smallER systems training - FREE!

June 21st - Dover, Delaware

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June 28th - Boonsboro, Maryland

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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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​Compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act

​​June 21, 2022 - Dover, Delaware

June 28, 2022 - Boonsboro, Maryland  

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

8 hours of continuing education focused on managing a safe and compliant water system.   Topics include:

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 

Regulatory Overview (1.5 hours)

  • History of public health protection
  • Distribution system health impacts
  • Revised total coliform rule
  • Ground water rule
  • Stage 2 DBP rule, and LCR

Large Building Water Quality Issues(1 hour)

  • Recognize water quality challenges of premise plumbing systems in large buildings
  • Discuss the difference between water supplier and building owner responsibilities
  • Identify actions to take from the water supply side to help mitigate or prevent water quality issues

PFAS – Contaminant of Concern(1 hour)

Achieve greater knowledge of PFAS/PFOA and associated health concerns

understand current regulations

identify proper sampling procedures

understand how to address the problem

identify resources for assistance

Controlling Lead in Drinking Water(2 hours)

  • Update on regulations
  • Corrosion basics
  • Conducting an inventory
  • Monitoring requirements
  • Treatment requirements
  • Public notification requirements
  • Lead service line replacement

Workshops include 1/2 hour for introduction, pre-test, and post-test

Content for this workshop will be submitted for operator continuing education approval by the Maryland Department of the Environment Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators, and the Delaware Office of Drinking Water, Advisory Council for the Licensing of Certified Public Water System Operators

To register, you must provide your operator license number as applicable, and the Public Water Supply ID Number (PWSID) for your system.

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