Symposium Plant Tour – August 7, 2012 – RSVP required

Registered symposium attendees have the option of attending of the Orange County Utilities Southern Regional Water Supply Facility on (Aug 7) in the late-afternoon as part of the symposium.

Located approximately 20 minutes from the Orlando, Florida symposium hotel, the tour promises to be a unique look at a state-of-art ozone-based water treatment facility, says the OCU’s SCADA Administrator Robert Doyon. Doyon looks after the plant’s automated SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system, as well as managing the automation systems at several other OCU facilities. Doyon, a long-time ISA member, is a certified ISA Level III CCST (Certified Control Systems Technician). The plant, which was brought on line in 2012, uses a highly optimized process for removing the naturally-occurring sulfide that present in much of Florida’s groundwater. Its fully automated and redundant control system ensures that the plant is able to continuously provide a reliable source of water for both drinking and fire-protection needs in Orange County. The tour will give symposium attendees a glimpse at how leading edge automation is being used in the municipal water sector to minimize costs, increase efficiency and offer enhanced reliability.

Registered attendees will be contacted two weeks before the symposium (during the week of July 23-27) so that they can sign up and confirm their participation in the tour. Space on the tour is first come, first serve, so it is best to register early.  If you did not get the RSVP email, please contact our general symposium chair at

In the meantime, here are some photos of the plant:

About Orange County Utilities Water Division

The Orange County Utilities Water Division’s 12 water treatment facilities produce over 21 billion gallons of water annually that are distributed through 1,703 miles of pipeline to more than 400,000 customers in unincorporated Orange County, the Town of Windermere, and portions of several other municipalities in Orange County. Orange County is one of seven counties recognized as comprising Central Florida (Florida, USA). It is a charter county, meaning it has its own constitution, is self-governing, and has the ability to respond to a changing environment and meet local needs.