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Small System Operator Training to Achieve/Maintain Compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act

Date, Time, and Location

About the training

Your utility faces day-to-day challenges providing reliable, safe drinking water for your customers while avoiding costly violations. The Nebraska Section AWWA is offering a FREE one-day workshop to help your utility learn about compliance with drinking water regulations and steps to avoid costly violations. This workshop is designed for operators of water systems serving less than 10,000 people, and is not intended for regulators, consultants or vendors/manufacturers.

6.0 continuing education hours will be available for Nebraska water operator grades I - IV.


Registration 8:30 am to 8:55 am
Introduction (housekeeping details)
David Lathrop, Nebraska DEQ
8:55 am to 9:00 am
Water Treatment - Microbial Contaminants
David Lathrop, Nebraska DEQ; John Keith, LWS
9:00 am to 10:30 am
Break 10:30 am to 10:45 am
Disinfection By-Products Reduction and Control
Mary Poe, Nebraska DHHS; Mike Wentink, Nebraska DHHS
10:45 am to 12:15 am
Lunch (free - provided by Nebraska Section AWWA) 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Distribution System Operation and Maintenance
Brian Gongol, DJ Gongol & Associates, Inc.
1:15 pm to 2:45 pm
Break 2:45 pm to 3:00 pm
Regulatory Review Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR), Lead/Copper, Groundwater Rule
Howard Isaacs, Nebraska DHHS; Sherry Wirth, Nebraska DHHS
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

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Directions to the site

From I-80 exit 426, turn north onto Hwy 66 and travel toward Ashland. Prior to Ashland, turn east onto Ranch Road. Continue on Ranch Road to the end.