Check out this great article by Monster Machines about Chicago's incredible water system. Or you can check out the excellent video below.
While this wasn't the first time B&M Technical Services has shown at WWA's Annual Conference, it was my first time checking this conference out. I particularly like the set up of this show in the exhibit all, and it was a nice addition to have live music playing during lunch on Wednesday. The operators competitions that were had were some of the best - Madison Water and Arlington Heights (even with their Bear's helmets) were just incredibly fast during the tapping contest and so impressive to watch. Check out the clip above if you've never seen a contest before - this clip is of Arlington Heights from 2010.
We had a very smooth showing experience, and had a few really great conversations that we are looking forward to moving forward with. Overall, I'd really like to thank WWA. WWA is run exclusively by volunteers, and it's pretty amazing all the work that went into the event. I really appreciate the time and efforts that these volunteers made to give us a good show.
Nekoosa and Port Edwards did a fantastic job hosting the North Central Operators' Meeting on September 14. The Community Center is a beautiful new venue that Nekoosa can be very proud of, and it was filled with operators and vendors. I really enjoyed listening to the presentations and learning about different projects going on around the state. It is always refreshing to see all of the different unique solutions generated to problems facing wastewater treatment, such as Plainfield's using their effluent for crop irrigation. During the business meeting, I was pleasantly surprised to be elected to the Steering Committee for the region, and I look forward to working with them. The lunch was homemade by the Nekoosa Mayor's wife and absolutely fantastic. A word of advice to future hosts that will never fail - finding a few women who know how to cook makes for a really great meeting lunch. During lunch, I enjoyed giving the Nekoosa guys a hard time about the prospects for their high school sports this year. I had some great conversations and overall the North Central District meeting was a very worthwhile way to spend the day.