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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11 Harness individual capabilities into one package Harness individual capabilities into one package Address technological issues faced by utilities Address technological issues faced by utilities Affordable & Dependable Affordable & Dependable

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

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

14 CSO Communities Visited City of Loyall City of Loyall City of Morganfield City of Morganfield City of Pikeville City of Pikeville City of Pineville City of Pineville City of Paducah City of Paducah City of Henderson City of Henderson City of Vanceburg City of Vanceburg

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

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17 Mapping Projects City of Greensburg City of Greensburg – GPS Collection – Manhole Inspections – Camera Inspections – Paper Map – ArcReader Document

18 Mapping Projects Webster County Water District Webster County Water District – GIS Software – GPS Collection – Water Features – GIS Data Creation – Digitize Mains – Attribute Mains

19 Mapping Projects Warren County Water District (Pilot) Warren County Water District (Pilot) – GPS Collection – Water Features – Wastewater Features – Manhole Inspection

20 Mapping Projects Bullitt County Sanitation District Bullitt County Sanitation District – GIS Software – GPS Collection – Wastewater Features – Camera Inspection

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

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

23 2005 / 2006 Drinking Water Web-Based GIS for Small Water Utilities 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 Technical Assistance www.SDImaps.com

24 2005 / 2006 Wastewater Technical Assistance Technical Assistance – City of Greensburg – City of Loyall – GPS Training Office Space Office Space – High Speed Internet www.SDImaps.com

25 2006 / 2007 Drinking Water Web-Based Asset Management Program 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 Technical Assistance www.SDImaps.com

26 2006 / 2007 Wastewater Web-Based GIS for Small Wastewater Utilities 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 Technical Assistance www.SDImaps.com

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

28 Stormwater Expert System Develop Expert System Framework Develop Expert System Framework www.SDImaps.com

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


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