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January 17, 2020

Donohue Presenters at Michigan WEA Administrators Conference

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Two Donohue personnel will be leading technical presentations at the upcoming Michigan WEA Wastewater Administrators Conference in Frankenmuth, Michigan, January 23-24, 2020. TJ Bates will present "Keeping Staff Safe One Step at a Time: Grating Safety and Maintenance," and Nathan Cassity will present “Smarter Plant and Smaller Energy Bills: New Upgrades at the Genesee County Drain Commissioner District 3 WRRF.”

  • TJ will present on the risks associated with grated walking surfaces and how to proactively address potential hazards with and around these facilities. TJ serves as Donohue’s Michigan Area Manager and is a structural engineer. Since receiving his master’s degree in structural engineering from Michigan Tech, TJ has spent the last 12 years providing structural evaluation, design, and construction services for water, wastewater, and industrial facilities. Having worked in and around numerous treatment facilities of varying ages, TJ bring a unique structural perspective to grated surfaces and the frequently overlooked hazards. TJ hopes to share his insight on keeping operations staff safe, one step at a time. 
  • Nathan’s case study will cover the methodology, design, and results achieved of a multi-faceted, relatively low-cost project to improve the performance and energy efficiency of the activated sludge treatment system at the District 3 Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF), in Linden, Michigan. The low cost improvements resulted in an anticipated simple payback period of less than four years. Nathan Cassity is a Senior Process Engineer/Project Manager at Donohue with over 20 years of wastewater engineering and management experience.

 The Wastewater Administrators Conference is a gathering of senior wastewater administrators, superintendents and operators from throughout Michigan and is organized by the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA).

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