2017 WLWCA/WOWRA Joint Winter Conference

January 12-14, 2017

Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Join over 200 industry professionals for the 2017 WLWCA/WOWRA Joint Winter Conference. The Annual Conference is your chance to learn from experts in the field and network with your peers. Earn valuable credits towards your professional license(s). The agenda also includes opportunities to visit with the exhibitors.

Shaking up the Thursday Opening Reception!
We've added entertainment (blackjack anyone?) and moved the reception to later in the evening. Plus, don't miss your chance at cash prizes!

Full HOT buffet breakfast included in your registration for Saturday morning!

Join your friends and colleagues for a hot breakfast buffet in the convention center. No need to go outside in the Wisconsin Winter!

Explore Wisconsin Dells and meet other conference attendees at Friday Night's DINE AROUND!

The Wisconsin Dells area offers a wide variety of restaurants to enjoy. Reservations will be made for groups at various restaurants. Sign yourself up for the restaurant that fits your taste and budget onsite at the Registration Table. 

NOTE: Attendees are responsible for transportation to/from the selected restaurant and for paying their own portion of the bill.


Attendees: Online By Mail

Exhibitors: Online By Mail

Conference Agenda

Thu., Jan. 12

 8:30 - 11:30 am WOWRA Board Meeting 
 9:30 am - 8:00 pm Registration 
 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pre-Conference Session (separate registration) 
POWTS Maintainer Qualifier Session, Mark Prevost
includes boxed lunch
Approved for 6 hours general septage credits
Approved for 6 DSPS credit hours - see below
 11:30 am - 4:00 pm Pre-Conference Session (separate registration) 
Master Operator Class, Fred Hegeman
includes boxed lunch
Approved for 4 hours septage compliance credits
Approved for 4 DSPS credit hours - see below
 2:00 - 5:00 pm WLWCA Board Meeting 
 6:45 - 8:15 pm
 8:30 - 10:30 pm
Opening Reception / Exhibit Hall Open Approved for 1 hour general septage credits
Casino Night

All reception and casino night attendees will receive an opportunity to win cash prizes!
Cash jackpot supported by exhibitor registration

Fri., Jan. 13

Approved for 7 hours general septage credits
Approved for 6 DSPS credit hours - see below
 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration 
 7:00 - 7:45 am Continental Breakfast /Exhibit Hall Open 
 8:00 - 10:00 am Welcome and General Session
POWTS Advisory Code Council Panel Discussion
Tony Birrittieri and Alan Kaddatz; Moderator - George Klaetsch
Keynote Address
DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp
 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open 
 12 Noon - 1:00 pm Buffet Lunch 
 1:15 - 2:10 pm


 2:20 - 3:15 pm
Breakout Sessions
Environmental Liabilities & Your Insurance, Harrison Scheider
Pumpers and the Evaluation of POWTS, Todd Stair 
10 Things to Know About Grease Interceptors, Claude Goguen

Saving Money On Your Credit Card Processing, Allen Romanak
2017 Nutrient Management Update, Tim Boerner
Using Technology for Site Survey, Dustin Woodward & Aaron Ausen
 3:30 - 4:30 pm General Session
DNR Septage Code Compliance, Fred Hegeman
Approved for 1 hour septage compliance credit
 4:30 pm Credit Sign-out 
 4:30 - 6:00 pm Suds and Solutions
Roundtable Discussions and Reception; Silent Auction Winners Announced (5:30 pm)
 7:00 pm Dinner on your own
BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR! Dine Around Wisconsin Dells

Sat., Jan. 14

Approved for 4.5 hours general septage credits
Approved for 4.5 DSPS credit hours - see below
 7:00 am - 3:00 pm Registration 
 7:00 - 7:45 am Full HOT Buffet Breakfast
 7:45 - 9:00 am General Session
DSPS Update, Matt Janzen
 9:15 - 10:10 am


10:20 - 11:15 am
Breakout Sessions
Soil Science and Onsite Wastewater Treatment, Jeff Hammes
Nitrate in Wisconsin's Groundwater, Kevin Masarik
Lasers and Machine Control Technology, Ben Thompson

New POWTS Design Trends and Ideas,
Todd Stair & Aaron Ausen
Soil Physics 101, Jacob Prater
Utilizing New Technology to Enhance Revenue, Tom Donahoe
 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
WOWRA Annual Membership Meeting 
WLWCA: Buffet Lunch
 12:45 - 1:45 pm WLWCA Annual Membership Meeting 
WOWRA: Buffet Lunch
 2:00 - 3:30 pm General Session
Legal Update, 
David Turiciano
 3:30 - 4:00 pm Credit Sign-out 


WI DNR - Septage

The conference has been approved for a total of 18.5 general septage credits. Please see the agenda (above) for specific credits per day.

