smaller systems workshop

Compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act

​​November 29-30, 2021:  online only  

Nov. 29: 12:00 PM  - 4:30 PM

Nov. 30: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM 

8 hours of continuing education focused on managing a safe and compliant water system.  Attendees must register for both days to receive credit.  Topics include:

November 29th:

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA) (2 hours)

  • AWIA requirements for systems serving more than 3,300 persons
  • Review the RCAP/AWWA Small Systems Risk & Resilience Assessment (RRA) Worksheet
  • Describe how to conduct an effective RRA in the field
  • Identify gaps in your Emergency Response Plan
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in your system’s risk mitigation practices 

Source Water Protection (2 hours)

  • Explain the importance of source water protection
  • Use your state’s source water assessment program (SWAP) to evaluate your source water protection needs
  • Apply strategies and tools to improve protection of drinking water sources
  • Identify the key components of a source water protection plan (SWP) plan
  • Communicate with the public to inform and engage them in source water protection efforts

November 30th: 

Asset Management - Overview  (4 hours)

  • Why Asset Management is becoming more important in the water/sewer industry
  • The five core questions that form Asset Management
  • Basics of beginning and implementing Asset Management
  • Integration of Asset Management into the culture of everyday operations
  • Hurdles and obstacles and how to overcome them​

Register - Day 1   Nov. 29: 12:00 PM  - 4:30 PM

Register - Day 2  Nov. 30: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM 

smallER systems training - FREE!

Over the past several years, AWWA has been awarded grant funding to conduct FREE training for small systems (less than 10,000 people served).

Annual training sessions will be provided free of charge on compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, presenting content specifically developed with the Rural Community Assistance Project (RCAP) and approved by US EPA.

For more information on upcoming training sessions, email us at

Content for this workshop is approved for operator continuing education approval by the Maryland Department of the Environment, and Delaware Office of Water, Advisory Council for the Licensing of Certified Public Water System Operators. 

Who Should Attend?  Managers, Superintendents, and Operators of Small Drinking Water Systems