Drinking Water Requirements for States and Public Water Systems

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

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  • June 27, 2017 - Harmful Algal Blooms
    Harmful Algal Blooms: Treatment, Risk Communications Toolbox, and Management Plans

    June 27, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

    Presenters will discuss cyanotoxin risk management, available tools and resources, and cyanobacteria treatment options. Attendees have the option of receiving a certificate for one continuing education contact hour for this webinar. View more information on this webinar and others in the Small Systems Webinar Series.

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  • June 28, 2017 - Asset Management
    Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and Capacity Building In Action: Asset Management

    June 28, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    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 how the DWSRF set-asides can be used to promote asset management practices.

    Susanna Bains and Kiri Anderer (EPA HQ) will discuss background on asset management activities, and Luis Adorno (NH) and Ashley Lucht (VT) will present on asset management funding programs, incentives, and assistance offered through the DWSRF set-asides to promote asset management in their states.

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  • July 20, 2017 - Lead and Copper Rule Part 2
    Lead and Copper Rule Part 2: After an Action Level Exceedance

    July 20, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

    EPA’s Office of Water is hosting a 3-part webinar series discussing the Lead and Copper Rule. The second webinar in this series will discuss Lead and Copper Rule requirements after an action level exceedance. This will include public education requirements, corrosion control treatment, optimal water quality parameters, source water monitoring, and lead service line replacement requirements.

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  • August 17, 2017 - Lead and Copper Rule Part 3
    Lead and Copper Rule Part 3: Compliance Determination and Reporting Requirements

    August 17, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

    EPA’s Office of Water is hosting a 3-part webinar series discussing the Lead and Copper Rule. The third webinar in this series will discuss the Lead and Copper Rule compliance determination and reporting requirements. Presenters will discuss lead consumer notice reporting, violations under the lead and copper rule, compliance determination examples, and data reporting by violation.

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Past Training

Below are completed training sessions from 2017.

  • COMPLETED January 24, 2017Water and Energy Efficiency
    Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and Capacity Building In Action: Water and Energy Efficiency

    January 24, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    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 that can be used to build capacity at drinking water systems. The topic of this webinar was to discuss how the DWSRF can be used to reduce water loss and increase energy efficiency.

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  • COMPLETED January 30, 20173Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools
    3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools

    January 30, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    The 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools was developed using a training, testing, telling approach, to assist schools in implementing a voluntary lead testing program. This webinar provided a background on lead in drinking water, suggested steps for sampling at schools, discuss appropriate remediation measures, and the important aspects of an effective communication strategy

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  • COMPLETED January 31, 2017 - Disinfectant Residuals
    Disinfectant Residuals

    January 31, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

    This webinar reviewed the history of distribution system chlorine monitoring siting, provided an overview the diversity in state regulations/guidance, and presents a case study demonstrating an evaluation of chlorine monitoring locations. This webinar also described how to develop a monitoring plan that is representative of the overall distribution system, collect samples to accurately characterize water quality, and understand interference and limitations of commonly used field methods.

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  • COMPLETED February 28, 2017 - Removal of Inorganic Contaminants of Interest
    Removal of Inorganic Contaminants of Interest: Strontium and Nitrates

    February 28, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

    This presentation provided removal results from full-scale demonstration studies on ion exchange and lime softening treatment for ground water systems; and highlighted the latest treatment technologies being evaluated and used in California for nitrate treatment..

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  • COMPLETED March 7, 2017 - Water System Partnerships
    Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and Capacity Building In Action: Water System Partnerships

    March 7, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    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 that can be used to build capacity at drinking water systems. The purpose of this webinar was to highlight ways that states are utilizing DWSRF funds to assist water systems in forming partnerships.

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  • COMPLETED March 28, 2017 - Source Water Protection
    Source Water Protection

    March 28, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

    This presentation described several tools, including the Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters (DWMAPS), and showcased how they can be applied to update source water assessments and protection plans, prepare utilities for emergency situations, and support partnerships efforts. It also provided a review of economic studies that estimate the benefits of improving source water quality for treatment plants, and a general approach that compares the benefits to source water protection costs.

