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Water and Waste

Course Name Course Description Hours
Drinking Water Distribution System Management Water is very important in our daily lives – especially clean water for drinking. Like all water resources stored water can provide many advantages if maintained properly. But, it can be quite dangerous in the hands of an inexperienced operator. This one-hour course presents an overview on the operation, maintenance, and management of water and wastewater utilities regarding the various components within a distribution system as well as the required operation and maintenance tasks. 0.5
Sewer System Overview This one-hour course will better inform you about the operation, maintenance, and management of wastewater and sewer systems. 1
Storage Tank Management Water is very important in our daily lives. When water is not being used from a surface water area, it is taken from a storage tank. Like all water resources, a storage tank can provide many advantages if used properly. But, it can be quite dangerous in the hands of an inexperienced operator. This one-hour course presents an overview of the operation, maintenance, and management of water and wastewater utilities relating to storage tank management, designed for operators such as managers of utilities. 1
Stormwater Runoff Responsibilities 101 Stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces is now recognized as a leading cause of impairment to our shared water sources. Impervious surfaces are mainly artificial structures such as pavements (roads, sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots) that are covered with impenetrable materials such as asphalt, concrete, brick, stone, and rooftops. Studies conducted across North America have shown that detectable degradation of streams, rivers, and reservoirs begins with as little as 10% of a watershed being covered with impervious sufaces. While federal and your state policies drive stormwater management, the ultimate responsibility lies with municipal officials. 1
Stormwater Runoff Responsibilities 201 TThis 201 course covers the damaging effects of stormwater runoff, mitigating pollution tools, and the EPA Stormwater Calculator tutorial to aid urban planners or municipalities public works employees. This course also covers Low Impact Development, also known as Green Infrastructure to reduce the risk of pollutants reaching our water sources. 1
Wastewater Utility Operation & Maintenance Water is essential for everyday life – from drinking water to using it for systems to operate. In order for water to be safe for consumers to use, it goes through a variety of systems. Sometimes the systems have their problems both from ‘wear and tear’ or even human error. This one-hour course will help operators as well as managers of utility services learn about the maintenance and management of water and wastewater utilities. 1
Water Agency Security The owners and operators of drinking water and wastewater utilities (e.g., water sector) developed the Features of an Active and Effective Protective Program to assist in preventing, detecting, responding to, and recovering from adverse effects of all hazards, including terrorist attacks and natural disasters. The Features originated as a result of a National Drinking Water Advisory Council workgroup in 2005 and have been updated to reflect the goals and objectives of the Sector Specific Plan for Water published in May 2007. This one-hour course will focus on educating employees on the ten features which describe the basic elements for a water protective program. 1