Presidents Report / Perspective
CAWPCA President Tom Sgroi
CALL BEFORE YOU DIG / PELICAN CORPORATION
PROTECTION OF ESSENTIAL INFRASTRUCTURE BY IMPROVING AND INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS
Derek Brown, Vice President of Damage Prevention and Education, Utility Coordinator CT DOT
Nick Holly – Vice President Pelican Corp.
Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority (GNHWPCA) were heavily resourcing their handling of CBYD tickets including the scheduling of field visits, via a process that was reliant on people making decisions involving critical infrastructure - this even included assets that weren't owned by GNHWPCA. This presentation will demonstrate how GNHWPCA dramatically changed the way the Utility responded to CBYD tickets in the field. Using a solution from a local business, GNHWPCA have seen a significant reduction in the resources and time required to review, respond to and mark out CBYD tickets. Contractors receive an automated response within minutes of submitting their CBYD ticket indicating the presence of underground facilities and then outlines the actions by GNHWPCA.
FUTURE OF SLUDGE PANEL DISCUSSION
Brian Armet, P.E. – Former Executive Director Mattabassett District
Ned Beecher, Executive Director, North East Biosolids & Residuals Association
Terry Szczesiul, Director of Operations - Synagro
Melissa Hamkins, P.E. – Wright-Pierce
Roland Denny - CT DEEP
MERCHANT ANAEROBIC DIGESTER DEVELOPMENT
Michael Curtis – Quantum Biopower
Quantum is building one of the U.S.’s first fully integrated food waste recycling centers using Anaerobic Digestion Technology in Southington, CT. Anaerobic digestion is a natural process that produces methane biogas from the breakdown of organic wastes, in the absence of oxygen. Food waste will be accepted in a variety of forms such as packaged goods, unsellable items, liquids, produce, meats, processor renderings, fats/oils/greases, any many other items. Through our natural process, we will produce energy from these wastes by creating and capturing methane. The facility will produce over 1 Megawatt of power annually, and create over 10,000 tons per year of organic fertilizer.