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TX-Electrical Power Outages and Floods - Dr. Bruce Lesikar, P.E

Responding to electrical power outages and floods

  • Describe the impact of power outages and floods on an OSSF
  • Define methods to identify OSSF's which have been subjected to flooding.
  • Identify effective methods to returning an impacted OSSF to operation
  • Describe what to do and not do when working with an impacted OSSF
  • List common messages to communicate to owners of impacted OSSF's
Presentation will communicate the impact of electrical power outages and flooding on an OSSF. The various technologies are impacted differently due to electrical power outages and flooding. The slides will present pictures that indicate critical visual clues to flooding conditions.

Dr. Bruce Lesikar, P.E. - Baker Corp, Director of Engineering
In his current role, Bruce is responsible for research and develop of innovative/alternative processes for industrial water and wastewater remediation for use, reuse or responsible disposal. Previously he was a Regents Fellow, Professor, Associate Department Head and Ext. Specialist at Texas A&M University. His work included research into effectiveness of on-site wastewater treatment systems under various climatological, soil, and water table conditions; wastewater reuse; constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment; wetland enhancement; innovative/alternative wastewater treatment systems for confined animal feeding and aquaculture; and non-point source pollution. Technology transfer in the areas of domestic water and wastewater reuse systems, groundwater quality, wellhead protection, and nonpoint source Best Management Practices (BMP) implementation.

Bruce is best known by TOWA members as the gateway into the Maintenance industry as our instructor for the TOWA Basic Maintenance Provider (BMP) class, having taught thousands of Onsite professionals over the last decade. Bruce has served on the TOWA Board, along with being a member and/or presenter with numerous State and National Organizations including the Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (CIDWT), the American Society of Agricultural Biological Engineers (ASABE), National Society of Professional Engineers, Texas Society of Professional Engineers and the Water Environment Federation.