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Spring Conference

Recap of the 2015 Spring Conference

The 15th Annual Spring Conference was held April 17-19, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza in Asheville, NC. The jump across the state from the coast to the mountains was successful and the Spring Conference and attracted 278 attendees and 30 exhibitors from across North Carolina.

As the tagline “Spring Into Operation” suggests, one of the goals of this conference was to enhance the conference experience for operation and maintenance professionals. Many of the presentations in water, wastewater, special topics, and operations & maintenance tracks emphasized topics that would be of interest to operations and maintenance personnel.  The operations & maintenance track was organized by the Plant Operations & Maintenance Committee, and used a mix of presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on training to cover a variety of topics. During Monday morning's Opening Session, Forrest Westall, Director of Regulatory Relations, McGill Associates discussed “The Evolution of North Carolina Laws, Regulations and Procedures that Influence every Facet of Water”. The focus of Tuesday afternoon forums was condition assessment and regulatory issues.

The Spring Social on Monday held at the Crowne Plaza was well attended and gave attendees an opportunity to socialize with colleagues in a fun atmosphere that will include “mountain music” by local band Appalachian Turnaround Robinson, appetizers, a cash bar, and a Cornhole tournament.

Thank you to everyone who worked on the 2016 conference planning committee, including the exhibitors and sponsors!


2015 Spring Conference Exhibitors



The 16th Annual Spring Conference will travel back across the state to the coast to the Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach, NC on April 2-4, 2017.


If you have a great idea or project you would like to present next spring, watch for the Call For Presentations that should be available this fall.


Spring Conference Presentations Online

Most presentations from the 2016 Spring Conference are available online in a PDF format.


You can find them at

  • Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
  • American Ductile Iron Pipe / American Flow Control
  • American Water Resources
  • ASA Analytics
  • Asahi/America, Inc.
  • Carolina Management Team
  • Carotek Inc
  • Century Control Systems, Inc.
  • Charles R. Underwood, Inc.
  • Combs & Associates, Inc.
  • Covalen
  • Dixie Electro Mechanical Services Inc.
  • Duke's Root Control, Inc.

  • Flygt Products, a Xylem brand
  • Fortech, Inc
  • Forterra Pressure Pipe
  • Fortiline Waterworks
  • Hach
  • Heritage Water Systems
  • Heyward Incorporated
  • HOBAS Pipe USA
  • Hydrostructures
  • Kruger
  • Procom
  • Southern Corrosion
  • SR&R Environmental, Inc.
  • Tencarva Machinery Company


2016 Corporate Conferences Sponsors





















Spring Conference Technical Program Presentations

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2016 Spring Conference Technical Program Link Administration 6/8/2016
2015 Spring Conference Technical Program Link Administration 6/23/2015
2014 Spring Conference Technical Presentations Link Administration 6/23/2015
2013 Spring Conference Presentations Link Administration 6/23/2015
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