing to benefit 4 MWEA Scholarships:
- Jack H. Wagner Scholarship
- John P. Hennessey Scholarship
- Antenore C. "Butch" Davanzo Scholarship
- WRRT Future Leader Scholarships

Thank you to our EVENT Sponsors:
Sponsors Coming Soon

Thank you to our BLOODY MARY BAR Sponsor:
Sponsor Coming Soon

Thank you to our HOLE Sponsors:
Applied Science, Inc.
Commerce Controls, Inc.
Core and Main
Detroit Pump
DuBois-Cooper Associates
Hamlett Environmental Technologies
Jacobs
Peterson and Matz, Inc.

 

Sponsor registration closes Friday, May 10th to guarantee printing for event signage!

Golfer spots usually sell-out so register soon to guarantee your spot! 



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5/22/20248:30am to 5:00pmMWEA - Dan Wood


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5/29/20248:00am to 3:00pmMWEA - Dan Wood



Join MWEA's New Professional Committee
for a Tour and Mixer in Grand Rapids!


FREE to Attend!'
 
 
When: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 2PM, happy hour at 4PM.

What: Plant tour of the City of Grand Rapids WRRF operations and digestion system with happy hour after. Food and Drink tabs have been picked up by our sponsors, so this event is free to attend!
 

Thank you to our generous Mixer Sponsors:
 
                


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5/29/20242:00pm to 6:00pmMWEA - Dan Wood


Join us on Saturday, June 1st from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM for a FREE FAMILY event to learn about the journey of you drinking water, careers in water, conservation efforts, and how to become a water champion. There will be hands-on activities to make learning fun. Intended for ages 9+. 
 

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6/1/202411:30am to 2:00pmHillary Caron


MWEA's 99th Annual Conference
June 9-12, 2024  |  Boyne Falls, MI
Conference, Meals, Exhibits and Lodging: 
Boyne Mountain Resort

Visit the main Annual Conference webpage for additional information: www.mi-wea.org/2024ac
 

THANK YOU to our current LAKE LEVEL Sponsors.  Their generous support helps us keep the attendee rates affordable so more people can join us for the conference.

$4,000 GREAT LAKES LEVEL
Donohue and Associates
Hazen and Sawyer
HDR
Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc
OHM Advisors



$3,000 LAKE SUPERIOR LEVEL
Duperon Corporation
Jones & Henry Engineers
Prein&Newhof
Tetra Tech
Trace Analytical Laboratories
Wade Trim


$2,000 LAKE MICHIGAN LEVEL
Fishbeck
Infratructure Alternatives, Inc
JGM Valve Corporation


$1,500 LAKE HURON LEVEL
Arcadis
Cummins

Davis and Davis Law Office PLC
EGLE Water Resources Division

Fleis & VandenBrink

$1,000 LAKE ERIE LEVEL
Kraft Power Corporation
Mead & Hunt



Awards Ceremonies

The Awards Luncheon will be held at 12:00pm on Tuesday, June 11th, 2024
The Leadership Celebration Dinner will be held the evening of Tuesday, June 11th, 2024, with a cocktail reception from 6-7pm and dinner and awards beginning at 7pm.

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6/9/2024
-6/12/2024
Varies by dayMWEA - Allison Wood


MWEA's 99th Annual Conference has many opportunities to help you advertise and grow your business!

2024 Sponsorship Opportunities range from $200- $4,000 and include conference signage in prime locations near registration and general session/meal rooms, info slides on the conference slideshow, name and/or logo listed on the MWEA website and conference page, and more!

Exhibit Night takes place on Monday, June 10th, from 5:00pm-8:00pm.  View the exhibit floor plan here. The theme this year is “Holidays In The Hall”. Exhibitors (and attendees) are encouraged to dress-up and decorate their booths with this theme!  Halloween, Christmas, and Earth Day of course, BUT consider others like “World Toilet Day” or “National Cheeseburger Day”. Be creative and have fun. Best Booth Winner receives a FREE booth at MWEA’s 100th Annual Conference in 2025!

View the Exhibitor and Sponsor Contract and Information Packet here.

Exhibitor and Sponsor registration will close on Friday, May 31st. (Exhibit booths are expected to sell out, so registration may close prior to that date once we are full).  Note: if you are registered as an exhibitor or sponsor but want to attend technical sessions or conference meals, including Sunday's Welcome Reception, you MUST register as a conference attendee.  That registration page can be found here: Attendee Registration

Payment Note: Booths will not be placed & sponsors will not be advertised without payment.

