Please Note:
There are no rooms available at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland. The Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station (a short Light Rail ride away from the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland) has available rooms at a group rate of $114.  The cutoff date for this is Thursday, May 2nd.  Please contact the Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station online for group reservations.  If you would rather make your reservations by telephone, call 503-200-5678 and use the the group code NA0514 to receive the group discount.
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Join your clean water colleagues for the only conference designed especially for pretreatment professionals – the National Association of Clean Water Agencies' (NACWA) National Pretreatment & Pollution Prevention Workshop.  Here are five reasons why you should pull out all the stops to join us in Portland:

1. Access to Key Environmental Protection Agency Staff

Each year, the Workshop program features federal and regional staff – the key enforcement and regulatory professionals. With sessions focused on the National Pretreatment Program and the annual U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Roundtable session, you will discuss the topics you’re most interested in and ask questions of policy makers you would not otherwise have the opportunity to engage.

2. Access to New Topics & Information

Get a good handle on the wide variety of issues and potential contaminants facing utilities today. Building on past programs, we will have breakout sessions on various topics to allow participants to network with their colleagues from utilities nationwide. Officials from EPA will update participants on the current status of effluent guidelines development, and other programs.

3. Re-focus & Re-energize Your Pretreatment Program

While your day-to-day focus is on pretreatment, sometimes it is better to step back and get a larger view. Getting out of the office, away from ringing phones and looming deadlines, allows you to focus and get a fresh perspective on your role, all in one convenient location. It’s exciting to be around the energy of people who are interested in promoting and advancing your profession.

4. Network, Network, Network!

This very important benefit of the Pretreatment Workshop is one that should not be underestimated. The world is getting smaller and as a member of the municipal community it is becoming increasingly important to learn more about your profession beyond your own backyard. Attending this Workshop gives you an opportunity to explore new ideas that can help you immediately. This is the ideal environment to meet and exchange ideas with people nationwide, and an additional roundtable session has been added this year to increase your networking opportunities.

5. Go Back to Work Feeling Revitalized

This Workshop will help you discover and implement ideas that deliver results. It will train your mind to search for innovative solutions, provide opportunities to make valuable connections with other association professionals, and prepare you for the road ahead.



For assistance with any hotel or registration issues please contact NACWA at 202.833.2672 or send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Wednesday, May 15

  • General Session
  • EPA Region Roundtable Discussions


Thursday, May 16

  • General Session
  • NACWA’s Pretreatment & Pollution Prevention Committee Meeting


Friday, May 17

  • General Session
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