Newsletter from November 2020


Colin Davis, PhD, EIT

A Crash Course on Dissolved Salts in Wastewater and How to Stay Compliant

Tuesday – November 17, 2020 at 12 pm to 1 pm

Zoom Meeting

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the November CTS WEAT meeting will be an online Zoom meeting over lunch. Zoom Meeting information below:

Topic: CTS November 2020 Meeting

Time: November 17, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 899 8980 2520

Passcode: 686728


11/17/20 12:00pm

A Crash Course on Dissolved Salts in Wastewater and How to Stay Compliant

Dissolved salts in wastewater coupled with monitoring and permit requirements can present significant concerns to water resource managers. This presentation will summarize TCEQ’s regulatory program for dissolved salts and provide an update on TCEQ’s effort to revise the Procedures to Implement the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards. We will identify water users that contribute dissolved salts to wastewater and discuss approaches to address dissolved salts during permitting.

YP Update

Recently conducted virtual Happy Hour and Trivia with Prizes.

For more information please contact Perran Hutton 512-687-2170,

Reduced Sponsorship Rates for 2020…

Sponsorship alternatives have been developed in a way of keeping section costs, scholarshipo opportunities and meeting costs low for all members/attendees. Sponsorship options include Classic (meeting), Gold, Platinum, and more! For more details, please contact Jessica Vassar 512-617-3167,

Special Thanks to the Central Texas Section

Platinum Sponsors

Environmental Improvements, Inc., established in 1966 is a Manufacturer’s Representative firm specializing in water and wastewater treatment. We represent a complete line of manufacturers capable of treating all variations of municipal water and wastewater applications. Coupled with our product service we have been providing treatment equipment and solutions in Texas for over forty-five years.

Municipal Valve & Equipment Company provides Utilities and their Consultants flow control solutions including drainage backflow prevention, pump/flow control and critical energy dissipation. Our service team will repair your actuators and control valves onsite. Request a quote to remove and replace antiquated valves and actuators with our industry leading products turnkey!

At Plummer, we truly believe that Water is Precious…
As a result, our practice has been focused on the protection and development of water resources for our clients and their customers for 40 years. We are a firm of over 120 engineering and scientific professionals dedicated to planning and design of water infrastructure. Dedicated to water resources and environmental engineering, our firm balances sound engineering principles with innovative technology tailored to our clients’ needs. From initial project kick-off, through stringent QC review, to a completed project, our focus stays on developing cost-effective
solutions for our clients. We are involved from project inception to implementation and every step in between. It is what we do every day, as opposed to what we do when we have that type of project. We are proud to be one of the top engineering firms in Texas and Louisiana (ENR TX&LA 2018). Because of our focus on water-related matters, our engineers and scientists have become recognized experts in their fields at the local, state, and national level. Our motto is “quality deliverables on schedule…without exception.”

Hartwell Environmental Corporation represents leading manufacturers of water and wastewater treatment equipment used in municipal and industrial treatment facilities. Hartwell Environmental Corporation was founded in 1997. We have expanded from our headquarters in Houston to three branch offices in Austin and Arlington, TX and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our expansion has allowed us to better serve the municipal and industrial facilities in the states of Texas and Oklahoma.

DCS Engineering, LLC is a full-service locally owned engineering firm with company headquarters located in Austin. DCS provides civil engineering consultingservices on small and large infrastructure projects, specifically municipal water, wastewater, and transportation planning, permitting, design, construction administration, and operational trouble shooting.

DCS’s list of services includes managing and providing master planning; modeling; water supply; CIP list development; design of elevated storage tanks, pumping stations, ground storage tanks, waterlines, reclaimed water systems, water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants; process design; plant process analysis/trouble shooting; lift stations; sanitary sewers, sewer rehabilitation; odor and noise control; biosolids treatment; assimilative modeling; TPDES permitting; mechanical, structural, roadway design, and drainage. Simple solutions to complex problems, integrity, and open communication with Owners and Operators are the foundations upon which the firm has been built.

Gold Sponsors

CP&Y, Inc. – Has specialized in providing professional engineering services to Texas communities since 1980. CP&Y has successfully completed numerous civil infrastructure projects across the state specifically in South Central Texas. These projects are always carefully managed and coordinated with the clients who consistently choose us for our versatility, experience, quality, and on-time performance.

Special Thanks to the Central Texas Section

September Meeting Sponsor


Special Thanks to the Central Texas Section

Corporate Sponsors

WEAT CTS Officers


Chris Pasch 512-687-2162


Jessica Vassar 512-617-3100


John Marler 512-912-5188


Michael Sherer 512-617-3100


Sean Mason 512-646-2238

Section Rep

Jason Bybel 512-338-1704


Greg Kirton 512-972-2053

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