TX - Basics of Cross Connection Control

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Operators, Managers and other utility staff of small water and wastewater systems that are responsible for the Cross Connection Control Program at your utility system. This class will provide information on establishing and managing an effective cross connection program. This class is approved by TCEQ for 4 CEUs in water and wastewater.

 1:00 pm     Introductions, Workshop Overview & Pre-Test

Establishing and Managing an Effective Cross Connection Control Program

Break

EPA Cross Connection Control Manual

Video on CCC

Q&A, Post Test & Evaluations

5:00 pm    Class Adjourns

Speaker:    Cesario Vela, Communities Unlimited                                                                                                       


TX_Water & Wastewater Math

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Operators, Managers and other utility staff of small water and wastewater systems-licensed or preparing to take the exam to become licensed. The class covers the basics of mathematics-addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals & percentages. Approved by TCEQ for 4 CEUs in Drinking Water and Wastewater.

 1:00 pm     Introductions, Workshop Overview & Pre-Test

Addition, Rounding, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Exponents

Break

Oder of Operations, Area & Volume, and much more

Q&A, Post Test & Evaluations

5:00 pm    Class Adjourns

Speaker:    Cesario Vela, Communities Unlimited          


TX - Water & Wastewater Pumps

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Operators, Managers and other utility staff of small water and wastewater systems that are responsible for the operations and maintenance of the pumps in your system.  This class is approved by TCEQ for 4 CEUs in water and wastewater.

 

1:00 pm     Introductions, Workshop Overview & Pre-Test

Pumps - Different Types for different uses

Break

Pumps - Basic O & M

Q&A, Post Test & Evaluations

5:00 pm    Class Adjourns

Speaker:    Cesario Vela, Communities Unlimited    


Oklahoma - EPA DW - Basic Chemistry for Water Operators

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Operators, Managers and other utility staff responsible for the treatment of drinking water. This class will cover the basics of water chemistry such as reading the Periodic Table and using it to calculate atomic weights, how temperature impacts water treatment and how pH impacts the water treatment process.

 

9:00 - 12:00  Introductions to Course Material & Objectives                                                               

                      Chemistry Basics, Periodic Table & Chemistry of Water

1:00 - 3:00   pH, Preparing a Solution, Molarity, Making a Dilution, Dosing

 

Speaker:  Karen Conrad, Communities Unlimited, Oklahoma State Coordinator


Oklahoma - EPA DW - Basic Chemistry for Water Operators

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Operators, Managers and other utility staff responsible for the treatment of drinking water. This class will cover the basics of water chemistry such as reading the Periodic Table and using it to calculate atomic weights, how temperature impacts water treatment and how pH impacts the water treatment process.

 

9:00 - 12:00  Introductions to Course Material & Objectives                                                               

                      Chemistry Basics, Periodic Table & Chemistry of Water

1:00 - 3:00   pH, Preparing a Solution, Molarity, Making a Dilution, Dosing

 

Speaker:  Karen Conrad, Communities Unlimited, Oklahoma State Coordinator


TX- Basics of Cross Connection Control

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Operators, Managers and other utility staff of small water and wastewater systems that are responsible for the Cross Connection Control Program at your utility system. This class will provide information on establishing and managing an effective cross connection program. This class is approved by TCEQ for 4 CEUs in water and wastewater.

 

 1:00 pm     Introductions, Workshop Overview & Pre-Test

Establishing and Managing an Effective Cross Connection Control Program

Break

EPA Cross Connection Control Manual

Video on CCC

Q&A, Post Test & Evaluations

5:00 pm    Class Adjourns

Speaker:    Cesario Vela, Communities Unlimited         


TN - Sustainable Management for Utility Districts Workshop

This workshop will provide information on Ten (10) Key Management Areas ranging from Infrastructure Stability to Financial Viability, Employee and Leadership Development and much more.  This workshop is approved by the TN Comptroller's office for 4 hours of Management Training Continuing Ed for Utility District Commissioners.

 

Class Time:  8:00 am - 12:15 pm

Topics Covered Include: Ten Key Management Areas of a Small System

  • Financial Viability
  • Operational Resiliency
  • Employee and Leadership Development
  • Water Resource Adequacy
  • Community Sustainability and Economic Development
  • Infrastructure Stability
  • Product Quality
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Stakeholder Understanding and Support
  • Operational Optimization

This workshop is being brought to you at no charge by Communities Unlimited, Inc. and Rural Community Assistance Partnership through funding provided by the USDA Rural Development Technitrain Program.There will also be time in the class to do a System Self-Assessment, Review tools, guides and other resources that may be helpful in your efforts to manage you water system and Create an Action Plan to use as a guide in moving forward.

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


Oklahoma-Risk & Resiliency Assessments for Small Utility Systems

Who Should Attend? Operators, Board Members and Staff for small utility systems. This training will discuss why Risk Assessments and Emergency Response Planning are important to the resiliency of small utility systems. You will be provided information on tools available to help you complete an RRA & ERP. ODEQ approved this class for 4 CEUs.

AGENDA

9:00 AM - Welcome & Introductions and EPA Introductory Video

9:30 AM - Risk Assessment

11:30 AM - Lunch

12:30 PM - Emergency Response Planning

1:45 PM - Mitigation Measures & Detection Strategies

2:45 PM - Review, Questions, Discussions & Evaluation

3:00 PM - End of Class


RD Apply: Obtaining Infrastructure Funding in Arkansas

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Mayors, Council, Board Members, Managers and other utility staff directly involved in identifying funding options for water infrastructure projects and submitting an application. This class will provide information on how to apply for USDA Rural Development funding using their online platform called RD Apply.

Agenda:

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - RD Apply:   How to use the USDA RD online platform

 Speaker:  William Hood, Communities Unlimited, Environmental Management Tech