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Drinking Water Requirements for States and Public Water Systems

Drinking Water Training

This page provides information on training opportunities for water professionals, public officials, and involved citizens interested in gaining knowledge and skills related to the Safe Drinking Water Act. ''

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Upcoming Training Events

Date Training
TuesdayJuly 10th, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and Capacity Building in Action: Assessing Financial Capacity

Financial capacity is a critical component for ensuring long-term sustainability of water systems. During this webinar, Ohio and Oklahoma Capacity Development Coordinators will share how they assess water system financial capacity and how DWSRF set-asides can be used to support financial management and building capacity of drinking water systems. The webinar will also include information on EPA’s new Financial Capacity Assessment Trainings.

Registration link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4941509111877932803Exit

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Additional Training Series

2018 Small Systems Webinar Series

EPA is hosting a monthly webinar series to communicate EPA's current small systems research as well as implementation information and resources. These webinars are held each month on the last Tuesday from 2:00-3:00 PM EST (Optional Q&A session from 3:00-3:30 PM EST). A certificate for one continuing education contact hour will be offered.

To view more information, please see the Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series page.

Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities Case Studies Webinar Series

EPA hosts a quarterly webinar series to highlight examples of efforts to reduce lead in drinking water in schools and child care facilities.

These webinars include a brief overview by EPA on lead in drinking water, information regarding where to find resources. They will also include presentations from states, school districts, and/or water systems on best practices, lessons learned, challenges, funding, procedures, and available resources.

Resilience Training and Exercises for Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities

Training and exercises are critical to the preparedness process. To access these training tools to improve your utility plans, policies, and procedures, view the Resilience Training and Exercises page.

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Past Trainings in 2018

Below are completed training sessions from 2018.

  • Date Training
    COMPLETED January 17, 2018

    Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) Conducting Assessments and Site Visits

    Pennsylvania: The presentation will address differences between state conducted Level 2 assessments versus assessments conducted by a third party; a case study will be shared to illustrate these differences.  The state’s overall goal is to evaluate the assessor program and identify improvements.

    Minnesota: The case study will demonstrate coordination of RTCR annual site visit (for NCWSs on annual monitoring) with sanitary surveys.  It is an “assessment prevention approach” used as a proactive approach to find-fix.

    COMPLETED Thursday, March 1, 2018, 2:00-3:30 pm 

    Supporting the Water Workforce: Tools for Water System Operators

    Join EPA and water operators to learn more about The Knowledge Retention Tool and Electronic Preventive Maintenance Logs, tools designed to support water system operators in their role of protecting public health. Whether managing regular system maintenance, preparing for personnel transition, or entering into a partnership with a neighboring system, operators can benefit from incorporating these tools into their system’s management. Presenters will share their first-hand experiences using the tools and highlight key features. Featured presenters include Shaun Livermore, PO, Operations Manager, PCIUA; Larry Bailey, Utility Operations Technician, PCIUA; Melinda Norris, Idaho Rural Water Association.

    COMPLETED Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm 

    Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and Capacity Building in Action: Identifying and Prioritizing Systems for DWSRF Assistance

    The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and Sustainable Systems Teams at EPA are hosting a series of webinars to highlight ways in which DWSRF set-asides and infrastructure project assistance can be used to build capacity at drinking water systems. The topic of this webinar is to discuss ways that states can identify and prioritize systems in need of DWSRF assistance. Learn how Delaware and Pennsylvania collaborated with EPA Region 3 in using EPA’s Enforcement Tracking Tool (ETT) to identify systems in non-compliance, and how assistance was provided to return the systems to compliance and protect public health.

    COMPLETED Thursday, March 8, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm 

    Part 1:  Consumer Confidence Rule - Overview, Electronic Delivery, And Best Practices

    EPA will be hosting a two-part webinar series for the Federal Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) rule.  The first will provide an overview of the CCR rule requirements and discuss approaches to electronically deliver the CCR. In addition, the webinar will provide best practices and tools that can be used to help develop the CCR.  The second webinar in the series will provide a more in-depth discussion of specific drinking water regulations reporting requirements under the CCR. Examples of rules presented in this webinar include: Lead and Copper Rule, Revised Total Coliform Rule, and Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule.

    ThursdayCOMPLETED April 12, 2018, 1:30-2:30 pm 

    Part 2:  Focus on the Consumer Confidence Repot Contaminant Table

    EPA will be hosting a two-part webinar series for the Federal Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) rule.  The first will provide an overview of the CCR rule requirements and discuss approaches to electronically deliver the CCR. In addition, the webinar will provide best practices and tools that can be used to help develop the CCR.  The second webinar in the series will provide a more in-depth discussion of specific drinking water regulations reporting requirements under the CCR. Examples of rules presented in this webinar include: Lead and Copper Rule, Revised Total Coliform Rule, and Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule.

    WednesdayCOMPLETED April 18, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm 

     Asset Management Community Call

    Learn about the variety of asset management resources that EPA has made available and ways that these resources can help in developing an asset management plan for your utility. Featured resources will include the Reference Guide for Asset Management Tools, STEP Guides, the Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS), and others. The webinar will also include a presentation from Art Astarita, RCAP Solutions, on the new CUPSS Mobile Assistant - a mobile app that is compatible with EPA's CUPSS asset management software. This call will provide the opportunity to connect with others in the asset management community and to discuss successes and challenges faced.

    ThursdayMay 31, 2018, 2:00-3:30 pm 

    Lead and Copper Rule: Tiering Criteria and Developing a Sampling Pool

    EPA hosted a webinar on the site selection and materials evaluation requirements for lead and copper tap water monitoring under the Lead and Copper Rule. The webinar also discussed general steps water systems can take to ensure robust sampling pools in terms of quantity, quality and accuracy by conducting periodic updates and verifying the presence of lead at any new sites added to pool. The goal of the webinar was to provide a better understanding of the rule’s requirements and how sampling pools can be more effectively developed and maintained. Suggested attendees included states, US EPA Regions, technical assistance providers and water utilities.

View National Primary Drinking Water Rule information and compliance help.

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