REGISTER by March 29th to receive $50 off exhibit booth pricing AND be listed in the printed CONFERENCE BROCHURE, being mailed to over 2,000 industry professionals.


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6/9/2024
-6/12/2024
Sunday, June 9 - Wednesday, June 12MWEA


Sunday, June 9th, 2024
The Alpine at Boyne Mountain

The 2024 Annual Conference Golf Outing will be a scramble format with prizes awarded to the winning teams. In addition, special prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin.


Thank you to our EVENT Sponsors:
Sponsors Coming Soon

Thank you to our HOLE Sponsors:
Commerce Controls, Inc
Cummins Inc
Donohue & Associates, Inc.
Duperon Corporation
Fishbeck
Hazen and Sawyer
Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc.
Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc.
Jones & Henry Engineers Ltd
Prein&Newhof
Tetra Tech
Trace Analytical Laboratories Inc.
USALCO
Wade Trim

Sponsor registration closes Friday, May 30th to guarantee printing for event signage!

Each year, The Alpine plays host to Michigan's Tournament of Champions. And once you've played the course, you'll understand why. With its spectacular mountain setting and panoramic views towards Deer Lake, its surroundings are every bit as breathtaking as its noteworthy design. Known for its open, playable layout that trends down the mountain, solid drives are rewarded and its forgiving greens can bolster confidence in your short game.

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6/9/202410:00am to 5:00pmMWEA - Allison Wood




The MWEA Paddle With Purpose will take place on Sunday, June 9, 2024, as a part of the Annual Conference. Canoe rentals will be provided by Jordan Valley Outfitters, located at 311 N. Lake St. (M-66), East Jordan. We will be paddling the Jordan River from Graves Crossing Road to Rogers Road, a trip of about three hours.
  • The total cost of the trip is $90 for a team of two paddlers ($60 for transportation and canoe rental and $30 for Water For People).
  • If you prefer to rent a kayak, the total cost for a solo is $65 and the total cost for a two-person kayak is $95.
The schedule for the Sunday event is to meet at the Boyne Mountain Grand Lodge main lobby at 11:45 AM. Bus transportation to and from the Jordan River will be provided by Jordan Valley Outfitters.Plan to return to Boyne Mountain by around 5:30 PM.

You are encouraged to register by May 17 if you plan to join the Paddle With Purpose event. Later registrations will be considered, but no guarantee of canoe availability can be made.

The Paddle With Purpose event will raise funds for Water For People, a WEF charity of choice, whose mission is to promote the development of high quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments. https://www.waterforpeople.org/

~ Thanks for your support! Gary De Kock – Past Chair MWEA Water For People Committee ~


 

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6/9/202411:45am to 5:30pmGary De Kock


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6/26/20248:00am to 3:00pmMWEA - Dan Wood


Course Title: Maintenance: Fundamentals of Pumps
   
 
 
Precourse Requirement: None          
Instructor: Andy Mechel

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7/24/20248:00am to 3:00pmMWEA - Dan Wood


Save-the-Date!  More information and registration coming soon!

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8/22/20248:00am to 4:00pmMWEA - Cheryl Vosburg


Save-the-Date!  More information and registration coming soon!

The MWEA IPP Seminar is intended to be more practical with basic IPP training by experienced professionals in the field. The topics covered range from basic regulatory concepts to interacting with significant industrial users and implementation of successful strategies. 

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9/19/20248:00am to 4:00pmMWEA - Caitlin Bowens


Save-the-Date!  More information and registration coming soon!

Join your fellow northern wastewater operators and water environment professionals for a day of quality education with CECs and networking with peers and exhibitors.


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9/25/20248:00am to 4:00pmMWEA - Dan Wood


Save-the-Date! Additional information and registration coming soon!

For those who will be attending 2024 WEFTEC in New Orleans, you are cordially invited to our Michigan Night Reception on the evening of Monday, October 7, 2024. 
 

Attendance is complimentary and as in the past, this event is planned as a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres. We plan it to be a time to socialize with your acquaintances, firm up any plans you may have during WEFTEC, and hopefully make new contacts to help your business grow!  

While there is no charge to attend, we do ask for pre-registration so we can have an estimate of attendance for ordering food as well as having nametags pre-printed to save time evening of.  Walk-ins are of course welcome though as we would love to have as many Michigan attendees join us.  Please note the time is 6-8pm central time.

