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2021 Water Professionals Conference

This year’s Kentucky Tennessee Water Professionals Conference (KY/TN WPC) will take place August 15-18 at the Chattanooga Convention Center. After skipping the 2020 event, SSR is thrilled to once again see many of our clients, friends, and industry partners.

Hosted by the Clean Water Professionals of Kentucky & Tennessee (CWP-KT) and the Kentucky/Tennessee Section of the American Water Works Association (KY/TN Section AWWA), KY/TN WPC provides networking opportunities, engaging technical programming, and innovative equipment exhibitions for attendees and exhibitors in the water sector. Attended by over 1,700 professionals from hundreds of different companies, utilities, and organizations, the conference is a common venue in which to learn, share, and understand collaborative solutions to water sector challenges.

SSR is a long standing supporter of KY/TN WPC, and 2021 is no different. Our involvement with this years conference includes technical sessions, planning, and hospitality events.


Technical Sessions

For those attending the conference, we hope you’ll join us for one of our technical sessions. If you’re not attending but would like to learn more about these topics, please reach out

Building a Foundation for Water Plant Solids Needs

Tuesday, Aug. 17 — 9:15 AM // 3712

Presenters: Chris Lambert (Clarksville Gas & Water, CGW) and Rob Lantz (SSR)

Controlling and Securing a Greenfield Water Treatment Plant in the 21st Century

Tuesday, Aug. 17 — 10:30 AM // 3921

Presenters: Chris Cherry (CGW) and Der’Ivan Kelly (SSR)

Once in a Lifetime: Water Flowing from a Greenfield Water Treatment Plant

Tuesday, Aug. 17 — 11:00 AM // 3722

Presenters: Phillip Whittinghill (CGW) and Luke Williams (SSR)

What I Wasn’t Taught in School: Starting a Job During a Pandemic

Tuesday, Aug. 17 — 1:30 PM // 3631

Presenters: Serena Hostetter (SSR)


Special Events

Water for Life Community Event

Sunday, Aug. 15 — 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Coolidge Park

The goal of the event is to promote the significance of water in the local community. Both children and adults will glean new understandings of our water system by tasting, touching, and experiencing all things water. This event is free and open to the public. Conference attendees and Chattanooga residences are invited and encouraged to attend this family fun event!

Kate MacIndoe (SSR) is co-chair for the event. Learn more about Kate’s involvement here.


SSR Hospitality Event

Monday, Aug. 16 — 5:30 PM

Sidebar in the Bode Hotel (730 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402)

SSR invites you to join us for drinks, food, and fun at the Bode Hotel (just a short walk from the conference!). If you are attending the conference, we hope you’ll stop by and say hello!


An annual supporter of the conference, SSR is proud to be a GOLD Sponsor and YP Sponsor in 2021.