Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 2:00 p.m

Session #1: Get A Grip – Your Solution for Fixing Main Breaks


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FREE to members.
Fee for non-members $30+HST.


On average only 0.8% of pipe is replaced each year. Like all products water pipe have a useful life, and the percentage of water mains beyond their useful lives has doubled from 8% to 16%. Infrastructure replacement is far behind schedule and the percentage of water mains over 50 years old has increased from 22% to 28% in the past six years. This equates to a 125-year national pipe replacement schedule! This is far beyond the life expectancy of most pipe & fitting materials. Join us to learn about the latest innovative piping restraint technologies and how engineers and utilities across North America have resolved complex piping design and repair problems.

At the completion of this one-hour OJT session, participants will be able to demonstrate the following:

              • Broader knowledge regarding pipeline design
              • Installation options
              • Future maintenance considerations
              • Piping system capabilities


Ken Alessi

Our facilitator is Ken Alessi, the Strategic Product Manager for Hymax (a Mueller Brand) and has been with Hymax for 2 -1/2 years.  Ken has over 45 years of experience in the water works industry and is a licensed Master Plumber with a Masters in Hydraulic Engineering.




These 1-hour virtual sessions are offered every alternate Thursday starting at 2:00 pm.  Sessions are complimentary to all OMWA members and the fee for non-members is $30.00 CAD plus HST per person per session.  

If you have any specific questions regarding this OJT session, please feel free to submit them when you register and we will provide them to the workshop facilitator.   

The OMWA will provide a certificate recognizing participation in these On the Job Training sessions.
Attendance may also qualify as a Continuing Knowledge Activity for the PEO PEAK program

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