Tuesday, January 23, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM PST
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Primary In-Person Site: City of Vancouver Water Resources Education Center
4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661

  • Remote "Watch Party" Location:
City of Meridian
Wastewater Facility 
3401 N Ten Mile Rd
Meridian ID 83642

  • Remote Option (Zoom)




Damon Roth 

The Lead and Copper Rule: What's New and Improving

In recent years, the EPA has initiated revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) intended to identify and remove lead service lines and ultimately reduce lead in drinking water. This workshop will provide guidance and case studies related to the Revised LCR (LCRR) and soon-to-be-proposed LCR Improvements (LCRI) in a program that is tailored to Pacific Northwest drinking water systems. The workshop will feature presentations on current and proposed regulatory requirements, bench and pilot testing guidance and case studies from Pacific Northwest industry experts, utilities and regulators. 

    0.4 CEUs Oregon/Washington Drinking Water (applied for but not yet approved)


    8:30-9:00      Sign-In, Networking

    9:00-10:00     Overview of Current and Proposed LCR Revisions in the Pacific Northwest

                                    Damon Roth, National Specialty Leader, Brown and Caldwell
                                    Virpi Salo-Zieman, Project Engineer, Confluence Engineering Group, LLC

    10:00-10:30     Q&A with Regulatory Agencies 

                                   Moderator: Chris McMeen, Senior Project Manager, Confluence Engineering Group, LLC
                                   Caitlin Bates, Environmental Engineer, EPA Region 10
                                   Kari Salis, Technical Unit Manager, OHA Drinking Water Services
                                   Cassandra Lemmons, Drinking Water Compliance Supervisor, Idaho DEQ
                                   Sheri Miller, Regional Engineer, WA Dept. of Health

    10:30-10:45     15-minute Break

    10:45-11:15     Building a Lead Service Line Inventory: Challenges and Solutions from Lakewood Water District

                                   Kevin Wyckoff, GIS Coordinator, Lakewood Water District

    11:15-11:45     One Inventory to Rule them All: Hillsboro Water’s Quest for LCRR Lead Service Line Inventory Compliance 

                                   Alyssa MacDonald, Water Quality Project Specialist, City of Hillsboro Water Department
                                   Symon Powlison, GIS Analyst, City of Hillsboro Water Department

    11:45-12:30     45-minute Lunch Break (LUNCH IS INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION)

    12:30-1:00     LCR Customer Communication Guidance

                                   Dennis Sandstrom, West Region Strategic Communications Lead, HDR

    1:00-1:30      Research Updates: Overview of Bench and Pilot Testing Approaches

                                   Melinda Friedman, President, Confluence Engineering Group, LLC

    1:30-2:00      Pacific Northwest Copper Corrosion Case Study

                                   Pierre Kwan, Water Treatment Technical Leader, HDR


Thank you to our event sponsors!