The New World of Pretreatment Inspectors

Pretreatment Facility Inspection Manual Revision Round Table Discussion

Thursday, April 19
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: Meeting Room 304/305, Sacramento Convention Center

SWRCB Wastewater: 0.1 CEU

CWEA: 1 Contact Hour

The Pretreatment Facility Inspection manual update is underway. CSUS Office of Operator Certification has asked the P3S committee to participate in the latest revision of the manual. The CSUS Director of Education, Project Engineer, and SME’s from the North and the South have been working on a revision of the training manual that reflects accurate and current topics that are relevant to the individuals performing pretreatment inspections in the field today.

Learner Outcomes:

John Rowe

Development & Application of Pretreatment Facility Inspection Program
California State University Sacramento

Biography:

Dr. John Rowe is an A level operator in water and wastewater treatment plant operations. He has been an operator and educator for 32-years in the operations of water and wastewater treatment facilities. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in Biological Sciences and has a PhD in Environmental Sustainability and a PhD in Biological Sciences. He has managed wastewater treatment and water treatment facilities as well as industrial pretreatment operations. He was recognized in 2003 and 2005 by winning the National Public Private Partnership Award for innovation by optimizing treatment plant operations and by implementing water operator educational programs.

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Ramzi Mahmood

Director and Professor
Office of Water Programs, Sacramento State

Biography:

Dr. Ramzi J Mahmood is Professor and Director of the Office of Water Programs (OWP) at California State University, Sacramento. He has been a faculty member at the university since 1994 and became the director of Office of Water Programs in 1997. In addition to his university experience, Dr. Mahmood has approximately 10 years of industry experience. His interest is focused on training operators and effectiveness of training delivery. Currently, he is embarking on updating the OWP training manuals and developing online courses for operators.

Presentation(s):

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Shannon Simmers

Regulatory Compliance Officer
City of Redlands

Biography:

Shannon Simmers, Regulatory Compliance Officer at City of Redlands, is responsible for the Pretreatment Program and other regulatory requirements. She began in the ECI profession in 2014 with previous experience in inspection/quality assurance. She possesses an AS in Water Supply and certifications in wastewater, water treatment, distribution and stormwater. She is the Past Chair of the P3S Committee and is actively involved with CWEA. She is TCP Subject Matter Expert and was involved with ECI exam re-validations and study-guide revisions. In 2018 the CWEA Clean Water Magazine identified her as a 2018 Emerging Leader and also awarded the CWEA 5S.

Presentation(s):

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John Boyd

Supervising Industrial Waste Inspector II
LA County Sanitation District

Biography:

John Boyd is the Supervising Industrial Waste Inspector with the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. He has Bachelor’s degree of Science in Geology from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and is certified as a Grade 3 Environmental Compliance Inspector with the CWEA. He has been with the LACSD since 1987 and has 27 years of experience as an Industrial Waste Inspector. He is a past chair of the CWEA Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention, and Stormwater (P3S) Committee.

Presentation(s):

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Shannon Simmers

Regulatory Compliance Officer
City of Redlands

Biography:

Shannon Simmers, Regulatory Compliance Officer at City of Redlands, is responsible for the Pretreatment Program and other regulatory requirements. She began in the ECI profession in 2014 with previous experience in inspection/quality assurance. She possesses an AS in Water Supply and certifications in wastewater, water treatment, distribution and stormwater. She is the Past Chair of the P3S Committee and is actively involved with CWEA. She is TCP Subject Matter Expert and was involved with ECI exam re-validations and study-guide revisions. In 2018 the CWEA Clean Water Magazine identified her as a 2018 Emerging Leader and also awarded the CWEA 5S.

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