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Water Storage Tank Design & Challenges, featuring a Site Tour (#2024-21)

General Water Tank Design: If properly designed, installation of a water storage tank can provide additional drinking water and fire storage, replace a pump station with gravity driven pressure and flow, and improve water quality, among other things. If poorly designed, it can create numerous problems for a system. In this presentation we will discuss the basics of water storage tank design and considerations to avoid potential pitfalls.

Greylock Glen Water System Features and Design Challenges: The Greylock Glen Water System Improvements Project is a project for the Town of Adams to install an elevated glass-fused-to-steel water storage tank for the purpose of providing fire suppression capacity for the existing and future development for Greylock Glen. The project also incorporates the installation of water main and water booster station improvements to the existing infrastructure. The main goal of the project is to provide support to Greylock Glen through water infrastructure and encourage development for the recreational activities served by the area. The project has been in the works for many years and has faced several different challenges, both technical and non-technical. This presentation serves to discuss these challenges, what was done to overcome them, and how the project aims to serve the Town of Adams in its future goals.

Aquastore Glass-Fused-to-Steel Tank Design and Construction: Our presentation is designed to provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of bolted, glass-fused-to-steel (GFS) water storage. It includes a brief history of GFS technology, tank applicaitons, elevated tank design and construction, and the factory-controlled manufacturing process. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of the benefits of utilizing GFS tank designs for a variety of water storage projects and how bolted, GFS storage tank technology, with the lowest life cycle costs and minimal maintenance requirements as compared with other tank designs, can positively impact municipalities and private customers for generations.

Class will be held In-Person. Class size is limited. To allow for adequate training time for each participant, we will be watching registrations closely and update this page if we need to begin a Wait List. Registration is on a first come first served basis. The Wait List will be created in the same order in which registrations are received.

To sign up for this class, REGISTER ONLINE, or contact Jason Blais

Dates & Locations:
June 20, 2024 (#2024-21)
Adams Fire District
3 Columbia Ave, Adams, MA 01220

Attendance: 9:45am - 10:00am
Class Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm EST
(includes breaks and Lunch & Learn) Lunch will be provided

Class Fee (per registrant):
MassRWA Members: FREE
Non-Members: FREE

Agency Approval:
5.0 TCHs for Water Operators

General Water Tank Design
Dylan Thisse has over 12 years of experience on a variety of water, wastewater, and civil projects. He is highly skilled in efficiently managing multiple projects to meet client needs, budgets, and critical deadlines. His work has included the planning, design and construction administration of water treatment plants, storage tanks, groundwater supply re-development, pump stations, new and rehabilitated water mains, distribution and fire supply system storage needs, asset management plans, hydraulic models, sewer pumping stations, collection systems, environmental permitting, coordination of approvals with state and federal agencies, project development, and financing.

Mariusz Jedrychowski brings years of experience in the planning, desgin, and construction administration of water and wastewater engineering projects. He has extensive technical experience in water and wastewater pump station desgin, water distribution systems, hydraulic modeling and design, water quality analysis, iron and manganese removal, sanitary flow hydraulics, advanced biological nitrogen removal process design, and wastewater treatment computer modeling.

Greylock Glen Water System Features and Design Challenges
Ed Whatley is a Civil Engineer with experince in assessment, design, and permitting of sanitary collection and pumping systems, wastewater treatment factilities, subsurface wastewater disposal systems, drinking water distribution and storage, design-build project management, roadway and utility master planning and design, site planning and design, and trenchless utility installation technologies.

Taylor Gray is a Project Engineer in the Providence, RI office with experience in water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure projects. His primary responsibilities include the support of Project Managers and lead Project Engineers on variouus projects invlovling wastewater treamtent and collection systems, drinking water storage and distribution systems, and stormwater.

Aquastore Glass-Fussed-to-Steel Tank Design and Construction
Annie Reynolds has been employed by Statewide Aquastore, Inc. since April 2016 as the New England Territory Manager. She works with consulting engineers, municipalities, and private owners on system design for water and wastewater projects that involve liquid storage tanks. Annie received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont in 2015. Annie travels throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island providing service and education relative to bolted GFS tanks.

James McAloon has been employed by Statewide Aquastore, Inc. since December 2018 as the New York and Connecticut Territory Manager. Prior to working for Statewide, James worked within the Water and Wastewater industry in sewer bypass, temporary liquid storage and specialty piping markets. James earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Lawrence University in Government. Within his territory, he works in unison with consulting engineers, municipalities, and private owners on system design for water and wastewater projects requiring liquid storage.

Matt Thomas, PE, has been employed by Statewide Aquastore, Inc. since June 2022 and is currently the company's Chief Engineer. In this position he assists engineers, municipalities, and private owners with system design for water and wastewater projects that require liquid storage. Matt previously worked in the Water and Wastewater industry, first as a consulting engineer, followed by nearly 10 years as a general contractor. Matt earned his Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University. He is currently licensed as a Professional Engineer in New York.

Jeff Scheiwiller is the Director of Business Development for Statewide Aquastore.


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