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  • COMPLETED March 30, 2017 - Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule 
    Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule

    March 30, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

    The 2nd round of LT2ESWTR source water monitoring has begun and all public water systems treating surface water will begin monitoring before October 2017. This webinar reviewed LT2ESWTR source water monitoring, analysis of source water samples and reporting requirements.

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  • COMPLETED April 4, 2017 - CUPSS Train-the-Trainer Session 1
    CUPSS Train-the-Trainer Session 1

    April 4, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

    Setting up CUPSS and My Inventory: Learn how to install and navigate CUPSS, create an asset inventory, and set up a customized asset report.

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  • COMPLETED April 18, 2017 - CUPSS Train-the-Trainer Session 3
    CUPSS Train-the-Trainer Session 3

    April 18, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

    My CUPSS Plan, Advanced Features, and Tips for Trainers: Create a custom asset management plan, CUPSS troubleshooting tips, and advanced features.

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  • COMPLETED April 25, 2017 - Water Security and Resiliency
    Water Security and Resiliency

    April 25, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

    This presentation introduced the Resiliency Framework and provide an overview of the RtoR Tool, as well as demonstrated a new hydraulic modeling tool—the Water Network Tool for Resilience (WNTR)—that will be available to the public later this year. A certificate for one continuing education contact hour was offered for this webinar.

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  • COMPLETED May 3, 2017 - Development of the Strategic Plan 
    Development of the Strategic Plan
    for Targeted Outreach to Populations Affected by Lead

    May 3, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

    This is the second webinar EPA is hosted to work in collaboration with water systems, states, and water stakeholders to develop this plan. The first webinar provided an overview of the WIIN requirements related to the strategic plan and discussed the first draft. Find both presentations and more information available on the EPA WIIN Strategic Plan web page.

    This webinar addressed questions received during comment period, addressed comments in the draft final, and discussed next steps the Agency will take to finalize the strategic plan.

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  • COMPLETED May 25, 2017 - Consumer Confidence Report
    Consumer Confidence Report: Electronic Delivery and Best Practices

    May 25, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the requirements of federal Consumer Confidence Report, and to provide best practices and tools that can be used to help write the CCR. In addition, the webinar will discuss the transition from the Total Coliform Rule to the Revised Total Coliform Rule with respect to CCR reporting. Lastly, we will highlight the CCR iWriter, a tool that walks a Community Water System through a series of questions and produces a CCR.

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  • COMPLETED May 30, 2017 - Water System Partnerships
    Water System Partnerships

    May 30, 2017, 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    In 2017, EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) and Office of Water (OW) will host monthly webinars to discuss challenges and treatment solutions for small drinking water and wastewater systems. May's webinar will discussed water system partnerships

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  • COMPLETED June 15, 2017 - Lead and Copper Rule Part 1
    Lead and Copper Rule Part 1: Before an Action Level Exceedance

    June 15, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

    EPA’s Office of Water is hosting a 3-part webinar series discussing the Lead and Copper Rule. The first webinar in this series covered lead and copper federal requirements, health effects and sources, monitoring requirements, 90th percentile calculations, requirements to inform the public, and requirements related to treatment changes and new sources.

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  • COMPLETED June 21, 2017 - Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools: Denver, CO
    Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities: Denver, CO

    June 21, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

    EPA is hosting a quarterly webinar series to highlight examples of efforts to reduce lead in drinking water in schools. These webinars will include a brief overview of lead in drinking water, best practices, lessons learned, challenges, and available resources. The June webinar featured Denver Water and Denver Public Schools.

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  • COMPLETED June 22, 2017 - Revised Total Coliform Rule
    US EPA Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) Training --- State Approaches to Managing Multiple Treatment Technique Triggers

    June 22, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

    Three States presented their approaches, tools, challenges and lessons-learned for managing multiple treatment technique (TT) trigger events that have occurred among PWSs over a 12-rolling month period. Register to learn:

    • State determination of the appropriate type of assessment;
    • State management of increased monitoring due to multiple TT-triggers;
    • State process for communication and outreach to the PWS;
    • State mechanisms/tools used to communicate and track.
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Additional Training

2017 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.

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. 


View National Primary Drinking Water Rule information and compliance help.

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