Welcome to the Finger Lakes Water Works Conference Website!

The FLWWC offers continuing education opportunities to design professionals, operators and others employed in the water supply industry. Our classes are eligable for professional development hours (PDHs). We also organize social events where members can meet to share their experiences with emerging technologies, challenges and innovations in the water supply industry. Be sure to check our events and membership pages for more information.

N E W S L E T T E R - W I N T E R 2 0 1 6
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N E W S L E T T E R - F A L L 2 0 1 5
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The 2015 Winter Meeting was held at Waterloo Holiday Inn, Seneca County. Guest speakers were:

Thomas Clark (Monroe County Water Authority) Algae Toxins and Their Removal

David Flannery and Howie Yerger (Cabot Corporation) Potable Water Treatment with Activated Carbon

Mark Koester (Koester Associates) Fundamentals of Hydraulics and Pump Station Design

Conference THANKS to the speakers for the presentations

Conference CONGRATULATIONS to 50/50 winners Ken McAllister (Phelps V), Jim Schmidt (Geneva C) and Robert Stapleton (Hector T)

2016 DUES:

2016 dues are payable AT OR BEFORE the upcoming Annual Business Meeting.
Please submit your dues whether or not you are attending the February Meeting.
    $7 / year (or $15 / 3 years) for individuals - Active or Affiliate Membership
    $35 / year / company - Associate Membership (includes 1 individual Affiliate membership)
ACTIVE MEMBER status is available to those water supply personnel within the five member counties of the Conference (Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Wayne and Yates).

AFFILIATE MEMBER status is available to all others, including water supply personnel from outside the five county area, municipal Board members, regulatory personnel, Associate Member representatives (sales, engineering and laboratories) and/or all others with an interest in the field of water supply.


Each year various Board of Director positions become vacant and members must be elected in accordance with Articles V and XI of the Conference By-Laws. The following positions must be filled this year:

2 Utility Member Representatives - 3 year terms

Election of the above positions will be held at the Annual Business Meeting on 4 February 2016. The Nominating Committee will present a slate of nominees at that meeting. Nominations for new members will be accepted in writing by the FLWWC Board of Directors. Nominations must be received no less than 15 days prior to the meeting.


Nominations for Operator of the Year are to be provided to Jim Bromka (315/585-9811) no later than 12/31/2015. Please note that all nominees must be a current, active member of the Finger Lakes Water Works Conference.

4 February 2016 -Annual Business Meeting
7 April 2016 -Spring Meeting
2 June 2016 -Spring Workshop
11 August 2016 -Summer Meeting / Vendor Exhibit
1 December 2016 -Winter Meeting


There is a complete listing of the operator training seminars provided by the AWWA NY Section Education Committee, including many in Central and Western regions, available on the Section's website (nysawwa.org).

Annual Water Event: Saratoga Springs, NY (April 12 - 14, 2016)
Annual Conference & Exposition: Chicago, IL (June 19 - 22, 2016)
Edwin C. Tifft Jr. Water Supply Symposium: Buffalo, NY (September 21 - 22, 2016)

Training courses are also available through New York Rural Water Association.

The New York Rural Water Association also offers training opportunities.
Call 518-828-3155 or check online at www.nyruralwater.org.

Annual Technical Conference: Lake Placid, NY (May 16 - 19, 2016)

**Also check www.health.state.ny.us/environmental/water/drinking/operate/operate.htm


The Cross Connection Control Foundation of the Niagara Frontier, Inc., in cooperation with the Monroe County Water Authority, offers training for certification in cross connection control device testing. Training covers the principle, use and installation of the various acceptable devices and provides NYS device tester certification. Courses in 2015 will be held at Monroe Community College.

Contact Steve Poliszuk at 585-428-6376 for more information.