WI DNR - Septage Compliance

The conference has been approved for 5 hours of compliance credits. To earn 4 of these credits, you must attend the Master Operator Pre-Conference Session, which requires separate registration. One compliance credit has been approved for the DNR Septage Code Compliance closing session on Friday.

WI DSPS Credits

Attendees can earn up to 16.5 hours of DSPS credits.

 ThursdayMaster Operator - 4 hours
POWTS Maintainer Qualifier - 6 hours*
*This session also approved for POWTS Maintainer Initial Qualifier
 FridayFull Agenda - 6 hours
 SaturdayFull Agenda - 4.5 hours

The above hours apply to the following credentials

 POWTS MaintainerPOWTS Inspector Soil Tester Certification 
 Master ElectricianBeginning Electrician Journeyman Electrician 
 Residential Master ElectricianResidential Journeyman ElectricianIndustrial Journeyman Electrician 
 Commercial Electrical Inspector UDC-Electrical Inspector Commercial Plumbing Inspector
 Journeyman PlumberJourneyman Plumber-Restricted Service Master Plumber 
 Master Plumber-Restricted Service   

Minnesota SSTS Training Credits

Saturday morning has been approved for 1 credit hour. Please see registration to pick up a certificate if needed.


Credits have been applied for. Please check back.

Attendee Registration Information

Full Registration

Includes: Thursday evening reception; Friday continental breakfast, lunch, breaks, reception and education sessions; and Saturday FULL HOT BREAKFAST BUFFET, lunch, breaks and education sessions, DOES NOT include Pre-Conference Session.


Includes: Thursday lunch and afternoon pre-conference session. Pre-Conference attendees are invited to the Thursday night reception as well.

Meals Only

Includes: Guest meals for those not attending conference sessions.

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Exhibit Information

Promote your company to over 200 septic industry professionals! The conference agenda provides nearly 5 hours of exhibit time for you to network with conference attendees. Receptions and meals will take place in the exhibit hall.

Exhibit Hours


Exhibit Hall Reception
Casino Night (optional)
1:00 - 6:30 pm
6:45 - 8:15 pm
8:30 - 10:30 pm 
Exhibit Hall / Lunch
7:00 - 7:45 am
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
1:15 - 3:30 pm 

Exhibit Rates

Single Booth $525*

Includes: 8 ft x 10 ft exhibit booth with pipe and drape, 8 ft. skirted table, two chairs, identification sign, and badges for up to FOUR (4) company representatives.

Double Booth $775*

Includes: 8 ft x 20 ft exhibit booth with pipe and drape, two 8 ft. skirted tables, four chairs, identification sign, and badges for up to SIX (6) company representatives.

Meals Only $40 per person

Includes: Thursday reception and Friday lunch for additional company representatives above those included in your booth registration.

Exhibit Layout

*$25 of each booth purchase to be contributed to "Cash Jackpot Drawing" for conference attendees.

CANCELLATION FEE: A $150 cancellation fee will be charged for booth registrations canceled after January 2, 2017.

Exhibitors as of 1/6/17

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Sponsorship Information

Support the conference and promote your company to over 200 industry professionals!

All sponsorship packages include:

Company logo on the conference web page, signage throughout the event and signage at your sponsored function; verbal recognition during the conference and sponsor ribbons for all company representatives.

Refreshment Break                    $500Reception                    $1,500Breakfast        $500
Partial Refreshment Break        $250
Partial Reception        $750Lunch              $850
 Casino Table (5 available)      $200  

Would you like to sponsor something not listed? Contact Alison at 608-441-1436 to discuss your ideas!

Sponsors as of 1/6/17

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Hotel Information

Chula Vista Resort

2501 River Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Reservations: 844-895-5861, mention Booking ID E44819


Cut-off Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Standard Rooms   $99.00 + tax per night

2-bedroom Condo starting at $179.00 + tax per night

3-bedroom Condo starting at $278.00 + tax per night

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PO Box 833

Germantown, WI 53022

Phone: (888) 782-6815

Email: info@wlwca.com 

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