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Annual Conference

PA-AWWA Room Block
$149.00 per night (taxes not included)

1-877-525-2427 Prompt #3 for Poconos Resort
Group # 713
Toll-free Reservations


2018 Registration Form





Exhibitor Registration Form


PA-AWWA Golf Tournament
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
10am Shot Gun Start

Pocono Manor Golf Course
2018 Golf Registration Form

Pocono Manor Resort & Spa is a five square-mile mountain- top resort listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Over the 100 years our 18-hole East course has been in existence, with holes designed by classic-era giants Donald Ross and William Flynn, it has challenged dozens of top professionals during tournaments and pro-am events.

Art Wall Jr., Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead, Tommy Bolt, Cary Middlecoff, Robert DeVicenzo, and others have gone head-to-head at Pocono Manor over the years. In the early 1960’s, the course was a stop on the All-Star Golf TV Show, which highlighted the best players on the best courses for all to see.

Keynote Speaker: Joe Conklin has been a constant in Philadelphia radio for more than 20 years. He’s known for his spot-on impressions of Barack Obama, Cole Hamels, Allen Iverson, and Charles Barkley, among others.

Conklin is also one of the most sought after corporate banquet speakers in the area. His stand-up routine is legendary, as he’s skewered some of the country’s top politicians, pro athletes, sports executives, and film stars, sometimes to their faces. And each time he is fearless, uncanny, and hilarious.  Joe is a twelve-time AIR award winner for Excellence in Broadcasting and his work has been recognized by the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards. He’s worked with some of the nation’s most recognized performers including Bill Cosby, Tim Allen, and Ray Romano.

His TV credits include: NFL Films Presents, Entertainment Tonight, The NBA on TNT, ESPN: Baseball Tonight, Comcast Sportsnet, Finder’s Keepers, and America’s Funniest People.



AWWA Representative
Ray Baral
Vice-President (2017-2019)
American Water Works Association


Ray Baral is the Assistant Manager of Water Treatment at the Metropolitan District Commission, in Hartford, CT where he has been employed since 2002. Ray has been an active member of the Connecticut Section of AWWA (CTAWWA) since joining in 1994.

Ray has served in a variety of capacities on the local level.  From 2008-2014, Ray served on the CTAWWA Board of Directors, (Chair 2012-2013).  He is a past Education Co-Chair, and a member of the Education/Program, ATCAVE and WTP Operations & Maintenance Committees.  As a leader within the water industry, Ray has been a driving force in the development of the Water Quality and Treatment Symposium.

Ray received the Operator’s Meritorious Service Award in 2000 and the Connecticut Department of Public Health Educator of the Year Award in 2015. He holds a BA in Public Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and an Associates in Science degree from Charter Oak State College.

Opportunities for YP’s to get involved at PA-AWWA 70th Annual Conference

At this year’s annual conference, there are some new opportunities for YPs to get involved:

1)      Conference Moderators

As a new initiative to get YPs involved and experienced, PA-AWWA is looking for YP’s who would like to volunteer to be technical session Moderators. Moderator responsibilities are addressed in the Attachment.  If you have questions or wish to volunteer, please contact Curt Fontaine at 724-755-5950 or at


2)      Conference Mentees

For the very newest of YP’s or those who have not attended the annual PA-AWWA conference before, this is a great way to get your bearings as well as make a connection with a more experienced professional. The new mentoring program is set up so that you will be assigned a mentor before the conference who will act as your guide to the conference and hopefully to the industry in general. If you’d like to sign up or have any questions, please email Amy Batdorf at

3)      Conference Mentors

If you just read the description for “mentees” and thought to yourself that you don’t need a mentor since you’ve attended the conference a number of times, maybe it’s time you signed up to be a mentor to our younger YPs! This is a chance to make a new friend, share some of your career wisdom and make the conference experience better for our mentees. You can invest as much time as you like, but our guidelines are simply that you make sure to set up a meet & greet with your mentee in advance and then make sure to check in at least daily and be available for questions or support. If this sounds like a fit for you, please email Amy Batdorf at

Directions to Kalahari Resort and Convention Center and Convention Center

250 Kalahari Boulevard • Pocono Manor, PA 18349

From New York City and Points East

Interstate 80 West from the George Washington Bridge to I-380 North. At first exit (Pocono Exit 3), turn right and follow signs to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions.

From Philadelphia and Points South
I-95 North to the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike (I-476).North on Turnpike to Pocono Exit 95 to I-80 East to I-380 North. At the first exit (Pocono Exit 3), East on Route 940 and follow signs to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions.

From Points West
PA Turnpike to Harrisburg, PA, I-81 North to I-80 East to I-380 North. At the first exit (Pocono Exit 3), East on Route 940 and follow signs to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions.

From Points North
I-81 South to I-380 South to Pocono Exit 3. East on Route 940, follow the signs to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions.

From Points Northeast
Route 84 West to Route 380 South to Pocono Exit 3. East on Route 940 and follow signs to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions.

From Lehigh Valley International Airport
Route 22 West to PA Turnpike (I-476). North on Turnpike to Pocono Exit 95 to I-80 East to I-380 North. At the first exit (Pocono Exit 3), East on Route 940 and follow signs to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions.




2018 Best of PA Taste Test Registration

2018 Tank Contest Rules & Sign-Up Information


2018 AWWA Competition Waiver
2017 AWWA ACE Competitions Hydrant Hysteria Rules
2018 Hydrant Hysteria Rule Changes



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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