Continuing Education Opportunities

PWEA Leadership Development Conference
Presented by the PWEA Training Committee
7:30am - 4:00pm ~ ~ ~ Thursday, September 14, 2023
PA DEP approved for 2.0 drinking water and wastewater contact hours
Course IDs 9304 & 9305

This conference also qualifies for a total of 6.0 Professional Development Hours.

Registration is closed
Penn Harris Hotel - in person location
1150 Camp Hill Bypass

Camp Hill, PA 17011

Four Points by Sheraton Allentown Lehigh Valley - simulcast location
3712 Hamilton Blvd

Allentown, PA 18103

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Cranberry - simulcast location
2000 Garden View Lane

Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Force Main from Inlet to Discharge
A PWEA Collection Systems Committee One-Day Specialty Conference
PA DEP Approved for 2.0 Water & Wastewater Operator Hours
Conference ID#s 9335 & 9336
October 18, 2023
Oscar Lasko Program Activity Resource Campus (PARC)
1 Scouting Way - Exton PA



This Summit is organized by the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA) Collection System Committee.  We will present topics starting at the inlet of the force main and moving downstream to the discharge.  Pump stations have always been the beating heart of a collection system.  Advances in technology and enforcement have made force main topics of greater interest.

  7:00am            Registration – Breakfast Buffet
  8:00am            Intro & Welcome
  8:15am            Owner-centric Pump Designs
  9:15am            Pumps for Pump Stations
  9:45am            Break & Network with Vendors
10:15am            Pump Station Controls
10:45am            Data Driven Approach to Pump System Improvement
11:15am            Lunch
12:15pm            Air Release Valves
12:45pm            Force Main Inspection
  1:15pm            Break & Network with Vendors
  1:45pm            Odor Control
  2:15pm            Bringing it Home: a Case Study of a Force Main Failure
  2:45pm            Panel Discussion - Holistic Approach to Pump Station Management & Maintenance
  3:15pm            Conference Concludes
Joe Clark - JWC Muffin Monster
Charles Hurst, PE, BCEE - DELCORA
Arthur W. Auchenbach III, PE - Riordan Materials Corporation
AJ Wilson - Xylem
Jen Muir - JK Muir
Michael Gillespie - Envirep
David G. Smith, P.E. - Pure (a Xylem Company)
Dick Pope - Hazen and Sawyer
Susanne Lockard - Brown & Caldwell 

The concepts, ideas, procedures, and opinions offered at PWEA educational opportunities are those expressed by the various presenters. The PWEA assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the presentations.
Conference Fees - includes breakfast & lunch buffets
PWEA Member
* - $100
Non-Member - $160

* To qualify for the Member Rate, you must be a PWEA member or a WEF member with PWEA selected as your State Association. 


Registration deadline is October 4th.  On-site registrations cannot be accepted.

Registration can only be made online. Payment can be made by credit card, or you can register online and then mail a check within 10 business days. 

A 3.5% technology fee will be added to all credit card transactions. The credit/debit card name and address information must EXACTLY match what is on record with the financial institution issuing the card or else the transaction will be declined. This is a security measure to prevent fraudulent activity. Credit card numbers are NOT stored by PWEA or the payment gateway vendor.

Cancellation & Substitution Policy
Cancellations received in writing 4 weeks prior to the date of the conference will receive a full refund less a $30 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after that date. Substitutions may be made until the registration deadline and must be made in writing, accompanied by a registration form for the substitute.

Vendor Displays and Sponsorships
Vendors with tabletop displays will be available to discuss their equipment and services. If your company would like to exhibit or sponsor, click HERE to switch to the vendor opportunities registration page.  Or, contact Susan Boynton at