EPA Small Drinking Water System Operator Training in Mississippi

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Operators, Managers and other utility staff of small water systems responsible for providing safe drinking water to the residents in the community. This class will focus on planning your operations and maintenance activities.

10:00 - 10:15 am          Introductions, Training Overview & Objectives, Pre-Test

10:15 - 12:00 pm          Operations and Maintenance

12:00 -   1:00 pm          Lunch

1:00 -   3:00 pm          Operations and Maintenance (continued)

3:00 -  3:15 pm         Q & A, Post Test, Evaluations


Louisiana - EPA Drinking Water Operator Training

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Operators, Managers, and other utility staff of small water systems responsible for ensuring your system remains in compliance. This class will provide an Overview of Disinfection, DBP Formation and DBP Treatment Strategies. This class is approved by LDH for 4 CE Hours. Course Approval #61718.

 

8:30 am     Introductions, Workshop Overview & Pre-Test

Disinfection Overview

Disinfection By-Products (DBPs)

DBP Treatment Strategies

Q&A, Post Test & Evaluations

12:30 pm    Class Ends

 

Speakers:    Ben Bridges, TMB Water               

                     Chris Brunson, Communities Unlimited, Louisiana State Coordinator 


Alabama RCAP/AWWA Small System Water Operator Training

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Operators, Managers and other utility staff of small water systems that are responsible for ensuring your system remains in compliance.   This class will cover Disinfection, DBPs, AWIA and much more.   This class will provide 7.5 CE Hours for water certification renewal upon approval by ADEM.

 8:00 am     SDWA Workshop Introduction & Pre-Test

Disinfection Overview

Disinfection By-Products (DBPs)

Distribution System Infrastructure

12:00 pm    Lunch

1:00 pm    Distribution Water Quality

Large Building (Schools, Hospitals) Water Quality Issues

America's Water Infrastucture Act

4:45 pm    Q&A, Post Test, Evaluations   

Speaker:    Dinah Foreman, Communities Unlimited, Environmental Training Coordinator


Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best while Remaining Vigilant

Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best while Remaining Vigilant

Threats from domestic extremists and foreign adversaries have increased since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and as our nation moves closer to next week’s election. While one would think that civil unrest would be concentrated in our nation’s metropolitan areas rather than smaller, rural communities, don’t count on it! There is always the possibility that one or more people living in your own hometown may be planning to create havoc and destruction locally before joining other efforts in larger cities. Our nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure create high-value targets for terrorist activities. Be mindful that extremely low-cost / high-impact strategies include acts of poisoning drinking water supplies as well as cyber-attacks that take control of your SCADA systems.

The first two components of the National Preparedness System are to identify and assess risks and to evaluate and estimate your capabilities should an act of intentional sabotage occur. Now is the time to take the following steps:

  • Dust off and review your Security Vulnerability Assessment or Risk and Resilience Assessment
  • Review your Emergency Response Plan
  • Update your plan, especially important contact numbers
  • Make sure that everyone on your team knows their responsibilities and required actions in the event of any emergency
  • Perform a thorough inspection of your active and passive barriers to your facilities, including your perimeter fencing, operable locks on gates and treatment plant doors, exterior lighting, CCTV cameras and monitors, and alarms.

Please do not put off correcting any vulnerabilities that you identify.

As local officials, utility board members, certified water and wastewater operators, and other utility staff, you have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to continue the operation of these essential systems and to ensure the delivery of safe drinking water to our homes and businesses and the discharge of treated wastewater. Your families, friends, and neighbors have suffered through this pandemic just like the rest of us, but every day you continue to perform your critical duties of ultimately protecting public health by supplying potable water and protecting environmental health by ensuring the discharge of clean wastewater. We appreciate you and hope that you will remain vigilant and be prepared for any contingency that may threaten your critical mission in serving your community!

Click HERE for the EPA’s Water Security Division’s list of products and services for improving the resiliency of the water sector.


AR - RCAP/AWWA Small System Water Operator Training

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Operators, Managers and other utility staff of small water systems that are responsible for ensuring your system remains in compliance.   This class will cover Disinfection, DBPs, AWIA and much more.   This workshop is approved by ADH for Continuing Education Hours for Water.

