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OCWA's New Partnership with West Elgin 
OCWA has partnered with
the Municipality of West Elgin to manage operations of their water distribution system. "OCWA makes its commitment to providing clean, safe water to Ontarians a number one priority," said Bev Mollard, VP, Operations, OCWA. "We are proud that the municipality has chosen OCWA as a trusted operator for their water systems and we look forward to being able to extend that trust to those within the community."  
OCWA Expands Client Relations Team
Dealing with an ever-expanding - and far-reaching - client base, OCWA has recently hired new Business Development Managers, who will act as the point person within specified regions across the province. These managers will provide expertise and solutions for individual water and wastewater needs and facility environments. Meet the Team 
OCWA Operations Challenge Teams Take Top Honours at WEAO 
Congratulations to The OCWA Jets for placing 1st overall at the Operations Challenge at WEAO this year. This secures their spot to compete in October's WEFTEC 2013 (in Chicago). Also, congratulations to The Flangetastic Four, who also did OCWA proud by placing 3rd overall.
Upcoming Events
OCWA Workshops - Pipeline Inspection

OCWA will be holding a series of workshops in mid-June, discussing the importance of regular condition assessment to  verify whether pipelines need to be repaired, rehabilitated or replaced. Working with some of our partners, OCWA will be offering pipeline inspection services to our clients. Please check back at www.ocwa.com/news for more information on the workshops (to be announced shortly).     

Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM)

Visit OCWA at booth #1!

May 8th-10th, 2013  

Charles W. Stockey Centre, Parry Sound 


Ontario Municipal Administrators Association

May 15th to 17th, 2013  

Oakwood Inn, Grand Bend 


OCE Discovery 2013

May 27th-28th, 2013  

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto  


Mississauga Marathon/Charity Run
A team from OCWA will be walking/running in the Mississauga Marathon/Charity Run on May 4 & 5 to raise funds for GlobalMedic, as part of our 2013 "Drop in the Bucket" campaign. Good luck to all team members! Click here to donate. 


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April 2013
Welcome Message
The OCWA Jets Take First Place at WEAO's Ops Challenge
From L. to R.: Tom Nicol, Marcel Misuraca, Al Robdrup and Carly McLennan
It's been a busy month at OCWA! Not only did we officially launch our A Prescription for Clean Water program (see OCWA in the Community below), but our Operations Challenge teams, The OCWA Jets and The Flangetastic Four competed at WEAO, placing a very impressive 1st and 3rd overall (see Industry News at left).

This coming month, we look forward to exhibiting and presenting at various industry conferences and events, including the OWWA/OMWA Joint Annual Conference and OWWEA Tradeshow (see article below).

We look forward to seeing you out and about throughout May.

Cliff Jones,
Vice-President, Sales, Marketing & Engineering Services

Feature Articles

OCWA to Present Eight Papers at OWWA/OMWA
Joint Annual Conference and OWWEA Trade Show

Swing by booth #408 to discuss your water needs with OCWA representatives. OCWA experts will be on-hand presenting throughout the conference on various topics, including Reliability Centered Maintenance, Pipeline Rupture and Secondary Disinfection, amongst others.  View presentation schedule here.  

May 5-8, Ottawa Convention Centre. www.owwa.ca/conference/   


Case Study: First Nation Emergency Response
Quick response leads to improved water quality in one First Nation Community
Shawanaga First Nation, located near Parry Sound, had been faced with a devastating water shortage and hundreds of boil water advisories after their two main wells ran dry in 2006. Then, in 2011, they also lost their only certified water plant operator, creating a water quality risk to local residents. Find out how OCWA was able to provide aid to this community of 250 residents.  Read Case Study 

OCWA in the Community
OCWA and Clean Water Foundation Launch
A Prescription for Clean Water
Awareness campaign encourages public to properly dispose of pharmaceuticals.
A Prescription for Clean Water Launches at the Green Living Show
from L. to R.: Nick Reid, Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships, OCWA; Katherine Wood, Communications Specialist, OCWA; Christopher Hilkene, President, Clean Water Foundation; Amy Lane, Marketing Specialist, OCWA; Marc Paris, Executive Director, Partnership for a Drug Free Canada 
OCWA and the Clean Water Foundation have teamed up to ask the public to return unused and unwanted medications back to the pharmacy so they can be disposed of safely, as opposed to flushing them down the toilet or sink, or throwing them into the garbage. The two organizations officially launched A Prescription for Clean Water with a booth at the Green Living Show in Toronto on April 12-14.  Continue Reading.


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