Oklahoma Water and Pollution Control Conference Agenda

2019 OWPC Conference Schedule

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7:30am to 5:00pm

Registration Opens

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Vendor Set-up

7:30am to 4:30pm

Registration Opens

8:00am to 4:30pm

Exhibits Open

8:00am to 9:00am

Rose State College Welcome Tamara Pratt, Vice President, External Affairs

City of Midwest City Welcome The Honorable Matt Dukes, Mayor, Midwest City

Conference Overview Bill Clark, Environmental Coordinator, Rose State College

9:00am to 10:00am

Keynote: To Be Announced

10:00am to 10:30am

Break with Vendors

10:30am to 11:15am

Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition

Chris Thomas, Chief Operator, Water Resources Recovery

Recovery and Compost Facility, City of Midwest City

11:30am to 12:25pm

Managing Nutrients and Bacteria in Storm Water Runoff

Dr. Carrie Evenson, Stormwater Program Manager/City of Norman

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Lunch with Vendors

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Leadership from 29,029 Feet

Scott Martin, President & CEO Norman Chamber of Commerce

2:30pm to 2:45pm

Break with Vendors

2:45pm to 3:30pm

Justin Prock, Assistant Water Treatment Plant, City of Broken Arrow

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Chemical Pump Maintenance

Pam Simmons, Account Manager at ProMinent Fluid Controls


Adjourn for the Day


7:30am to 4:30pm 

Registration Opens 

8:30am to 2:00pm 

Exhibits Open 

8:30am to 9:30am 

Update: What’s Happening at the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) and Information About Financial Assistance Programs 

Lori Johnson, Assistant Division Chief, Financial Assistance Division, Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) 

Update on Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ)

Scott Thompson, Executive Director, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) 

9:30am to 10:30am 

Operator Ethics : How to Stay Out of Jail 

Dennis Williams, ODEQ Chief, Criminal Investigation Unit 

10:30am to 10:45am 

Break with Vendors 

10:45am to 11:45am 

Bio Solids/Composting 

Gaylord Pernall, Bio/Compost Supervisor, City of Midwest City 

11:45am to 1:30pm 

Water Tasting Contest 

Guest Judges: 

Lacie Lowry, News 9 Journalist and TV Anchor 

Susan Paddock, Executive Director, The Oka’ Institute, East Central University 

Steve Carano, Geosciences Coordinator and Professor, Rose State College 

Lunch with Vendors 

Awards Presentation 


Vendor Tear Down Booths 

1:30pm to 2:25pm 

The Oka’ Institute: Creating Practical Water Solutions 

Susan Paddock, Executive Director for The Oka’ Institute 

2:30pm to 

3:25 pm 

Medical Marijuana Update/Grow Facilities & Disposal 

Fenton Rood, Assistant Director for the Land Protection Division, ODEQ 

3:25pm to 3:30pm 

Drones: How They Are Used for Drinking Water Sanitary Survey and Inspection

Mark Stasyszen, P.E., PWS Engineer & Enforcement Section, Water Quality Division, ODEQ


Adjourn for the Day 


Registration Opens

8:45am to 9:15am

Depart for Tour of City of Norman Water Reclamation Facility

Drive your own vehicle or carpool

9:00am to 12 noon

Tour: Norman Water Reclamation Facility, 7420 N.E. 36th Street, Midwest City, OK

Host Steve Hardeman, Utilities Manager of Norman Water Reclamation Facility (NWRF), City of Norman

Short School Agenda


Date of Class





Sept. 30 – Oct. 1

8:00 am to 5:00pm

C Water

Robert Krueger

Room 211

Oct. 1 Oct. 3

8:00am to 5:00pm

D Water& Wastewater

Mike McFall

Room 213

Oct. 2 Oct. 3

8:00am to 5:00pm

C Wastewater

Michel Lavigne

Room 211

Oct. 4

8:00am – 12:00pm


1:00pm – 5:00pm

ODEQ Testing for Short School

Room 215


Conference Information

The 2019 OWPCC Conference will be held:

September 30 – October 3


Rose State College Professional

Training Education Center


1720 Hudiburg Dr.

Midwest City, OK


Contact Carolyn Stager (cstager@rose.edu) for more information on the 2019 OWPCC Water Conference