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Pendleton Convention Center 
1601 Westgate
Pendleton, OR 97801

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Carolyn Clemons
Eastern Oregon Region AWWA/PNCWA

The Eastern Oregon AWWA/PNCWA & Oregon Region PNCWA Invite you to attend

2019 Eastern Oregon
Operators Conference


Three Days - Four Tracks
Earn over 2.0 CEUs
*Combined classes receive water & wastewater CEUs

$300 full conference
Registration fee includes conference materials, lunch, and refreshments.
Registration closing extended to Monday, March 18


Cross Connection Specialist Update
 Thursday April 5   Garrett Yates - BMI - Presenter
Must be pre-registered - Additional Fee

A few sessions to consider ...

  • NetDMR Registering & Reporting / Q & A
  • Everything You Want to Ask A State Regulator But Too Afraid to Ask
  • System Surveys to Ensure Compliance
  • Effective Quarterly Walkthrough Inspection
  • Facility Security / Active Shooter Response
  • Water Right Forecasting and Preparedness
  • Managing and Leading Millennials and Using Social Media in the Workplace
  • Sustainable Management of Rural and Small Systems

And so much more .....


Who is up for a challenge?

Meter Madness  Join us in the lobby Tuesday & Wednesday - The fast-paced Meter Madness contest pits competitors against the clock to assemble a water meter from a bucket of parts. Win the chance to compete at The Section Conference in Tacoma, Washington.

Western States Equipment Rodeo  Scheduled for Tuesday, April 2nd during breaks – Come out and show off your talent as you are timed operating different equipment. Let’s have fun.

Best Tasting Water Scheduled for Tuesday, April 2rd during the Fun Night activities at theRed Lion Each year winners of the PNWS Subsection taste tests compete at the Section Conference for a chance to enter the Best Tasting Water Contest at AWWA's Annual Conference and Exposition.  Don't miss this exciting contest and your chance to represent Eastern Oregon at the Section Conference in Tacoma, Washington. Sample should be in a 1-liter container. While you can use any type of container you wish, the suggested use is a glass Teflon-capped container with no air at the top. Metal lids and plastic containers are discouraged. Questions? Email Deb @ dcornford@andersonperry.com


Thursday Awards Luncheon

Must be present to win prizes ...... 

FUN NIGHTS  Please join us Tuesday & Wednesday evenings at the Red Lion for light refreshments, fun, and frivolity.

Scholarship Information

For individuals lacking funding from their employer/system to attend the 2019 EOR Operators Conference, we have two categories of scholarships available. Each scholarship covers registration fees only.

Greenhorn Scholarship—individuals who have been in the field two (2) years or less, and are not certified water and/or wastewater operators.

Arnie Neely Scholarship—for certified water and/or wastewater operators. Recipients of the Arnie Neely Scholarship are eligible to receive this scholarship every other year.

To be considered for a scholarship please fill out the scholarship application completely and submit it by Wednesday, March 1st.  

Operator & Project of the Year Awards

We will present the Water & Wastewater Operators of the Year recipients as well as the Water & Wastewater Projects of the Year recipients. Do you know of a deserving Operator or Project that you'd like to nominate? We encourage you to fill out a nomination form and submit it for review by Wednesday, March 6.



Red Lion (host hotel) - 304 SE Nye Ave, Pendleton, OR 541-276-6111. $94 + tax. Room block held until March 11th - Ask for the Water/Wastewater rate.

Oxford Suites - 2400 S.W. Court Place• Pendleton, Oregon 97801 $130 + tax (government rate). 541-276-6000 option 1


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Registration closing extended to Monday, March 18

A HUGE thank you to our
Platinum & Gold Level Conference Sponsors