Welcome to the OWWA Treatment Committee page
What We Do
The Treatment Committee takes the lead in addressing water quality issues and regulations from source to tap, and does so in cooperation with the OWWA Distribution and Source Water Protection Committees.
Our focus is on gathering and disseminating information related to achieving the highest quality water through treatment for all municipal purposes. We encourage, monitor, and report on applied treatment research by utilities, universities, and funding agencies.
Every year the Treatment Committee organizes a Spring Seminar, normally in late March, on subjects relating to drinking water treatment.
- 2016 Treatment Doesn’t End at the Plant
- 2015 The ABC’s of DBPs
- 2014 Don’t Panic With Organics
- 2013 What You Bought and What You Got
- 2012 Emerging Contaminants
- 2011 The Ins and Outs of Water Treatment
- 2010 The Waste of Water
- 2009 Risk, Regulations & the Future
- 2008 Water Treatment Processes and Emerging Issues
- 2007 Practical Aspects of Water Treatment Processes
The Treatment Committee routinely reviews:
- Proposed regulations and guidelines
- Papers for the treatment sessions at the annual conference
- Papers for the Treatment Spring Seminar
The Treatment Committee also offers comments through the Environmental Bill of Rights public consultation process.
Publication of Articles
The Treatment Committee prepares articles on treatment-related issues for publication in the OWWA Pipeline.
Who We Are
|Committee Chair||Natalie Paradis|
|Vice Chair||Laura Meteer|
|Past Chair||Martin Gravel|
|Board Liaison Director||Elia Edwards|
|Jeff Beaty||CH2M HILL|
|Liza Ballantyne||City of Toronto|
|Ron Hofmann||University of Toronto|
|Scott Lenhardt||Pro Aqua|
|Natalie Paradis||CH2M HILL|
|Tim Walton||Region of Waterloo|
|Teo Kochmar||Peel Region|
|Laura Meteer||York Region|
|John Walker||Lake Huron and Elgin Area, Primary Water Supply System|
|Elia Edwards||Associated Engineering, Board Liaison|
|Nathan Pray||Young Professionals Liaison|
The Treatment Committee members are here to help. Please contact a committee member if you have a question or problem related to your treatment system, or contact the committee chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
For More Information
If you would like to get more information or are interested in joining our committee, please contact us.