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Date Event
August 1, 2013

9-11 am
or
1-3 pm

(Central Time)

Basic Operations

Many small public water systems have a board of directors, and most of these directors are volunteers unfamiliar with drinking water system components. This workshop will familiarize board members and new managers with the basic workings of a public water system. Participants will learn and understand:

-Drinking water regulations
-Capacity development
-Water sources
-Water treatment facilities and water distribution systems
-Financial responsibilities

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August 8, 2013

9-11 am
or
1-3 pm

(Central Time)
Water Audits and Leak Detection

Your aging distribution system seems to be losing more water every year! How will you track down those leaks? Underground leaks don't just cost your system money from repairs and lost revenue, they can be a major cause of contamination from back-siphonage, especially in older and poorly-designed systems. This workshop will describe how and where leaks happen, the technology that's available for locating them, and the step-by-step methodology of locating underground leaks BEFORE the first hole is dug. We'll cover how leak detection equipment works, how to "zero in" on leaks from above ground, what to look for when buying leak detection equipment, interpreting sound level readings, and how the sound of a water leak travels underground.

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August 15, 2013

9-11 am
or
1-3 pm

(Central Time)
TCR Rule

Preventing waterborne diseases is one of the primary objectives of any drinking water system, and one of the most important ways to monitor for biological contamination is to regularly sample for coliform bacteria. This workshop will cover the basic requirements of the Total Coliform Rule (TCR), including sampling, compliance determination and public notification, as well as recent revisions to the Rule.
Participants will learn:

-The importance of coliform sampling for public health protection
-The difference between total and Fecal Coliform and E. Coli
-Routes of contamination into water distribution systems
-What to do when a sample tests positive for Total Coliform or E. Coli
-What changes were recently made to the Rule?
This is a practical training full of knowledge and information that water system staff, operators, or board members should know.

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