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10/7/20246:00pm to 8:00pmMWEA - Allison Wood



Riding to the City of New Orleans (Riding2NOLA) is a cycling event planned to begin in May of 2024 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We plan to start cycling from our home in Grand Rapids and ride a total of 1,074 miles. That is the distance from Grand Rapids to New Orleans, site of WEFTEC 2024. The difference is that our cycling will not actually take us to New Orleans. Instead, we will log the 1,074 miles on Michigan’s beautiful system of bicycle trails. This keeps us safely out of traffic. It also makes it much easier to arrange our overnight accommodations since we can use our home as a base for those trails near Grand Rapids.

The goal of the fundraiser is to raise $10,740 for Water For People (WFP). The ride is self-funded by the cycling team of Gary and Linda De Kock from Grand Rapids, so all sponsorship donations go directly to benefit WFP. The American Water Works Association helped to establish Water For People in 1991 and WFP is a Charity of Choice of the Water Environment Federation (WEF).

To support the voyage, visit our Ripple Effect webpage which can be found on the Water For People website. The fundraiser will finish by October 9, 2024, the last day of WEFTEC. Gary and Linda will post videos and updates on the Paddle With Purpose River Voyages Facebook page so you can follow along.
  • GOLD SPONSOR - $2,000 Visual recognition at the Water For People WEFTEC 2024 booth Gold level visual recognition at the 2024 MWEA Annual Conference Listing on Paddle With Purpose Facebook page
  • SILVER SPONSOR - $1000 Silver level visual recognition at the 2024 MWEA Annual Conference Listing on Paddle With Purpose Facebook page
  • BRONZE SPONSOR - $500 Bronze level visual recognition at the 2024 MWEA Annual Conference Listing on Paddle With Purpose Facebook page
Pledges to Riding to the City of New Orleans can be paid directly to MWEA-Riding2NOLA, 5815 Executive Drive, Lansing, MI 48911, or through the WFP Ripple Effect webpage The final deadline for pledge payment is October 9, 2024. Contact Gary De Kock at gdekock@gmail.com for sponsorship opportunities and questions. Thanks for helping!

The Riding2NOLA event will raise funds for Water For People, a WEF charity of choice, whose mission is to promote the development of high quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments. https://www.waterforpeople.org/
 


 

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10/9/2024NAGary De Kock


Save the date for the MWEA Annual Collections Seminar! 

Stay tuned for engaging sessions, insightful discussions, and valuable insights that will enhance your understanding of wastewater collection systems. Mark your calendars now!

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10/24/20248:00am to 4:00pmMWEA


Save-the-Date!  More information and registration coming soon!


 


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11/6/20248:00am to 4:00pmMWEA - Allison Wood


Save-the-Date!  More information and registration coming soon!

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11/13/20248:00am to 4:00pmMWEA - Caitlin Bowens


Save-the-Date!  More information and registration coming soon!

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12/10/20248:00am to 4:00pmMWEA - Caitlin Bowens


SAVE-THE-DATE!
 
  Water and wastewater utility managers and operators should plan to attend this annual training event.

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CECs:
  • Earn 0.3 Technical OR Managerial DW and WW Credits (each day, up to 0.6 total)
  • Course Code: 338
  • In registration, choose either the TECHNICAL track OR the MANAGERIAL track.  To receive credits, you must stay in your designated room and cannot move between tracks

Attendee cost:
  • Operator Days FULL Attendee Package: $300
    • This 2-day package includes access to BOTH Tuesday, February 6th and Wednesday, February 7th Operator Days Technical OR Managerial Sessions, Breakfast and Lunch BOTH days, access to the Joint Expo Exhibit Floor which includes the viewing of the operator competitions, as well as entry to the Tuesday evening New Professional / Young Professional Mixer.
  • Operator Days SINGLE Day Pass Only: $160
    • ​This 1-day option includes access to EITHER Tuesday, February 6th OR Wednesday, February 7th Operator Days Technical OR Managerial Sessions, Breakfast and Lunch, and access to the Joint Expo Exhibit Floor.
  • Register by January 22nd before the late rates go into effect.

View the final agenda here.

Click here to view the 2024 Joint Expo and Operator Days Brochure

Register below or click here to download the registration form and email/fax it back to MWEA



Click here for a map of shuttle and additional parking locations.
  
Are you looking to ONLY walk the Joint Expo Exhibit Floor?  Click here to register on MI-AWWA's website for the EXPO only!

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2/4/2025
-2/5/2025
Various Start Times (select on registration)MWEA - Allison Wood


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