Deep Dive: Managing Collection Systems for Success

SSS WDRs Best Practices Workshop

Thursday, April 19
8:50 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room 306/307, Sacramento Convention Center

CWEA: 3 Contact Hours

Practice Area: Team Challenge Area: Regulators and the Regulated Can Succeed Together

Collection system operators, managers, other experts won’t want to miss this engaging and comprehensive workshop, custom-tailored for smaller to medium-size sewer systems to showcase proactive approaches reduce SSOs and stay in compliance. A wide variety of informative including examples of SSO reduction best practices and engaging exercises will be included.
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Learner Outcomes:

Level: Intermediate; working knowledge of subject matter / journeyman level staff

James E. Fischer

Water Resource Control Engineer
State Water Resources Control Board/OE


Jim has nearly 30 years of “applied” professional engineering experience in the public sector. He started his Water Board tenure in 2008 as Statewide SSO Program Manager before moving to the Office of Enforcement to lead the Statewide SSO Enforcement Initiative. Jim’s primary mission is providing technical assistance, training, and strategic coaching to regional board “clients” for prioritizing system audits, compliance evaluations, and enforcement. 

With years auditing both separate and combined sewers, Jim has extensive “real world” expertise and thousands of hours in the field. Jim obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from CSU Sacramento in 1988 and his P.E. license in 1995.


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Gil F. Vazquez

Water Resource Control Engineer
State Water Resources Control Board/DWQ/NPDES WW


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Afrooz Farsimadan


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Shawn Nesgis

Wastewater Collections Supervisor
Union Sanitary District


Shawn Nesgis, Construction Superviser at Union Sanitary District. I have worked for Union Sanitary District for 22 years in the Wastewater Operations Department, Collection Services. My experience includes ten years of performing main line cleaning, CCTV inspections, and an assortment of construction related activities, with twelve additional years supervising the Maintenance and Televising Team and the Construction Team for the department.


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