Rose State To Host Annual Water And Pollution Conference Published October 5, 2018

Individuals at OWPCA ConferenceAnnual conference to explore various water and environmental topics

Midwest City, Okla. – Rose State College is pleased to host the 2018 Oklahoma Water and Pollution Control Annual Conference (OWPCC). This two-day event brings water control specialists from across the state to Midwest City as they discuss the wastewater, drinking water, environmental issues and more.  A water-tasting competition highlights the two-and-a-half-day event, which will include a keynote from Dan Gilmartin, Executive Director of the Michigan Municipal League, as he discusses the Flint Michigan Water Crisis. 

Other panelists will include Ian Anderson from OG&E as he discusses Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems, and Shellie Chard from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), as she discusses both the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act. Mike Wofford, General Counsel for the Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy, will also discuss the relevance of tribal claims to water in Oklahoma. 

Registrants to the OWPCC can also submit a drinking water sample from their community to enter the annual water tasting competition, which will be held during lunch on Wednesday, October 10. Judges for this year’s competition will be Senator Jack Fry from Midwest City, Saundra Naifeh, and Linda Vater. The winner of the water tasting competition will advance to the American Water Works Association (AWWA) competition. 

The Platinum Sponsor for the 2018 Oklahoma Water and Pollution Control Conference is Automatic Engineering.

For information on the water-tasting contest and other conference details, please go to, or contact the RSC Professional Training Center at (405) 733-7488.