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Operation and Maintenance (O&M), and Management — Training for Water and Wastewater Utility Operators and Leaders Serving Tribes and Small Communities
April 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join Us Virtually For These 2-Hour Workshops
A well operated wastewater or drinking water facility lasts longer and lowers the overall cost to a community. Tribes and small communities face challenges in operating these utilities often because of small budgets and challenges with retaining qualified staff. EPA is sponsoring three online webinars to provide insight into effective strategies for asset management, utility rate setting, staff retention and to provide information on maintaining wastewater lagoons and onsite septic systems.
What You’ll Learn: This webinar series will use presentations, case studies, and breakout group discussions to discuss how best to operate, maintain, and manage small utilities. The three 2-hour sessions include:
April 20, 2022
Asset Management – Planning for the Future
Don’t wait until something breaks. Learn about asset management tools to support long-range planning and techniques for setting rates to fund your utility.
April 27, 2022
Finding and Retaining Good Leaders and Staff
Effective leadership and staff retention are key issues for small utilities. Learn about successful practices from other organizations.
May 4, 2022
Wastewater Lagoons and Onsite Septic Systems
Many communities rely on small lagoons for wastewater management or onsite septic systems serving individual properties. Learn about the operation and maintenance and how they can be optimized to protect water quality.
Please Join EPA and Colleagues Across the Country for These Practical Workshops
Please click on the title of each webinar to register. Each session will run from 12:00-2:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (3:00-5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time). Up to 200 people can attend each session and breakout groups will be used for more indepth conversations. A certificate of attendance will be provided for participants that attend the entire event and contribute to group discussions, chats, polls and other activities. Continuing Education Credits are pending for Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada
The workshops are free. Once registered, participants will receive directions on how to log onto each webinar for the presentations and discussions. If you have questions about registration, please contact Natasha Rae at email@example.com.
Matthew Richardson (202) 564-2947 Richardson.Matthew@epa.gov