Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM PDT
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Cost is $80 (AWWA Member) & $105 (non-member)

Lunch is included. 


City of Seattle, Joint Training Facility (JTF) 
9401 Myers Way S.
Seattle, WA 98108

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Asset Management for Utilities 


The Challenge: Over the past half century, America has spent trillions of dollars building some of the finest infrastructure that history has ever seen. This investment has played a substantial role in the sustained prosperity and quality of life of our country. But in many communities, this infrastructure is severely stressed from overuse, under funding of maintenance and renewal, and aging.

Is your O&M team feeling overloaded and struggling to prioritize work orders? Maybeyou see the need for a more strategic approach to maintenance? This workshopprovides an in-depth look at asset management philosophies used by many water/wastewater agencies across the country. The system is known as reliability centeredmaintenance (RCM), and provides strategies for managing maintenance priorities.Learn from some of California’s leading water and wastewater O&M experts during theseinteractive workshops. Get a jump on managing your facility’s assets by learning thelatest trends and techniques and listening to real-world case studies.

 After attending this workshop, participants will be able to

  • Describe RCM and comprehensive asset management 
  • Develop procedures for your facility including: asset register, asset management planning, and risk based O&M
  • Know what steps to take when a failure occurs

CEUs: 0.7 (approved)

Who should attend: 

  • O&M leaders 
  • mechanics, 
  • electricians, 
  • instrumentation technicians, 
  • maintenance schedulers, 
  • inventory managers, 
  • wastewater operators, 
  • engineers, and 
  • support staff.


Ralph Stevens 

Ralph has over 35 years of experience in all areas of water reclamation. He was the Electrical Supervisor for Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation for over 30 years, supervising 70 employees and responsible for powering and maintaining all plant systems. Ralph also worked on the Chicago Deep Tunnel mega-project, a network of giant tunnels designed to funnel billions of gallons of excess sewage and stormwater away from Lake Michigan. As planner and scheduler for Clark County Water Reclamation in Nevada, he supervised capital projects. Ralph understands the importance of reliable assets and reliability centered maintenance programs and has championed increased focus on maintenance, asset reliability, and asset management throughout his career.

Ralph holds the following certifications: CMRP Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional, Grade 4 E&I, Grade 3 Operator, Grade 3 Maintenance Tech. Member of CWEA, NWEA and AZ Water. Ralph loves giving back as others have done for him during his career development. 

Gerald Fejarang

For more than 20 years, Gerald Fejarang has been passionately educating clients on the importance of a reliability-based asset management program as the Director of Water and Wastewater for Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies (PinnacleARTTM). In this role, Gerald introduces the PinnacleARTTM way into the water and wastewater industry and helps plant operations and maintenance (O&M) managers improve their asset management programs by driving them with Reliability engineering principles.