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Presented by: CWEA

2019 Nor Cal FOG Workshop


  • February 13
  • 8:00 am - 3:55 pm


Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside
1441 Canyon Del Rey Blvd
Seaside, CA 93955 United States
Contact Hours: 6
    Earn 6 CWEA contact hours towards Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector, Laboratory Analyst, Mechanical Technologist and Electrical & Instrumentation recertification.
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  • Member price: $196
  • Non-member price: $384

>> On-line registration is closed. Walk-ins are absolutely welcome!  See you in Seaside!

** Workshop is co-located with the P3S19 Conference. 

Fats, oil and grease were the #1 culprit of sanitary sewer overflows in the early 2000s. We’ve increased compliance with inspections and cleaning programs. Sewer overflows are now at an all time low. Yet, large, complex FOG challenges remain.

Speakers will revisit the regulations, discuss new, affordable grease removal technologies, new compliance programs and discuss steps you should take to continue improving your FOG program. Let’s bring an end to fatbergs, even the mini-bergs!

This unique workshop is jointly organized by CWEA’s Collection Systems and P3S Committees to demonstrate we are stronger together in water when we work together. This will be a fun day bringing together pretreatment inspectors, engineers and sewer system professionals.

Join over 140 wastewater pros int he workshop. Over 100 agencies are represented at this conference.

After attending this workshop, you’ll be able to:

  • Summarize grease trap ordinances
  • Describe grease trap operation and how to assist restaurants
  • State the latest findings from California FOG studies
  • Identify and address grease “hot-spots”

Speakers include:

  • Moderators: Mary Morse, City of San José and Daryl Lauer, Carmel Area Wastewater District
  • Michael O’Dwyer, SwiftComply US OpCo
  • David Shulman, IPEX
  • Mary Morse and Ben Nguyen, City of San José
  • Ralph Palomares, El Toro Water District
  • John Rowe, Office of Water Programs Sacramento State
  • Alison Piccoli, Cal Restaurant Association
  • Steven Aguiar, City of Livermore;
  • Joeseph Jenkins, EEC

Who should attend:

  • Collection system managers
  • Collection system crews
  • Compliance inspectors
  • Engineers
  • State & Regional Regulators
  • Vendors


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