A full house showed the importance and relevance of this workshop. Keep an eye out for more UV workshops coming to your area.
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WIOG/Filtec Canterbury UV Workshop
On Wednesday, 20th September, 42 water industry professionals attended the Canterbury UV workshop at the Darfield Recreational & Community Centre. Attendees came from far and wide with most of them being operators of big and small drinking water supplies, DWA’s, council representatives and some industry suppliers. The venue and catering was kindly provided by Sicon Ltd and Selwyn District Council.
WIOG Committee Member, Martyn Simpson, welcomed everyone and gave quick updates on the Water Industry Professionals (WIP) registration scheme, treatment qualifications and encouraged all who are not financial WIOG members to fill out the application forms that were cunningly placed on their seats.
Greg Gordon, from Filtec, then gave a marvellous in-depth presentation of UVT and Turbidity theory. Everyone was given a multi-choice/short answer resource and throughout Greg’s presentation they were encouraged to answer the questions as they appeared on the screen. The overall marks were good so the theory didn’t go over too many heads.
Dave Hillyard, from Filtec, then gave an equally marvellous in-depth presentation on UV theory. Judging by the questions this was of particular interest and Dave was able to answer them with clarity.
This was followed by a short forum chaired by Martyn. There was general discussion about UVT and UV sensor validation/compliance involving the DWA’s and operators but the main topic, not surprisingly, was the Havelock North outbreak and the significance that UV disinfection will have as an outcome.
After lunch, which the lovely ladies of Darfield had provided such a wonderful spread, everyone made their way to the small West Melton UV Plant, 15 minutes’ drive towards ChCh. Attendees were split into 2 groups, one doing actual UVT testing of various samples outside, the other doing UV sensor verification inside. When finished the groups swapped. This practical hands-on session was much appreciated by everyone and perfectly augmented all the theory presented in the morning. Thank yous and goodbyes were made with great feedback from all. It was a well worth it day.