MWQA Annual Convention

Everything You Need To Know About Our Annual Event!

The 2021 Annual Convention is scheduled for October 19-20 at the Holiday Inn in Lakeville, Minnesota. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at our in-person event this fall! Watch your mail, email, and this website for updates.

Tentative Schedule – All class credits are pending approval by Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Classes, and class titles, are preliminary and subject to change.

Tuesday, October 19

7:30 a.m.                    Check-in for convention registrants; pick up packets

8 a.m. – 11 a.m.          Vendor Fair Setup (any time between 8 – 11)

8 – 9 a.m.                   MWQA Annual Meeting for MWQA members only.  

  • Presentations by Legislative Team, Board Members
  • Presentation by Dave Schulenberg, Executive Director, Minnesota Water Well Association
  • Board elections, legislative report, update on other issues

9 – 11 a.m.                   Seminars

  •  Brooke Asleson, “MPCA Update on Chloride Issues in Minnesota” 
  •  Peter Cartwright, “PFA Contaminants & Drinking Water”

11 a.m.                         Vendor Fair Opens

11:45 a.m.                   Buffet Lunch 

1 – 4 p.m.                    Seminars

  • Phil Olsen – “Why Iron Filters Fail & How to Ensure They Never Will” 
  • Randy Lorge – IAPMO – “Pipe Sizing & Pressure Loss Considerations Using the New 2020 Minnesota Plumbing Code”
  • Tentative Code Seminar – Minnesota Department of Health

4 – 6 p.m.                    Vendor Fair and Reception


Wednesday, October 20

7:30 a.m.                     Continental Breakfast in Seminar Area 

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.            Seminars  

  • Rich Davison, Soderholm & Associates – “Cross Connection Control & Backflow Prevention”
  • Thomas Eisert, Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry – “Minn. Plumbing Code Update”

Check out our complete schedule, along with registration forms for attendees, sponsors and vendors:


To reserve a room at the Holiday Inn within the MWQA’s room block, contact the hotel at 952-469-1134 and mention the Minnesota Water Quality Association room block. You can also book online at and use the block code MWQ (Note: NOT MWQA).