Your utility 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 Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), and the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA) is offering a FREE 1-day workshop to help your utility 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’s partner, RCAP.
Continuing Education Credits – Approved for 6 credit hours by the NH DES Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau. 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?
9:15-9:30a.m. – Registration
9:30-9:45a.m. – SDWA Workshop Introduction and Pre-Test
9:45-11:15a.m. – Regulatory Overview
11:15-11:30a.m. – Break
11:30a.m.-12:15p.m. – Main Breaks & Cross Connections
12:15-1:15p.m. – Lunch
1:15-1-2:30p.m. – Arsenic Rule Compliance
2:30-4:40p.m. – Controlling Lead and Copper in Drinking Water
4:40-5:00p.m. – Q&A, Post-Test, Evaluations, & Wrap up
5:00p.m. – Adjourn
Shelly Frost is an engineer at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. She provides technical assistance to small public drinking water system stakeholders and manages a survey crew that conducts small public water system inspections.
Laurie Reynolds Rardin, M.E.S., is research translation coordinator for the Dartmouth Superfund Research Program, where she works extensively with the NH DES, USGS, NH DHHS, U.S. EPA, and other partners to address the issue of arsenic in private wells. She has also facilitated the communication of mercury science to inform policy audiences regionally, nationally, and internationally. She recently led the development of the Arsenic and You Web site, which provides comprehensive information on arsenic in water, food, and other sources. She has a master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she specialized in environmental communications.
Rebecca Reynolds is a community development specialist with RCAP Solutions. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the water and wastewater field, including water and wastewater operations, laboratory processes, operator training, and asset management. She is a certified Class IV Water Treatment Operator, Class III Distribution System Operator, and Wastewater Treatment Operator V in Maine; a Certified Environmental Specialist, and a Certified Check Up for Small Systems (CUPSS) trainer.
Wade Pelham is a member of the Engineering & Survey Section at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services' Drinking Water & Groundwater Bureau. He holds a B.S. in Environmental & Resource Economics from the University of New Hampshire, is a certified Grade 2 Treatment and Distribution operator in NH, and a NEWWA-certified backflow prevention device inspector/tester.