Your utility faces day-to-day challenges providing reliable, safe drinking water for your customers while avoiding costly violations. The American Water Works Association (AWWA), in conjunction with the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), and the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA) is offering a FREE 1-day workshop to help your utility learn about compliance with drinking water regulations and steps to avoid costly violations. This workshop is made possible by funding through the U.S. EPA and AWWA’s partner, RCAP.
Continuing Education Credits – Approved by the VT DEC for 6.5 TCHs. AWWA will be coordinating with DEC to provide the TCHs for this event. Individual registration is required through NEWWA.
Audience: Operators, managers, or governing body of a small system serving <10,000.
What topics will be covered at the workshop?
8:00 AM - Workshop Introduction / Pre-test
8:15 AM - Disinfection Overview
9:15 AM - Source Water Assessment and Protection
10:15 AM - Break
10:30 AM - Regulatory Review
12:00 PM - Lunch
12:45 PM - Distribution System Infrastructure
1:15 PM - Distribution Water Quality
2:00 PM - Break
2:15 PM - Main Breaks and Cross-Connections
2:45 PM - Flushing
3:15 PM - Wrap-up / Post-Test
3:30 PM - Adjourn
Arthur Astarita is a water resource specialist and the Maine State Lead for RCAP Solutions. He is a professional geologist and joined RCAP in March 1998 after 22 years as an international petroleum explorationist. He has helped complete numerous water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects throughout New England.
Mark Johnson is a technical assistance provider and state lead in Vermont with RCAP Solutions. He has more than 15 years’ experience in water treatment and distribution. He has a bachelor’s in civil and environmental engineering from Northeastern University, and has worked in the municipal and private sector as a certified water treatment and distribution operator. He has been certified in water treatment, distribution, backflow testing, and cross connection control program administration in several states. Mark is currently certified as a Class 3 Water Operator in Vermont.
A representative from the Department of Environmental Conservation will also be providing a regulatory update as part of the workshop.