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Job Fair

An exciting addition to this year’s conference is the Job Fair.   If you are looking for an exciting job in the water industry, PA AWWA will be promoting companies and water utilities attending the conference who are looking to fill job positions.   These companies will be listed in the Conference Program and at the Conference Registration Desk and will welcome prospective candidates looking for employment.

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Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and DBIA Liberty Northeast Region

PA-AWWA’s 71st Annual Conference
April 16-18, 2019
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center 

325 University Drive
 Hershey, PA 17033

Group: PA-AWWA Room Block

Reservations call:
717-533-3311 or 800-437-7439

Please be aware that the room block cut-off date is Tuesday, March 26, 2019.  Please inform guests of this date. After your cut-off, rooms and/or group rate may no longer be available.

Get Your Room Reservation at the Hershey Lodge On-Line (link below)

Booth Space…Sold Out!

Exhibitor Registration Form 2019

 Vendor Packet


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

PA-AWWA Golf Event…10am Shot Gun Start

Deer Valley Golf Club
101 Stoudt Road
Hummelstown, PA


2019 Tank Building Contest
2019 Tank Building Contest Sign Up Form


2019 Best of PA Taste Test
2019 Best of PA Taste Test Registration Form


Hydrant Hysteria is coming to Hershey in 2019…More Teams Needed!!!
Hydrant Hysteria Information

We are all very excited for the 3rd Annual HYDRANT HYSTERIA competition during the 2019 conference in Hershey.

McWane graciously supports the competition by donating a demo hydrant and set of tools to each team.

Last year we had (3) teams compete, Aqua Pennsylvania, Brodhead Creek Regional Authority and Lehigh County Authority.

LCA finished with the best time at 1 minute and 31.64 seconds and went on to compete at the National ACE show in Vegas.  Check out these videos from the 2018 competition:

We are looking to expand the number of teams this year!  Do you have what it takes?  If so, please reach out to Tim Trout ASAP.  Cell (215) 353-3111 or email


Tim Trout
Sales Manager – New Jersey, Philadelphia County, Western Pennsylvania
Ferguson Waterworks

849 Front Street, Whitehall, PA 18052

T: (610) 264-2231  C: (215) 353-3111




NBC10 Philadelphia Broadcaster and Former NFL Football Star

Vai Sikahema attended Brigham Young University, where he played football and earned his degree in Broadcast Journalism. He is a member of BYU’s Hall of Fame and in 2013 was inducted into the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers’ Hall of Fame. He has earned two Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards for his work in local television. In 2011, he received a commendation from the Congressional Caucus of Adoption in Washington, D.C., for his dedication to “Wednesday’s Child.” In 2012, he was presented the Deseret News President’s Award in Salt Lake City, Utah for his weekly column, “Vai’s View,” which he penned from 2010 to 2012. In 2015, Philadelphia City Council recognized Vai as a “Philadelphia Living Legend” for his work in television and the community.

Vai’s broadcast career began when he was with the NFL. He worked at KSAZ in Phoenix while he was with the Cardinals, and with WFRV in Green Bay, Wisconsin during his stint with the Packers. He ultimately ended up in Philadelphia as an Eagle from 1992 to 1994. He was a running back and kick returner for the team, and is ranked first among the NFL’s all-time career leaders in number of punt returns and second in punt return yardage. He is also a two-time All-Pro and was twice named the NFL Alumni’s Kick Returner of the Year.

Vai grew up wanting to be a professional boxer and spent many years boxing at an amateur level. In 2008 he accepted a challenge from former baseball player Jose Canseco to fight him in a celebrity boxing match. The match was dubbed “The War at The Shore,” and Vai won by knockout in the first round. He donated his winnings to the family of Sergeant Stephen Liczbinski, a fallen officer of the Philadelphia Police Department.

A native of Nuku’Alofa, Tonga, English is Vai’s second language. He resides in Mount Laurel, New Jersey and is a local leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cherry Hill. Vai is dedicated to serving the community and played an active role in helping to secure the property for his church to build the first Mormon Temple in Pennsylvania in Center City.

Vai Sikahema is currently a morning news anchor for NBC10 News Today. Vai joined NBC10 in 1994. In addition to his anchoring duties, Vai hosts “Wednesday’s Child,” a weekly feature promoting the adoption of area children. The feature is sponsored by the National Adoption Center and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Vai has covered every major sports championship including eight different Olympics. He is passionate about breaking news and telling the stories that matter most with his co-anchor Tracy Davidson.

“This is where I’ve raised my family; I played for the Eagles; our children attended public schools in South Jersey and private schools in Philadelphia,” said Vai. “We live here, have friends and family here, we shop, cheer for the local teams and worship here, so what happens in Philly matters to me.”


AWWA Representative


Dr. Joe Jacangelo

International Council Chair (2017-2020)

American Water Works Association


Dr. Jacangelo is a Vice President and Director of Research for MWH Americas. Dr. Jacangelo has over 30 years of experience in the field of environmental health engineering, and he has specialized in the areas of water quality and treatment, water and wastewater disinfection, membrane technology and public health. He has served as Technical Director, Principal Investigator, Project Manager or Engineer for over 80 water and wastewater projects, and he has published over 100 papers. He has been an active member of AWWA since joining in 1983.


Joe is the current Chair of the International Council. He is also a past Board Member, past Chair of the Technical and Education Council and Member of the Executive Committee for the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and he has served as either chair or member of 26 of that organization’s various committees. He has participated on over 30 advisory or conference planning committees for various water and wastewater organizations. Joe is also the past Chair of the Board of Directors of the WateReuse Research Foundation, and he was a member of the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination.


In addition to his role at MWH, Dr. Jacangelo is an adjunct faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Jacangelo is a past recipient of the AWWA Golden Spigot Award, the AWWA Volunteer of the Year Award, and the AWWA Best Paper Award in water quality for his work on low pressure membranes for removal of protozoa and viruses. Finally, Dr. Jacangelo served for three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of the Congo.





2019 Conference Presentations available here.



2018 Conference Presentations available here.



2017 Conference Presentations available here.



2016 Conference Presentations available here.



 2015 Conference Presentations available here.



2014 Conference Presentations available here.



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2013 Conference Presentations available here.



2012 Conference Presentations available here.

Special thanks to: John Brady and John Geiger from Entech Engineering

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