October 26, 2017
Jeff Nixon Development Center, Portland Water District
225 Douglass St., Portland, ME
8:00a.m. – 3:30p.m.
Your water system 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 New England Water Works Association (NEWWA) is offering a FREE 1-day workshop to help you 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.
Continuing Education Credits - Approved by the Maine Board of Licensure of Water System Operators. AWWA is the entity providing the TCHs for this event. Individual registration is required through NEWWA.
Audience: Operators, managers, or governing body of a small system.
What topics will be covered at the workshop?
7:30-8:00a.m. – Registration
8:00-8:10a.m. – SDWA Workshop Introduction
8:10-8:20a.m. – Pre-test
8:20-9:20a.m.- Regulatory Overview
9:30-11:50a.m.- Controlling Lead and Copper in Drinking Water
11:50a.m.–12:30p.m. - Lunch
12:30-1:10p.m. - Coliform Sample Collection
1:10-2:10p.m. - Distribution Water Quality
2:10-2:20p.m. - Break
2:20-3:20p.m. – Source Water Protection
3:20-3:30p.m. – Post-Test, Wrap up, and Adjourn
NOTE: As this is a free, grant-funded workshop, food cannot be provided. Please come prepared.
Paul Riendeau is NEWWA's instructor and education coordinator out of Holliston, MA, and has worked for the association since 1998. He previously worked for 18 years as the water quality supervisor and laboratory director for the Pawtucket Water Supply Board in Rhode Island. He is a certified environmental health and safety trainer, a certified environmental technologist, and holds current full Grade 4 drinking water treatment and distribution operator licenses in Massachusetts. Paul holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Rhode Island College and has taught adults since 1980.