 8:00 am     Introductions, Workshop Overview & Pre-Test

Disinfection Overview

Disinfection By-Products (DBPs)

Distribution System Infrastructure

12:00 pm    Lunch

1:00 pm    Distribution Water Quality

Large Building (Schools, Hospitals) Water Quality Issues

America's Water Infrastucture Act

4:45 pm    Q&A, Post Test, Evaluations   

Speaker:    Dinah Foreman, Communities Unlimited, Environmental Training Coordinator


TN - RCAP/AWWA Workshop: Achieve & Maintain Compliance with the SDWA

Are you a small system in need of operator training?

Here is a virtual webinar offered by Communities Unlimited, Inc., and KY/TN Section AWWA.

A detailed agenda available on the registration page.

Intended for small systems... under 10K connections.

*The class is approved by TDEC for 6 CE Hours in Water DS and Water Treatment.*


TN - Sustainable Management for Utility Districts Workshop

The workshop will provide information on topics ranging from Infrastructure Stability to Financial Viability, Employee and Leadership Development, and much more.  The TN Comptroller's office approves the workshop for 4 hrs of Management Training Continuing Education for Utility District Boards.
Topics Covered Include 10 Key Management Areas of a Small System:
    1. Financial Viability
    2. Operational Resiliency
    3. Employee and Leadership Development
    4. Water Resource Adequacy
    5. Community Sustainability and Economic Development
    6. Infrastructure Stability
    7. Product Quality
    8. Customer Satisfaction
    9. Stakeholder Understanding and Support
    10. Operational Optimization

This workshop is being brought to you at no charge by Communities Unlimited, Inc. and Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. through funding provided by the USDA Rural Development Technitrain Program.

Workshop in Eastern Time Zone.


AWWA Southwest Section - LA - Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance

This is a small systems workshop hosted by the Southwest Section AWWA and funded through an EPA grant to AWWA.

Lousiana Department of Health and Hospitals approved for 8 Renewal Credit Training Hours for Water Only licenses.

AGENDA

8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Introductions
9:00 – 9:15 SDWA Workshop Overview & Pre-Test - Ben Bridges

9:15 – 10:30 Disinfection Overview - Ben Bridges
10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 12:00 Disinfection By-Products (DBP’s) - Ben Bridges

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch - Sponsored by Thornton, Musso and Bellemin

1:00 – 2:00 DBP Treatment Strategies - Ben Bridges

2:00 – 3:00 Distribution System Operations: Flushing - Ben Bridges
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:15 Distribution System Operations: Main Breaks and Cross Connections - Ben Bridges

4:15 – 5:00 Questions, Post Test & Evaluations


EPA Small Drinking Water System Operator Training - Texas

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Operators, Managers and other utility staff of small water systems that are responsible for providing safe drinking water to the residents in the community. This training will provide information on drinking water regulations and operations.  This class is approved by TCEQ for 4 Hours of Continuing Education.

9:00 - 10:10 am          Sign-in, Introductions, Training Overview & Objectives, Pre-Test

10:10 - 11:30 am          Regulatory Overview:  TCR, RTCR, GW Rule, SW Treatment Rule

11:30 - 12:00 pm          Lunch

2:00 - 12:45 pm          Regulatory Overview:  Stage 2 DBPR, Lead & Copper Rule

12:45 -  1:45 pm         Disinfection Overview:  Cl2, Chloramination, TCR Samples

1:45 -  2:00 pm          Wrap-Up, Q&A, Post Test, Class Evaluation


EPA Small Drinking Water System Operator Training - Texas

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Operators, Managers and other utility staff of small water systems that are responsible for providing safe drinking water to the residents in the community. This training will provide information on drinking water regulations and operations.  This class is approved by TCEQ for 4 Hours of Continuing Education.

9:00 - 10:10 am          Sign-in, Introductions, Training Overview & Objectives, Pre-Test

10:10 - 11:30 am          Regulatory Overview:  TCR, RTCR, GW Rule, SW Treatment Rule

11:30 - 12:00 pm          Lunch

12:00 - 12:45 pm          Regulatory Overview:  Stage 2 DBPR, Lead & Copper Rule

12:45 -  1:45 pm         Disinfection Overview:  Cl2, Chloramination, TCR Samples

1:45 -  2:00 pm          Wrap-Up, Q&A, Post Test, Class Evaluation