WESTT No-Dig Lifts Off In Albuquerque

By Traci Read, Managing Editor | August 2014, Vol. 69, No. 8

The 10th Western Regional No-Dig Conference & Exhibition will be hosted by the Western Society for Trenchless Technology (WESTT), along with media partner Underground Construction magazine, on Oct. 6-7, at the Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, NM.

The conference is the most definitive utility event in the region discussing the latest opportunities in trenchless construction and technology.

The two-day event will qualify attendees to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs), provided by Arizona State University. The courses are designed for public officials, engineers, utility company personnel and contractors who are involved with constructing, rehabilitating and managing underground utilities. Participants will be educated about trenchless technology from industry experts who will be presenting peer reviewed technical papers on a wide range of topics that include pipe bursting, structural water main rehabilitation, installation of sanitary sewers, HDD crossing, pipe ramming and much more.

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Visiting Albuquerque will allow conference attendees to experience the authentic Southwest. As one of the oldest cities in the United States, Albuquerque boasts a unique multicultural heritage and history.

Ranked as the 59th-largest United States metropolitan area, Albuquerque is the most populous city in New Mexico. It is the county seat of Bernalillo County, and is situated in the central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande.

Every two years, the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority develops a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) spending plan for the next 10 years. The city’s Decade Plan 2014-2023 includes the condition-assessment, planning, design and construction management of the city’s 2,400 miles of sewers, which carries wastewater from homes and businesses to the community’s Southside Water Reclamation Plant for treatment prior to release into the Rio Grande. About 200 employees are responsible for operation and maintenance of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County wastewater infrastructure.