Events

Welcome to the new WCOWMA-BC events page!

Here you can find a listing of all upcoming WCOWMA-BC events, as well as other industry events.  You can sort these events by category, and you can change the view to see a monthly calendar. Events are sorted by date.

Clicking on event will expand the tab to show you more information, and the green “Tickets” button takes you to the event registration page.

Jan
25
Fri
FAWG – Friday Afternoon Wastewater Group @ The Goldstream Conference Room CRD Water Services Office
Jan 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Agenda

  1. Jackson Twa, of Western Wastewater Systems, will talk about “inspection and maintenance” (details to follow).
  2. We will outline the upcoming sewage Conferences and Trade Shows.
  3. If time allows, we will have an Open Mike.  This is when anybody can raise a topic for discussion, or you can pose a problem and invite debate on the best solution.
  4. Discussion, debate and good cheer will continue at the Six Mile Pub (a 3 minute walk from the meeting).

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Questions and Suggestions

For any questions or suggestions about our Friday Group, please contact Michael Payne by email at PayneEngineering@shaw.ca

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Future Meetings

Future meetings are tentatively scheduled for February 22, and March 29.

 

Feb
1
Fri
FAWG-FV – Friday Afternoon Wastewater Group – Fraser Valley @ Conference Room, FVRD Head Office
Feb 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

For Friday Februray 1, 2019 Meeting

Start @ 3:00 pm.  End @ 4:25 pm.

RSVP by reply email is Required to ensure enough seats.

Thanks

Meeting at:

Conference Room “TBA” at FVRD Office

45950 Cheam Avenue

Chilliwack

 

This meeting is all about … you doing better business – You get out what you put in, not attending nets you “0”.

Agenda

  1. Discussion Point: To own a gravel truck or have aggregates delivered. What is your time worth?
  2. Brent Dennis, P. Eng. – BWD Engineering Inc., will present on cost estimating as given at the FAWG-VI last month “Building Meaningful Cost Estimates”. (That is of course unless a better speaker appears again 😊)
  3. Time allowing, we will have a chance to discuss wastewater industry news and issues of the day.
  4. After our meeting, discussion and good cheer will continue at the Triple Play Pub, 45975 Wellington Ave. Chilliwack – Just a 7-minute walk.

Thoughts from Last Meeting (or what you missed!)

  • Many thanks to Rupert Benzon for stepping in at the last minute and taking time to share the latest from Victoria. We look forward to more details and MoH commitments to be announced at the WCOWMA-BC convention in March.
  • Thanks to everyone for the great discussion around stone and pipe vs chambers. Lots of great thoughts around ease of installation and economics of one over the other. It appears that stone and pipe came out ahead.
  • Same Old Take Away: Regardless, ROWP or Engineer, far too many items to list here that can streamline your business and keep you out of trouble. Lesson learned…. attend the next FAWG near you.
  • Attendance was back up. Weather and Traffic issues were fewer. Leave work early and stay late because participating in FAWG-FV improves your business, and doing business better is what these meetings are all about.
  • Don’t forget to claim your CPD for attending FAWG-FV meetings!
  • And as always, thank you to our host Tareq Islam and the FVRD for the meeting space and keeping us up to date on activities in the FVRD.

Tip of the Month

If you don’t understand gross income vs net income and actual profit and how to calculate them, get a copy of the book:

Accounting for the Numberphobic: A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners
Not only will it help you understand your real profit margins, but also determine the true cost of running your own gravel truck.


Questions and Suggestions

For any questions or suggestions, please contact Brent Dennis by email at brent.dennis@bwdengineering.com

Feb
22
Fri
FAWG – Friday Afternoon Wastewater Group @ The Goldstream Conference Room CRD Water Services Office
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Agenda

TBA

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Questions and Suggestions

For any questions or suggestions about our Friday Group, please contact Michael Payne by email at PayneEngineering@shaw.ca

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Future Meetings

Future meeting is tentatively scheduled for March 29.