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Eliminating Sanitary Sewer Overflows in New England

Workshops and Training

EPA New England is working with partners to develop outreach, workshops and tools to assist those working to prevent sewage overflows and improve the management of water/wastewater systems. We have ongoing efforts on CMOM (Capacity, Management, Operation and Maintenance), Asset Management and energy management.

For more information about workshops or training, contact:

Jack Healey (healey.jack@epa.gov) or (617) 918-1844
Gina Snyder (snyder.gina@epa.gov) or (617) 918-1837

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Many agencies and organizations also organize or host workshops and other training opportunities. Listed below are some sites for additional information.

Wastewater Treatment Facility, Office of Water Resources, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
The Operation & Maintenance program inspects and monitors wastewater facilities to ensure compliance with permit requirements, approves operation & maintenance manuals, reviews operational failures that result in violations, and provides certification, training and assistance to wastewater personnel.

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
Click "Training and Renewals" for more information about training opportunities.

Narragansett Water Pollution Control Association

New England Water Environment Association

Technical Assistance Organizations, Drinking Water in New England, USEPA New England
Visit this site for more information about several organizations in New England that offer technical assistance to small systems.

NPDES Training Courses and Workshops, USEPA Office of Water
The NPDES Permitting program offers training courses, workshops, and webcasts to explain the regulatory framework and technical considerations of the NPDES Permit program. These courses are designed for permit writers, dischargers, EPA officials, and other interested parties.

Asset Management, USEPA Office of Water
Each utility is responsible for making sure that its system stays in good working order-regardless of the age of components or the availability of additional funds. For wastewater management utilities, asset management can be defined as managing infrastructure capital assets to minimize the total cost of owning and operating them, while delivering the service levels customers desire. Asset management programs with long-range planning, life-cycle costing, proactive operations and maintenance, and capital replacement plans based on cost-benefit analyses can be the most efficient method of meeting this challenge. The EPA Office of Water works in collaboration with partner organizations to host and co-sponsor training sessions and facilitate discussions on best practice in Advanced Asset Management.

Water Environment Federation (WEF)
The WEF has joined with EPA and other organizations in a statement of intent

Effective Water Sector Utility Management, May 2, 2006 (PDF) (3 pp, 84 K, about PDF)

Refer to "Conferences and Events" for more information about the programs.

Technical Assistance and Training Grants, US Department of Agriculture
The objectives of this program are to identify and evaluate solutions to water and waste disposal problems in rural areas, assist applicants in preparing applications for water and waste grants made at the State level offices, and to improve operation and maintenance of existing water and waste disposal facilities in rural areas.

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