Know Your Assets: Once Invisible in Sewers, Now Visible

Innovative PVC Pipe Solutions for Sustainable Municipal Infrastructure

Thursday, April 19
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: Meeting Room 315, Sacramento Convention Center

SWRCB Drinking Water: 1 Contact Hour

CWEA: 1 Contact Hour

Practice Area: Team Challenge Area: Managing Assets for Longer Life Cycle

Cost-effective PVC pipe is used in water, sewer and reclaim projects. In this session, learn about a proven solution for trenchless & open cut applications, the Certa-Lok technology for PVC restrained joint pipe systems!

Learner Outcomes:

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


Rowena Patenaude

Sales Specification Engineer - West
North American Pipe Corporation


Rowena is a Sales Specification Engineer for North American Pipe Corporation, the second largest PVC pipe manufacturer in the U.S.A. Rowena holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with previous experience in the field of construction working for a general contractor. She is committed to promoting proper use of PVC products in municipal infrastructure. Rowena has also participated in technical standards committees, contributing to the publishing of industry standards.


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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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