Know Your Assets: Once Invisible in Sewers, Now Visible

Changing Tides: Utilizing Remote Monitoring & Data Integration to Prioritize CIP

Thursday, April 19
2:50 PM - 3:40 PM
Location: Meeting Room 315, Sacramento Convention Center

CWEA: 1 Contact Hour

Practice Area: Professional Challenge Area: Collection Systems

Through remote monitoring, Ross Valley Sanitation District has been able to have better visibility in their system, and yield ROI. The monitoring systems are used for multiple applications, including: I&I tracking, SSO prevention, salt water intrusion tracking, and CIP prioritization.

Learner Outcomes:

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

Brogan Quist

Western Regional Manager
SmartCover Systems


Brogan Quist graduated with a B.S. from Westmont College, in Santa Barbara, CA. He has over 10 years of experience working with remote monitoring solutions for customers, including lab testing, product quality, and implementation through over 100 installations. More recently, Brogan provides technical support and account oversight to more than 150 utilities in the US and Canada, and collaborates with them to come up with the best solution to problems they encounter. Brogan manages all states, from Colorado west, as well as the upper mid-west, and Western Canada.


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Stephen I. Miksis

Operation and Maintenance Manager
Ross Valley Sanitary District


Stephen Miksis is the Operations and Maintenance Manager at the Ross Valley Sanitary District. He manages the O&M function which is responsible for 194 miles of gravity sewer, 8 miles of force main, and 19 pump stations. He is managing the Competency-Based Training initiative for the District. He came to the District seven years ago from his position of Project Manager at a utility rehabilitation and maintenance contractor. Stephen attended the University of Southern California, where he studied economics. He has worked in the public utility industry in both the private and public sectors for a total of 16 years.


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John Vogel

Ross Valley Sanitary District


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Gary Warren

Senior Civil Engineer / Supervisor of Wastewater Design Section


Gary Warren, PE, is a Senior Civil Engineer for the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), supervising the Wastewater Engineering Division’s Design Section. This Section performs in-house design work for the Wastewater Department’s capital improvement projects. Projects include treatment plant, collection system and recycled water system upgrades and rehabilitation. Gary has been very involved with EBMUD’s innovative resource recovery and co-digestion program, which allows their treatment plant to produce typically 130% of the power needed to operate the plant. Gary has a BS in chemical engineering from UC Santa Barbara and 30 years of experience. Prior to working for the District, he also worked for CH2M HILL (now part of Jacobs) and Metcalf & Eddy (now part of AECOM). He is also very active in CWEA, currently serving on the board of the local SF Bay Section.


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