The New World of Pretreatment Inspectors

Development & Application of Pretreatment Facility Inspection Program

Thursday, April 19
2:50 PM - 3:40 PM
Location: Meeting Room 304/305, Sacramento Convention Center

SWRCB Wastewater: 0.1 CEU

CWEA: 1 Contact Hour

Practice Area: Professional Challenge Area: Pretreatment & Stormwater

To implement an effective industrial pretreatment program, public wastewater treatment facilities must have an industrial pretreatment inspection program. Inspection programs must have a clear definition of strategy, defined expectations, resources, and finances. This session helps wastewater treatment plant personnel to develop strategies and implement techniques for optimizing a program.

Learner Outcomes:

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

John Rowe

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


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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Shannon Simmers

Regulatory Compliance Officer
City of Redlands


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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