NSWCA Meeting Examines New Technology.
Industry Expert Josh Ordway Leads Presentation
Carle Place, New York, USA . . . As part of their on-going Educational Speaker Series, the Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA), which represents 21 voter-elected Long Island water districts, met for a presentation on water backflow automation by VEPO Solutions, of Elmsford, New York.
Backflow within potable water systems is a serious, undesirable condition where pressure drops can accidentally allow water to flow back into the water distribution system, opening the potential for pollutants to enter. Mr. Josh Ordway, VEPO Solutions Vice President Marketing and Sales, led the discussion stressing the importance of water backflow management and control of such possibilities. VEPO’s CrossConnex product and service offerings represent green solutions that are expressly designed to fully automate and improve backflow management programs within Long Island water districts.
A recognized backflow expert, Mr. Ordway described how this advanced technology enhances and improves existing backflow management programs and also helps to ensure full compliance with all Nassau/Suffolk County regulations, as well as the Safe Water Drinking Act. Most importantly, this technology aids in protecting the health and safety of water consumers, by preventing both chemical contamination (i.e. sodium hydroxide, insecticides, etc.) and bacterial contamination (i.e. typhoid, dysentery, salmonella, etc.).
NSWCA President and Hicksville Water District Commissioner Mr. William Schuckmann commented, “as an Association that represents over 620,000 consumers, we are dedicated to understanding and implementing new environmentally safe and green solutions in our water distribution systems. We were very pleased with the presentation conducted by Mr. Ordway. The technology reviewed is highly important to all our member districts as we seek to improve safety, while also pursuing cost savings and greater efficiencies. We thank VEPO for sharing their time and knowledge.”
Left to right, NSWCA Secretary Pat Peterson, Locust Valley Water District; Amanda Field, NSWCA First Vice President, Plainview Water District;Bill Schuckmann, NSWCA President and Hicksville Water Commissioner;Josh Ordway, Vice President Marketing and Sales, VEPO Solutions; Larry Zaino, NSWCA Treasurer, Carle place Water District Commissioner; John Coumatos, NSWCA Second Vice President and Bethpage Water District Commissioner.
About Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association: Organized and chartered in 1981, the Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) is comprised of water commissioners from 21 Nassau County and Suffolk County water districts. The NSWCA is dedicated to promoting environmental excellence and best practices as well as maintaining the highest standards of water quality and supply. The Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association sponsors regular educational meetings on topics that include the environment, security, economics, rules and regulations, among other related issues.
About VEPO CrossConnex: Led by Managing Director Alan Seiler and Vice President Marketing and Sales Josh Ordway, VEPO CrossConnex, has developed cloud-based software and a mobile app to administrate backflow management. The software saves water utilities time and money when tracking, reporting, and archiving backflow test data. Automation through software relieves pressure placed on Long Island water utilities to be compliant.