2023 Annual PUG Seminar – Registration Now Open

Good evening PUG,

We are very excited to announce that our amazing speaker list is set and registration for the 2023 annual Sharing Technologies Seminar is now open! 

The seminar will be held at the Hilton in Concord on February 16th, 2023. The seminar will be an in-person only event. 

The objective of the seminar is to make connections and share information and lessons learned by agencies and industry professionals. 

More information, including registration details, speaker lists, payment links, and vendor registration information can be found on the seminar webpage, found here, as well as in the seminar flyer

Looking forward to seeing you there!

January Meeting – In Person at Brown and Caldwell!

Hello PUG Members,

Our January monthly meeting will be held in-person, at the Brown and Caldwell office in Walnut Creek! The address is, 201 N Civic Dr Suite 300, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, and we will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2023. Take the South Lobby elevator to the 3rd floor. 

The presentation will be provided by past PUG Board Member (and Interim General Manager at Oro Loma Sanitary District), Jimmy Dang, following his fact-finding trip to Denmark and will focus on the ways the Danish operate and their efforts to move to a “Green Economy” by utilizing reusable resources. It will explore how they made this shift and the paradigm they operate in. This will showcase how changes are made starting at the EPA level down to the treatment plants. It will also touch on policies, reasons for change, and comparisons between Denmark and the United States.

Please RSVP using the Google Form link below by Monday, Jan 9th at noon. 

Jan Meeting RSVP Link

Jan Agenda

The Marselisborg wastewater treatment plant in Denmark generates over 50 percent more energy than it needs.

December Meeting – In Person at Brown and Caldwell!

Hello PUG Members,

Our December monthly meeting will be held in-person, at the Brown and Caldwell office in Walnut Creek! The address is, 201 N Civic Dr Suite 300, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, and we will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec 13th, 2022. Take the South Lobby elevator to the 3rd floor. 

The presentation will be provided by David Katzev from EBMUD and Professor Kenichi Soga from UC Berkeley and is titled, “EBMUD’s Collaboration with UC Berkeley on the Center for Smart Infrastructure”. The presentation will focus on the partnership between UC Berkeley and EBMUD to create a Center for Smart Infrastructure (CSI). The CSI will address challenges with aging infrastructure, climate change, water supply and natural resources, and emergency and community preparedness by using a holistic approach to provide resilient and sustainable networks through state of the art testing equipment, smart sensors and robotics, and big data and machine learning.

Please RSVP using the Google Form link below by Monday, Dec 12th at noon. 

Dec Meeting RSVP Link

Dec Agenda

Civil and environmental engineering professor Kenichi Soga hosts EBMUD staff at UC Berkeley’s Richmond Field Station in preparation for launching the new Center for Smart Infrastructure. (Photo by Adam Lau, Berkeley Engineering)

November WESTT/NASTT Conference Training Course Registration – Now Open!

Hello PUG Members,

A reminder that our November monthly meeting will not be a typical monthly meeting/presentation. Instead, we are partnering with WESTT, the Western Chapter of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) for their 16th Annual Western Regional No-Dig Conference Training Course. The Training topic is entitled, “New Installation Methods Good Practice Course”.

The training course will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Concord, CA, on Tuesday November 8th, 2022.

Here is a link to the registration page. Please note that early bird registration ends October 7th, so sign up soon!

October Meeting – In Person at Brown and Caldwell!

Hello PUG Members,

Our October monthly meeting will be held next week, in-person, at Brown and Caldwell in Walnut Creek! The address is, 201 N Civic Dr Suite 300, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, and we will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct 11th, 2022. Take the South Lobby elevator to the 3rd floor. 

The presentation will be provided by Agustin Lopez from the Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD) and is titled the, “Mission Trunk Sewer Rehabilitation” project. The presentation will discuss the installation of CIPP lining of pipelines with diameters ranging from 36″ to 75″, bypassing flows up to 29 MGD, and installing new structures in Fair Oaks California.

Please RSVP using the Google Form link below by Monday, Oct 10th at noon. 

Oct Meeting RSVP Link

Oct Agenda