Annual Conference & Trade Show

May 3-4, 2017, Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, Vermont

Exhibitor information can be downloaded here (pdf).

Click here to register online.

Who Should Attend

Operators, managers, directors and other representatives of water and wastewater systems, as well as regulators and industry vendors.


Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, Vermont. Fairlee is on the Vermont-New Hampshire border about 20 miles north of White River Junction. Directions: From I-91, take Exit 15. The resort entrance road is just west of the exit.

Golf Tournament

Our Sixteenth Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, May 3, the day before the main conference. Come early and join the fun! The tournament begins at 12:30 pm.

Drinking Water Taste Contest

VRWA and the Drinking Water Week Committee are joining forces to bring you the 2017 Water Tasting Contest, to be held the morning of May 4th. Please use this file (pdf) for more information on how you can apply.


Water and wastewater sessions:

  • 8am - 9am: What is PEFOA/PFOS and What Does It Mean for My System? Can we treat it? What are our Options?

    Course Instructors: Steven LaRosa, Senior Project Manager, Weston and Sampson
    Course Description: With increasing laboratory capabilities and new toxicological data, Emerging Contaminants are a growing concern. This session will explore some of the most recent information regarding Perfluorinated Compounds, their presence in drinking water supplies, and current management and mitigation, and treatment approaches. Current regulatory approaches and actions will be discussed for New England and New York. Treatment processes for both point of use and large scale municipal systems will be discussed along with remediation techniques being applied to releases or spills of PFAS compounds. Analytical capabilities, costs, and data interpretation will be presented along with lessons learned from multiple actual case studies. 1 TCH water / wastewater

  • 9am - 11:30am: Regulatory Roundup

    Course Instructor: Nick Gianetti, Watershed Management Division (DEC) & David DiDomenico, Watershed Management Division (DEC)
    Course Description:The Wastewater Program of the VT DEC will present the new electronic reporting requirements for discharge monitoring reports (WR-43s) and untreated discharges per Act 86. In addition, there have been several changes in the Wastewater Program recently. This will be an opportunity to meet the inspector/permit writer for your region, learn when your facility permit will be renewed, and understand the requirements associated with nutrient monitoring and removal. 1.5 TCH wastewater

  • 9am - 11:30am: Lead and Copper Rule Overview

    Course Instructor: Ben Montross, DWGWP Compliance and Support Services Section Supervisor & Amy Galford, DWGWP Compliance Analyst
    Course Description: This course is designed for operators and water system administrators who want to understand the basics of the Lead and Copper Rule and how it applies to their systems. Topics to be covered include sources of lead and copper; monitoring schedules; sampling plans and sampling procedures; how results are used in compliance determinations, including calculating the 90th percentile result; sending results to testing participants; public education requirements; timelines under the rule including installation of treatment; and a general overview of corrosion control requirements. 1.5 TCH water

  • 1:15pm - 2:15pm: Water and Wastewater Operator Roundtable: Staffing your Water or Wastewater System for the Future!

    Course Instructors: Chris Cox (Montpelier Chief Wastewater Operator), Jim Faye (Champlain Water District), Bob Fischer (South Burlington Water Quality Superintendent) Rick Kenney (Hartford Chief Water Operator), Jeremy Delisle (Hartford Assistant Chief Water Operator)
    Course Description: A round table discussion on the future of System Operations. The roundtable will discuss staffing, use of interns at your Water or Wastewater System and what happens as an entire generation of operators retire. What will you do as a Water or Wastewater system to help stem the tide against this loss of institutional knowledge. Come and find out what some systems have done to better their system. 1 TCH water/wastewater

  • 1:15pm - 2:15pm: Facility Maintenance Made Easy

    Course Instructor: Hasper Alexander Kuno, Purpose Energy
    Course Description: This class will detail web based maintenance programs. Learn how the Purpose Energy Digester Facility has used a unique and user friendly program to collect equipment data, schedule and record maintenance tasks. This affordable program saves time and will ensure that your facility is maintained properly. 1 TCH water/wastewater

Trade Show

More than 50 industry vendors will display their products and answer questions from 8am-3pm on May 4. Keep an eye out for door prizes!

Luncheon & Awards

This year's lunch will include a guest speaker.


The resort's overnight package includes your hotel room and dinner with VRWA's board and staff on May 3, a full breakfast in the dining room on May 4, and use of all resort facilities. Rates will be available soon. Reservations should be made directly with Lake Morey Resort by April 1; call 800-423-1211 and mention Vermont Rural Water.

For More Information

Call us at 800-556-3792 or visit our website for updates as we get closer to the event.