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  1. Center for Water Resource Studies - WKUField Operations Unit Alanna Storey Western Kentucky University Center for Water Resource Studies Advisory Board Meeting

  2. Current Staff • Manager: Alanna Storey • Supervisor: Joshua Brewer • Field Crew

  3. Overview of Licenses & Certifications • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Class I – State of Kentucky • Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) – Certified Trainer & User • Manhole Assessment Certification Program (MACP) – Certified Trainer & User • Certificate of Training on Fundamentals of Construction Site Erosion & Sediment Control • Trench Safety Training with KRWA

  4. Equipment Purchases • 5 YSI Sondes – Water Quality Monitoring • Trimble GeoXH GPS Unit • Impulse 200LR Laser Rangefinder • 17 Foot Canoe with Trolling Motor • 2 Digital Cameras (One equipped with WiFi) • SUV • Miscellaneous Field Gear – Chest Waders, First Aid, etc…

  5. On-Site Training • Wastewater Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR) KPDES Permits Laboratory Procedures Sampling Procedures Plant Troubleshooting PACP/MACP • Water Laboratory Procedures Sampling Procedures

  6. On-Site Training • Green Valley Mobile Home Park • City of Harlan • Monroe County Board of Education • Barren River Lake (US Army Corps of Engineers) • Long-Term Control Plan assistance for CSO Communities • Lab Procedure training - drinking water and wastewater for operator continuing education at KRWA training sessions • City of Franklin – PACP/MACP User Certification

  7. Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)Panther and Long Falls Creek • In conjunction with KDOW • 62 Sampling Sites • Site Recon • QAPP

  8. Henderson Water UtilityStorm Water Outfall Mapping • MS4 Regulations • 75 miles along Canoe Creek and the Ohio River • GPS collection of all outfalls

  9. Upcoming Projects • Mapping of two small drinking water systems through the EPA Drinking Water grant • Sampling begins for TMDL • Completion of mapping the remaining 44 miles of Canoe Creek & Ohio River in Henderson, KY • Two major mapping projects with the Kentucky Collaborative

  10. Harness individual capabilities into one package • Address technological issues faced by utilities • Affordable & Dependable

  11. Combined Sewer Overflow Management • Long-Term Control Plan Expert System • On-site Visits/Interviews • CSO Workshop • Services • GPS collection • Sanitary Sewer Inspection • GIS Software

  12. City of Maysville City of Catlettsburg City of Worthington City of Ashland City of Prestonsburg City of Harlan City of Owensboro CSO Communities Visited

  13. CSO Communities Visited • City of Loyall • City of Morganfield • City of Pikeville • City of Pineville • City of Paducah • City of Henderson • City of Vanceburg

  14. GPS Collection Wastewater Features Manhole Inspection Smoke Testing GIS Software GIS Data Creation Attended Long-Term Control Plan Workshop Assisted in Development of Long-Term Control Plan City of Loyall

  15. Mapping Projects • City of Greensburg • GPS Collection • Manhole Inspections • Camera Inspections • Paper Map • ArcReader Document

  16. Mapping Projects • Webster County Water District • GIS Software • GPS Collection • Water Features • GIS Data Creation • Digitize Mains • Attribute Mains

  17. Mapping Projects • Warren County Water District (Pilot) • GPS Collection • Water Features • Wastewater Features • Manhole Inspection

  18. Mapping Projects • Bullitt County Sanitation District • GIS Software • GPS Collection • Wastewater Features • Camera Inspection

  19. Upcoming Projects • Warren County Water District (Phase 1) • GPS Collection Water & Wastewater • Manhole Inspections • City of Vanceburg • GPS Collection Wastewater • Manhole Inspections • Smoke Testing • Flow Monitoring • Camera Inspections • GIS Software • GIS Data Creation

  20. Spatial Data Integrations, Inc. Digital Mapping & GIS Applications Western Kentucky University Center for Water Resource Studies Advisory Board Meeting March 01, 2007 www.SDImaps.com

  21. 2005 / 2006 Drinking Water • Web-Based GIS for Small Water Utilities • Custom Tools • Navigation Tools • Editing Tools • Contact Information • Selection Tools • Beta Tests • 10 Utilities • 5 Returned Questionnaires • Technical Assistance www.SDImaps.com

  22. 2005 / 2006 Wastewater • Technical Assistance • City of Greensburg • City of Loyall • GPS Training • Office Space • High Speed Internet www.SDImaps.com

  23. 2006 / 2007 Drinking Water • Web-Based Asset Management Program • Supports Objective 2.1 of EPA Strategic Plan • Based upon EPA Guidance Documents • Assist Utilities • Maintain Existing Infrastructure • Rehabilitation / Replacement old Infrastructure • Beta Tested by 2 water utilities • 1 Intern Position • Technical Assistance www.SDImaps.com

  24. 2006 / 2007 Wastewater • Web-Based GIS for Small Wastewater Utilities • Update to 2005 / 2006 Drinking Water Grant • New Technologies Implemented • Beta Test with 5 – 10 Wastewater Utilities • 1 Intern Position • Technical Assistance www.SDImaps.com

  25. Panther & Long Falls Creek TMDL • Field Reconnaissance • Locate / GPS Sample Sites • Develop Sample Site Plan • Develop Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) • Quality Control of Sampling Data • Assist in Model Development www.SDImaps.com

  26. Stormwater Expert System • Develop Expert System Framework www.SDImaps.com

  27. Spatial Data Integrations, Inc. Digital Mapping & GIS Applications leader to government, utility and business customers since 1994. www.SDImaps.com