Collection Systems 2013: Gold Nuggets of Knowledge

June 9 - 12, 2013
Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, California

Technical Program

The Collection Systems 2013 Conference hopes to attract professionals from around the region and across the country who share an interest in improving the effectiveness of their organization, as it relates to combined and separate sanitary sewer collection systems. Discover different methods practitioners use across the country for planning, design and constructions and explore alternative delivery methods and if they are a good fit for your pending projects.

Technical Program (PDF)
Conference Brochure (PDF)


This year in Sacramento, we are very pleased to be hosting a charity golf event, two pre-conference workshops and two conference tours!


Workshop A: An In-depth Look at I/I Removal: Can you get it out? Can you keep it out? Will you know when it’s gone?
Sunday, June 9, 2013 | 8:30am - 5:00am | Lunch provided

The workshop will examine the details of two core concepts in I/I removal: How well you can exclude I/I from a collection system and how well you can measure the I/I that has been removed. While expert speaker presentations will focus on some of the key technical issues surrounding I/I removal and characterization, group activities will also cover the political and monetary impacts that I/I removal programs can have.

Workshop B:Pipeline Assessment & Certification Program (PACP) Recertification Course
Sunday, June 9, 2013 | 8:30am - 5:00am | Lunch provided

The goal of the NASSCO PACP User Recertification course is to provide a thorough review of the PACP coding procedures and best practices, provide an opportunity for users to update to current PACP changes and additions, provide contractors a mechanism to test operators’ skills, and commitment to ensure quality PACP coding.  Participates will receive 0.8 CEU’s through the University of Texas at Arlington for successful completion of the PACP Workshop.

Collection Systems 2013 Charity Golf Event
Sunday, June 9, 2013 | 7:30 am – 12:00 pm | Ticket Price $95

Join us for this year's annual golf tournament supporting Water for People! Ticket price includes tournament round, lunch, and Water for People donation. Swing in and join us for a great cause!

Tour A: Sacramento Field Operations – Hands On Demonstrations of Innovative Collection System Equipment
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm | $35 per person with lunch provided

This tour will feature a hands-on demonstration of SASD’s flow monitoring lab and SPMUD will demonstrate an SSO Estimation device and spill volume estimation training methods that they use to train their collection system personnel.

Tour B: Operating & Rehabilitating a Gold Rush Era Combined Sewer
Wednesday, June 12 | 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm | $35 per person with transportation to airport

This tour will cover a short history of the City’s CSS, its development over time, and plans for future improvements. City staff will discuss typical operations and maintenance strategies as well as methods used to prevent system overflows. The tour will include site visits to CSS pumping station facilities and stormwater treatment/storage facilities, highlighting unique design and maintenance characteristics.