TAC Luncheon

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 TAC Presentation

PFAS – Review of Current Regulations, Challenges and Removal


Thursday, February 23, 2023

Luncheon description:

PFAS is an ever-evolving discussion within the water industry including developing regulations, identifying contributing sources, and determining which treatment technologies will provide utilities with the best outcome. Please join us as we listen to Kate Garufi review the latest in Federal and Colorado regulations, OneWater impacts, and Mark Beebe to discuss a few site cases where we’ve implemented pilot studies and treatment technologies for water utilities. Mark and Kate will explore the challenges that utilities face, discuss options for waste stream disposal, discuss advancements in PFAS removal and provide information where sites have implemented these technologies. The presentation will be sure to educate and bring awareness to the challenges that are present with PFAS removal and introduce attendees to advanced destruction technologies that are showing promise.


Mark Beebe, P.E., is a Civil and Environmental Engineer. Mark has over 25 years’ experience delivering water infrastructure projects with an emphasis on the planning, design, and permitting of water treatment facilities using both conventional and advanced water treatment processes. He has been responsible for developing water quality monitoring plans, treatment process evaluations, developing pilot test studies, performing operational assessments, and design and permitting of new water treatment facilities. Mark has had the opportunity to participate in several PFAS projects across the country and appreciates how the unique circumstances applicable to each system can make a profound difference in treatment process selection.


Kate Garufi, PMP, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering. Kate has over 19 years’ experience in site investigation and contaminated site remediation and serves as Rocky Mountain Remediation Lead, Site Investigation and Remediation Practice Group Chair, and PFAS Practice Group Co-Chair. Before joining HDR, Kate spent her career at EPA Headquarters as the Superfund design and construction program expert. Leveraging her environmental regulatory expertise from her time at EPA, Kate supports public and private clients in Colorado develop strategies to implement a wide range of remediation and compliance programs in accordance with EPA and Colorado regulations. Of note, Kate currently supports CDPHE with implementation of their PFAS Grants program.

Luncheon Format:

This luncheon will be located at South Platte Renew located at 2900 S. Platte River Drive, Englewood, CO 80110. Instructions on how to register are provided in the next paragraph. The presentation will begin at 12 pm (Mountain Standard Time).


TAC Registration: Registration and payment for TAC luncheons is handled online at: Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association (memberleap.com).  Registration may be made for a single attendee or for multiple attendees in a group. It is requested that each individual in a group either register individually or are included in the count for a group registration, and that multiple parties are not partaking in the presentation without registering. If for some reason you are unable to register online, please contact Steve Polson (either by phone: 303-748-0931; or by email: steve.polson@jacobs.com) to arrange for paying with check or cash.


The registration deadline for this event is Wednesday, February 21st, at 3:00 pm MST. Please be aware that with the new registration procedure, late registrations will not be accepted as in the past. This will enable us to avoid having to purchase extra lunches to allow for potential late-comers.

Check-in is from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. The presentation will begin shortly thereafter. Registration fees are $25 for AWWA or WEF members, $30 for nonmembers, and $20 for Students and Retired Members.