Synopsis:

 

This roundtable, sponsored by EARTHRES, will be an open discussion of the changes, challenges, and pleasant surprises that our Lehigh Valley area utilities and businesses have encountered this year as a result of the pandemic.  What will be our new normal?

What COVID-related issues have been the most challenging for you?

  • Keeping personnel healthy 28% 28%
  • Employee morale 24% 24%
  • Creating and implementing new procedures/protocols 24% 24%
  • Supply chain problems 16% 16%
  • Using new technology 8% 8%

Full Video

Description

This roundtable, sponsored by EARTHRES, will be an open discussion of the changes, challenges, and pleasant surprises that our Lehigh Valley area utilities and businesses have encountered this year as a result of the pandemic.  What will be our new normal?

#Wastewater #Pretreatment #2020 #lehighvalley #Environment #COVID #PIX #LVPIX Connect with LV PIX » Follow us on LinkedIn: https://go.Lvpix.org/Linkedin » Find us on Our website at: https://go.Lvpix.org/Website The Pretreatment Information Exchange (PIX) was originally started in the mid-1990s by pretreatment personnel from the Allentown, Bethlehem, Catasauqua, and Easton wastewater treatment plants. During the 2004-2005 time period, a Lehigh Valley-based industry was ordered to pay a fine to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which subsequently was earmarked as funds for the PIX Group with the understanding it would become a nonprofit incorporation and continue its work with environmental awareness to the people, industry, and regulators of the Lehigh Valley. PIX, Inc. became incorporated as a 501(c)3 association in May 2005. To date, PIX, Inc. has held various seminars with the support of local industries and vendors ranging from local case studies, regulatory updates, innovative pretreatment options, and effects of emerging contaminants. Subscribe https://go.Lvpix.org/Youtube

SHOW LESS

 

Chapters

00:00 Start

00:21 What Is PIX

02:53 Who is Tori Morgan (President of PIX)

03:13 PIX Revitalization “We’re back”

04:02 Overview how the roundtable will work

05:30 Let’s get things off

05:49 What to expect

06:57 Introduction to PIX

08:11 Board Members

09:14 Sponsor EARTHRES

12:47 Introduction to the panel

14:37 Poll: What COVID-related issues have been the most challenging for you?

15:15 Poll Results

16:00 Panelist respond to how to keep personnel healthy

16:16 Justine Diazs shares Bimbo Bakeries strategy to keep personnel healthy

17:11 Tori Poses the question “Did you find an issues trying up with regular compliance”

18:43 Andy Schneck shares Fanatics / Majestic strategy to keep personnel healthy

19:51 Alex Hoffman shares Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority’s strategy to keep personnel healthy

20:47 Diana Heimbach shares Lehigh County Authority Wastewater Pretreatment Facility’s strategy to keep personnel healthy

22:02 Tori Poses the question, How is working with contractors with covid restrictions. Issues?

22:35 Andrew Moore with the Lehigh County Authority responds on working with contractors

23:29 Christine Gunsaullus askes the panel about cross training 23:50 Tori Morgan from Entech Engineering talks about Cross training

24:36 Tori Morgan poses a question on compliance rules to Maggie Green of the EPA

25:24 Maggie Green from the EPA Pretreatment Program responds 28:28 Christine Gunsaullus presents questions from the audience to panel

29:00 is anyone doing increased testing of personnel?

29:34 Andy Schneck from Fanatics / Majestic responds

31:33 Katie Velekei from Lehigh Valley Health Network talks about increased testing

33:25 Justine Diazs shares Bimbo Bakeries increased PPE

34:48 Tori Morgan asks the panel is they are having issues with access for water sampling

25:39 Alex Hoffman of Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority talks about pre calling different organizations to find out the covid procedures

36:27 Andrew Moore talks about his experience at the Lehigh County Authority

37:21 Maggie Green from the EPA address virtual inspections

39:06 Maggie Green from the EPA asks what production has done during this time

39:38 Andy Schneck talks about how Fanatics is being effected by COVID, and how they are helping the community with 1 Million Masks

44:18 Justine Diazs shares Bimbo Bakeries increased production issues

45:52 Diana Heimbach shares Lehigh County Authority Wastewater Pretreatment Facility’s increased production issues 48:21 Andrew Moore with the Lehigh County Authority talks about production issues

49:05 Katie Velekei from Lehigh Valley Health Network talks about halting elective surgeries and increased patients and its effects on waste water

50:05 Alex Hoffman of Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority talks about waste water production

50:32 Andrew Moore with the Lehigh County Authority talks about expired products and disposal

51:16 Christine Gunsaullus presents questions from the audience to panel

51:28 I’ve been substituting IU (industrial user) site visits with phone calls, emails IU survey updates and monitoring water consumptions rates reflective of production changes will this suffice?

53:08 Can you speak to managing “disposable” wipes?

56:59 Are the wastewater treatment facilities having issues with disinfectant?

59:08 Poll Results: keeping company moral

59:33 Katie Velekei from Lehigh Valley Health Network talks about keeping morale

1:00:14 Diana Heimbach from Lehigh County Authority Wastewater Pretreatment Facility talks about keeping morale 1:02:02 Andy Schneck from Fanatics talks about keeping morale 1:02:45 Wrap up

Important Links

EPA's COVID-19 Enforcement and Compliance Resources

The COVID-19 public health emergency is a rapidly evolving situation. This website has been established in order to provide the public, the regulated community and other government agencies with the most complete and up to date information on EPA enforcement and compliance policy and actions related to COVID-19.

On this page:

Read More

Subscribe To Our

Mailing list

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!