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MRWA Fall Operations & Maintenance Symposium

October 26–27, 2023


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Cancellation Policy: 

Due to scheduling limitations and meal costs, the last day to cancel registrations is
October 16, 2023. Registrations cancelled after that date may be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. 

All uncancelled no-show registrations will be liable for the full member system rate of $250.00.


  1. If you pay for and attend the Wastewater Workshop on Wednesday, October 25, you receive the 2-Day Fall Operations & Maintenance Symposium at no additional charge.
  2. If you pay for and attend the 2-Day Fall Operations & Maintenance Symposium on Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27, you receive the Wastewater Workshop at no additional charge.
  3. If paying with GREEN VOUCHERS, you MUST BE PRESENT & MUST SIGN the roster on Wednesday, October 25.
  4. If paying with BLUE VOUCHERS, you MUST BE PRESENT & MUST SIGN the rosters on Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27.

Failure to sign the appropriate rosters may result in additional charges to your system.


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2023 Fall Operations & Maintenance Symposium Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, October 25
Pre-Conference Wastewater Workshop 

MoDNR Course # 2303840
(WW – 3.0 hrs)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Purpose and Importance of Air Release Valves! Do I Have One?
Eric Luschen, McIntire Management Group

From installation to maintenance, this session will dive into the how, where, why, and what benefits air release valves have within a wastewater system.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Company is Coming: How to Prepare for Inspections
Mary Calcagno, MRWA TMF Circuit Rider

Being prepared for a system inspection makes the process more efficient and less nerve-wracking. This session will share tips on what to consider when preparing for a system inspection.

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm                             BREAK

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Keeping Projects on Track and in Budget
Mary Calcagno, MRWA TMF Circuit Rider
Cary Sayre, PE – Allstate Consultants, LLC

This session will discuss how to keep projects moving in a positive direction and keep projects in budget from the planning stage to project completion.

Thursday, October 26

MoDNR Course # 2303841
(DW – 6.0 hrs, DS – 6.0 hrs, WW – 6.0 hrs)

Friday, October 27

MoDNR Course # 2302842
(DW – 4.0 hrs, DS – 4.0 hrs, WW – 4.0 hrs)

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