smaller systems management workshop

November 4-5, 2021:  online only, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM both days

7.3 hours of continuing education focused on the board and supervisory responsibilities of maintaining a safe and compliant water system.  Attendees must register for both days to receive credit.  Topics include:

November 4th:

Board and Management Support  (2 hours)
-  Drinking water standards                             -  Record Keeping

-  Monitoring and reporting requirements     -  Operator Certification

-  Public information/notice                            -  Capacity Development

Regulatory Overview – Distribution  (1.5 hours)

  • The distribution system as a barrier for protecting public health
  • Identify distribution regulations and requirements for drinking water

November 5th:

PFAS – Contaminant of Concern(1 hour)

  • What are PFAS & PFOA, and their associated health concerns
  • Understand current regulations
  • Identify proper sampling procedures
  • Understand how to address the problem
  • Identify resources for assistance

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 

Asset Management - Overview  (1 hour)

  • What is Asset Management?
  • Why should we invest in this for our water system?

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Register - Day 1,  November 4, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Register - Day 2, November 5, 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.

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